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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MA 2009 Archives

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FEBRUARY 2010
Mihos courts Tea Party support (MetroWest Daily News, 2/27/10)
State police consider protesting state Dems (Boston Herald, 2/27/10)
Baker: state needs to be more affordable (Daily News of Newburyport, 2/22/10)
Baker: state needs to be a better business partner (Gloucester Daily Times, 2/21/10)
Tea Party comes to South Boston (Boston Herald, 2/14/10)
Patrick pitches small business initiatives (Springfield Republican, 2/12/10)
SEPTEMBER 2009
Mihos & Baker meet with Cape Cod GOPers (Cape Cod Times, 9/17/09)
Cahill: allow slots at tracks (Boston Herald, 9/17/09)
Baker should think about turning up the heat (Boston Business Journal, 9/11/09)
A RedState Mass rundown (RedState.com, 9/12/09)
Cahill launches independent run (Boston Globe, 9/9/09)
AUGUST 2009
Who might replace Kennedy? (Christian Sceince Monitor, 8/20/09)
No Baker bounce in GOP fundraising (Boston Herald, 8/16/09)
More bad poll numbers for Patrick (Boston Globe, 8/14/09)

JULY 2009
Mihos wants legalized sports betting (Boston Herald, 7/31/09)
Mihos promises full cop education funding (Arlington Advocate, 7/31/09)
Cahill: health reform penalties probably too low (Belmont Citizen Herald, 7/31/09)
GOP lining up behind Baker (Burlington Union, 7/30/09)
Baker: Read my lips. No New Taxes (Boston Herald, 7/30/09)
Baker welcomes primary fight with Mihos (Boston Herald, 7/30/09)
For starters, Baker jabs at Patrick (Boston Globe, 7/30/09)
it’s not a pretty picture for the governor (Boston Globe, 7/30/09)
Baker launches web video targeting economic woes (Worcester News Telegram, 7/29/09)
NECN Video: Baker argues MA needs to tighten it’s belt (NECN, 7/29/09)
NECN Video: Mihos supports abolishing most taxes, but spend more (NECN, 7/29/09)
Baker blames Dems for creating a Mass “calamity” (Boston Globe, 7/28/09)
Patrick popularity hits new low (CQ Politics, 7/27/09)
Dick Morris helps Mihos fill fundraiser (Cape Cod Times, 7/24/09)
Police unions demand apology from Obama, Patrick (Boston Herald, 7/24/09)
The silly season is starting early (Whitman Hanson Express, 7/23/09)
Patrick: Gates arrest “troubling” (Worcester Telegram-Gazette, 7/23/09)
Patrick touts record, excited about campaign (Newburyport Daily News, 7/22/09)
Will state GOP try to muscle aside Mihos? (Boston Herald, 7/21/09)
At NGA, Patrick sounds a cautionary alarm on health care overhaul (Wall Street Journal, 7/21/09)
Gates arrest upset Gov. Patrick (Boston Herald, 7/21/09)
Patrick switches; now advocating charter schools (Boston Globe, 7/16/09)
Flock of challengers see Patrick vulnerable (Pittsfield Advocate Weekly, 7/15/09)
Baker says hard times make it his time to run (Salem News, 7/15/09)
Gov’s zoo funding veto turns Beacon Hill into a zoo (Massachusetts Liberal, 7/14/09)
Mihos: Time was right to rejoin GOP (Boston Herald, 7/13/09)
One party rule means return to Taxachusetts (American Spectator, 7/13/09)
Four horses in the starting gate (Milford Daily News, 7/12/09)
Voters don’t know much about Charlie Baker (Boston Globe, 7/11/09)
Baker’s rise brings fresh air to stale politics (Newburyport News, 7/11/09)
The issues and candidates (Swampscott Reporter, 7/10/09)
The real race begins (Boston Globe, 7/10/09)
Patrick campaign chief defends sales tax hike (Boston Herald, 7/9/09)
Harvard Pilgrim CEO Baker announces run for gov (Boston Globe, 7/8/09)
Race is getting interesting (Mass Perspectives, 7/8/09)
Dropping revenues delay Leg plans to override Patrick vetoes (MassLive.com, 7/8/09)
Who wants to be governor? (The Phoenix, 7/8/09)
Another Massachusetts three-way race (Hub Politics.com, 7/7/09)
State Treasurer Cahill to become an independent (WLVI-Channel 7, 7/6/09)
Patrick signs ethics reform legislation (Boston Herald, 7/1/09)
Patrick’s poll numbers a boon to challengers (Boston Herald, 7/1/09)
Cahill slams Patrick over budget “trickery” (Boston Herald, 7/1/09)
June 2009
Could Democratic scandals become a problem for Patrick? (MySouthEnd.com, 6/17/09)
David Plouffe signs on to Patrick’s ReElection Campaign
Will Dem Challenge Patrick?
Patrick submits second budget, closign $5.1B gap by cutting services (MassLive.com, 6/4/09)

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