Governor News & Analysis

Louisiana Governor: Jindal Poised to Crack 50%

October 19, 2007 · 12:00 PM EDT

It ain’t over til it’s over, but Republican Bobby Jindal now appears likely to get at least 50% of the votes cast in Saturday’s Louisiana gubernatorial election. If he does, he will avoid a runoff and be elected governor, taking the office from the Democrats.

Jindal faces a handful of…

Young Operatives Guide Governors Associations

Stuart Rothenberg September 12, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

The fate of governors nationwide currently is in the hands of two very young operatives.

Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Nathan Daschle, 33, and Republican Governors Association Executive Director Nick Ayers, 25, lead multimillion-dollar campaign committees that could impact Congressional redistricting and even produce a future president of…

Governors Associations Retooling for the Long Haul

Stuart Rothenberg September 11, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

Two Washington, D.C.-based campaign committees are changing their strategies — moves that could benefit Members on Capitol Hill and undoubtedly will affect redistricting after the 2010 Census.

The Democratic Governors Association and Republican Governors Association don’t get a lot of attention in this city because their targets are…

EMILY’s List Releases New Endorsements

Stuart Rothenberg September 5, 2007 · 4:52 PM EDT

EMILY’s List, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest grassroots political network” and says that it “is dedicated to building a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office,” has mailed its second round of endorsements this cycle.

The mailing, which is headed…

EMILY’s List Releases New Endorsements

September 5, 2007 · 4:52 PM EDT
EMILY’s List, which describes itself as "the nation's largest grassroots political network" and says that it "is dedicated to building a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office," has mailed its second round of endorsements this cycle.

The mailing, which is headed to…

Perry, not Blunt, to Chair RGA in 2008

August 29, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

In a development not yet made public, knowledgeable Republicans say that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is likely to take over the Republican Governors Association in 2008. The move is significant because RGA Vice Chairman Matt Blunt (R) has been in line to become chairman next year. Governor Blunt is…

New Print Edition: 2007-08 Gubernatorial Outlook

August 24, 2007 · 2:58 PM EDT
The August 24, 2007 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well…

New Print Edition: 2007-08 Gubernatorial Outlook

August 24, 2007 · 2:58 PM EDT

The August 24, 2007 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well…

For Some Democrats, the Political Picture Doesn’t Look So Rosy

Stuart Rothenberg June 18, 2007 · 12:05 AM EDT

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — While Democratic politicians and activists around the country are upbeat about the party’s near-term political prospects, including the 2008 presidential and Congressional elections, Democrats in Michigan are increasingly concerned about their standing in the state. Some are merely worried about the future. Others are openly…

New Print Edition: 2007-08 Gubernatorial Outlook

May 4, 2007 · 12:10 AM EDT
The latest print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly…