United States gubernatorial elections, 2010
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The United States gubernatorial elections will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in 36 states and two territories. In addition, Utah will hold a special election following the resignation of Republican Governor Jon Huntsman on August 11, 2009 to become the United States Ambassador to China. Of the 39 elections total to be held, currently 20 seats are held by Democratic incumbents and 19 by Republican incumbents.
Of the Democratic held governorships up for election in 2010, 7 are held by incumbents who are term-limited, while 3 others are voluntarily choosing not to seek election or re-election. Currently, it is unclear whether Wyoming's term limits law will be upheld; if they are not, the Democratic incumbent likely will run for a third term.
Of the Republican held governorships up for election in 2010, 8 are held by incumbents who are term-limited, while 4 others are voluntarily choosing not to seek re-election.
The following seats are considered safe in all current predictions:
- Democratic: Arkansas
- Republican: Nebraska
|Source||Safe Democratic||Likely Democratic||Leans Democratic||Tossup||Leans Republican||Likely Republican||Safe Republican|
|The Cook Political Report|
as of January 14, 2010
|The Rothenberg Political Report|
as of January 8, 2010
|The Swing State Project|
as of January 17, 2010
|Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball|
as of January 21, 2010
as of January 29, 2010
* Leans Independent due to former Senator Lincoln Chaffee's entry into the race.
Fifteen governors are prohibited from seeking re-election in 2010 due to term limits. It is unknown if Wyoming's term limits law is upheld or not. Additional open seats are possible if any of the governors listed below dies, resigns, retires, or is denied re-nomination in his or her party's primary election.
Retiring or term-limited Democratic governors
Bill Ritter (Colorado)
Mark Parkinson (Kansas)
Governor Kathleen Sebelius was term-limited in 2010. President Barack Obama nominated Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services and was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 28, 2009. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson was sworn in as governor the same day but has stated that he will not run for a full term in 2010. State Senator Chris Steineger is the only announced Democratic candidate.
Retiring Republican United States Senator Sam Brownback has announced and filed papers to run for Governor of Kansas. Brownback is considered to be the front-runner for the Republican nomination, and currently the Gubernatorial Race in Kansas is rated as "likely Republican" by the non-partisan Cook Political Report.
John Baldacci (Maine)
The race to replace Baldacci has attracted a number of Democrats to the race. Currently, Senate President Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell, former Attorney General Steven Rowe , business owner Rosa Scarcelli , former Mayor of Biddeford Donna Dion , and State Representative Dawn Hill have all made their candidacies official. Most observers consider either Rowe or Mitchell the front runners for the nomination.
Not having a Republican in the Governor's mansion for 16 years, the Republican field has also produced a large number of candidates. State Senator from Cornville and 2006 candidate for governor Peter Mills  , President and CEO of Maine & Company Matt Jacobson, Mayor of Waterville Paul LePage , founder of American Skiing Company Les Otten , and business owner Bruce Poliquin  have all made their candidacies official. Steve Abbott, Chief of Staff to Senator Susan Collins is also widely expected to enter the race.
Jennifer Granholm (Michigan)
On the Republican side, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard , Michigan State Senator Tom George , U.S. Representative Peter Hoekstra, Fomer Huron County Commissioner Timothy Rujan , and businessman Rick Snyder have announced their candidacies. Local and national polling indicate that Cox and Hoekstra are the front-runners for the Republican nomination and defeats their potential Democratic opponents in the 2010 gubernatorial election by comfortable margins.
On the Democratic side, state Representative Alma Wheeler Smith is running. State House Speaker Andy Dillon, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, former Flint Mayor Don Williamson, former MSU Football Coach George Perles, former state Treasurer Bob Bowman,and businesswoman Denise Llitch are potential Democratic candidates.
Bill Richardson (New Mexico)
PR Firm owner Doug Turner,Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez, State Representative Janice Arnold-Jones, and former Republican party state chairman Allen Weh have filed to run.
Brad Henry (Oklahoma)
Two Republicans have announced their candidacies: Congresswoman and former lieutenant governor Mary Fallin, who would also be Oklahoma's first female Governor, and state Senator Randy Brogdon. Oklahoma which tilts Republican in party affiliation is considered a strong pickup opportunity for the GOP.
