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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Louisiana

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Incumbent: Bobby Jindal (R) Running for Re-Election

Primary Election:
General Election:

STATUS: Incumbent Running
RATING: Safe Republican Retention

RECENT ELECTION RESULTS:
2007 Result: Jindal defeated Boasso, 54-17% (no run-off necessary)
2003 Result:
Blanco defeated Jindal in run-off, 52-48%

Democrats:

Republicans:
Bobby Jindal (i)

Local Media/Blogs:

State Resources:
Louisiana Secretary of State

Pollwatch:
Public Policy Polling: Mitch Landrieu leads top GOP contenders for 2015 governor race (8/20/13)
Public Policy Polling: Jindal’s job approval numbers lower at 37-57% (2/13/13)
Market Research Insight: Jindal supported for re-election by 49% of respondents (1/20/11)

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