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Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, June 19, 2015

North Dakota: Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple spent a decade as Lieutenant Governor before ascending to the Governor’s office in December of 2010 when then-Gov. John Hoeven resigned after being elected to the Senate. Dalrymple won a full term in his own right in 2012 with 63 percent of the vote. The only Democrat in the state who poses a real threat to the incumbent in 2016 is Democratic Sen....

Kentucky Governor |By Jennifer Duffy, May 22, 2015

Democrats – and specifically state Attorney General Jack Conway – were the biggest winners on primary night. Conway faced just token opposition for Democratic nomination for this open seat. The race for the Republicans nomination was far more interesting and ultimately beneficial to Democrats.

Governors Bottom Lines|By Jennifer Duffy, February 27, 2015

The 2016 presidential contest seems to be sucking up all the oxygen in the political atmosphere, making it easy to forget about the three gubernatorial contests that will take place this November. Two of those races – Kentucky and Louisiana – are open-seat contests while Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is seeking a second term in Mississippi.

Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, November 14, 2014

Given that Democrats’ majority in the Senate was in serious jeopardy and that there was no realistic chance that they would win a majority in the U.S. House, the nation’s 36 Governors races were supposed to provide a silver lining for Democrats on Election Night. As the votes started coming in, though, it became apparent that the wave that was washing ashore would also drown Democrats’ hopes...

Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, October 31, 2014

Alaska: This race has been perplexing since Democratic nominee Byron Mallot dropped his bid for Governor and joined independent candidate Bill Walker on a unity ticket to challenge Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. The polls have bounced all over the place, which is pretty typical in Alaska where public polling is notoriously unreliable, and there has been limited television advertising time...

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Seats Up in 2015 Toss Up Lean D Likely D Solid D Seats Up in 2016 Seats Up in 2017 Seats Up in 2018
Democrats (18) 1 0 1 0 0 7 1 11
Republicans (31) 2 0 0 1 1 4 1 24
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Races Up in 2014, the Democratic seats include Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I)

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Jennifer Duffy, Senior Editor

Jennifer Duffy is Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and Governors races.
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