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Tracking the 2018 Governors Races

There are 36 governors' races this year. Republicans will have to defend 26 of them and Democrats nine. There is one independent governor -- Alaska's Bill Walker -- and that race is rated Lean Independent.

Click on each state below to learn more about the candidates and news surrounding each election.

For more on these ratings, which are based on consultations with multiple experts in the states as well as national party strategists, read Louis Jacobson's most recent analysis.

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No Election
Safe Democratic
Likely Democratic
Lean Democratic
Tossup
Lean Republican
Likely Republican
Safe Republican

Alaska Lean Independent

Current Governor:

Arizona Likely Republican

Current Governor: Doug Ducey, Republican

Arkansas Safe Republican

Current Governor: Asa Hutchinson, Republican

Colorado Tossup

Current Governor: John Hickenlooper, Democrat
Term-Limited

Georgia Likely Republican

Current Governor: Nathan Deal, Republican
Term-Limited

Idaho Safe Republican

Current Governor: Butch Otter, Republican
Not Running for Re-Election

Kansas Lean Republican

Current Governor: Sam Brownback, Republican
Expected to Resign

Maine Lean Democratic

Current Governor: Paul LePage, Republican
Term-Limited

Massachusetts Likely Republican

Current Governor: Charlie Baker, Republican

Minnesota Tossup

Current Governor: Mark Dayton, Democrat
Not Running for Re-Election

Nebraska Safe Republican

Current Governor: Pete Ricketts, Republican

Nevada Tossup

Current Governor: Brian Sandoval, Republican
Term-Limited

New Hampshire Lean Republican

Current Governor: Chris Sununu, Republican

New Mexico Lean Democratic

Current Governor: Susana Martinez, Republican
Term-Limited

Oklahoma Likely Republican

Current Governor: Mary Fallin, Republican
Term-Limited

Oregon Likely Democratic

Current Governor: Kate Brown, Democrat

Rhode Island Lean Democratic

Current Governor: Gina Raimondo, Democrat

South Carolina Likely Republican

Current Governor: Henry McMaster, Republican

South Dakota Safe Republican

Current Governor: Dennis Daugaard, Republican
Term-Limited

Vermont Likely Republican

Current Governor: Phil Scott, Republican

Wyoming Safe Republican

Current Governor: Matt Mead, Republican

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