A Dozen Republican Governorships Are Vulnerable To Democrats

The Republican advantage in the Senate is reversed in gubernatorial races.

Much has been said this year about the congressional elections and who will control the House and Senate next year.…

With a new census coming in 2020, governors and state legislators elected this year will control the redrawing of congressional districts that follows. Additionally, controlling the governor’s mansion may give provide an edge in the upcoming presidential election. Governors also typically have the power to appoint replacements when a senator resigns or dies. Losing a governorship would make it more risky for President Trump to appoint sitting senators. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who is 85, warned this week that if Democrat Fred Hubbell wins in November that his Senate seat might go to a Democrat.

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