April 23, 2024

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Republicans Pulling Ahead In Key Governor Races

Republicans Pulling Ahead In Key Governor Races

The noted late surge of Republican voter power looks to be in evidence in this year’s gubernatorial contests.  3 top governors Democrats had extensive hoped to defeat — Ron DeSantis in Florida, Brian Kemp in Georgia and Greg Abbott in Texas — are in great condition for re-election.  Even Kari Lake in Arizona, the GOP nominee hoping to succeed term-confined Gov. Doug Ducey — a qualified Trumpified election denier when imagined much too intense to earn — has jumped out to a direct more than Democrat Katie Hobbs.  Democrats are becoming handed two gifts, in Maryland and Massachusetts, as incumbent Republican governors are leaving workplace and the voters are likely to return to their regular voting patterns.  But if the latest trends proceed, it could be a extensive evening for the Democratic Social gathering.

With a week to go, here’s the Political Junkie gubernatorial scorecard for 2022.  (Click on here for our Senate scorecard.)

DEMOCRATIC SEATS (16):

Risk-free Democratic (3):  Newsom (CA), Open up Hawaii (Ige expression limited), Pritzker (IL).

Democrat Favored (6):  Polis (CO), Lamont (CT), Mills (ME), Hochul (NY), Open up Pennsylvania (Wolf expression confined), McKee (RI).

Races to Enjoy (3):  Whitmer (MI)-lean Democrat, Walz (MN)-Tossup to lean Democrat, Lujan Grisham (NM)-lean Democrat.

Potential Loss (4):  Kelly (KS)-Tossup to lean Republican, Sisolak (NV)-Tossup to lean Republican, Open Oregon (Brown time period constrained)-Tossup to lean Republican, Evers (WI)-Tossup.

REPUBLICAN SEATS (20):

Safe Republican (13):  Ivey (AL), Dunleavy (AK), Open up Arkansas (Hutchison expression limited), Very little (ID), Reynolds (IA), Open up Nebraska (Ricketts term restricted), Sununu (NH), DeWine (OH), McMaster (SC), Noem (SD), Lee (TN), Scott (VT), Gordon (WY).

Republican Favored (3):  DeSantis (FL), Kemp (GA), Abbott (TX).

Races to Enjoy (2):  Open up Arizona (Ducey phrase limited)-lean Republican, Stitt (Alright)-lean Republican.

Probable Loss (2):  Maryland (Hogan phrase restricted)-protected Democrat, Massachusetts (Baker retiring)-probably Democrat.

 

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November 8 — ELECTION Working day.  Involves jungle principal in Louisiana and mayoral runoff in Los Angeles.

December 6 — Ga runoffs, if important.

December 10 — Louisiana runoffs, if vital.

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This Working day In Political Background:  President Lyndon Johnson announces a halt to the bombing of North Vietnam, hoping it would help with the negotiations built to close the war.  Coming 5 days in advance of the presidential election, Republicans claimed the move — later known as an “October surprise” — was built to help Johnson’s choice to triumph him, Vice President Hubert Humphrey (Oct. 31, 1968).

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