Running for Georgia governor, Jason Carter instantly has name recognition and the support of his grandfather’s political patrons. But the state is far different from when President Jimmy Carter held the governorship in the early 1970s.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been working to attract as many Democrats, independents, and minorities as possible for Nov. 5. Anything less than a landslide might tarnish him as he seeks to convince the GOP of his presidential bona fides.
For 2014, the AFL-CIO is targeting Republican governors in Florida, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, which have signed bills curbing union rights. But big-spending GOP 'super PACs' could stand in the way.
With only 11 races for governor this year, there’s no big sea change to anticipate. With Republicans hoping to add to the 29 states under their banner, the four races to watch are in Washington, New Hampshire, Montana, and North Carolina.
Democrats in Wisconsin chose Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee, to challenge Gov. Scott Walker (R) in a recall election next month. It's a reprise of their 2010 contest, but now Walker has a record to defend.
The secretary of state declared Democrat Dan Malloy the winner Wednesday in the Connecticut governor race, before the release of official numbers. Republican Tom Foley says his own tally puts him ahead.