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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Andrew Gillum Now Says Recount Possible In Florida’s Governor Race

BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign said Thursday that it’s prepared for a possible recount in the Florida governor’s race that he conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night. At the same time, the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and

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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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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 on Trump ‘Thief’ Attack: ‘Never Wrestle With a Pig’

The Daily Beast Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, hit back against President Trump late Monday after the president called him a “stone cold thief” in a Fox News interview. Trump had claimed Florida “will become Venezuela” if Gillum wins the election, telling Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that he is

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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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Cory Booker After Synagogue Shooting: ‘We Need To Understand That Words Matter’

By Jenna Amatulli 10/29/2018 12:28 pm ET Sen. Cory Booker implored fellow officials to be “mindful of what we’re saying” because “words matter” amid a week in the United States in which pipe bombs were mailed to individuals and organizations, black people were executed and 11 Jewish people were slaughtered in a

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A Digital Revolution Is Reshaping Democratic Campaigns

Jordan Birnholtz Two weeks before the 2016 election, Bloomberg’s Joshua Green and Sasha Issenberg published a story about Trump’s brash, self-aggrandizing digital team. Democrats treated the story as evidence of the Trump campaign’s utter cluelessness, until he won. For months after, coverage of Trump’s tech and digital strategy dominated headlines.

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Trump Slams Black Florida Governor Candidate As ‘Thief’

AFP•October 29, 2018 Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump attacked Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum as a “thief” on Monday, accusing the Tallahassee mayor, who is African-American, of running a corrupt city. The tweet against Gillum came after Trump said he would tone down his campaign rhetoric Saturday

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