Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is preparing to announce a run for governor next week, according to news outlets that have spoken with anonymous, high-ranking Democratic sources.
Kasie Hunt, NBC News political producer, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether there is any practical consequence to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) faux-filibustering the funding of the Affordable Care Act.
To bring attention to National Voter Registration Day, which was on Tuesday, September 24, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Teen Activist Project took to New York City streets to ask New Yorkers whether they would sign a pledge not to vote. According to the NYCLU, many people who are eligible to vote—for various reasons—do not. In fact, only 28 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2009 NYC mayoral election—that’s down 65 percent from 1953.
Sam Brownback made a commitment in 2011: to serve the state of Kansas as its governor. It was a commitment to all who live in the state, rich and poor alike. But many of Brownback’s promises to the state’s poor residents have been broken.
“Don’t be scared. Just go for it,” said new mother Raquel Batista, who is running to represent the Bronx in the New York City Council. ”There is nothing to lose. There is nothing to lose in running for office and starting your family.”
Some voters may just be coming back from summer vacation, but politicians and political action groups in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia are in full campaign mode.
While the current political environment in Wisconsin favors GOP lawmakers devoted to the anti-choice agenda, politicians hoping to appeal to a wider audience may need to reconsider how to gain the support of voters both inside and outside their base, while balancing the need for support from the major anti-choice action groups.
politicians who have long opposed Obamacare are now focusing on the health insurance plans of Congress members, saying the federal health-care law will result in the government funding abortions.
After 2012, anti-choice special interest groups vowed that helping their candidates better prepare for media appearances would be their key to victory in 2014. How’s that working out so far? In some cases, not well.
The Texas senator said she’s put her pink sneakers back to work “running on the trail.” Washington, D.C. reporters wanted to know if she meant the campaign trail in the next governor’s race.