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


Guber Quick Hits, Sun 7/18/10

By · Jul, 18 2010

California: More than 1,000 nurses gathered outside GOP nominee MegaBucks Whitman’s house to protest “Queen Meg’s” campaign to buy the California Governor’s Mansion.

Georgia: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed endorsed Democratic guber wannabe Roy Barnes going into the primary campaign’s final weekend.

Kansas: The Kansas National Education Association has endorsed Democratic wannabe Tom Holland’s gubernatorial bid.

Michigan: The Teamsters backed Pete Hoekstra in the GOP primary.

Nebraska: Cornhusker Dems have found their gubernatorial sacrificial lamb.

Ohio: Too unpopular to be of benefit on the campaign trail at home, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger left the state to attend a fundraiser for John Kasich.

Oregon: Democratic guber nominee John Kitzhaber picked up the endorsement of the Oregon Education Association this week.

Oregon II: GOP nominee Chris Dudley was already catching heat forĀ ducking the traditional gubernatorial election’s opening debate at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual meeting. The temperature might be turned up even more now that it’s clear he wasn’t on a family vacation as he had claimed, but was in Aspen hobnobbing with Uncle Haley Barbour at an RGA retreat.

Rhode Island: The Moderate Party of Rhode Island’s Ken Block reports he’s been certified to appear on the ballot in November as the party’s first gubernatorial candidate.

Vermont: Underdog Matt Dunne’s campaign for Democratic guber nod is trying to tap into the youth vote with this video with young Vermonters talk about wanting to come home.

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