Political Note #306 Mike Cooney. Montana Governor

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website.   072520          Political Note #306   Mike Cooney. Montana Governor 2020               General election Mike Cooney is a politician.  Except for working in the family food and beverage business as a kid and as a young adult, his life has been devoted to politics.  He’s not a conventional politician.  He’s not an old fashioned white, male candidate.  During his stretch out of elective or administrative office, he was  Executive Director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies?  Does that sound like a macho westerner? Initially, I made a list.  Political jobs…

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Political Note #268   Roy Cooper Governor North Carolina

Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. What Iowa can do to keep its caucus first, A Democratic candidate for US Senate at work Political Note #268   Roy Cooper Governor North Carolina 2020                             General Election North Carolina can be the next Virginia. In 2017, Virginia elected Democrats as Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General and almost achieved a majority in the House of Delegates. In 2019, Virginia elected enough Democrats to the House of Delegates so they had a majority; enough Democrats to the State Senate so that body had a majority, too. North Carolina currently has a…

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Political Note #261   Rebecca Holcombe Vermont Governor

Rebecca Holcombe has chosen to campaign against one of the most popular governors in the country. Are there reasons to support her candidacy? The most important reason, though, is the entire country is served every time someone with integrity is elected as governor, every time an intelligent, imaginative leader is elected as governor.

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Political Note #255   Nicole Galloway Missouri Governor

Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Super delegates. President Whack a Mole. 2020               General Election “Politics ain’t beanbag.” Not in Missouri. Nicole Galloway https://nicolegalloway.com/ is Missouri’s State Auditor. She is running for Governor. Missouri’s politics of the last few years provides a context for her current job and her candidacy. She became State Auditor after the previous elected State Auditor, Tom Schweich, committed suicide during his campaign for Governor. A Republican, the reports were that he was distressed by a “whispering campaign” claiming that he was Jewish. An Episcopalian, he did, apparently, have a Jewish paternal grandfather.…

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