Gubernatorial elections never get the attention of Presidential elections, but the day-to-day life of most people is affected more by what goes on in state government than at the Federal level. In recent decades, right-wing and corporate interests have targeted state governments to consolidate power for their agenda.
If you live in one of the 11 states where a gubernatorial election is taking place it is important that you vote for the Democratic candidate, mobilize your friends and families to vote, and volunteer and donate to their campaigns. If you don’t live in one of these states, adopt one or more states to target with your donations and volunteering.
Likely Democratic Victories
Two Democratic governors are ahead in the polls for their reelection, but don’t rest on these laurels, VOTE!
Washington: Jay Inslee (incumbent)
Delaware: John Carney (incumbent)
These elections are a toss-up. If you are limited on time or money, target these races for volunteering and donations.
North Carolina: Roy Cooper (incumbent)
Montana: Mike Cooney
Missouri: Nicole Galloway
New Hampshire: Dan Feltes
The Republican candidates are ahead in the polls in these states, but getting out the non-voters can still turn around these elections. Especially in progressive Vermont, c’mon! Even West Virginia has a progressive streak.
Vermont: David Zuckerman
Indiana: Woody Myers
North Dakota: Shelley Lenz
West Virginia: Ben Salango
Utah: Chris Peterson