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Voters in the United States territories of Guam (currently Republican held) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (currently Democratic, but term limited) will also be choosing their governors. Voters will also elect a new mayor for the District of Columbia, the District's equivalent of a governor.

Major partiesEdit

There are currently 28 Republican governors and 22 Democratic governors. There are 22 races in states that are currently held by Republicans, and 14 in states currently held by Democrats. Republicans have held the majority of governorships since 1995.

List of electionsEdit

This is a complete list of states with a gubernatorial election in 2006. Key: (D/DFL) Democratic/Democratic-Farmer-Labor, (R) Republican, (AIP) American Independent, (Con) Conservative (NY), (C) Constitution, (G) Green, (GRP) Green-Rainbow, (IPM) Independence Party of Minnesota, (L) Libertarian, (PF) Peace and Freedom, (Ne) Nebraska Party, (Pop) Populist Party of Maryland, (Ref) Reform, (S) Socialist, (V) Veterans, (I) Independent, (CC) Concerned Citizens Party, (AI) Alaskan Independence Party, (SW) Socialist Workers Party


Market Predicted Outcome Color Key: Republican pickups in Red, Republican holds in Pink, Tossups in Black, Democratic pickups in Blue, Democratic holds in Cyan

Note: TradeSports does not have named categories, but instead gives percentage chances of a given outcome, based on what the market will bear. "Safe" races are those were one candidate is given a 90% or more chance to win, "favored" are those where a candidate is given a 67% or more chance to win, "leans" are those where one candidate is favored by at least 55%, and "tossup" are those where neither candidate has 55%.

