Friday, April 25, 2008

New Print Edition: Gubernatorial Outlook

The April 25, 2008 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. The print edition comes out every two weeks and the content is not available online. Subscribers get in-depth analysis of the most competitive races in the country, as well as quarterly House and Senate ratings, and coverage of the gubernatorial races nationwide. To subscribe, simply click on the Google checkout button on the website or send a check.

Here is a brief sample of what's in this edition...

2008 Gubernatorial Outlook

By Nathan L. Gonzales

Republican prospects in the races for governor have actually improved over the last three months, in contrast to the party’s expected losses in the House and the Senate in 2008.

First, Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt (R) announced he would not seek a second term. He was at serious risk of losing his race, and his decision to retire boosted the Republicans’ chances of holding seat. Second, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) has improved his standing slightly, and he is now a narrow favorite for reelection.

Democrats hold 28 governorships to the Republicans’ 22, with only four of the eleven gubernatorial races this cycle at risk at this point.

Instead of a Democratic gain of a governorship or two (our winter 2007 forecast), the most likely outcome is either no net change or a Democratic gain of a single seat.

For the entire issue, including the state-by-state analysis and latest polls, you must subscribe to the print edition.