Governors still matter.

On June 3, 2010, in General, by Neil Stevens

I know, I’m not going to harp on this all the time. But after my previous post I read up a bit more on what the doings of the Republican Governors Association.

They really are on the ball. They already had a graphic for the point I was making the other day: The make up of the US House of Representatives, as well as a number of state legislatures, depends on governors who will be elected in November.

Governors with Veto Power

Click the image for the full size version. There’s also a PDF if you have a use for it.

They’re not kidding around. You don’t hear about them antagonizing one faction or another of the party. They’re about winning elections for Republicans. They’re about beating Democrats. I hope we can support them on that. Not just for the elections this year, but for the 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 House elections as well.

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Governors Matter.

On May 28, 2010, in General, by Neil Stevens

At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President.

But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as 26 others, are up for election this year and will have veto power over their state’s next Congressional districts.

It’s no good to win in 2010 if we have to give the House back in 2012 because the Democrats gerrymander our majority away. So let’s pay attention to these races.

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