Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Who Is Justin Fairfax, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor? Supported by BySandra E. Garcia Feb. 2, 2019 Justin E. Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, is the next in line to become governor should Gov. Ralph Northam step down. Mr. Northam is under intense pressure to resign after admitting that he posed in a racist costume as a medical student more than 30 years ago. A photo of two people dressed in blackface and as a member of the Ku Klux Klan appeared on Mr. Northam’s page in a 1984 yearbook. After acknowledging Friday night that he was in the photo and apologizing, Mr. Northam on Saturday told state Democrats that he now wasn’t sure it was him and resisted calls for his resignation. Here is some of what you should know about Mr. Fairfax: • Mr. Fairfax, 39, a Democrat, was … [Read more...] about Who Is Justin Fairfax, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor?
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(Reuters) - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pledged on Thursday to speak about government accountability at the headquarters of the Broward County sheriff, following speculation he would suspend the official over the police response to the Parkland mass shooting. FILE PHOTO: Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speaks at his midterm election night party in Orlando, Florida, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo DeSantis planned to speak about “holding government officials accountable” on Friday in Fort Lauderdale, at the offices of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, DeSantis’ office said in a statement. The website Politico and the Miami Herald newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reported on Thursday that DeSantis planned to suspend Israel and replace him with a former police sergeant from the Broward County city of Coral Springs. DeSantis, a Republican, while campaigning last year, had expressed interest in suspending Israel … [Read more...] about Florida governor vows to hold officials ‘accountable’ amid reports…
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December 17, 2018 12:46 PM SHARE Republican Florida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez took their ‘Thank You’ tour to Little Havana Saturday following their win over Democrat Andrew Gillum. They couldn’t have won without support from Miami’s Hispanic voters. Pedro Portal i By David Smiley [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story When Ron DeSantis’ campaign first contacted Jeanette Nuñez about joining the Republican ticket for Florida governor, the veteran state lawmaker wanted a little more information and some time to think.On the verge of leaving the Florida House of Representatives, Nuñez needed to know she could commit to the campaign. She also wanted to be sure she’d fit with DeSantis, a Palm Coast congressman with little experience in state politics. And then there was the issue of her responsibilities in what … [Read more...] about Florida’s first Latina lieutenant governor to play an active role in an obscure post
President Trump will be greeting a number of new Democratic governors when he hosts the Republican and Democratic governors-elect at the White House for a roundtable discussion Thursday afternoon. In November's midterm elections, Democrats successfully defended nine governorships and flipped seven governor's mansions — including in deep-red Kansas. The Democratic governors-elect include Colorado's Jared Polis, who is poised to become the nation's first openly gay governor; Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who will become New Mexico's first Democratic Latina governor; and Gavin Newsom, the young, charismatic progressive lieutenant governor of California who has pledged to continue the state's role as a liberal bulwark to the Trump administration when he succeeds his current boss, Gov. Jerry Brown. The GOP held on to 19 governorships and elected a Republican in Alaska, where the governor's mansion was previously held by Bill Walker, an independent. Republicans also fended off … [Read more...] about Trump meets with newly elected governors