Governor News & Analysis

Is the Time Ripe for Third-Party and Independent Bids?

March 30, 2010 · 9:00 AM EDT

Both the Republican and Democratic brands are damaged. Voters think the country is headed off on the wrong track and still clamor for change. Every primary and general election hopeful who can (and some who reasonably can’t) is running against Washington, D.C., and against professional politicians.

So is…

March 12, 2010 Governors Overview

March 12, 2010 · 1:00 PM EST

While the national media focuses on the fight for control of Congress, there is plenty of action in this year’s gubernatorial contests. Four out of every five Americans will vote for governor this fall in 37 of the 50 states. While Democrats and Republicans want to win as many…

Illinois Primary: First in the Nation

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 15, 2010 · 1:00 PM EST

Off-year gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia and the Senate special election in Massachusetts have kept things exciting, but the 2010 elections officially begin early next month in the Land of Lincoln. With competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate and multiple House races, it’s a great place…

Stu on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

January 4, 2010 · 9:12 AM EST

Stu was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal yesterday with Charlie Cook talking about the upcoming 2010 elections. You can watch the video below or click here. They aren't as grumpy as they look in those photos.

2010 Gubernatorial Overview (November 30, 2009)

November 30, 2009 · 1:00 PM EST

With 37 governorships up next year, unemployment squeezing state budgets, the electorate in an angry mood and both Virginia and New Jersey flipping to the GOP earlier this year, it isn’t surprising that more than a third of the states up next year could switch parties. Right now, neither…

January 23, 2009 Gubernatorial Outlook

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 23, 2009 · 1:00 PM EST

Last year was considered a “light” year for governors, with only eleven states electing a chief executive. But over the next two years, 38 states will vote for governor, including at least 17 open seats, and nine of the ten most populous states in the country.

Democrats gained…

2008 Gubernatorial Overview (October 31, 2008)

October 31, 2008 · 11:34 AM EDT

For much of 2008, only four of the eleven races were considered competitive: Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, and Washington. Now the competitive playing field has narrowed to just two, and our range continues to be a Democratic gain of one governorship to a Republican gain of a governorship.

Wild Polling in the Wild, Wild West

by Nathan L. Gonzales September 29, 2008 · 12:10 AM EDT

We’ve entered the season of dueling polls, and Montana’s gubernatorial race is no exception.

Earlier this week, the Montana Democratic Party released a poll showing Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) with a huge 39-point lead over his challenger, state Sen. Roy Brown (R). The poll, conducted Sept.…

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

by 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…