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


OH 2009 Archives


Kasich says taxes, bureaucracy drive business from Ohio (Youngstown Vindicator, 9/25/09)
Is GOP poised to make inroads in Mahoning Valley? (Youngstown Vindicator, 9/25/09)
Strickland, Brown urge manufacturing strategy for renewable energy (Youngstown Business Daily, 9/24/09)
GOP eyes Ohio in 2010 (Washington Times, 9/22/09)
Columbus Dispatch, 9/21/09)
Q-Poll: Strickland rejected, Kasich not embraced (yet) (Dayton Daily News, 9/20/09)
OH Supreme Court upholds taxes on grocers, saving Strickland’s budget (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 9/17/09)
Strickland’s job numbers up to 48% (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 9/16/09)
Voters backing casinos initiative by 21 points (Columbus Dispatch, 9/16/09)
Strickland absent from Obama rally in Ohio (RealClearPolitics, 9/15/09)
GOP set to endorse 4 statewide candidates (Columbus Dispatch, 9/11/09)
State group aiming to repeal estate tax through ballot initiative (Columbus Dispatch, 9/9/09)
Voinovich blasts Strickland for changing mind on gambling (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 9/4/09)
Kasich to attend Tea Party (Dayton Daily News, 9/4/09)
Ohio’s top Dems gather in Youngstown (WYTV, 8/21/09)
Campaign coffers growing despite economic doldrums (HudsonHubTimes, 8/12/09)
Strickland looks for the right running mate (WCPN radio, 8/7/09)
Strickland LtĀ Guv choice imminent? (Ohio Daily, 8/6/09)
OH fundraising totals raise 2010 campaign questions (AP, 8/4/09)
JULY 2009
OH GOP: Strickland an “absentee” governor (Columbus Dispatch, 7/31/09)
Which OH politicians have raised the most this year? (Middletown Journal, 7/31/09)
Strickland raises $2.5M, $4M in warchest (Dayton Daily News, 7/31/09)
Kasich: high taxes torpedo Ohio’s economy (Toledo Blade, 7/31/09)
Kasich open to expanded gambling in state (Columbus Dispatch, 7/31/09)
Kasich describes Strickland’s term as a third Taft term (Youngstown Business Daily, 7/27/09)
Strickland defends budget at Cleveland City Club (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/24/09)
Strickland joins Obama at Shaker Heights health care town hall (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/23/09)
DeWine opts to run for AG (The Hill, 7/22/09)
Kasich silent on Ohio’s budget crisis (Politico, 7/21/09)
Strickland: education funding plan still incomplete (Newark Advocate, 7/17/09)
Strickland signs $50B budget, three weeks late (Columbus Dispatch, 7/16/09)
Gambling proposed to help solve budget gap (Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/10/09)
Pension fund won’t be touched after pressure from unions (Columbus Dispatch, 7/9/09)
Strickland’s approval ratings take a big hit (Akron Beacon Journal, 7/3/09)
Strickland wants leg in session until budget done; defends slots proposal (Columbus Dispatch, 7/2/09)
JUNE 2009
Kasich seeks to phase out income tax (Cleveland Jewish News, 6/30/09)
Ohio is GOP proving ground for future (CNN, 6/26/09)
Budget plans far apart as deadline looms (Columbus Dispatch, 6/25/09)
Kasich closes gap in Ohio governor’s race (Politico, 6/23/09)
Both parties wary of budget crisis’ political risks (6/15/09)
FBI pressing charges in Cuyahoga County public corruption investigation (6/12/09)