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North Dakota Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, June 17, 2016

In August of last year, Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that he would not seek a second full term, setting off the race to replace him.

Oregon Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, May 20, 2016

Oregon Governor: On February 18 of last year, then-Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon’s second woman Governor. Brown succeeded John Kitzhaber, who resigned under the weight of allegations of multiple ethics violations. Oregon does not have a Lieutenant Governor. A lawyer by training, Brown was appointed to a vacancy in the state House in 1991 and was elected to...

Indiana Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, May 6, 2016

Indiana voters are in for a year of rematches. The first one is in the gubernatorial contest where incumbent Republican Gov. Mike Pence will again face former state House Speaker John Gregg. In their first meeting in the 2012 open-seat race, Pence won the contest, 49 percent to 47 percent with a Libertarian candidate taking the remaining 4 percent. Some thought that Gregg wasn’t aggressive...

Utah Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, April 29, 2016

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert became Governor in 2009 when then-Gov. Jon Huntsman resigned to become the U.S. Ambassador to China. In 2010, he won a special election to finish Huntsman’s term with 64 percent of the vote, and he won a full four-year term in 2012 with 68 percent of the vote. Herbert (or just about any other credible Republican candidate) has little to fear from Democrats in the...

Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, March 18, 2016

New Hampshire: Once Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan announced that she would challenge first-term GOP U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, this became an open seat and one of three Democratic-held seats in Toss Up. Every time it appears that the respective fields of candidates have settled, another potentially competitive candidate expresses interest or announces. There are currently two announced...

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Seats Up in 2016 Toss Up Lean D Likely D Solid D Seats Up in 2017 Seats Up in 2018 Seats Up in 2019
Democrats (18) 8 3 0 3 2 1 11 1
Republicans (31) 4 1 1 0 2 1 24 2
Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R
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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