posted by Josh Goodman
Spam has accumulated once again in my inbox since my post a couple of weeks ago, so it's time for the latest tidbits from the nation's gubernatorial campaigns:
* Democratic Governor John Baldacci recently campaigned at Maine's 59th Annual Potato Blossom Festival. I consider myself a potato connoisseur, but never knew potatoes had blossoms. Baldacci is lucky because, if he was from Arkansas, he'd have to eat raccoon.
* Pennsylvania Republican Lynn Swann seems to disagree with members of his party in the legislature who are trying to make English the state's official language. He was quoted in the Morning Call of Allentown saying, "We talk about how government ought to be more like a business. When was the last time that you bought a piece of equipment and it didn't have instructions in four or five different languages?"
More delicious spam after the jump!
Photo via Flickr, from Tall Scientist.
* Unhappy with school funding rulings, Republican Jim Barnett wants to require Kansas Supreme Court justices to be confirmed by the state senate. Currently, the governor chooses from among candidates submitted by a nominating commission.
* Wondering why Oklahoma Republican Bob Sullivan lost Tuesday's primary to Ernest Istook? This scary ad and this one might have had something to do with it. Also, Nevada Republican Bob Beers asked supporters whether or not his campaign should run an ad featuring a sock puppet posing as his Republican rival, Jim Gibbons. Since it accuses Gibbons of corruption, Democrats then launched a campaign to encourage Beers to run the ad. Here's Gibbons' response.
* Ohio Democrat Ted Strickland is ripping his Republican opponent, Ken Blackwell, for a proposal to privatize the Ohio Turnpike.
* New York Republican John Faso beat Eliot Spitzer...in a 5k race. Also, Iowa Republican Jim Nussle biked 54 miles in one day.