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


NC 2010 Archives


North Carolina Gubernatorial Headlines 2010 Archives


PPP: NC Politician year end report card (Public Policy Polling, 12/30/10)
Severe cuts, new taxes could be on the table (Winston-Salem Journal, 12/29/10)
Both parties brace for struggle over big education cuts as $3.7 billion deficit looms (NC Independent, 12/29/10)
Inside Politics: Perdue borrows ideas from GOP (Fayetteville Observer, 12/27/10)
A better way: Cut state pay (News & Observer, 12/26/10)
chools, health care will help close NC budget gap (, 12/26/10)
Opinion: Legislators should take up Perdue’s challenge (Jacksonville Daily News, 12/23/10)
Perdue believes she has plan for narrowing budget gap (, 12/23/10)
Perdue calls campaign violations ‘inexcusabe,’ but won’t identify offenders (Lincoln Tribune, 12/23/10)
Perdue on the issues (Winston-Salem Journal, 12/23/10) Perdue orders deeper budget cuts (News & Observer, 12/22/10)
Perdue’s numbers are improving, thanks to reorganization plan (This Old State, 12/21/10)
McCrory considers running for governor one more time (WWAY, 12/21/10)
Civitas poll shows McCrory extending lead over Perdue (WWAY, 12/21/10)
Some improvements for Perdue (Public Policy Polling, 12/21/10)
Perdue looking at booze and video poker as possible revenue sources (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/17/10)
Perdue: Let’s depoliticize redistricting (Charlotte Observer, 12/16/10)
Perdue pushes for redistricting commission, shorter legislative sessions (Wilmington Star News, 12/15/10)
Perdue: Nobody asked me about a 2001 redistricting commission (This Old State, 12/15/10)
Governor’s blueprint to change government looks promising (Asheville Citizen-Times, 12/15/10)
Perdue: Special session unlikely — too costly (Charlotte News & Observer, 12/14/10)
Editorial: So, far, so friendly (News & Observer, 12/14/10)
Lawmakers prepare for new session (News & Observer, 12/13/10)
Opinion: What’s going on in Raleigh? (Charlotte Observer, 12/12/10)
Perdue wants to combine agencies, freeze hiring (Bloomberg, 12/10/10)
Opinion: Perdue on right track in restructuring plan (Charlotte Observer, 12/10/10)
Perdue proposes sweeping changes in state government (Southern Pines Pilot, 12/10/10)
Perdue’s cost-cutting plan raises concerns (WRAL, 12/10/10)
Opinion: Perdue must resist temptation to shift to the right (Southern Pines Pilot, 12/10/10)
Laying off state workers not easy budget fix (WRAL, 12/8/10)
Who Perdue needs to win over (Public Policy Polling, 12/8/10)
Perdue to outline her budget plan (News & Observer, 12/8/10)
Editorial: Cuts will barely pare total NC spending (News & Observer, 12/8/10)
Opinion: Why Bev Perdue will lose in 2012 (The Daily Caller, 12/7/10)
Perdue says UNC system needs to raise more private donations (Daily Tar Heel, 12/5/10)
Should NC’s ABC stores go private? (Greensboro News-Record, 12/5/10)
Perdue trails McCrory in first poll of 2012 race (Charlotte Observer, 12/4/10)
NC Republicans want McCrory (Public Policy Polling, 12/1/10)
Editorial: Republicans really should open up government (Winston-Salem Journal, 12/1/10)
GOP gets jump-start on power in Raleigh (Charlotte Observer, 12/1/10)


Easley enters plea to felony campaign finance charge (Charlotte Observer, 11/23/10)
Poll shows public support for sales tax increase; against state worker cuts (North Carolina Independent, 11/19/10)
Analyst: GOP will aim at Kissell, Shuler as it redraws districts (NC Independent, 11/18/10)
GOP leader: There’s no time for independent redistricting commission (North Carolina Independent, 11/15/10)
GOP leader predicts first Republican budget will be deeply unpopular (North Carolina Independent, 11/12/10)northcarolina-stamp