“Republicans are seeing improved prospects in eight states’ gubernatorial contests next year, according to the Cook Political Report.”
People already expect Republicans to retake the House of Representatives in 2022, some people are even suggesting the Senate is in play, but there’s more to the story.
The GOP could make some major gains in governor races, and that’s great news for a number of reasons.
Having more Republican governors offers hope on COVID policies. Also, governors frequently make good presidential candidates, so Republicans will deepen their bench.
Fred Lucas writes at FOX News:
Republicans eye red wave for governor races
After a big win in blue Virginia and near-upset in bluer New Jersey, Republicans are hoping for a red wave in governor’s races for 2022 – looking at potential pickups mainly in Midwestern states.
President Biden has a low approval rating, and historically a president’s party takes a beating in midterm elections. But Republicans are facing the departure of two incumbent governors in blue states, while multiple incumbents are facing primaries as former President Trump also will likely play a big role in the midterm election.
One template to consider is Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin’s Virginia win, even though Biden won the state decisively in 2020, said Miles Coleman, an associate editor for the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, which ranks political contests.
“Nevada, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan are all states where Biden won but performed worse than he performed in Virginia,” Coleman told Fox News…
Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are all states with Democratic governors that are tossup races Republicans hope to win. Meanwhile, Democrats are eager about their chances in flipping the governor’s mansions in Arizona, Georgia, Maryland and Massachusetts.
Two weeks ago, the Cook Political Report moved eight governor races towards Republicans.
Ashley Oliver reported at Breitbart:
Report: Wisconsin, Michigan Among Eight Governor Races Shifting Toward Republicans
Republicans are seeing improved prospects in eight states’ gubernatorial contests next year, according to the Cook Political Report.
The nonpartisan outlet, which analyzes elections and is often used as a resource among campaigns, updated its ratings for 11 gubernatorial races this week and moved eight in a favorable direction for Republicans, while shifting three toward Democrats.
The eight states include the Great Lakes battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Michigan, currently led by Democrat Govs. Tony Evers and Gretchen Whitmer, respectively, along with Nevada, Maine, New Mexico, South Carolina, Oregon, and Iowa.
Most notably, Cook moved Wisconsin, Michigan, and Nevada all from “lean Democrat” to “toss up.”
We shifted a total of 11 Governors races this week @CookPolitical — 8 toward Rs, 3 toward Ds.
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) December 3, 2021
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