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State Sen. Wendy Davis made national headlines by filibustering a tough Texas abortion law. But her current gubernatorial bid is in danger of being a disappointment.
In an election that looks promising for Republicans in Congress and state legislatures, a number of Republican governors could lose.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback cut taxes to fuel the economy. But many Kansans are dubious about whether it worked, and the governor could pay at the ballot box.
Some 11 governors seeking reelection are at risk, including eight Republicans and three Democrats. If voters oust even six of them, it would match numbers not seen in two decades.
People protest in Hong Kong on Oct. 11 against what they say is the abuse of pro-democracy protesters by Hong Kong police.
Four of the six states in New England have very tight gubernatorial races, with Republicans leading narrowly in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine and trailing only slightly in Rhode Island.
Gov. Scott Walker's race is tightening, as President Obama makes a rare appearance with a Democratic candidate in the 2014 campaign cycle. But it's not clear whether his presence will help or hurt challenger Mary Burke.
Here are the eight governor’s races most likely to flip in 2014.
Republican Neel Kashkari, a supporter of abortion rights and gay marriage, is given little chance against Gov. Jerry Brown in November. But he could have a big impact on the California GOP's future.
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.
Virginia's Republican nominee for governor, Ken Cuccinelli, is tacking to the center, but Republicans picked a strong conservative, E.W. Jackson, to run for the No. 2 slot. Democrats dub him extreme.
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.
The tea party movement flexed its muscle in Wisconsin, as Gov. Scott Walker handily won a recall vote on Tuesday. Thirty-six percent of voters said they support the movement – and almost all went for Walker.
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