Ted Kulongoski (Oregon)
Former Democratic state Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has announced he will run in 2010. Former Governor John Kitzhaber has said he is running for a third term. Democratic congressman Peter DeFazio may also run. Kitzhaber has the highest favorables and unfavorables of any candidate currently in the race.
Former Oregon State Treasurer candidate Allen Alley, former state Representative John Lim, and Redmond appraiser Michael Hotchkiss are running. Former Portland Trail Blazers basketball player Chris Dudley has announced that he will run.
Ed Rendell (Pennsylvania)
Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett has filed papers to run for Governor. Republican Congressman Jim Gerlach has formed an exploratory committee for a potential run. Corbett is widely seen as the front runner for the Republican nomination and has strong leads in aggregate polling against potential Democratic challengers.
Announced Democratic candidates include state Auditor General Jack Wagner, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, Philadelphia businessman Tom Knox. Former Congressman and Montgomery County commissioner Joe Hoeffel Williamsport Mayor [Gabriel Campanas]] and Scranton Mayor Christopher Doherty.
Phil Bredesen (Tennessee)
On the Republican side, Congressman Zach Wamp of the state's 3rd District, Memphis district attorney Bill Gibbons,, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam , and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey have announced their candidacies. Several non-partisan sources have determined that the race is leaning Republican.
Jim Doyle (Wisconsin)
Governor Jim Doyle will not seek a third term in 2010. He was re-elected with 53% of the vote in 2006. The resignation of his legal counsel as well as dipping poll numbers may have contributed to his decision to not seek re-election.
Democratic Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton said in a statement on October 26, 2009 that she will not seek the Democratic nomination for Governor. Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett and Jared Gary Christiansen have filed to run as Democrats.
On April 28, 2009, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker announced that he would seek the Republican nomination for Governor. Additionally, former Congressman Mark Neumann has indicated that he too will enter the Republican primary by Fall 2009. A third candidate, Appleton businessman, Mark Todd, has filed as well. 
Possibly term-limited Democratic governors
Dave Freudenthal (Wyoming)
Governor Dave Freudenthal was expected to be term-limited in 2010. However, a recent Wyoming Supreme Court ruling invalidated legislative term-limits. Freudenthal may challenge the constitutionality of his term limits and if successful has the option to run for reelection in 2010. Freudenthal is a strong contender for reelection if allowed to run again. Freudenthal has indicated however that other potential Democratic competitors should prepare to run.
Retiring or term-limited Republican governors
Bob Riley (Alabama)
On June 4, 2008, businessman and 2002 Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Timothy James announced he would make another bid for the Republican nomination for governor. State Representative Robert Bentley, Chancellor Bradley Byrne,, Businessman Anthony Wright Sr.,, Treasurer Kay Ivey, Former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore, and Former Director of Alabama economic and community affairs Bill Johnson have announced their candidacies on the Republican side.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (California)
Former chief executive officer of eBay Meg Whitman is a Republican candidate for the Gubernatorial election.In July 2008, former Republican Congressman Tom Campbell filed papers to create an exploratory committee to raise money for a potential bid. Several months later, state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced his intention to form an exploratory committee.
Jodi Rell (Connecticut)
Former United States Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley and Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele have announced their candidacies as Republicans. Another potential Republican candidate includes State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney.
Charlie Crist (Florida)
First-term Governor Charlie Crist is eligible to seek re-election, but decided instead to run for the United States Senate seat currently held by George LeMieux. On the Republican side, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has announced he will run and leads in both primary and general election aggregate polling. On the Democratic side,Darrin McGillis, Michael E. Arth, Farid Khavari. and Florida CFO Alex Sink are in the running.
Sonny Perdue (Georgia)
On the Republican side, state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, Georgia Secretary of State, Karen Handel, and State Representative Austin Scott have entered the race. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle had established an exploratory committee in September 2008 but dropped out of the race on April 15, 2009 because of health problems.
On the Democratic side, former Governor Roy Barnes, whom Perdue unseated in 2002, former state Secretary of State David Poythress, state Attorney General Thurbert Baker, and state House Minority Leader DuBose Porter are running.
The Libertarian Party will field as its candidate John Monds, who serves as president of the Grady County NAACP and was the first Libertarian candidate in U.S. history to receive more than one million votes, when he ran for the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2008.
