GOP Looking for Big Gain in Governorships

By: AP
By: AP

The same anti-establishment wave expected to engulf congressional Democrats tomorrow may be roaring toward Democratic-held statehouses too, where a record 37 governorships on the line.

Republicans are anticipating major gains across the nation's industrial heartland and in several vital presidential swing states.

Democrats have a good shot at ousting GOP governors in California, Hawaii, Vermont and Minnesota and holding onto statehouses in New York, Maryland, Colorado, New Hampshire and Arkansas.

Republicans are looking for a net pickup of up to 12 statehouses.

Governorships are especially important this year since governors will be behind-the-scenes players in 2012 presidential races and have a critical say in implementing the new health care law. They will also actively participate next year in redrawing congressional and legislative districts.

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  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Nov 1, 2010 at 07:45 AM
    I'm not familiar with those in other States governor's races other than California's current RINO governor (the Kennedy in-law, governator) Don't count out the GOP there just yet. Former governor Brown is the less favorable one in that contest. As for Colorado, I think voters here have had enough of Democratic control in the Assembly, Washington, AND the governor's mansion.
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