New Print Edition: 2007-08 Gubernatorial Outlook
August 24, 2007 · 2:58 PM EDT
The August 24, 2007 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House and Senate ratings, and coverage of the gubernatorial races nationwide. To subscribe, simply click on the Google checkout button on the website or send a check. Here is a brief sample of what’s in this edition…
2007-08 Gubernatorial Outlook
By Nathan L. Gonzales
The next two years are very light when it comes to gubernatorial races. Voters will go to the polls in three states this fall (Louisiana, Kentucky, and Mississippi), and only eleven states have a gubernatorial contest in 2008. Of those states, fewer than a handful are likely to develop into serious contests.
The prize will be in 2010 when 36 states elect a governor, including big states such as California, Texas, Florida, and New York, and congressional redistricting is on the horizon.
Democrats currently hold 28 governorships nationwide, compared to 22 for the Republicans. With Kentucky likely to switch to the Democrats and Louisiana at least leaning to the Republicans, the most likely scenario is for no change in the net number of governorships heading into 2008.
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