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Governors Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, October 17, 2014

Arkansas: Of the 14 gubernatorial seats that Democrats are defending this cycle, this open seat is the only one in a state that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried. Democrats got an unusually strong candidate in former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, which kept the race is play, but the state’s increasingly Republican tilt is proving to be a bit too much. It probably doesn’t help Ross...

Alaska Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, October 10, 2014

Republican Sean Parnell was serving as the state’s Lieutenant Governor in 2009 when then-Gov. Sarah Palin resigned her post, elevating Parnell to the state’s highest office. Parnell won a full term in 2010 with 59 percent of the vote. Parnell faces...

Maryland Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, October 3, 2014

This race was supposed to be over once the nominees were chosen, but Republican businessman Larry Hogan is showing surprising strength against Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in this heavily Democratic state.  According to strategists, voters are restless and are looking for change.  They don’t see Brown, who serves as outgoing two-term Gov. Martin O’Malley’s second in command, as...

Governor Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, September 26, 2014

Arizona: The general election for this open seat between Republican state Treasurer Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal, the former chairman of the state’s Board of Regents and a former senior staffer in the Clinton White House, is just about a month old. While DuVal was unopposed for the Democratic nod, Republicans held a protracted six-way primary on August 26. Ducey won the nomination...

Colorado Governor|By Jennifer Duffy, September 19, 2014

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had a rough summer. He entered the summer in reasonably good shape in his bid for a second term, but a series of missteps have left him looking very vulnerable heading into the final six weeks of the campaign. It doesn’t help the Governor that Republicans nominated a mainstream candidate in former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez as opposed to former U.S. Rep. Tom...

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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 5 3 3 3 1 7 1
Republicans (29) 22 6 3 4 9 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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