Friday, January 26, 2007

New Print Edition: 2007-08 Gubernatorial Outlook

The new January 26, 2007 print edition of The Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. Subscribe now through the 2008 election for only $345 for a two-year subscription and save $49, instead of buying two one-year subscriptions for $197 each. And finally, we are also able to accept payment by either credit card or check. Just go click on the Google Checkout button on the side-bar of the website.

Here's a peak into this issue:

2007-08 Gubernatorial Outlook
By Nathan L. Gonzales

The Democratic wave didn't stop on the shores of the House and Senate. Democrats netted six governorships in 2006, giving them a 28-22 advantage nationwide.

The next two years are particularly light, with three states (Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi) holding elections this year and only eleven other states in 2008.

It's far too early to predict net gains or losses for either party, but it looks like each will start with three vulnerabilities and three opportunities, making it difficult for Republicans to make a significant rebound.

While many Washington-centered political observers and junkies have given short-shrift to gubernatorial contests, this cycle's elections start a period of increased attention to governors' races, since many of the governors elected from now on will have a role in the Congressional redistricting process.

For the rest of the overview, as well as our state-by-state breakdown of the races, you must be a subscriber to the print edition. Just the ratings with no explanation are available here.