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GOVERNORS overview|By Jennifer Duffy, November 18, 2016

The presidential race wasn’t the only surprise on election night. In an evening full of weird, the 12 gubernatorial contests produced some unexpected results.

Georgia Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, November 4, 2016

The tightening of the polls in the presidential contest and in Senate races that has occurred over the past few days has extended to the 12 gubernatorial contests on the ballot. Strategists from both parties acknowledge that Republicans are the beneficiaries in most cases. They also note that some of these contests are so close that it wouldn’t take much to push them either way.

Indiana Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, July 29, 2016

Indiana’s gubernatorial contest had to reboot this week. After Republican Gov. Mike Pence accepted Donald Trump’s offer to be his vice presidential running mate, the Central Committee of the state’s Republican Party had to select a new gubernatorial nominee since state law prohibits the incumbent for running for both offices. They settled on Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb.

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...

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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 (16) 4 1 1 0 2 1 10 1
Republicans (34) 5 3 0 0 2 1 26 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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