Christie rises to number two spot at Republican Governors Association
September 7th, 2011
08:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Christie rises to number two spot at Republican Governors Association

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – He's not running for president, but Chris Christie is stepping up his political activity on the national stage.

The New Jersey governor, one of the most popular elected officials within the GOP, has been tapped by his peers to serve as Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, CNN has learned.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Chris Christie • RGA
McDonnell ready to lead GOP group if Perry runs
July 17th, 2011
01:42 PM ET
3 years ago

McDonnell ready to lead GOP group if Perry runs

Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Saturday he is "absolutely" ready to take the helm of the Republican Governors Association if the current chairman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, decides to step down and run for president.

McDonnell is the current Vice Chairman of the RGA, meaning he is next in line for the chairmanship.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Republicans • RGA • Rick Perry
Big bucks raised for gubernatorial battles
July 7th, 2011
08:05 AM ET
3 years ago

Big bucks raised for gubernatorial battles

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Governors Association will announce Thursday that it raised approximately $11 million the first six months of this year.

The DGA touts that their fundraising figure is more than double what it raised during the first six months of 2007, a comparable election cycle. The DGA also reports having $8.6 million cash on hand.
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Filed under: 2012 • DGA • Fundraising • RGA
Republican governors build war chest
July 5th, 2011
10:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Republican governors build war chest

(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association raised $22.1 million in the first half of the 2011, the group announced Tuesday.

According to the RGA, the haul eclipses figures from 2007 and outpaces totals from similar periods in 2008 and 2009.
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Filed under: 2012 • Republican Governors Association • RGA • Rick Perry
GOP group launches pro-Walker ad in Wisconsin
February 28th, 2011
07:09 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP group launches pro-Walker ad in Wisconsin

Washington (CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is getting as assist from national Republicans as he battles state Democrats and organized labor over the right of public employees to collectively bargain.

The Republican Governors Policy Committee, a wing of the Republican Governors Association, will launch a new television ad Tuesday defending Walker's rigid stance on his budget bill. Several labor groups have already run ads attacking Walker.
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Filed under: RGA • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Republican governors back Walker
February 22nd, 2011
08:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Republican governors back Walker

(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association is showing its support for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a new website amid extensive protests in the state.

The website, StandWithScott.com that launched Tuesday provides a forum for individuals to watch the governor's televised chat Tuesday and offer their support through links to his Facebook page and twitter account.
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Filed under: RGA • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Republican governors urged Pence to pass on presidential bid
January 27th, 2011
08:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Republican governors urged Pence to pass on presidential bid

Washington (CNN) - Indiana Rep. Mike Pence's decision not to run for president came after a serious lobbying effort by the Republican Governors Association, a GOP source close to the party organization told CNN Thursday.

Pence, who finally revealed his plans to the Indianapolis Star on Thursday after a lengthy cat and mouse game, has not said for certain that he will seek the Indiana governorship, though Hoosier State Republicans widely expect him to do so.
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Filed under: Mike Pence • RGA
November 18th, 2010
05:29 PM ET
4 years ago

At RGA 'Clear Consensus' Michael Steele Should Go

San Diego, California (CNN) – Current Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele isn't at the Republican Governors Association gathering here, but he's a big topic of discussion.

At this morning's governors breakfast, RGA Chairman Haley Barbour asked the 26 Republican governors and governors elect whether they would be comfortable asking RNC committee members in their states to consider a change in RNC leadership next year. Eighty percent of the governors raised their hand. That's according to a Republican staffer who attended the meeting and asked to remain anonymous while speaking about the current RNC chair.
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Filed under: Michael Steele • RGA • RNC
November 18th, 2010
04:11 PM ET
4 years ago

RGA announces leadership

(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association has formally announced its full slate of leadership positions, following elections during the RGA conference in San Diego, California.

More than 30 GOP Governors or Governors-elect have taken part in the conference, being held on Wednesday and Thursday, including a number of potential 2012 presidential candidates.

Read the full list of leadership assignments after the jump:
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Filed under: 2010 • RGA
November 2nd, 2010
06:15 PM ET
4 years ago

RGA spends more than $100 million in '10

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Governors Association announced Tuesday that it spent $102 million in the midterm elections and an additional $12.5 million on the 2009 governors' races in New Jersey and Virginia.

The RGA fundraising figures, if we are to believe them and we have no reason not to, demonstrate what we already knew: the organization became a dominant political player in this election cycle after its chairman, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, was forced to step down. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour stepped in and took the RGA's reins in June 2009 after Sanford admitted to having an extra-marital affair.

Over the past 24 hours, the RGA has been issuing memos detailing its political activity and this afternoon released its financial expenditures for the 2010 elections. A significant bullet point the RGA highlighted is that it invested $1 million or more in 21 states.
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Filed under: 2010 • RGA
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