The New York governor’s decision to focus on his state by staying put is a key part of his governing strategy and political argument — but it could also cramp his national ambitions. “I don’t think Andrew has tested the waters outside the Adirondacks,” says Cunningham.
The chair of the Democratic Governors Association says the party can hold incumbents and flip statehouses elsewhere, making up for the losses of 2010. “We’ve got a great story to tell,” Shumlin says.
Even Republican governors, they argue, are focused on successful implementation, not repeal. “A significant shift,” says Martin O’Malley.
From Sanford to Cuomo. Four governors and 75 members of Congress aren’t married, and voters don’t seem to care.
For Gov. Peter Shumlin, chair of the Democratic Governors Association, the fight for same-sex marriage all started in the Green Mountain State. A movement “hatched in Vermont.”
Gov. Peter Shumlin, the chair of the Democratic Governors Association, had choice words for his Republican colleagues.
With little chance of legislation in Washington, heads of state take the lead. “This is the field the game is going to be played on,” says Inslee.
The new chair of the Democratic Governors Association stresses marriage equality and green energy. An endorsement for Cory Booker.
The top three posts at the Democratic Governors Association are set. The group is meeting in Los Angeles for their annual conference to make Vermont’s Shumlin chairman, as O’Malley steps a rung down to focus on 2016.