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2018 Elections

Fast Facts Update!

With 36 gubernatorial races decided in 2018, there was sure to be significant turnover among the nation’s governors’ seats. Indeed, 19 new governors took over the office in 2019, bringing new backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the office. To account for these changes, the Eagleton Center on the American Governor has completed a full update … Read more …

Posted at 5:44 pm May 31, 2019, in 2018 Elections, U.S. Governors

Redistricting and the 2018 Elections

With last week’s gubernatorial elections finally settled, Democrats will pick up seven governor’s seats this year.* That is a noteworthy—but not historic—number. In the 2010 midterms, for example, Republicans picked up five gubernatorial seats, while four years before that, Democrats had picked up six. The biggest turnover since 1970 happened in 1994, when Republicans gained … Read more …

Posted at 4:26 pm November 13, 2018, in 2018 Elections

2018 Gubernatorial Results

  Thirty-six states held gubernatorial elections on Tuesday, and while Republicans will continue to control a majority of the nation’s governorships, Democrats made serious inroads into the Republican edge. Going into the election, Republicans held 33 governorships, while Democrats held only 16. The governor of Alaska—Bill Walker—was an Independent. The Republicans picked up that Alaska … Read more …

Posted at 8:30 pm November 7, 2018, in 2018 Elections