The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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AdMonitor: Meet the McDonnell’s

By · Sep, 04 2009

In the wake of The Thesis, it should come as no surprise the newest ad from Republican Bob McDonnell’s campaign showcases his family. The candidate strolls through the middle class Northern Virginia neighborhood where he was raised by an Air Force officer and his “working mom”  casually chatting at the camera while his children take turns shouting “Hey, dad!”

The pictures of a clean cut, all-American family were clearly meant to be refute the candidate’s thesis-inspired Archie Bunker charicature. In fact, it wasn’t until I had watched it three times before I realized McDonnell actually mentioned any issues.

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