Friday, November 13, 2009

CT Gov Moved to Toss-Up

Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell (R) announced she would not seek reelection, handing Democrats an excellent pick-up opportunity. It may be a little while before the candidate fields are set, so for now, the race moves from Clear Advantage for Rell to a Toss-Up.

With victories in New Jersey and Virginia, Republicans now control 24 governorships compared to 26 for the Democrats heading into 2010. Next year, 37 states will elect a governor including the nation's largest states such as California, Texas, New York, and Florida.

Here are our latest gubernatorial ratings.
# - Moved benefiting Democrats
* - Moved benefiting Republicans

Lean Takeover (4 R, 4 D)
  • CA Open (Schwarzenegger, R)
  • HI Open (Lingle, R)
  • RI Open (Carcieri, R)
  • VT Open (Douglas, R)
  • KS Open (Parkinson, D)
  • OK Open (Henry, D)
  • TN Open (Bredesen, D)
  • WY Open (Freudenthal, D)
Toss-Up (5 R, 6 D)
  • Brewer (R-AZ)
  • Gibbons (R-NV)
  • CT Open (Rell, R) #
  • FL Open (Crist, R)
  • MN Open (Pawlenty, R)
  • Culver (D-IA)
  • Paterson (D-NY)
  • Ritter (D-CO)
  • MI Open (Granholm, D)
  • PA Open (Rendell, D)
  • WI Open (Doyle, D)
Narrow Advantage for Incumbent Party (1 R, 2 D)
  • GA Open (Perdue, R)
  • Patrick (D-MA)
  • Strickland (D-OH)
Clear Advantage for Incumbent Party (2 R, 3 D)
  • AL Open (Riley, R)
  • SC Open (Sanford, R)
  • Quinn (D-IL)
  • ME Open (Baldacci, D)
  • NM Open (Richardson, D)
Currently Safe (6 R, 4 D)
  • Herbert (R-UT)
  • Heineman (R-NE)
  • Otter (R-ID)
  • Parnell (R-AK)
  • Perry (R-TX)
  • SD Open (Rounds, R)
  • Beebe (D-AR)
  • Lynch (D-NH)
  • O'Malley (D-MD)
  • OR Open (Kulongoski, D)