Sep 13, 2018

There are more women running for governor than ever before

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After last night’s primaries in Rhode Island, there are now a record-breaking 14 female gubernatorial nominees.

Why it matters: It’s another sign of the "year of the woman." If all of these women were to win in November, it would more than double the number of female governors in office.

Meet the women nominees for governor:

  1. Mary Throne, D, Wyoming
  2. Kate Brown, D, Oregon
  3. Paulette Jordan, D, Idaho
  4. Kristi Noem, R, South Dakota
  5. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D, New Mexico
  6. Lupe Valdez, D, Texas
  7. Kim Reynolds, R, Iowa
  8. Gretchen Whitmer, D, Michigan
  9. Kay Ivey, R, Alabama
  10. Stacey Abrams, D, Georgia
  11. Christine Hallquist, D, Vermont
  12. Molly Kelly, D, New Hampshire
  13. Janet Mills, D, Maine
  14. Gina Raimondo, D, Rhode Island

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 766,336 — Total deaths: 36,873 — Total recoveries: 160,001.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 153,246 — Total deaths: 2,828 — Total recoveries: 5,545.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30 — Rep. Nydia Velázquez diagnosed with "presumed" coronavirus infection.
  4. State updates: Virginia and Maryland issued stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states — Florida megachurch pastor arrested for refusing to call off mass services.
  5. World updates: Spain's cases exceed China's — Italy reports 1,590 recoveries from the virus, its highest ever.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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Cuomo: Engaging in politics during coronavirus crisis is "anti-American"

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a Monday press briefing that he won't get into a political tussle with President Trump — calling it "counterproductive" and "anti-American" — as his state deals with the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

The backdrop: Trump said during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" earlier Monday that Cuomo has received high polling numbers during the outbreak because New York has received federal aid.

Maryland and Virginia issue coronavirus stay-at-home orders

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued stay-at-home orders on Monday, with exceptions for residents engaged in essential services, including health care and government functions.

The big picture: The states are the latest to announce policies to enforce social distancing, which have affected almost 250 million Americans. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide had been asked to stay home as of last week.

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