By Eric Bradner
Washington (CNN): For Democrats, this year’s governors’ races present a once-in-a-decade opening.
This year features 36 gubernatorial contests — including 23 in Republican-held states — starting in less than a month with the primary in Illinois to determine who will take on GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, perhaps the nation’s most vulnerable incumbent.
By Dan Balz
The Washington Post
Democrats talk about the years since 2010 as the Lost Decade, a time when a generation of future leaders was wiped out by a pair of devastating midterm elections and the absence of a strategic plan to recoup from those losses. That’s one reason this year’s gubernatorial elections are the most important in years.
Most of the current political focus, understandably, is on the…
By Sam Levine and Daniel Marans
WASHINGTON ―Democratic governors are planning to invest at least $20 million dollars this year in gubernatorial races that could determine which party has control over drawing electoral boundaries in 2021.
The Democratic Governors Association’s announcement signals that the party is increasingly focusing on state races that could impact redistricting. Republicans,…