2010 GOVERNORS RACE RATINGS

September 2, 2010

Governor Lineup: 26 Democrats, 24 Republicans, 0 Independents
Governors with names in parentheses are retiring.

The chart below provides a spectrum that analyzes the vulnerability (the chances of the seat switching parties) of the Governor races up this cycle.

Solid: These races are not considered competitive and are not likely to become closely contested.
Likely: These seats are not considered competitive at this point but have the potential to become engaged.
Lean: These are considered competitive races but one party has an advantage.
Toss Up: These are the most competitive races; either party has a good chance of winning.

DEMOCRATS | 19 HELD SEATS
SOLID D (3)

Beebe (AR)

Lynch (NH)

NY (Paterson)

LIKELY D (1)

CO (Ritter)

LEAN D (2)

ME (Baldacci)

O’Malley (MD)

TOSS UP (7)

Quinn (IL)

Culver (IA)

Patrick (MA)

NM (Richardson)

Strickland (OH)

OR (Kulongoski)

WI (Doyle)

LEAN R (3)

MI (Granholm)

OK (Henry)

PA (Rendell)

LIKELY R (1)

TN (Bredesen)

SOLID R (2)

KS (Parkinson)

WY (Freudenthal)

REPUBLICANS | 18 HELD SEATS
SOLID D (0) LIKELY D (0) LEAN D (1)

HI (Lingle)

TOSS UP (9)

CA (Schwarzenegger)

CT (Rell)

FL (Crist)

GA (Perdue)

MN (Pawlenty)

NV (Gibbons)

RI (Carcieri)

Perry (TX)

VT (Douglas)

LEAN R (1)

AL (Riley)

LIKELY R (4)

Brewer (AZ)

SC (Sanford)

SD (Rounds)

Herbert (UT)

SOLID R (3)

Parnell (AK)

Otter (ID)

Heineman (NE)

* = potential retirement

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