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


NH 2009 Archives

Gubernatorial Headlines

Gubernatorial Headlines

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Headlines 2009 Archives


NH’s rainy day fund flush with cash (Nashua Telegraph, 10/2/09)
Sununu: GOP will benefit from voter anger (Foster’s Daily Democrat, 9/30/09)
State negotiators: public employees should choose furloughs over  layoffs (Concord Monitor, 9/30/09)
Poll puts GOP in spotlight (Nashua Telegraph, 9/20/09)
Lynch threatens layoffs in state employees union doesn’t agree to furloughs (Foster’s Daily Democrat, 9/18/09)
State, union on verge of deal (Manchester Union Leader, 9/18/09)
NH conservatives alarmed Dems may impose state income tax (Manchester Union Leader, 9/4/09)
GOPers call for special session to address lagging revenues (Nashua Telegraph, 9/3/09)
Lynch asks court for quick decsion on $110M needed to balance budget (Nashua Telegraph, 8/6/09)
Guv, unions agree to new deal (Concord Monitor, 7/24/09)
Democrats trying to link Ayotte to Palin (Manchester Union Leader, 7/9/09)
Lynch: Ayotte promised she would stay for full AG term (Manchester Union Leader, 7/4/09)
Lynch’s approval numbers slide (CQ Politics, 7/3/09)
Budget crisis spurs talk of 4 day work week (New Hampshire Business Report, 7/3/09)
Could there be a $119 million budget hole on 1st day of fiscal year? (Citizen of Laconia, 7/2/09)
Approved budget draws criticism (The Citizen of Laconia, 6/25/09)
Lawmakers send medical marijuana bill to Lynch (Nashua Telegraph, 6/25/09)
State looking at gambling and taxes to find $150M to balance budget (Nashua Telegraph, 6/12/09)

Gubernatorial Headlines