November 4, 2002
RED STORM RISING:York Looks to Win R.I. Gov. Race: Repeat Rhode Island Gubernatorial Candidate Myrth York Looks to Win This Time Around (The Associated Press, 11/04/02)
Myrth York has run for Rhode Island governor the last two elections, only to lose to Republican Lincoln Almond on both occasions. She is hoping her perseverance will lead to a better result this time around.
But the former state lawmaker finds herself in some polls trailing Don Carcieri, a political newcomer and former corporate executive who's emphasized his business experience as the cure for an ailing economy.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this election has been the inability od Democrats to salt away the gubernatorial races that should have been cake-walks in the quinessential Blue States of New England and the Pacific Coast. Not only are CT and NY going to re-elect incumbent Republicans, CA, OR, HI, VT, NH, and RI also have races where the GOP remains at least competitive, or even favored (as in NH). Even as their prospects for pickups in the House and Senate have slipped away, Democrat leaders like Terry McAuliffe have blithely assured us that they will more than make up for it in the governors' races, demolishing what was just a few years ago a GOP stranglehold on the statehouses. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 4, 2002 10:12 AM