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


NV 2009 Archives


Nevada Governor’s Race In the News 2009 Headlines:

Moderate image could hurt Sandoval (Las Vegas Sun, 9/17/09)
Legislators: state budget can’t be cut any further (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/17/09)
Sandoval past tax votes roil the GOP right (Muth’s Truths, 9/16/09)
Sizing up the 2010 gov contest (KTVN, 9/16/09)
Sandoval to challenge Gibbons (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/15/09)
Buckley’s decision best for her; perhaps not for Nevada (Las Vegas Sun, 9/13/09)
Buckley’s decision reshapes gov contest (Los Angeles Times, 9/11/09)
Buckley decides against 2010 run (Las Vegas Sun, 9/11/09)
Reid: geneology not a factor in gov race (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/10/09)
The Nevada plan: reintroduce Harry Reid (Politico, 9/9/09)
Each Reid sees the other as an obstacle (Las Vegas Sun, 9/8/09)
Nevada races will take shape after Labor Day (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/6/09)
Sandoval’s political soft spot (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/6/09)
Laying odds on NV 2010 races (Las Vegas Sun, 9/6/09)
Vegas’ economic pain hurting politicians (LA Times, 9/5/09)
State GOP candidates not playing team ball (Las Vegas Sun, 9/4/09)
Is Harry Reid losing it? (Reno Gazette Journal, 9/4/09)
Gibbons favorability at 17% (DailyKos, 9/2/09)
Goodman attacks Time Mag over Vegas article (Las Vegas Sun, 9/1/09)
Meet Brian Sandoval, candidate for gov? (Las Vegas Sun, 8/30/09)
Another fiscal crisis, another state tax study (Las Vegas Sun, 8/30/09)
Gibbons stoops to new low in stimulus fight (Las Vegas Sun, 8/28/09)
Nevada’s taxable sales dropped 20% in June (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/28/09)
NV legislature looks to revise state’s tax structure (Las Vegas Sun, 8/27/09)
Have Democrats actually revived Gibbons? (Las Vegas Sun, 8/26/09)
Summer polls show both Reids could have trouble in 2010 (CQ Politics, 8/23/09)
Are two Reids too many? (Las Vegas Sun, 8/23/09)
Gibbons not budging in battle over stimulus funds (Las Vegas Sun, 8/23/09)
Stimulus standoff could cost NV $60 million in grants (Reno Gazette Journal, 8/21/09)
Nevada pols ponder a Sandoval guv run (Los Angeles Times, 8/21/09)
Reid trailing in primary poll (Politico, 8/21/09)
Gibbons gauranteed loser, voters want Sandoval – Goodman matchup (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/21/09)
Gibbons year end fundraising goal – $3M (Las Vegas Sun, 8/20/09)
Sandoval resignation stirs 2010 gov talk (CQ Politics, 8/17/09)
Governor, legislature near showdown over stimulus funds (Las Vegas Sun, 8/16/09)
Political intrigue brewing in governor’s race (Las Vegas Sun, 8/16/09)
Retiring Judge Sandoval to run for governor? (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/15/09)
Can Down and out Vegas make a comeback? (Time Magazine, 8/14/09)
Gibbons defies legislators and appoints stimulus czar (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/14/09)
Trouble looming for Silver State GOP (Nevada Appeal, 8/14/09)
Gibbons can’t govern, doesn’t want anyone else to either (Blue Sage Views, 8/10/09)
Manuevering for the 2010 elections (Las Vegas Sun, 8/8/09)
Legislature reins in Gibbons, who denounces partisan manuevers (Las Vegas Sun, 8/5/09)
JULY 2009
The overreaction that hasn’t gone away (Las Vegas Sun, 7/31/09)
Brief filed to protect Gibbons’ personal emails (Las Vegas Sun, 7/31/09)
Governor to Senator re: Yucca, “Put up or shut up” (AP, 7/31/09)
Might Cashell run? (Reno News & Review, 7/30/09)
Gibbons blames Nevada economy on Washington (Fox5News, 7/30/09)
Gibbons says he’s running for reelection (Reno Gazette Journal, 7/29/09)
Former GOP gov not sure if Gibbons will run again (Reno Gazette Journal, 7/27/09)
Gibbons’ shortsightedness hurts NV with business community (Las Vegas Sun, 7/26/09)
Gibbons outraged over Obama’s “blacklisting” of Vegas (Las Vegas Sun, 7/24/09)
Local, state officials blame one another for service cuts (Las Vegas Sun, 7/24/09)
State GOP prepares for ideological battle over taxes (Las Vegas Sun, 7/19/09)
With scant crew, Gibbons reelection effort begins (Las Vegas Sun, 7/19/09)
Is there a doctor in the house to help the state GOP? (Nevada Appeal, 7/16/09)
GOP leg leader Raggio thinking ahead to 2011 redistricting in tax compromise (Las Vegas Sun, 7/16/09)
How low can the GOP go? (Las Vegas Sun, 7/10/09)
Who would replace Ensign? (The Walker Report, 7/9/09)
Nevada politics: dramatic storylines everywhere (Politics Daily, 7/9/09)
Gibbons behavior more bizarre than Sanford’s (Las Vegas Sun, 7/5/09)
Could Reno or Vegas Mayors become Governor? (Las Vegas Sun, 7/4/09)
GOP view of NV GOP primaries (,7/2/09)
Reid looking serious about 2010 governor run (CQ Politics, 7/2/09)
JUNE 2009
Clark County loses in budget deal – whose to blame? (Las Vegas Sun, 6/28/09)
Governor must hand over phone records (San Jose Mercury News, 6/26/09)
GOP woes: what’s the matter with Nevada? (Politico, 6/20/09)
Speaker Buckley’s leadership still on trial (Reno Gazette Journal, 6/20/09)