Sheila Oliver Sworn in as New Jersey’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT  Jan 17, 2018 Democrat Phil Murphy was sworn in Tuesday as New Jersey’s 56th governor. He succeeds two-term Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was also sworn in Tuesday. She replaces Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Lt. Gov. Oliver becomes the state’s first Black lieutenant governor.

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Stacey Abrams Calls For A Count Of ‘Every Vote’ As Brian Kemp Declares Victory

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 11/07/2018 09:09 pm ET   Democrat Stacey Abrams is not conceding the race for Georgia governor until “every vote” is counted, her campaign said late Wednesday after Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp declared himself the victor in the tight race. On Wednesday afternoon, Kemp’s campaign released

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Letitia James Breaks Multiple Barriers With Win In New York Attorney General Race

By Kimberley Richards 11/07/2018 04:35 pm ET   Letitia James made history on election night by becoming the first African-American woman to be elected attorney general of New York. James, the public advocate for New York City, also broke barriers as first black woman elected to statewide office in New

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In Georgia, 11th-Hour Daggers Over Voting System

By BILL BARROW and FRANK BAJAK ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reporting emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp

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Oprah Jumps Into Contentious Georgia Race, Endorses Democrat Abrams

October 31, 2018 (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey plans to lend her star power to Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’ quest to become the United States’ first black woman governor at a couple of appearances in the state on Thursday. After a brief flirtation earlier this year with a run for the

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Andrew Gillum: Trump Needs To Learn His Lesson And Grow Up

By David Barden Florida Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has responded to a tweet by President Donald Trump that refers to Gillum as a “thief” and praises his GOP opponent, Ron DeSantis, as a “Harvard/Yale educated man.” In Florida there is a choice between a Harvard/Yale educated man named @RonDeSantisFL who

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Corporate Leader Lori George Billingsley Named Chief D&I Officer at Coca-Cola

by Selena Hill October 25, 2018 Lori George Billingsley has been climbing the corporate ladder within The Coca-Cola Co. for the last 16 years. Her latest promotion—being named chief diversity and inclusion officer at the soft-drinks giant—went into effect Oct. 1. With the new appointment, George Billingsley will be responsible for

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Ben Jealous candidate for governor in Maryland

Maryland’s Jealous Would Broaden Gun-Control, Oppose Trump

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press – Oct 27, 2018 BALTIMORE — Democrat Ben Jealous said recently that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or

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State Question 798 Would Create Joint Ticket For Governor, Running Mate

by Chris Casteel Published: Sun, October 28, 2018 5:00 AM Governors and lieutenant governors from the past, present and possibly the future support a state question that would establish a joint ticket for Oklahoma gubernatorial nominees and running mates. State Question 798 is on the Nov. 6 ballot and would

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