Monthly Archives: March 2018

Election Preview: New York Gubernatorial Primary


Primary Election: September 13, 2018 General Election: November 6, 2018 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo As rumors of a 2020 presidential bid swirl, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will seek a third term after he was first elected in 2010. According to a January poll from Siena College, the Governor started the year with strong support. He had [...]

Election Preview: New York Gubernatorial Primary2018-03-30T21:11:36-04:00

2018 Election Preview: Tennessee Gubernatorial Primary


Primary Election: August 2, 2018 General Election: November 6, 2018  Republican Governor Bill Haslam will leave office next year after serving two terms. With the help of a GOP-controlled legislature, he’s remained relatively popular. Haslam has a 55-percent approval and 24 percent disapproval rating, according to a February poll from Morning Consult. While the Republicans have an advantage [...]

2018 Election Preview: Tennessee Gubernatorial Primary2018-03-28T17:10:34-04:00

Election Preview: Michigan Gubernatorial Primary


Primary Date: May 15, 2018 General Election: November 6th, 2018 After two terms as Michigan’s chief executive, Republican Rick Snyder will leave office with some of the lowest approval ratings in the United States. His handling of the Flint water crisis and financial mismanagement have plagued his administration. His performance has opened the door for Democrats, while [...]

Election Preview: Michigan Gubernatorial Primary2018-03-23T11:14:49-04:00

Election Recap: 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial Primary


Illinois gubernatorial candidates Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker will square off in the November general election after clinching their party’s respective nominations Tuesday night. Pritzker easily took the Democratic field, defeating his closest competitors by a 20-point margin. As the incumbent, Governor Rauner, narrowly fended off a challenge from his political right by State Representative Jeanne Ives. Rauner took [...]

Election Recap: 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial Primary2018-03-21T22:48:41-04:00

2018 Illinois Gubernatorial Primary Preview


Primary: March 20, 2018 General Elections: November 6, 2018 The 2018 Illinois gubernatorial contest may become the most expensive governor’s race in American history. A multimillionaire incumbent and multibillionaire challenger have already flooded the Land of Lincoln with $180 million in campaign cash ahead of the primary. With eight months left until the general election, [...]

2018 Illinois Gubernatorial Primary Preview2018-03-17T17:56:47-04:00

Pennsylvania Special Election Recap


Conor Lamb Democrat Conor Lamb has declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, held Tuesday, March 13th. Less than 600 votes separate the two candidates in a race where more than 227,000 votes were cast. Saccone has not yet ceded the race, while absentee ballots continue to trickle in. Republican Party [...]

Pennsylvania Special Election Recap2018-03-14T17:13:22-04:00

Election Preview: 2018 Ohio Gubernatorial Primary


Primary Election: May 6, 2018 General Election: November 6, 2018 Republican Governor John Kasich will leave office at the end of 2018, as rumors of a potential 2020 presidential bid swirl. Governor Kasich’s pending departure creates an opportunity for several candidates in both parties to serve as chief executive of a bellwether state. Two contenders have [...]

Election Preview: 2018 Ohio Gubernatorial Primary2018-03-09T12:32:21-05:00

Election Recap: Texas Gubernatorial Primary


Primary Election: March 6th, 2018 Primary Runoff: May 22nd, 2018 General Election: November 6th, 2018  Andrew White Texas gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez and Andrew White finished first and second, respectively, in the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 7th. Because neither candidate finished with more than 50 percent, the two will have a run-off to determine who will receive [...]

Election Recap: Texas Gubernatorial Primary2018-03-07T12:49:07-05:00

Election Preview: 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial Primary


Primary Elections: May 22nd, 2018 Runoff: July 24th, 2018 General Elections: November 6th, 2018 After eight years, Republican Governor Nathan Deal will leave office due to term limits. Deal was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1992, before switching to the Republican party in 1995. His change reflects the Peach State’s 20-year shift [...]

Election Preview: 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial Primary2018-03-02T20:12:38-05:00

Election Preview: 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Election


Primary Elections: August 28th, 2018 General Elections: November 8th, 2018  Republican Governor Rick Scott will leave office after two terms, creating an opportunity for seven Democrats and 13 Republicans in the 2018 gubernatorial election. A large purple state with a broad demographic, Florida’s contest will help gauge the political winds ahead of the 2020 presidential [...]

Election Preview: 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Election2018-03-01T20:06:52-05:00
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