Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power
November 1st, 2012
05:25 PM ET
8 years ago

Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power

(CNN) - Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna looks to help Republicans cross an important threshold while expanding their power at the top of state government nationally.

McKenna is locked in a competitive race in a state that hasn't had a Republican governor in nearly 30 years. It's just one example of how the party is leveraging trends and strengthening its hand in a number of ways in state races across the country.


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  1. spud

    just what we do not need more repo govoners. Vote all repos out. Forward

    November 1, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  2. FactCheck

    How nice of you to leave out the part where Jay Inslee is leading McKenna in 12 out of the 13 polls conducted during the past 3 months, and to quote the only poll that shows a lead for McKenna.

    November 1, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    GOP is a CULT,. Drive these animals out for USA sake.

    November 1, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. Pete

    Romney better not ask anything of Christie anymore after the way you've stayed out of NJ.Christie like most republicans won't forget how the Mormon moron cold shouldered them in not flying out to see the devestation in the coastal states,it'll definitly come back to haunt Romney before its over,just wait and see!!

    November 1, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Wasn't GW Bush a Governor , oh so was Romney !

    At least Bush could carry his own state .

    November 1, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The teabaggers have driven the Grand Old Party over the cliff and it wasn't hard to do because they are a bunch of gutless chickens led by none other than Rush Limbaugh. Maybe Rush will leave the country this time, as he promised to do when Obama won in 2008. Rush's flight reservations are ready on any airline of his choice, for free.

    November 1, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  7. DENNA

    Yeah, because we don't have enough lazy GOP in the House already. These people have not even bothered to do any work for the past four years. Lazy bums.

    November 1, 2012 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  8. coyote

    oh my – you see this makes spin sense, you see how popular someone is and you want to politically cash in. that is what is soooo creapy about our current process now. "Oh he;s popular, lets say we want to expand his power." – they show how stupid they are when they act like we are that stupid. Yes lets make them ruler of all Rilos!

    November 1, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Vote every Republican out that is running. Save our country from becoming Corporatists (Fascism).

    November 1, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  10. Facts don't Lie

    Couldn't CNN find a BETTER looking photo than THIS ONE! Geesh this pic looks downright scary!!

    November 1, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  11. Ancient Texan

    Spud- The states with Republican governors are doing quite well and recovering from the recession much faster than the DIM led states.

    November 1, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  12. fernace

    No more GOT-Party governors, pleeeze! Just look at Texas, a state over run w/extremist republicans of the T-Party ilk! We're a prosperous state, not that the middleclass is benefitting from it! In fact the divide between rich & poor has never been more obvious, but Guv'nah Goodhair (& failed Prez candidate, on our dime) keeps cutting everything a society needs to survive, let alone prosper! Education, Emergency Services, Healthcare (esp. women's), Aid for elderly & ill! Just look at states w/repub leadership & tell me they don't have a majority of people in poverty! Repub leadership is not what it used to be, it's just geared to the 1% & extremists these days!! Obama & Demos, Next Tuesday!

    November 1, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  13. Crambone Jones

    Hows that Libor scandal?

    November 2, 2012 03:39 am at 3:39 am |
  14. GI Joe

    Bush (W) is in the Caymen's giving a lecture on how to "offshore" to "beat paying taxes" - quite the patriot, isn't he? NOT

    November 2, 2012 05:57 am at 5:57 am |