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Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, September 12, 2014

Massachusetts: Attorney General Martha Coakley won the September 9 Democratic primary with 42 percent of the vote to 36 percent for state Treasurer Steve Grossman and 21 percent for Donald Berwick, the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services. Coakley faces former Harvard Pilgrim CEO Charlie Baker in the general election. Baker was the party’s nominee in 2010 and...

Alaska Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, September 5, 2014

Kansas isn’t the only state that has seen some interesting candidate musical chairs this week. The deck has also gotten reshuffled in the Alaska Governor’s race. Sealaska director Byron Mallot won the August 19 Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. Bill Walker, an attorney, is running as an independent. Democrats have argued that Parnell is vulnerable, but would...

Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, August 29, 2014

Arizona:  The general election for this open seat has been a long time in coming.  Republicans held a protracted six-way primary on August 26.  State Treasurer and Cold Stone Creamery founder Doug Ducey won the nomination with 36 percent of the vote, followed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith with 22 percent, and former GoDaddy.com executive Christine Jones with 16 percent.  Ducey...

Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, August 15, 2014

Connecticut: The 2010 race for what was an open seat was epic. There were competitive primaries on both sides and a general election that was so close it took a several days before the winner was announced. In the end, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy beat Republican businessman Tom Foley by about 6,400 votes out over 1.1 million ballots cast. It looks as if 2014 will be a rematch. Foley easily...

Colorado Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, July 18, 2014

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has watched his political fortunes rise and fall during his first term.  A year ago, he might have been among the most vulnerable incumbents up for re-election after suffering losses on some of his biggest priorities. Then polling taken earlier this year indicated that his position had improved.  It helped that Republicans had a crowded field of...

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Seats Up in 2014 Toss Up Lean D Likely D Solid D Seats Up in 2015 Seats Up in 2016 Seats Up in 2017
Democrats (21) 14 4 3 3 5 1 7 1
Republicans (29) 22 6 0 6 9 2 4 1
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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 a Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and Governors races.
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