A reader makes the case that in Maryland registers of wills (an elected office that also exists in Delaware and Pennsylvania) are highly paid with few responsibilities. Would anyone notice if the job ceased to exist?
We all know by now that, barring something dramatic happening, this will be a very good year for Republicans. But how good depends to a huge degree on the office you're talking about. In fact, when it comes to governorships Republicans might not gain at all -- if you define a gain like I do.
Today is primary day in Kansas, so, obviously, we don't have any races between Democrats and Republican. Yet today's elections still could determine who controls the Kansas House of Representatives next year. Will conservative Republicans have the majority or will moderates exercise power?
Rick Snyder is running a mostly non-ideological campaign for governor, touting his competence, business acumen and outsider status. It's a very bad time to be a Republican moderate. But, Snyder might win the nomination tomorrow anyway.