Outlook

GOP most likely to gain 5-7 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: 4
FL R Open Crist
MN R Open Pawlenty
OR D Open Kulongoski
RI R Open Carcieri
VT R Open Douglas

Toss-up/Tilt Democrat

Democrat: 1 Republican: 2
CA R Open Schwarzenegger
HI R Open Lingle
MA D Patrick

Lean Democrat

Democrat: 2 Republican: 1
CT R Open Rell
MD D O'Malley
NH D Lynch

Democrat Favored

Democrat: 1 Republican: 0
CO D Open Ritter

Currently Safe Democrat

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

Toss-up/Tilt Republican

Democrat: 2 Republican: 2
GA R Open Perdue
ME D Open Baldacci
OH D Strickland
TX R Perry

Lean Republican

Democrat: 4 Republican: 1
AZ R Brewer
IL D Quinn
NM D Open Richardson
PA D Open Rendell
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