State Incumbent Party Status Competing candidates Latest RCP Rating [1]
(as of 4/3/2014)
Approval Rating [2]
Alabama Robert Bentley Republican Running for 2nd term Lucy Baxley (D)
Loretta Nall (L)
Safe Republican N/A
Alaska Sean Parnell Republican Running for 2nd term Sarah Palin (R)
Tony Knowles (D)
Andrew Halcro (I)
David Massie (G)
William Toien (L)
Don Wright (AI)
Safe Republican 44%
Arizona Jan Brewer Republican Term-limited Len Munsil (R)
Barry Hess (L)
Leans Republican 44%
Arkansas Mike Beebe Democratic Term-limited Asa Hutchinson (R)
Mike Beebe (D)
Jim Lendall (G)
Rod Bryan (I)
Toss-up 57%
California Jerry Brown Democratic Running for 2nd term Phil Angelides (D)
Peter Camejo (G)
Edward C. Noonan (AIP)
Art Olivier (L)
Janice Jordan (PF)
Aaron Proctor (Write-In)
Safe Democratic 46%
Colorado John Hickenlooper Democratic Running for 2nd term Bob Beauprez (R)
Bill Ritter (D)
Clyde Harkins (C)
Dawn Winkler-Kinateder (L)
Paul Fiorino (I)
Leans Democratic 48%
Connecticut Dan Malloy Democratic Running for 2nd term John DeStefano, Jr. (D)
Clifford Thornton, Jr. (G)
Joseph Zdonczyk (CC)
Toss-up 46%
Florida Rick Scott Republican Running for 2nd term Charlie Crist (R)
Jim Davis (D)
John Wayne Smith (L)
Karl Behm (I)
Richard Paul Dembinsky (I)
Max Linn (Ref)
John Wayne Smith (I)
Toss-up 34%
Georgia Nathan Deal Republican Running for 2nd term Mark Taylor (D)
Garrett Hayes (L)
Leans Republican 44%
Hawaii Neil Abercrombie Democratic Running for 2nd term Randy Iwase (D)
James Brewer (G)
Ozell Daniel (L)
Toss-up 30%
Idaho Butch Otter Republican Running for 3rd term C.L. "Butch" Otter (R)
Jerry Brady (D)
Marvin Richardson (C)
Ted Dunlap (L)
Safe Republican N/A
Illinois Pat Quinn Democratic Running for 2nd term Judy Baar Topinka (R)
Rich Whitney (G)
Toss-up 34%
Iowa Terry Branstad Republican Running for 2nd term Tom Hoefling (Rep)
Jack Hatch (Dem)
Lee Hieb (Lib)
Likely Republican 45%
Kansas Sam Brownback Republican Running for 2nd term Jim Barnett (R)
Carl Kramer (L)
Richard Lee Ranzau (Ref)
Toss-up 33%
Maine Paul LePage Republican Running for 2nd term Chandler Woodcock (R)
Pat LaMarche (G)
Barbara Merrill (I)
Philip Morris Napier (I)
Toss-up 41%
Maryland Martin O'Malley Democratic Term-limited Martin J. O'Malley (D)
Ed Boyd (G)
Christopher Driscoll (Pop)
Safe Democratic 42%
Massachusetts Deval Patrick Democratic Not running for re-election Kerry Healey (R)
Deval Patrick (D)
Christy Mihos (I)
Grace Ross (GRP)
Likely Democratic 50%
Michigan Rick Snyder Republican Running for 2nd term Mark McFarlin (Rep)
Mark Schauer (Dem)
Robin Sanders (Ind)
Leans Republican 42%
Minnesota Mark Dayton Democratic Running for 2nd term Mike Hatch (DFL)
Peter Hutchinson (IPM)
Likely Democratic 48%
Nebraska Dave Heineman Republican Term-limited Pete Ricketts (Rep)
Chuck Hassebrook (Dem)
Mark Elworth, Jr. (Lib)
Safe Republican 60%
Nevada Brain Sandoval Republican Running for 2nd term Jim Gibbons (R)
Dina Titus (D)
Safe Republican 58%
New Hampshire Maggie Hassan Democratic Running for 2nd term Jim Coburn (R) Safe Democratic 52%
New Mexico Susana Martinez Republican Running for 2nd term John Dendahl (R) Likely Republican 52%
New York Andrew Cuomo Democratic Running for 2nd term Eliot Spitzer (D)
John Faso (R/Con)
Malachy McCourt (G)
Safe Democratic N/A
Ohio John Kasich Republican Running for 2nd term Kenneth Blackwell (R)
Ted Strickland (D)
Bill Peirce (L)
Bob Fitzrakis (G)
Leans Republican 42%
Oklahoma Mary Fallin Republican Running for 2nd term Ernest Istook (R) Safe Republican N/A
Oregon John Kitzhaber Democratic Running for 2nd term Ron Saxton (R) Safe Democratic 50%
Pennsylvania Tom Corbett Republican Running for 2nd term Lynn Swann (R) Likely Democratic 24%
Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee Democratic Not running for re-election Charles J. Fogarty (D) Likely Democratic 33%
South Carolina Nikki Haley Republican Running for 2nd term Tommy Moore (D) Leans Republican 42%
South Dakota Dennis Daugaard Republican Running for 2nd term Jack Billion (D)
Steven J. Willis (C)
Safe Republican 43%
Tennessee Bill Haslam Republican Running for 2nd term Jim Bryson (R)
Howard Switzer (G)
Safe Republican 44%
Texas Rick Perry Republican Retiring Chris Bell (D)
Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I)
Kinky Friedman (I)
James Werner (L)
Likely Republican 45%
Vermont Peter Shumlin Democratic Running for 2nd term Scudder Parker (D) Safe Democratic 45%
Wisconsin Scott Walker Republican Running for 2nd term Mark Green (R)
Nelson Eisman (G)
Toss-up 48%
Wyoming Matt Mead Republican Running for 2nd term Ray Hunkins (R) Safe Republican 50%
Territory↑ Incumbent Party Status Competing candidates
Guam Felix Camacho Republican Running for 2nd term Robert Underwood (D)
U.S. Virgin Islands Charles Wesley Turnbull Democratic Not eligible for 3rd term John deJongh (D)
Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg (R?)

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