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

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AdMonitor (OH): Strickland Strikes First

By · May, 04 2010

As noted earlier, it’s primary day in Ohio. What better day for the incumbent Democratic governor to come out swinging hard at his general election challenger?

For months now, we’ve known the two Guber nominees.

For Team Blue, incumbent Ted Strickland is one of  a  trio of midwestern Democrats (along with Chet Culver in Iowa and Pat Quinn in Illinois) who are attempting to hang on during this anti-incumbent election cycle.

Team Red has opted to turn to an old stalwart from the GOP’s past, former Rep. John Kasich. The former FOX News talking head is hoping for a triumphant return to the political arena after spending time at FOX News and buffing up his populist credentials at Lehman Brothers.

Looks like Kasich’s resume may create a soft spot or two during this populist anti-Wall Street, anti-bailout, “where are the jobs?” political climate.

Strickland hits ‘em all in his first general election ad, asking, “Does Ohio really need a congressman from Wall Street for governor?”

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