Power Shift in Governor Mansions

ㅤ"Eight years after the tea party movement helped Republicans win a majority of U.S. governorships, the GOP is bracing for a potential power shift that would reshape the nation’s political landscape.
ㅤThe long winning streak has given Republicans control of the governor’s office in 33 states, the most since 1928. And the party is defending 26 of them in November — nearly three times as many as Democrats — in a midterm election widely seen as a referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump.
ㅤFor Republicans, the numbers alone spell trouble, said Jennifer Duffy, an analyst with The Cook Political Report in Washington. ‘They had nowhere to go but down,’ she said. ‘Their entire objective this cycle was to minimize the damage.’
ㅤThe elections will test whether Democrats have lost the Midwest for the foreseeable future and whether Trump’s touch can hold back the effects of a growing minority electorate in the South. They’ll also gauge the nation’s gender dynamics: A record number of women are running for governor in a year marked by both the Me Too movement and the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation fight…’"

Full story at Newsmax. Posted here on 10/25/18. See "governorships, gerrymanders."

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