Skip to comments.Republicans to gain governor's seats they haven't won in half a century
Posted on 10/28/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT by ruralvoter
Republicans are in position to extend their recent gains among governors as they compete for seats they haven't won in a quarter-century.
Of the 11 states with gubernatorial elections in November, eight are now led by Democrats, and each of the most competitive races is a GOP pickup opportunity.
The numbers suggests that Republicans soon will claim 30 to 33 governorships after holding just 22 a few years ago - an advantage not reflected in the divided Congress or competitive presidential race.
'It says that when people are choosing the government closest to the people, they're choosing Republicans,' Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said in an interview. 'They realize the CEO of the state has got to be someone who's fiscally conservative and is going to focus on jobs.'
North Carolina, the most likely state to flip, is trending toward a Republican governor for the first time since 1985 with James Martins double-term break into office.
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Strange headline. No state has gone 50 years without a GOP Governor. The longest is Washington state, which last elected one in 1980 (and probably in 2004, which the Dems stole).
The text refers to "the past quarter-century". The headline writer screwed up.
It looks like the headline writer screwed up, as the first sentence reads a quarter of a century.
A next step for a governor is a US Senator or President, so the GOP is cultivating a very strong farm team.