The Governors Races: Oddly Friendly to Incumbents
I was on NPR a few minutes ago, where the subject turned to the difference between this year's congressional elections and governors' elections. I pointed ...
I was on NPR a few minutes ago, where the subject turned to the difference between this year's congressional elections and governors' elections. I pointed out that while the trend in both was very favorable to the Democrats, the congressional elections reflected an anti-incumbent mood, while the governors races were very pro-incumbent (only Ehrlich is losing right now). The 2002 class of governors was incredibly "lucky" to come into office in tough fiscal times. Now they're winning because they can all say that they turned deficits into surpluses.
I'm now going to work on an article about ballot measures for governing.com tomorrow, so I probably won't be posting much more. Thanks for reading!
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