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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Chris Cillizza reports that the DNC is doing its damnedest to try and minimize the financial advantage the Republicans have amassed in outside money unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizen United case by transferring $1.8 million this month to each of the party’s congressional committees. Six states with competitive guber races also benefited from the DNC’s largess this month:

Ohio received a $500,000 transfer — the governor’s race is a major priority for both parties — while Wisconsin ($300,000), Minnesota ($250,000), New Hampshire ($250,000), Oregon ($233,000) and Maine ($200,000) also took in large DNC donations.

Interestingly, the DNC also dropped $100,000 in South Carolina, where party strategists believe they have a chance of upsetting state Rep.Nikki Haley (R) in the governor’s race. That sum was deemed insufficient by some Democrats in the Palmetto State.

In 2010, the DNC has transferred more than $1 million to Ohio ($1.3 million) and Florida ($1.26 million). Georgia is the third–largest recipient of DNC largess, taking in $750,000 so far this year — money aimed at strengthening the comeback bid of former Gov. Roy Barnes (D)

Categories : DNC, Show Me the Money
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