Felix Camacho (Guam)
Governor Felix Camacho will be term-limited in 2010. Lieutenant Governor Michael W. Cruz, a surgeon who is a veteran of the Gulf War and Iraq War, is running for the Republican nomination against Senator Eddie B. Calvo. On the Democratic side, former governor Carl Gutierrez has announced that he will run. Attorney Mike Phillips is also considering a bid for the governorship.
Linda Lingle (Hawaii)
Tim Pawlenty (Minnesota)
For Republicans, potential candidates include former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, Former House Minority Leader, Marty Seifert, State Senator David Hann, and several other less prominent politicians, such as former State Representative Bill Haas. Former State Auditor Pat Anderson has also announced that she will run. A spokesman for Coleman stated in July 2009 that he would wait until 2010 to announce his plans.
Among Democrats, former Senator Mark Dayton, state Senator John Marty, former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza, state Senator Tom Bakk, former state Senator Steve Kelley, state Representative Paul Thissen, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Ramsey County Attorney General Susan Gaertner, State Representative Tom Rukavina, and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybakhave all announced their candidacies. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has announced he will not run.
Donald Carcieri (Rhode Island)
Mark Sanford (South Carolina)
On the Republican side Congressman J. Gresham Barrett has announced he will run. State Representative Nikki Haley will also run  Other potential Republican candidates include state Attorney General Henry McMaster, Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer.
On the Democratic side state Senators Vincent Sheheen and Robert Ford have announced they will run. Potential Democratic candidates considering a bid include state House Minority Leader Henry Ott, and state superintendent of education Jim Rex.
Mike Rounds (South Dakota)
On the Democratic side, the only candidate thus far is state Senator Scott Heidepriem who announced his candidacy in July, 2009. United States Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin who represents the state at-large in the United States House of Representatives has announced that she will run for re-election rather than for Governor or the Senate seat currently held by incumbent John Thune in 2010.
Jim Douglas (Vermont)
Governor Jim Douglas will not seek a fifth two year term in 2010. (The Governors of Vermont and New Hampshire, unlike the other 48 states, serve two-year terms.) Douglas was re-elected in 2008 with 53% of the vote. Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie has announced his candidacy. Former State Auditor and current State Senator Randy Brock who is African-American is rumored as possible Republican candidate.
Trav Fryer has announced his candidacy as an independent.
Democratic governors who may seek re-election or election
Mike Beebe (Arkansas)
Pat Quinn (Illinois)
Governor Pat Quinn will seek a full term in 2010.On January 29, 2009, by succession, Quinn became Governor when Governor Rod Blagojevich was impeached, convicted and removed from office by the Illinois State Senate. Quinn is being challenged for the Democratic nomination by State Comptroller Dan Hynes.Republican Attorney General Jim Ryan and State Senator Bill Brady have announced that they will run. Rich Whitney of the Illinois Green Party has announced he is running again. Ryan leads in primary polling to date and according to Rasmussen reports, defeats incumbent Governor Quinn.
Chet Culver (Iowa)
Governor Chet Culver is seeking a second term in 2010. He was elected with 54% of the vote in 2006.
Former Governor Terry Branstad, whose four terms in the governor's mansion made him the longest-serving governor in Iowa history, has formed an exploratory committee for the race. Republican Congressman Steve King was the subject of some early speculation but announced that he would run for re-election to the House in August 2009. Businessman Bob Vander Plaats, who was the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 2006, is running considered an early front-runner in the Republican primary. Other Republicans seeking their party's nomination include State Representatives Christopher Rants and businessman Christian Fong. Branstad is the favorite for Republican nomination and defeats incumbent Democratic Governor Chet Culver in aggregate polling.
Martin O'Malley (Maryland)
Deval Patrick (Massachusetts)
John Lynch (New Hampshire)
Governor John Lynch may seek a fourth two year term in 2010 (The Governors of Vermont and New Hampshire, unlike the other 48 states, serve two-year terms.) He was re-elected with 70% of the vote in 2008.
David Paterson (New York)
Governor David Paterson has announced he will seek a first full term in 2010. Paterson became Governor of New York when Eliot Spitzer resigned amid a prostitution scandal on March 17, 2008. He is likely to face a tough primary challenge from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who leads him in polling. Rick Lazio is a potential Republican challenger to incumbent Governor Paterson.
