The Green Papers: 2006 Midterm Election

Copyright All-up chart of Governors by election 'cycle'

Governors, in all states except New Hampshire and Vermont, serve 4 year terms.
The Governors of New Hampshire and Vermont serve 2 year terms.

Regular Gubernatorial elections are held the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in all states except Louisiana. Louisiana will hold a non-partisan primary on Saturday 20 October 2007 and, if no candidate receives 50% of the vote, a Saturday 17 November 2007 runoff.

[next regular election:
Tuesday 7 November 2006]
Off Year Election
[next regular election:
Tuesday 6 November 2007]
[next regular election:
Tuesday 4 November 2008]
Off Year Election
[most recent election:
Tuesday 3 November 2009]
Alabama: Riley (R)Kentucky: Fletcher (R)Delaware: Minner (D)New Jersey: Corzine (D)
Alaska: Murkowski (R)Louisiana: Blanco (D) (next election Saturday 20 October 2007)Indiana: Daniels (R)Virginia: Kaine (D)
Arizona: Napolitano (D)Mississippi: Barbour (R)Missouri: Blunt (R) 
Arkansas: Huckabee (R) Montana: Schweitzer (D) 
California: Schwarzenegger (R) New Hampshire: 2-year term, previous regular election 2006 
Colorado: Owens (R) North Carolina: Easley (D) 
Connecticut: Rell (R) North Dakota: Hoeven (R) 
Florida: Bush (R) Utah: Huntsman (R) 
Georgia: Perdue (R) Vermont: 2-year term, previous regular election 2006 
Hawaii: Lingle (R) Washington: Gregoire (D) 
Idaho: Risch (R) West Virginia: Manchin (D) 
Illinois: Blagojevich (D)   
Iowa: Vilsack (D)   
Kansas: Sebelius (D)   
Maine: Baldacci (D)   
Maryland: Ehrlich (R)   
Massachusetts: Romney (R)   
Michigan: Granholm (D)   
Minnesota: Pawlenty (R)   
Nebraska: Heineman (R)   
Nevada: Guinn (R)   
New Hampshire: Lynch (D)   
New Mexico: Richardson (D)   
New York: Pataki (R)   
Ohio: Taft (R)   
Oklahoma: Henry (D)   
Oregon: Kulongoski (D)   
Pennsylvania: Rendell (D)   
Rhode Island: Carcieri (R)   
South Carolina: Sanford (R)   
South Dakota: Rounds (R)   
Tennessee: Bredesen (D)   
Texas: Perry (R)   
Vermont: Douglas (R)   
Wisconsin: Doyle (D)   
Wyoming: Freudenthal (D)   
7 November 2006
14 Democratic (D)
22 Republican (R)
6 November 2007
1 Democratic (D)
2 Republican (R)
4 November 2008
5 Democratic (D)
4 Republican (R)
3 November 2009
2 Democratic (D)
Grand Total
22 Democratic (D)
28 Republican (R)

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  2006 Partisan Composition by State  
  2006 Political Party Breakdown by State - "Traditional" Sections and Regions  
  Political Parties  
  Senate Electoral Classes  
  Statewide Political Party Strength