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.

The Current Line-Up


NY: What’s that Smell?

By · Sep, 17 2010

Tea Party UpState upstart Carl Paladino shocked the GOP establishment this past Tuesday by trouncing Rick Lazio in the guber primary. He tapped into an anger at the GOP establishment. Now, he’s targeting the dysfunctional Albany statehouse in a creative, memorable way.

He’s sending out 180,000 mailers that smell like trash.

The mail piece features the faces of seven Democrats who have been caught up in scandal in recent years. Never mind that some of the faces pictured are no longer in Albany (Eliot Spitzer) or aren’t in state government (Charlie Rangel), the headline on the piece screams, “Something STINKS in Albany”

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's campaign sent out 180,000 of these foul-scented mailers in the days leading up to the September 14th primary. (Photographer:  Joh Ficurilli)

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