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Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, November 7, 2013

Countless hours and tens of thousands of words have been expended since Tuesday night dissecting the results of the gubernatorial contests in New Jersey and Virginia.  The objective is to discern what it all means – what it means for the 2014 mid-term elections, what it means for the 2016 presidential election, what it means for the Tea Party activists and establishment Republicans, what...

Virginia Governor|September 26, 2013

There are 40 days until Virginia voters select their next Governor.  Voters don’t seem especially enthusiastic about the race between former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.  In fact, it often feels that many voters are more determined to cast their ballots against a candidate than for one.  Even so...

Virginia Governor|By Charlie Cook, September 9, 2013

In some odd years, gubernatorial races and special congressional elections offer a foreshadowing, or at least a hint, of what might happen in the next year’s national elections. In other odd years, no pattern emerges. We never know which until after the national elections occur, making the off-year elections a less-than-helpful indicator. This year, the outcome of New Jersey’s gubernatorial el…

Virginia Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, July 18, 2013

The Virginia gubernatorial contest is the marquee race on the ballot nationally in November.  It is the most competitive of the two Governor’s races that will take place this year, and much will be read into the results as the 2014 cycle moves into high gear.  But, regardless of the outcome, this is a race fraught with problems for both parties.  And, it is a race that will take pla…

New Jersey Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, June 20, 2013

Democratic strategists were quick to dismiss Republican Chris Christie’s victory in the 2009 gubernatorial contest. They argued it wasn’t so much that Christie won the race as it was that embattled Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine lost it. They argued that Christie would be a one-term Governor in a state that tilts heavily toward Democrats, particularly in statewide races. These strategists were…

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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 2 2 4 6 1 7 1
Republicans (29) 22 4 2 6 10 2 4 1
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 a Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and Governors races.
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