Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Print Edition: 2009-2010 Governors Outlook

The May 15, 2009 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers.

The print edition of the Report comes out every two weeks. 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 preview of this edition:

2009-2010 Gubernatorial Outlook

After suffering heavy losses over the last four years, Republicans’ best hope for regaining some territory may well be in gubernatorial races. The GOP has the opportunity to pick up governorships in both New Jersey and Virginia this fall. But they could also lose both races and squelch any optimism that had been building in the base.

Democrats currently control 28 governorships – compared to 22 for the GOP – but have to defend a number of open seats in very Republican states. Democratic opportunities in states such as California, Florida, Hawaii, and Rhode Island make a repeat of 1994 (when Democrats lost eleven governorships) extremely unlikely.

For the entire issue, including a breakdown of all 38 races, you must subscribe to the print edition of the Report.