Ted Strickland (Ohio)
Governor Ted Strickland will seek a second term in 2010. He was elected with 60% of the vote in 2006.
On the Republican side John Kasich, former congressman from Ohio's 12th congressional district and Chairman of the United States House Committee on the Budget has announced his candidacy. Todd Kritzwiser has announced his candidacy as well. Kasich is widely seen as the front-runner for the Republican nomination and leads in aggregate polling. Rasmussen polling from December 2009 shows John Kasich ahead of incumbent Governor Strickland by a 48 to 39% margin.
John de Jongh (United States Virgin Islands)
Governor John de Jongh may seek a second term in 2010. He was elected with 57% of the vote (in a runoff) in 2006.
Republican governors who may seek re-election or election
Sean Parnell (Alaska)
Governor Sarah Palin was elected in 2006 with 48% of the vote and was eligible to seek reelection in 2010. On July 3, 2009, Palin announced that she will not run for reelection and resigned on July 26, 2009. On July 26, Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell became the 12th Governor of Alaska. Parnell has officially announced he will be running for a first full-term in 2010 and leads in aggregate polling to date.
Jan Brewer (Arizona)
Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate as Secretary of Homeland Security in early 2009. Republican Secretary of State Jan Brewer was first in the state's gubernatorial line of succession and became governor upon Napolitano's subsequent resignation. Brewer will seek a full term in 2010. She will face a primary challenge from former state Senator Karen Johnson. Paradise Valley mayor Vernon Parker will also run against Brewer. Tucson attorney John Munger has decided to run for Governor as well. 
Butch Otter (Idaho)
Governor Butch Otter may seek a second term in 2010. A former state legislator, lieutenant governor and Congressman, Otter was elected in 2006 with 52 percent of the vote but has struggled to implement many of his policies despite an overwhelmingly Republican Idaho Legislature. If Otter runs he will face Republican primary challenges from Ada County commissioner Sharon Ullman and conservative activist Rex Rammell, who ran for U.S. Senate in 2008 as an independent.
Announced Democratic candidates include activist and mediator Keith Allred, and Franklin County laborer Lon Chaney, who unsuccessfully contested the Democratic nomination in 2006. Boise Mayor David H. Bieter has been mentioned a possible Democratic candidate, but thus far has not publicly indicated any interest in the race.
Former Republican state representative Jana Kemp is an announced independent candidate.
Dave Heineman (Nebraska)
Governor Dave Heineman succeeded Mike Johanns upon Johanns's appointment to United States Secretary of Agriculture. Heineman won election in 2006 against David Hahn with 73% of the vote and will be eligible for a second full term in 2010.
Jim Gibbons (Nevada)
Governor Jim Gibbons may seek a second term in 2010. He was elected in 2006 with 48% of the vote. Gibbons, whose has low approval ratings in 2009, already has two announced challengers from within his own party. Former State Senator Joe Heck and former North Las Vegas Mayor Mike Montandon have both announced that they will challenge Gibbons in the Republican primary. Former federal judge Brian Sandoval announced his candidacy for governor in September 2009.
Currently, the only announced Democratic candidate is Rory Reid, Clark County Commissioner and the son of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Other potential Democratic candidates include Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, and Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller.
Rick Perry (Texas)
Governor Rick Perry is seeking a third full term in 2010. Texas does not have term limits for its governors. Perry is the longest serving Governor in the history of Texas. U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is challenging Perry in the Republican primary. On December 4, 2008, Hutchison filed papers to set up an exploratory committee and confirmed in July 2009 that she will be making her official entry into the race in August. Perry leads in primary and general election match ups according to aggregate polling.
Republican candididate Dedra Medina challenges Perry and Hutchison for Texas Governorship. She recently lit up the debates and will be back to defend Texas political ideas at the BELO debate. Medina stands for states rights and limited government.  
Larry Kilgore who promotes the secession of Texas from the United States announced his election bid. Kilgore placed second in the 2006 Republican primary gubernatorial election and second in the 2008 Republican primary United States Senate election.
Gary Herbert (Utah)
Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate as the United States Ambassador to China. Lt. Governor Gary Herbert became governor on August 11, 2009. Utah law requires that a special election be held in 2010 to fill the remainder of the term, which expires in January 2013. Herbert has said he plans to run in the election and is favored to win in the general election in this conservative state.
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