The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


Battle of the Billionaires, Rd 1

By · Mar, 15 2010

The two Silicon Valley Republican gubernatorial candidates, Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman, square off in a Town Hall-style debate in Costa Mesa, CA this evening. The New Majority California – a nonprofit organization promoting fiscally conservative and socially inclusive views – is sponsoring the debate, which will run approximately an hour, starting at 5:30 PM PDT. The format will include questions submitted from the Internet (you can do that here).

More particulars:

The format will be a town hall setting, open stage with no podiums and handheld microphones. The audience will include New Majority members as well as representatives from Republican Party organizations, business groups, media representatives, and other guests. The debate will be open to the public and media via the Internet.

Questions will be submitted by the public via the web in advance for the moderator to review/combine and articulate, but will not be viewed by New Majority members or staff nor given to the candidates ahead of time. To submit a question, click here.

The Debate will be broken into 3 major categories:

(1) budget/taxes/government spending;
(2) Jobs and the Economy;
(3) Planning for California’s future.There is a strict time limit with a clock on stage – each candidate will be given 2 minutes to answer the question and 1-minute rebuttals. Each candidate will be given a 3-minute closing statement.

The SacBee will be live-streaming the event at

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