Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Buoyed by November election results, a surge in fundraising and expectations of a massive liberal wave, Democrats are preparing for an assault on one of the GOP's most heavily fortified positions: governors mansions. It's a far cry from last summer, when Democrats bottomed out at the state level. Back then, after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice switched allegiance to the GOP, the number of governorships in Democratic Party hands fell to just 15, a historic low. But the atmospheric conditions have changed since then. Republicans are hampered by an unpopular President Donald Trump. Suburban voters are threatening to desert the party en masse. And Democrats have seen a massive increase in their fundraising numbers after gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey in November.

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Yet Republicans must reckon with their own share of uncomfortable primaries, as well as a pair of contests -- in Michigan and Florida -- where Trump put his finger on the scale with unexpected Twitter endorsements (for Attorney General Bill Schuette in Michigan and Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida).
Is this good news, or bad news for current Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the presumed GOP front runner?

Stay tuned...

#1 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-14 04:19 PM | Reply

Republican Rule #1: Get it While You Can
Republican Rule #2: To Win the Next Election, Cheat, but Only if you have to.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-14 06:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm going to be amazed if Democrats don't find some way to screw this up before November.

#3 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-14 11:39 PM | Reply

I'm going to be amazed if Democrats don't find some way to screw this up before November.

Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-14 11:39 PM | Reply

They usually do.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-14 11:51 PM | Reply

Democrats managed to elect a liberal from Alabama to the Senate.

GOP is doomed.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-16 01:38 PM | Reply

GOP is doomed.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018

At the last minutes they'll notice Russia has been influencing elections and negate the ballots.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-16 03:53 PM | Reply

At this time, I would vote to re-elect my current DEM governor. Of course there are things with which I disagree but he's been better for my state than the last 2, Kathleen Blanco and Bobby Jindal.

Blanco was incompetent and Jindal was ineffective. JB Edwards still needs to fix the budget issues but at this point, I'd still vote to reelect

#7 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2018-01-16 04:26 PM | Reply

My fear is that the Dems have the Blue Tsunami that some are talking about, take back the house and Senate, and then Dotard declares martial law and claims that Russia or China hacked the election, assisted the Dems which is an attack by a foreign nation and invalidates the election. Then we'll see exactly whether the FBI is a political entity or if they really do stand for justice. This is going to be a fight. BLOTUS will not go easily, he will use every trick, legal and illegal, to hold onto power. He knows that if Dems win a wave, he'll likely be impeached and then indicted and finally imprisoned.

#8 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2018-01-16 07:23 PM | Reply

My fear is that the Dems have the Blue Tsunami that some are talking about, take back the house and Senate, and then Dotard declares martial law and claims that Russia or China hacked the election, assisted the Dems which is an attack by a foreign nation and invalidates the election. Then we'll see exactly whether the FBI is a political entity or if they really do stand for justice. This is going to be a fight. BLOTUS will not go easily, he will use every trick, legal and illegal, to hold onto power. He knows that if Dems win a wave, he'll likely be impeached and then indicted and finally imprisoned.

#8 | POSTED BY _GUNSLINGER

He is going to be impeached, removed from office, and then fake his death "Ken Lay style" right when he is about to start serving his prison sentence. He'll end up living in Argentina where all Nazi's go to hide out.

Seen this movie before.

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-16 07:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What's the significance of one party having more governorships?

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2018-01-16 08:20 PM | Reply

What's the significance of one party having more governorships?

Recently it's been mostly a Booby Prize when you lose the Executive Office.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-16 08:22 PM | Reply

Stay tuned... #1 | POSTED BY HANS

It would be very interesting and unexpected if Adam Putnam doesn't win the GOP primary. The FL-DNC race should be exciting: John Morgan, Gwen Graham, or a surprise out of left field!

#12 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-16 09:16 PM | Reply

What's the significance of one party having more governorships?
#10 | POSTED BY EBERLY

The article didn't explain that? Thanks for letting me know. Saved me some time.

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-16 09:31 PM | Reply

Here's hoping they reverse a troubling trend wherein crooked Republicans control elections in 2/3rds of all States. It is unlikely, however, that the Democrat establishment will ever support the 99% in any substantive way. Their love of Wall Street money has left Americans with few choices. They need a strong MLK type message and demonstrable actions. Meanwhile, Trump is playing "rope-a dope" with the Democrats.

#14 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-17 06:35 AM | Reply

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