Imagine the GOP presidential field for 2016 as a layer cake: a bottom layer, a surprise layer, and a top-of-the-heap layer, as pundit Larry Sabato envisions it. The guy at the very top? Hint: a badger.
Paul Ryan is a hit with Iowa Republicans, at least for now. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is just 7 points down, there's a hefty margin of error, and the Iowa caucuses are still three years out.
At a Monitor-sponsored breakfast, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said it would be a mistake for Republican candidates for the White House to change their 'fundamental, core principles.'
The Democrat in the Virginia governor's election won more narrowly than expected. But Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, chair of the Democratic Governors Association, doesn't attribute the tightness to voter unhappiness over Obamacare.
Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe's victory in yesterday's election does not mean that strong conservatives like his opponent Ken Cuccinelli are doomed in competitive races. And Governor Chris Christie’s re-election in New Jersey doesn't guarantee that he will be in the White House.