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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gubernatorial races: modest gains for Republicans in some states

With polls closed in eastern and central time zones, the results of some of the 37 gubernatorial elections have started coming in, with few surprises.

Republican pickups include Rick Snyder in Michigan, Bill Haslam in Tennessee and Mary Fallin in Oklahoma. Ultraconservative and former U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, meanwhile, was elected governor in his home state of Kansas.

For the Democrats, Andrew Cuomo has won in New York, defeating the bombastic Carl Paladino. Governors John Lynch (New Hampshire), Deval Patrick (Massachusetts), Martin O'Malley (Maryland) and Mike Beebe (Arkansas) have also won reelection in their states.

One race generating much interest comes later tonight in California where former governor Jerry Brown is facing corporate executive Meg Whitman. Of course, at NPI we'll also be closely watching the Oregon gubernatorial race where another former governor, John Kitzhaber, looks to win back the office he once held against Republican opponent Chris Dudley.


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