New York City Mayoral Election 2017

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Despite dropping approval ratings, incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio is still the favorite to win the election.  Can he fight off challengers within his own party AND a republican candidate?  Candidates include:

Democrats

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • former Secretary Hillary Clinton (off)
  • Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
  • Comptroller Scott Stringer (off)
  • State Senator Tony Avella
  • former Detective Bo Dietl
  • former Councilmember Sal Albanese
  • former Secretary Shaun Donovan (off)
  • former Representative Harold Ford Jr. (off)
  • Public Advocate Letitia James (off)
  • Representative Hakeem Jeffries (off)
  • Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (off)
  • Mr. Don Peebles (off)
  • former Speaker Christine Quinn (off)
  • Mr. Josh Thompson
  • former Representative Anthony Weiner (off)

Republicans

  • former Commissioner Raymond Kelly
  • Mr. John Catsimatidis
  • Councilmember Eric Ulrich
  • Mr. Paul Massey
  • Mr. Donald Trump Jr.
  • Reverend Michel Faulkner
  • Mr. Darren Aquino

Updates will be made to this scenario, so feel free to leave suggestions in the comments

 

Republic of Texas 2026

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In 2022, frontrunner and Tea Partier Ted Cruz won the Presidency. However, shortly after reaching the pinnacle of his political career, Texas’s economy plundered, and so did his approval ratings. Only 18 months into his Presidency, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 15% and Cruz has Texas on the brink of war with the United States, resulting in a very poor approval rating hovering around 25%. Because of this, many Tea Partiers have disavowed President Cruz and most members have ditched the party for the Republicans.  Even his Vice President, Ken Paxton, is considering a run against him.  The candidates are as follows:

Tea Party

  • President Ted Cruz
  • Vice President Ken Paxton (undecided)
  • Territorial Senator Debra Medina

Republicans

  • Governor and former Vice President John Ratcliffe
  • Governor Scott Turner
  • Mr. Salem Abraham
  • Territorial Senator Blake Farenthold (former Tea Party candidate)
  • Secretary of Agriculture Sid Miller
  • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Wallace B. Jefferson
  • Territorial Senator Pete Olson
  • Governor Four Price
  • former U.S. Representative Will Hurd
  • former Texas State Representative and Speaker Joe Straus
  • Governor Glenn Hegar
  • Territorial Senator Jeff Leach
  • Territorial Senator Jason Villalba

Progressives

  • former Governor Mike Rawlings
  • Senator Joaquin Castro
  • former Mayor of Houston Annise Parker
  • Governor Mary Gonzalez
  • Territorial Senator Borris Miles
  • Mr. Alex Mendoza

Blue Dogs

  • former Governor Ivy Taylor (former Progressive Party candidate)
  • Territorial Senator Filemon Vela Jr.
  • former U.S. Representative Pete Gallego

Reform Party

  • Mr. Ross Perot Jr.
  • Mr. Chris Keniston (off) (Perot’s running mate in 2022 and presumed running mate in 2026)

Texas Independent Party

  • Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell

Libertarians

  • Mayor John Ramsey
  • Mr. Rodney Caston

Green Party

  • Mrs. Kat Swift (former Progressive Party candidate)

 

Note:  This is my final Republic of Texas scenario.  My idea is that Joaquin Castro wins this election and, shortly thereafter, negotiates the annexation of Texas back into the United States.

Republic of Texas 2022

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In 2018, former U.S. President George W. Bush won the Presidency in a surprising upset of former U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.  Bush has had an uneventful but successful first term, with a thriving economy and an approval rating of 58%.  However, despite this, President Bush has opted to not run for reelection, citing his age (he’ll be 76 by the time of the election).  Once again, Ted Cruz is the favorite to win the election, but he is not without competition.  The following candidates are also running for the Presidency:

Tea Party

  • Governor Ted Cruz
  • Senator Pete Sessions
  • Senator Louie Gohmert
  • Territorial Senator Blake Farenthold
  • Senator John Culberson
  • Former Attorney General Ken Paxton
  • Former U.S. Representative Randy Weber

Republican

  • Secretary George P. Bush
  • Vice President John Ratcliffe
  • Senator Mac Thornberry
  • Former U.S. Governor Greg Abbott
  • Territorial Senator Bill Flores

Progressive

  • Governor Julian Castro
  • Senator Beto O’Rourke
  • Governor Mike Rawlings
  • Former U.S. Representative Marc Veasey
  • Former Governor Ivy Taylor
  • Territorial Senator Rodney Ellis
  • Mrs. Kat Swift

Blue Dog

  • Secretary Pete Geren
  • Senator Henry Cuellar
  • Territorial Senator Filemon Vela Jr.

Reform

  • Mr. Ross Perot Jr.
  • Mr. Chris Keniston

Libertarian

  • Mr. Michael Badnarik
  • Former LNC Vice Chairman R. Lee Wrights

Texas Independent

  • Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell
  • Reverend Scott Copeland

(Terr. Senator is equivalent to a State Senator, except they are more powerful and high profile because the country uses a unicameral legislature and only has 7 federal Senators)

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Texas Secession Scenario

After winning the 2016 election by a landslide, conservatives everywhere are upset about the first 8 months of the progressive and liberal Hillary Clinton presidency.  With a democrat-controlled congress, President Clinton has passed legislation that has infuriated the right-wing.  In only a matter of months, she has managed to pass legislation that effectively abolishes the death penalty, contains strict gun control measures (such as completely outlawing the carrying of guns in public and owning a gun larger than a pistol), requires every police officer in the country to wear a body camera, raised the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour and tying it to an inflation index, while also greatly decreasing debt for college students. She has also allowed much more than the previously proposed 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, cut back on deportations and border control, and restored the right to vote to thousands of convicted felons.  As a result of these drastic measures, conservatives, especially southerners, have declared much of this legislation “unconstitutional”, with Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling Clinton a “dictator”.  Shortly after this, Tea Party members in Texas drew up plans to secede from the United States.  After Texas declared its independence, President Clinton responded by surprisingly allowing Texas to secede (believing that they wouldn’t be able to survive on their own), but threatening to start a second civil war if any other states join in the Secession.  After a few months of Greg Abbott serving as the acting President, Texas lawmakers have determined that they will elect their 1st President in November of 2018.  Most of the Constitution is similar to the original U.S. Constitution, with the only major difference being that they will use a unicameral legislature with just 1 Senator from each territory in an attempt to give more power to the states. There are 3 major parties: the Tea Party, the Republicans, and the Progressives, with Ted Cruz of the Tea Party the favorite to become President.

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