Governor News & Analysis

Midterm Elections Could Set Another Turnout Record This Year

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 12, 2022 · 12:06 PM EDT

In a rare moment of unity, Republicans and Democrats are poised to come together to set yet another turnout record in the 2022 elections.

Remember that the country set a modern record for turnout in a midterm election in 2018 with 50.1 percent and a modern record for turnout in…

Gubernatorial Updates (October 7, 2022)

October 7, 2022 · 2:27 PM EDT

Oklahoma. Kevin Stitt (R), elected 2018 (54%). Stitt should win re-election in a state as bright red as Oklahoma. But he’s going to have to work harder for it than the state’s partisan lean suggests. Two recent polls show Stitt in a margin-of-error race with state Superintendent of Education Joy…

Nevada and New Hampshire Governor Updates (September 23, 2022)

September 23, 2022 · 2:27 PM EDT

New Hampshire. Chris Sununu (R), elected 2016 (49%), 2018 (53%), 2020 (33%). The general election matchup is official between Sununu and state Sen. Tom Sherman, a physician. Sununu’s not as popular statewide as he was in 2020 when he beat state Sen. Dan Feltes in a landslide. In Continue Reading

Primary Results: New Hampshire, Rhode Island Choose Nominees in Key Races

by Erin Covey September 14, 2022 · 11:08 AM EDT

Three of the smallest states in the country were home to several key primaries on Tuesday night, finally bringing the 2022 primary season to a close.

New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Delaware provided nominees in one competitive Senate race, three competitive House races, and a race for governor, allowing both…

Gubernatorial Updates (September 9, 2022)

September 9, 2022 · 2:27 PM EDT

MASSACHUSETTS. Open; Charlie Baker (R), not seeking re-election. Former state Rep. Geoff Diehl defeated businessman Chris Doughty, 56-44 percent, in the GOP primary. Diehl was the GOP nominee for Senate in 2018, losing 60-36 percent to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Diehl was endorsed for governor by former President Donald Trump…

Report Shorts (August 4, 2022)

August 4, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

At-Large District Special.
A July 20-25 poll from Alaska Survey Research indicates a competitive race to succeed the late Rep. Don Young. Pollster Ivan Moore found Democrat Mary Peltola in front with 41 percent, followed by Republicans Nick Begich III (30 percent) and Sarah Palin (29 percent). The…

Maryland Primary Results: Gov Race Shifts Further Toward Democrats

by Jacob Rubashkin July 22, 2022 · 2:59 PM EDT

Maryland Governor
In the Democratic primary for governor, author and former nonprofit CEO Wes Moore currently leads a crowded field with 35 percent of the vote. Former Secretary of Labor/former DNC chairman Tom Perez (28 percent) and state comptroller Peter Franchot (21 percent) are currently second and third. There’s…

Gubernatorial Race Updates (July 15, 2022)

by Jacob Rubashkin July 15, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

ALASKA. Mike Dunleavy (R), elected 2018 (51%). Alaska’s unique election system – the top four candidates in the August 16 all-party primary will compete on a ranked-choice ballot in November – make this race difficult to handicap. Dunleavy faces challengers from all sides. State Rep. Christopher Kurka and Kenai Peninsula…

House & Governor Report Shorts (July 1, 2022)

July 1, 2022 · 2:26 PM EDT

22nd District.
Now that all but the last couple hundred ballots have finally been counted, GOP Rep. David Valadao can breathe a brief sigh of relief. The incumbent will outpace fellow Republican and former Fresno City councilor Chris Mathys by just 1,226 votes, after Democrats started spending to…

Report Shorts (June 17, 2022)

June 17, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

Senate. Rep. Mo Brooks was left for politically dead after former President Donald Trump rescinded his endorsement. But he still managed to revive his campaign enough for a second-place finish, with 29 percent to Katie Boyd Britt’s 45 percent. Veteran Mike Durant’s once-high-flying effort finished third with 23…