Elections

  • Surprise-package Silva shakes up Brazil vote

    Popular environmentalist Marina Silva has shaken up Brazil's presidential election since her sudden entry into the race, surging to a surprise lead in opinion polls and impressing in her first debate. Silva, who says she wants to be Brazil's first "poor, black" president, has emerged as a serious…

    AFP
  • [video] Opinion: The GOP’s Must-Win Gubernatorial Races

    Heritage Foundation Chief Economist Stephen Moore on the results of Tuesday’s Florida and Arizona GOP gubernatorial primaries. Photo: Associated Press

    MarketWatch
  • Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November.

    Associated Press
  • New York Times withholds endorsement for New York governor in primary

    The New York Times declined to endorse either Governor Andrew Cuomo or challenger Zephyr Teachout in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary election, citing his failure to clean up corruption and her lack of political experience. In its Wednesday edition, the newspaper criticized Cuomo, whom it had…

    Reuters
  • Bill Clinton Hitting The Campaign Trail For Paul LePage Challenger

    By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND, Maine, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton will come to Maine on Tuesday to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud, party officials announced this week, shining a national spotlight on one of the most closely contended gubernatorial…

    Huffington Post
  • GOP Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan Shoots A TV In New Ad

    Shooting things is back in vogue this campaign season, with Alaska's GOP Senate candidate taking aim at a television set in a new ad. "Millions of dollars are flooding into Alaska, paid for by Washington special interests," says Dan Sullivan, Alaska's former attorney general, in a new ad. "Pretty…

    Huffington Post
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    Former Deputy Rips Florida Governor Scott In New Book

    Florida's former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has slammed Governor Rick Scott's leadership team, describing it in a new book as a "boys' club" that she says sidelined, belittled and betrayed her. Carroll, a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, was the first black woman to serve as the…

    Wochit
  • Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the ...

    Associated Press
  • Wendy Davis Escalates Push For Female Votes

    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November. The state senator, whose…

    Huffington Post
  • Rick Perry is more popular with Iowa Republicans now that he's been indicted

    Rick Perry may want to get himself indicted more often. That's because the Texas governor's net favorability has actually increased by seven points among GOP voters in Iowa following his mug shot moment, according to pollster PPP.The survey, conducted about one week after Perry's booking and…

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  • Arizona Republicans Make Pick To Succeed Jan Brewer As Governor

    PHOENIX (AP) — State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national…

    Huffington Post
  • Zambia power struggle as doubts grow over president's health

    Ailing Zambian President Michael Sata has not been seen in public for more than two months, prompting a behind-the-scenes power struggle to succeed him. Publicly at least, the government of this copper-rich nation maintains that 77-year-old Sata -- once nicknamed "King Cobra" -- is in sound health…

    AFP
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    Afghanistan Election Fraud Patrol Derailed

    Observers representing Abdullah Abdullah's presidential campaign failed to show up to take part in a United Nations-supervised audit, which is supposed to sift out fraudulent votes from Afghanistan's June runoff election. WSJ's Nathan Hodge joins Simon Constable on the News Hub with the story.…

    WSJ Live
  • Mitterlehner to lead Austria's OVP after finance minister Spindelegger quits

    * Economy Minister Mitterlehner gets party leader post VIENNA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Austria's conservative People's Party (OVP), a partner in the ruling coalition, chose Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner as its leader on Tuesday after OVP chief and Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger abruptly…

    Reuters
  • Hottest Trainer 2014: It's Time to Crown the Hottest Trainer in SF

    It's Blake Harrison versus Erica Stenz in the final round. Blake's photo by Scott Marrs. Erica's photo by Jeff Tse. The votes were cast and the finalists have been selected. Now it's...

    Racked San Francisco
  • SEIU Wins Election To Represent Minnesota Home Care Workers

    The Service Employees International Union won an election on Tuesday that will make it the representative for 27,000 home care workers in Minnesota -- the largest bargaining unit of public-sector workers in the state's history.According to the state's Bureau of Mediation Services, which oversaw the…

    Huffington Post
  • Karl Rove Is Attacking Democrats From the Left

    Rove's Crossroads GPS ads are attacking Democratic senators Kay Hagan and Mark Pryor for taking a moderate line on entitlement spending

    BusinessWeek
  • Brazil ETF Extends Silva Rally

    The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) is extending a rally that has seen the largest Brazil ETF surge 10.4% over the past three months prior to Wednesday. On the back of more polling data ...

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