We are close to 60 days away from electing Governors in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky. It would be great to have some dispatches that make the case for a Republican winning in each of these states. Sometimes we get too wrapped up in the goings on with the presidential contest or what they’re are going to do to us next in Washington DC, that we forget how important it is for a solid conservative to be elected Governor of a state. I don’t have a crystal ball, but the professional political pundit, Larry Sabato, claims to have one. According to him, Kentucky favors the incumbent Dem Gov. Beshear who has been stockpiling campaign money in anticipation of a battle to remain in office.
In 2012 there are 11 states electing a Governor.
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
Sabato’s crystal ball projects the GOP to win 6 of these, the Dems are expected to win 5, and the remaining 3 are toss-ups. In January of 2013 we could have 38 GOP Governors, and 12 Dem Governors if we ran the table on all 14 elections. I do not see that happening. It is more than likely that the GOP will make a modest gain of 4 additional GOP Governors. For even a modest gain we need to have conservatives in these 14 states become active members in their local Republican Party, and we need to have some promotion of these candidates by anyone in any state who desires to elect constitutional conservatives to public office.