Governor News & Analysis

Maryland, Nebraska, West Virginia Unveil Key Primary Results

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 15, 2024 · 12:30 PM EDT

Three small-ish states hosted more than a handful of consequential primaries. Results in Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia either clarified key general election contests or offered nominations to candidates who will likely be coming to Congress next year because they are running in solid states and districts.

Maryland. 
Senate.…

2024 Gubernatorial Overview: Small Cycle, Big Turnover

by Jacob Rubashkin April 26, 2024 · 2:30 PM EDT

Eleven states will choose a governor this November. But nearly all of the suspense will play out over the next five months, as primary voters pick nominees that will almost assuredly win their general elections.

Just three states are playing host to races that appear competitive for both parties, and…

Key Super Tuesday Results in Alabama, North Carolina and Texas Congressional Races

by Jacob Rubashkin March 6, 2024 · 1:18 AM EST

With the presidential primaries on cruise control, a couple dozen consequential congressional primaries on Super Tuesday either helped set the stage of competitive general elections or effectively elected a new member of Congress by choosing a winner in a solid district. 

Since California takes awhile to count votes, here are…

Report Shorts (Jan. 26, 2024)

January 26, 2024 · 2:26 PM EST

Louisiana’s 6th District. A redrawn congressional map is the result of a legal challenge under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and is poised to deliver an additional seat to Democrats. The Supreme Court’s ruling in a similar case in Alabama last year set off a domino effect throughout…

Report Shorts (Oct. 27, 2023)

October 27, 2023 · 2:25 PM EDT

Georgia Redistricting. A federal judge ruled that Georgia’s congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered the state to produce a new map for 2024. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has called a special session for redistricting that will convene after Thanksgiving. But unlike in Alabama, it’s unclear that redrawing…

Louisiana Governor: Jeff Landry Flips Seat for Republicans

by Erin Covey October 17, 2023 · 3:30 PM EDT

Republican attorney general Jeff Landry cruised to victory in Louisiana’s jungle primary on Saturday night, not only easily outpacing his 14 opponents but also securing the majority of the vote necessary to avoid a runoff. 

Landry will succeed Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South.…

Podcast Episode 6: House Majority Fight, Toss-Up Races, NASCAR Candidate

September 21, 2023 · 2:55 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Erin Covey discuss the fight for the House majority including the key Toss-up races, races with recent rating changes, and the Republican NASCAR driver running in Maine.

The Inside Elections podcast analyzes congressional, presidential and gubernatorial races in a nonpartisan, data-driven, and accessible way. With…

Report Shorts (Sept. 15, 2023)

September 15, 2023 · 2:26 PM EDT

Montana Senate. A new group calling itself Last Best Place PAC has begun a six-figure ad campaign against GOP Senate candidate Tim Sheehy, the former Navy SEAL and aerial firefighting CEO who is currently the only Republican in the race. Politico points out that, while the PAC’s donors won’t be…

Podcast Episode 5: Rhode Island & Utah Special Elections, Governor Ratings, Space Candidate

September 7, 2023 · 10:17 AM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Erin Covey and Jacob Rubashkin discuss the results of House special elections in Rhode Island and Utah, top races for governor in 2023 and 2024, and the congressional candidates with tickets to space.

The Inside Elections podcast analyzes congressional, presidential and gubernatorial races in a nonpartisan, data-driven, and…

Mississippi Governor: If Democrats Can Dream

by Jacob Rubashkin September 1, 2023 · 10:30 AM EDT

The battle lines have been formally set in the Mississippi gubernatorial contest, with incumbent Republican Tate Reeves and Democratic challenger Brandon Presley advancing to the general election after the August 8 primary.

Presley, the public service commissioner for the state’s northern district, ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, after the…