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Karyn Bruggeman is an analyst covering governor's races for National Journal Hotline. Prior to joining National Journal she was a political analyst for the Atlas Project where she covered campaigns and elections down to the state legislative level throughout the Northeast. Karyn's work has previously appeared in Politico. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a bachelor's degree in government.

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No Smooth Sailing for Branstad

The governor's recent woes could have a bigger impact on the state's competitive U.S. Senate race, where he's expected to boost the GOP nominee. 


GOP Poll Has Snyder Up Twelve

A new survey from Mitchell Research and Communications (R) (IVR) (April 9; 1,460 LVs; +/- 2.6%) has Gov. Rick Snyder (R) leading former Rep. Mark Schauer (D) 49-37%. The poll also found Snyder's a...


Kasich Airs First TV Ad of Reelection Bid

Bill Clinton will headline Ohio Democratic Party fundraiser in June. 


Martinez Has $4.2 Million in the Bank

Fast Company co-founder Alan Webber leads Democratic field in first pre-primary fundraising report. 


Ricketts Strongest Fundraiser in GOP Field

Meanwhile, his new TV ad touts conservative values. 


Dayton Has $783,000 On Hand for Reelection

Gov. Mark Dayton (D) took "in about $189,000 from January through March" and reported "$733,000 as of April 1. Candidates for office have until Tuesday to submit quarterly fundraising reports." Am...


Gansler Internal Shows Brown’s Lead Diminished

An internal poll conducted by the Mellman Group (April 8-9; 600 RVs; +/- 4.0%) for Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) has Gansler trailing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) 31-22%, while Del. Heather Mize...

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Winners and Losers in the Money Race

McConnell, Landrieu, and Hagan do well. Begich and Walsh, not so much.

Meet 10 Millionaires Spending Big Bucks to Win Higher Office

Keep an eye on these self-funders gunning for House districts, Senate seats, and governors' mansions.

Woman Running for Lieutenant Governor? You're Helping Your Running Mate More Than Yourself

Ten men running for governor in 2014 have already picked women running mates. But don't expect many of them to become governors in their own rights.

Why Obamacare's Not Playing in Governors' Races

Republicans' attacks don't translate well into gubernatorial contests, forcing a mixed approach to the GOP's anti-ACA strategy.

Why Pot Won't Help Democrats In 2014

Despite party hopes, there's little evidence that marijuana referenda mobilize young voters to get to the polls.

Democrats Hoping to Contest Arizona Governor's Race

Republican Jan Brewer's retirement creates a wide-open field of candidates looking to succeed her.

Republican Governors Want Christie to Remain Chair of the RGA

Christie kept a low profile in Washington at the governors' meetings, but he's still playing a leading role.

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