GOP Has Commanding Edge in Governor Races

Several Democratic-leaning states will swing Republican at the gubernatorial level.

Republicans will gain ground in governor races next month, winning six to nine seats and flipping the balance of power. Republicans may end up controlling as many as 33 governorships.

The change will affect policy, particularly on health care. Many states are promising to fight the new federal health care law in court and also through state regulatory agencies. Their concerted resistance can become a big problem as the administration moves to implement the far-reaching law.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter