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


VT 2009 Archives


Vermont Gubernatorial Archived Headlines

MAY 2010
Vermont primary season should be a doozy (Burlington Free Press, 5/30/10)
Healthcare bill becomes law, without Douglas’ signature (Barre Montpelier Times Argus, 5/28/10)
Markowitz: An economic choice (VT, 5/26/10)
Shumlin kicks of guber campaign (Burlington Free Press, 5/25/10)
Racine may offer a different primary choice (Burlington Free Press, 5/25/10)
Editorial: Progressive alters guber contest (Burlington Free Press, 5/23/10)
Dems gather, don’t have much to debate (Rutland Herald, 5/19/10)
Martha Abbott to run as Progressive Party candidate (Burlington Free Press, 5/18/10)
Lawmakers agree on budget; session ends (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/13/10)
Senate handily passes health care bill, governor critical (Barre Montpellier Times Argus, 5/13/10)
Dunne proposes uniform financial disclosure (Burlington Free Press, 5/11/10)
Dunne speaks out against Challenges (VT, 5/5/10)
“Challenges” hang over VT legislature (Burlington Free Press, 5/5/10)
Racine runs again (WCAX, 5/4/10)
Who will be running on Challenges and who won’t? (Barre Montpellier Times Argus, 5/2/10)
APRIL 2010
Guber rivals differ on using budget reserve funds (Burlington Free Press, 4/28/10)
Show will go on – without Dubie (Burlington Free Press, 4/27/10)
Dunne wants VT to be broadband innovator (Huffington Post, 4/24/10)
VT House passes it’s own health care reform (Burlington Free Press, 4/24/10)
Dem hopefuls offer vision for future (Bennington Banner, 4/22/10)
Dunne gets environmental endorsement (VT, 4/20/10)
Shumlin income far higher than any guber rivals (Burlington Free Press, 4/20/10)
Bartlett up for challenge as governor (Brattleboro Reformer, 4/19/10)
At college, Dems discuss issues (Addison Independent, 4/15/10)
Vermont Yankee supporters want revote (Burlington Free Press, 4/9/10)
Primary dates moved from Sept to August (Brattleboro Reformer, 4/8/10)
Election season growing longer in VT (VT, 4/6/10)
Democrats debate labor, state employee issues (Barre Montpelier Times Argus, 4/2/10)
MARCH 2010
21st Century Dems endorse Dunne (Burlington Free Press, 3/31/10)
Leahy, Dubie lead in polls (Bennington Banner, 3/24/10)
National groups target VT gubernatorial campaign (Vermont Public Radio, 3/24/10)
Shumlin out-Foxed on Vermont Yankee? (Burlington Free Press, 3/22/10)
Profile: Bartlett the underdog again (VT, 3/21/10)
Bernhardt won’t run as indie for gov (Burlington Free Press, 3/20/10)
Vermont Senate approves earlier primary date (Bennington Banner, 3/19/10)
Barlett tries to claim the middle ground (Burlington Free Press, 3/18/10)
Vermont leaders offer views on jobs, deficit, education (Barre Montpelier Times Argus, 3/11/10)
Birthday bash raises over $115K for Dubie (Burlington Free Press, 3/10/10)
Markowitz on campaign kickoff tour (Burlington Free Press, 3/9/10)
Markowitz tells supporters she’ll tackle partisanship (Barre Montpellier Times Argus, 3/9/10)
Dubie: What I learned on my jobs tour (Burlington Free Press, 3/5/10)
Politics or principle? Bartlett’s position sets her apart (Barre Montpelier Times Argus, 2/26/10)
VT Senate votes to close VT Yankee in 2012 (Burlington Free Press, 2/24/10)
VT Yankee vote becomes issue in Guber race (Vermont Public Radio, 2/22/10)
Shumlin defends VT Yankee vote (Vermont Public Radio, 2/19/10)
Senate to vote on Vermont Yankee future next week (Burlington Free Press, 2/17/10)
Dubie decides to run (Barre Montpellier Times Argus, 10/2/09)
Opinion: No cakewalk for Democrats (Addison County Independent, 10/1/09)
Shumlin nearing gov decision (Brattleboro Reformer, 10/1/09)
Brian Dubie, the Candidate (Vermont Tiger, 10/1/09)
Shumlin mulls guber bid (Bennington Banner, 9/30/09)
Two Dems ramp up 2010 campaigns (Burlington Free Press, 9/25/09)
Salmon: cut jobless benefits (Barre Montpellier Times Argus, 9/24/09)
Gov, unions fight over job cuts (Barre Montpellier Times Argus, 9/23/09)
Markowitz hires campaign manager (Burlington Free Press, 9/21/09)
Sizing up the 2010 contest (Williston Observer, 9/17/09)
Dubie mulls 2010 gov run (Vermont Public Radio, 9/10/09)
Douglas: Salmon switch should be “wake up call” to Dems (WCAX, 9/10/09)
VT Auditor Salmon switches from Dems to GOP, will run in 2010 (Barre Montpelier Times Argus, 9/9/09)
Democratic gubernatorial win not a sure thing (Bennington Banner, 9/7/09)
Salmon considers switching to GOP for guv run (Burlington Free Press, 9/5/09)
Editorial: a political cyclone (The Herald of Rutland, 9/3/09)
VT business community is MIA in state politics (Vermont Tiger, 9/2/09)
Petition urges Dubie to run (Vermont Public Radio, 9/2/09)
Another Snelling as a GOP gov? (WCAX, 9/2/09)
Could overconfident liberals go too far? (Addison County Independent, 8/31/09)
Candidates jockey for 2010 positions (Addison County Independent, 8/28/09)
Who will run for the GOP? (Rutland Herald, 8/28/09)
Douglas out. Who’s in? (Vermont Tiger, 8/28/09)
Douglas was the last of the moderate Vermont GOP (WPTZ, 8/27/09)
Candidates react to Douglas announcement (WCAX, 8/27/09)
Douglas decision sends shockwaves (WCAX, 8/27/09)
Douglas won’t run in 2010 (CQ Politics, 8/27/09)
Contested Dem primary hasn’t been seen in VT for decades (, 8/20/09)
Finance Committee cuts $28M from budget (Burlington Free Press, 8/19/09)
Bartlett ready to start guv campaign (WPTZ, 8/14/09)
Progressives say Democrats have to support certain policies (Vermont Public Radio, 8/14/09)