Outlook

GOP most likely to gain 6-8 governorships. Democrats currently control 26 to the Republicans’ 24.

  • Shift Republican
  • Shift Democratic

Total Seats in Play

Democrat: 19 Republican: 18

Pure Toss-up

Democrat: 1 Republican: 2
CT R Open Rell
FL R Open Crist
OR D Open Kulongoski

Toss-up/Tilt Democrat

Democrat: 1 Republican: 3
HI R Open Lingle
MA D Patrick
MN R Open Pawlenty
VT R Open Douglas

Lean Democrat

Democrat: 2 Republican: 1
CA R Open Schwarzenegger
CO D Open Ritter
NH D Lynch

Democrat Favored

Democrat: 1 Republican: 0
MD D O'Malley

Currently Safe Democrat

Democrat: 2 Republican: 0
AR D Beebe
NY D Open Paterson

Toss-up/Tilt Republican

Democrat: 3 Republican: 0
IL D Quinn
ME D Open Baldacci
OH D Strickland

Lean Republican

Democrat: 3 Republican: 3
AZ R Brewer
GA R Open Perdue
NM D Open Richardson
PA D Open Rendell
TX R Perry
WI D Open Doyle

Republican Favored

Democrat: 2 Republican: 0
IA D Culver
MI D Open Granholm

Currently Safe Republican

Democrat: 4 Republican: 8
AK R Parnell
AL R Open Riley
ID R Otter
KS D Open Parkinson
NE R Heineman
NV R Open Gibbons
OK D Open Henry
SC R Open Sanford
SD R Open Rounds
TN D Open Bredesen
UT R Herbert
WY D Open Freudenthal

Lean Independent

Democrat: 0 Republican: 1
RI R Open Carcieri