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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,...

Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, June 6, 2014

Alabama: Republican Gov. Robert Bentley won this open seat in 2010 with 58 percent of the vote after surviving a crowded primary and subsequent run-off election. By comparison, Bentley’s bid for a second term will be a lot easier. He faces former Democratic U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith in the general election. Parker was elected to the House as a Democrat in 2008. In 2009, he switched to the...

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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 2 3 5 1 7 1
Republicans (29) 22 6 1 6 9 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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