-For the first time in decades, the Democrats are Mayors of all the major United States cities. Bloomberg reports that just two decades ago 50% of the Mayor of the twelve largest United States cities were Republican. As of January 1,there will be only one race where Republicans can still win and that is in San Diego where there is a run-off election still to take place.The site reports:
De Blasio’s election means that besides New York, there will be Democratic mayors next year in Los Angeles; Chicago; Houston; Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Antonio; Dallas; San Jose, California; Austin, Texas; and Jacksonville, Florida.
-CNN has a new national poll that shows Governor Christie picking up seven points since election day in his run to the Republican nomination. Here are the results.
-Unless incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett steps down, it is very likely that the Democrats will pickup the Governorship of Pennsylvania. All the potential Democrats lead him by double digits.
-Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that neighboring Governor Christie will do well in the Republican primary in 2016. Here are the results.
-The same poll shows Christie giving Hillary a run for her money in the Keystone State. He leads the likely Democratic nominee by 4 points. She leads the rest of the Republican hopeful by 4 points (Bush) to 12 points (Cruz)!
-PPP shows the Democrats are in a real tough race to re-elect Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in Illinois. He is either tied or running a few points behind all the Republican challengers. Senator Durbin should have zero problems in getting re-elected in 2014.
-The Quinnipiac Poll show Governor Christie running neck and neck with Hillary in Ohio for 2016. She edges him by literally 1 point. She beats Bush by 13 points, Rubio by 11 points, Paul by 10 points, Ryan by 8 points and Cruz by a whopping 15 points.
-Governor Rick Perry, this time off his heavy dose of pain medications, appears to be sounding out a run again for the Republican nomination. He has schedule a four stop tour of South Carolina this coming week.
-A great article on Politico on how President Carter's statements could make his grandson, Jason Carter, race for Governor more of a challenge. A good read.
-Finally, the Republican Harper Poll has the latest polling for the Republican Presidential nomination for the Iowa Caucuses.
-The same poll shows Christie beating Clinton in Iowa by 5%. All the other Republicans lose to her by about five points.