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


OR 2009 Archives


Oregon Gubernatorial Headlines 2009 Archives

Kitzhaber optimistic, but status quo has to end (Eugene Register-Guard, 9/26/09)
Peterson won’t run for guv (The Oregonian, 9/25/09)
Anti-tax activists fileĀ  to repeal tax hikes by initiative (KGW, 9/25/09)
Editorial: What Oregon needs in next governor (Forest Grove News Times, 9/23/09)
Gov’s race a campaign, not a coronation (The Oregonian, 9/19/09)
Kitzhaber offers health plan (Daily Astorian, 9/18/09)
Big Dem endorsements hint that DeFazio won’t run (Eugene Register-Guard, 9/19/09)
Clackamas County Commissioner mulling gov run (Portland Tribune, 9/17/09)
Oreg Business Poll: Kitzhaber “bad for biz” (Oregon Business, 9/17/09)
Poll: Oregonians split on state’s direction (KPTV Fox 12, 9/17/09)
Bradbury gets into Dem primary contest (The Oregonian, 9/17/09)
Kitzhaber leads in early gov poll (Portland Tribune, 9/17/09)
Kitzhaber supports budget-balancing tax hikes (KGW Newschannel 8, 9/15/09)
Kitzhaber lines up his endorsements (The Oregonian, 9/15/09)
Can Oregon GOP come back from the fringe? (Blue Oregon, 9/15/09)
DeFazio, Kitzhaber meet, discuss 2010 gov race (KGW NewsChannel 8, 9/12/09)
Prospects dim for GOP in gov race (KGW NewsChannel8, 9/12/09)
Kitzhaber brings in $70K in first week (Willamette Weekly, 9/11/09)
Republican Lim to run for gov again (Salem Statesman Journal, 9/10/09)
Kitzhaber on healthcare (Blue Oregon, 9/9/09)
Alley finishes his walk as the gov race takes shape (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 9/8/09)
Popular former governor hopes for an encore (New West Politics, 9/6/09)
Feels like yesterday all over again (Gresham Outlook, 9/5/09)
Atkinson says he will be 2010 GOP gov candidate (Salem Statesman Journal, 9/4/09)
Clem decides against running, endorses Kitzhaber (Blue Oregon, 9/3/09)
Reactions mixed to Kitzhaber’s run (Salem Statesman Journal, 9/3/09)
DeFazio: Decision on gov’s race to come soon (The Oregonian, 9/3/09)
Is now the time for a Gov. DeFazio? (The Oregonian, 9/3/09)
Kitzhaber alters the Oregon political landscape (Campaign Diaries, 9/3/09)
Kitzhaber will be running against his past, too (Salem Statesman Journal, 9/3/09)
Oregon voters approve of Kitzhaber (CQ Politics, 9/3/09)
A big hat lands back in the ring (The Oregonian, 9/2/09)
Former guv to run for his old post (CQ Politics, 9/2/09)
Survey USA: Kitzhaber best liked? (Blue Oregon, 9/2/09)
Kitzhaber makes it official, says he will be better gov (The Oregonian, 9/2/09)
Kitzhaber announces he’s in the 2010 race(Blue Oregon, 9/2/09)
Bradbury “90% certain” he will run in 2010 (KCBY tv, 8/30/09)
Who’s considering running for guv? (Salem Statesman Journal, 8/30/09)
Is Kitzhaber want a third term? (Salem Statesman Journal, 8/30/09)
Will Kitzhaber run? (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 8/15/09)
Why might Kitzhaber want to run again? (The Oregonian, 8/13/09)
Alley begins walk across Oregon (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 8/3/09)
Guv dash for cash scorecard (Blue Oregon, 8/3/09)
Clem on “listening tour” of Oregon (Blue Oregon, 8/1/09)
JULY 2009
Governor’s race still taking shape (OregonLive, 7/31/09)
Clem only running if others don’t (Ridenbaugh Press, 7/29/09)
All eyes are on DeFazio (CQ Politics, 7/26/09)
Alley running for governor (Roseburg News Review, 7/13/09)
Clem announces exploratory committee (Blue Oregon, 7/6/09)
Courtney rules out gov run (Salem Statesman Journal, 7/6/09)
Kitzhaber on health reform & why he probably won’t run for gov (Blue Oregon, 7/5/09)
JUNE 2009
Walden explains “No” vote on climate bill (KOHD News, 6/27/09)
Could former gov Barbara Roberts campaign against Kitzhaber? (6/26/09)
Another early poll in Oregon governor race (The Oregonian, 6/25/09)
DeFazio takes on fellow Dems at Portland appearance (6/19/09)
Kitzhaber mulling run for his old office(5/29/09)