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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...

Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, July 11, 2014

Hawaii: There is probably no state more difficult to poll than Hawaii. The polling in this contest provides ample evidence. There are polls that show Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie in good shape as he prepares to run for a second term while others show that there is a possibility that he could lose his primary in August against state Sen. David Ige, and if he survives the primary, that he...

Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, June 20, 2014

Massachusetts: Not surprisingly, much of the battle for this open seat will be in the September 9 Democratic primary. The state party convention winnowed the candidate field down to three: Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer Steve Grossman and Donald Berwick, the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services. While Coakley is the frontrunner in the polls,...

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Republicans (29) 22 6 0 5 10 2 4 1
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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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