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


ME 2009 Archives


Maine Gubernatorial Headlines 2009 Archives


Who is the GOP frontrunner? (Pine Tree Politics, 10/8/09)

Rowe courts female voters (The Maine View, 10/7/09)

Should conservatives give Mills a second look? (As Maine Goes, 10/1/09)


Portland forum revises format (August Insider, 9/28/09)

More GOP candidates jump into forum controversy (Maine Politics, 9/26/09)

Poliquin hits back at Jacobson (Maine Politics, 9/26/09)

For GOP primary, it’s “game on” (Pine Tree Politics, 9/26/09)

Marriage campaigns get heated (Seacoast Online, 9/26/09)

GOP in turmoil over Portland candidates forum (Augusta Insider, 9/23/09)

First 2010 Gov polling numbers (Pine Tree Politics, 9/18/09)

PTP Interview: Rosa Scarcelli (Pine Tree Politics, 9/16/09)

Mills supports marriage equality (, 9/4/09)

Gay marriage to go before the voters (Pine Tree Politics, 9/3/09)

PTP Interview: Peter Mills (Pine Tree Politics, 9/1/09)


Is Scarcelli Maine’s next governor? (, 8/28/09)

One bloggers early pick: Otten vs. Scarcelli (The Maine View, 8/19/09)

Maine Greens ready to rumble (Augusta Insider, 8/14/09)

Libby Mitchell files for gov race (Pine Tree Politics, 8/11/09)

Augusta Insider Interview: Bruce Poliquin (Augusta Insider, 8/11/09)

Augusta Insider Interview: Les Otten (Augusta Insider, 8/10/09)

Battle lines drawn on marriage fight (Augusta Insider, 8/5/09)

Mills: I am running for gov to fix govt & rebuild Maine’s economy (Maine, 8/4/09)

PTP Interview: Matt Jacobson (Pine Tree Politics, 8/4/09)

Rowe will work to defeat anti-marriage initiative (The Maine View, 8/2/09)

JULY 2009

Bolduc, Mitchell thinking about running (Lewiston Sun Journal, 7/31/09)

Downeast Pride Alliance backs Rowe (The Maine View, 7/28/09)

PTP Interview: Bruce Poliquin (Pine Tree Politics, 7/30/09)

Could a woman make history by winning guv race? (Kennebec Journal, 7/26/09)

Excitement lurks in dem Guber race (Augusta Insider, 7/25/09)

Mills officially running for guv (Pine Tree Politics, 7/23/09)

The GOP Guber Scrum (Augusta Insider, 7/23/09)

Scarcelli officially joins Dem guv field (Maine News Today, 7/20/09)

Dem Donna Dion joins race (The Maine View, 7/20/09)

Anti-gay marriage groups raising large sums of money (Bangor Daily News, 7/16/09)

Interview with candidate Matt Jacobson (Augusta Insider, 7/16/09)

First fundraising numbers released (Augusta Insider, 7/15/09)

Maine’s wide open governor’s race (Bangor Daily News, 7/11/09)

Why would anyone want to be governor of Maine? (Kennebec Journal, 7/9/09)

Nearly two dozen potential candidates in wide open governor’s race (The Times Record, 7/3/09)

Hill declares gubernatorial run (Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 7/1/09)

Former Red Sox owner Otten considering GOP run (Pine Tree Politics, 6/22/09)

State Senator Dawn Hill announces run (, 6/23/09)