Republican governors

25 Governors Said NO To Syrian Refugees: Will GOP Congress Help?

UPDATED: The count now up to the Governors of 30 states* (29 of them Republicans) who have now said “NO” to bringing Syrian “refugees” to their communities, but the Republican leaders of Capitol Hill, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have been completely silent on whether they will support these Governors by moving legislation to defund Obama’s jihad importation program.

The State GOP Wave

Steve Malanga, City Journal

Pundits initially described the 2008 election as a major leftward shift in American politics, and it’s easy to see why: as the Obama era opened, the GOP held just 22 governorships and 14 state legislatures. But voters almost immediately began electing Republican lawmakers who rejected Obama’s call for bigger government and higher taxes. And they kept electing them last year, despite failed efforts by Democrats’ union allies to unseat incumbent Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and John Kasich in Ohio. 

New IL GOP Guv to Combat Worst Fiscal Mess in US

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Illinois' Republican governor and Democratic legislature are on course for a big collision.

Red States Still Grasping at OCare Medicaid Cash

Jason Hart, Watchdog.org

Several GOPs governors are still pursuing the OCare Medicaid expansion to bring billions in new fed. spending to their states. But a 2013 bill may burst their bubbles. Don’t count on the enhanced fed. funding for Medicaid expansions, because Congress has overpromised what it can't deliver.

What Makes Scott Walker a Good Choice for 2016

Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason, Reuters

The gov't reform & tax-relief measures enacted by Walker and other GOP governors are a big reason for the electoral success. Coolidge’s record and how it compares to what Walker has done in Wis. make a strong case for his name to be on the short list of GOP contenders.

Endangered Guv Takes Gun Action

Fred Lucas, The Blaze

Right before Penn. voters decide whether he keeps his post, GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed a pro-gun law barring local restrictions. It would prevent local gov'ts from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than the state gun laws & basically erases existing local gun laws.

In Governors' Races, GOP Struggles

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Late summer polling suggests Republican governors seeking re-election not only won't ride a GOP wave to victory, they may even be crushed.

Rick Perry: Democrats' "Lawfare" Indictment Backfires

The Perry indictment has backfired, but it is evidence of how far the left will go to achieve their political ends.

Christie Is Lone GOP 2016 Prospect to Expand Medicaid

Tom Howell Jr., Washington Times

Some of Chris Christie's potential rivals who are also governors have sought ways to leverage fed. money, and others have spurned the Medicaid expansion altogether. Christie, however, embraced Obama’s vision of expanding the fed.-state health care program for the poor.

Endangered Governors List: GOP Edition

Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist

While the Senate looks to be breaking in one direction, gubernatorial mansions across the country appear poised to swap parties. Republicans have a batch of vulnerable governors, but none are as embattled as those in Pennsylvania, Maine, and Florida. 

Gov. McDonnell Trial Reveals Broken Marriage

Nick Ochsner & Peggy Fox, USA TODAY

The stress of the governor's office broke the marriage of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, developed a crush on a businessman who wanted favors from the governor, lawyers for the couple said Tues. in the McDonnells' federal corruption trial.

GOP's Kasich: Job Growth, Big Gov't Go Hand in Hand

Jason Hart, Media Trackers

Rumored '16 contender Gov. John Kasich treats State coercion as Christian charity. He laid out his vision of big-gov't Republicanism, reiterating his belief that God wants gov't to spend more taxes on entitlements.

Conservatives Lead by Reducing Crime, Saving Money

More state leaders are beginning to realize that criminal justice reform is a viable remedy for crime-ridden communities and bloated state budgets. Conservatives gathered recently in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to effectively spread the message that reforms are consistent with conservative principles of reducing crime, saving taxpayer money, and protecting family values.

Why John Kasich is the Media's Favorite GOP Governor

Jason Hart, The Federalist

Ohio Governor John Kasich has found popularity with the legacy press the only way a Republican can, by expanding government and questioning the morals of anyone who does not.

Pence Blasts Common Core

Breitbart TV

Gov. Mike Pence touted Indiana’s success as a testing ground for conservative policies, and said that "the cure really, for what ails this country is going to come more from our nation’s state capitols than it ever will from our nation’s capitol." But did Pence jusr re-brand CCore standards instead of dumping it?

Are GOP Sens. Turning Against Their Own in '16?

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some GOP senators say they would prefer their party nominate a current or former governor instead of possible hopefuls like Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

Perry: TX on 'Upward Trajectory' While NY's Is 'Downward'

Wanda Carruthers, NewsMax

Texas Repub. Gov. Rick Perry said he would have emphasized the "upward trajectory" of business growth in the Lone Star State in a debate over business policies with New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Medicaid Mess

Michael Tanner, National Review

Now is not the time for Republican governors to go wobbly on these fraudulent arguments. 

Gov. McDonnell: If I'm Guilty, So Is Obama

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After he and his wife were indicted on 14 felony counts, former VA Repub. Gov. Bob McDonnell said that he was being charged based on a "misguided legal theory" that would implicate Obama and nearly every other elected official were it applied as the law of the land.

More GOP Guvs Eyeing Medicaid Expansion?

Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman, Politico

The GOP plans to make Obamacare a campaign issue in '14; the House plans two anti-OCare votes Fri. But in the states, the Medicaid expansion, worth billions, has proved attractive to nearly a dozen GOP governors.