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We get what we want when we unite, build power to take it

His first organizing experience came [at] Harvard. In 1998, he joined in a fight to raise wages for the school's janitors, cooks, and security guards. They planned a sit-in [at] the building housing the president's office. Within a year, the university increased wages and improved benefits. The experience taught him a powerful lesson: "You don't get what you want in politics by being smart or making good arguments," he said. "We get what we want when we unite and build enough power to take it."
Source: The Intercept on 2020 West Virginia Gubernatorial race , May 18, 2019

Wants to be an ally, not the face of any movement

Smith wants to be an ally, using his skills and influence to support the work of others. He does not want to become the face of any movement, because that usually doesn't work very well in the long term. "You don't get a Civil Rights movement led by white folks. You don't get a women's movement led by men. You don't get an LGBT movement run by straight folks," Smith says. "The people who are hurting the most are best equipped to heal their own pain."
Source: WVLiving.com on 2020 West Virginia Gubernatorial race , Oct 9, 2018

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John Raese
Patrick Morrisey
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NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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