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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Jun
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RI: Caprio Gets Dems’ Endorsement

By · Jun, 29 2010

General Treasurer Frank Caprio pulled off a minor upset at last night’s RI Democratic State Committee meeting  by beating AG Patrick Lynch who, along with his brother Bill have dominated Ocean State Democratic politics for a decade. Bill also failed to secure the delegates’ endorsement in his race for the 1st District Congressional seat.

Relishing the moment, a Caprio spokesman said: “Frank Caprio came into this race running against a man whose family has led the state party for over a decade … Tonight is a huge victory, and an important sign that the Democratic Party is listening to Rhode Islanders, and is supporting a candidate who’s focused on leading this state in a new direction.”

Caprio is viewed as the less progressive candidate in the race and appears to be the stronger general election candidate according to the few public polls of potential November matchups.

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