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Tracking the 2018 Governors Races

Last Updated September 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET


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.

Headshots courtesy of the candidates' Facebook pages.

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No Election
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Alaska Lean Republican

Current Governor: Bill Walker, Independent

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