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Mar 10 2022
Thirteen gubernatorial battleground elections to take place in 2022
Thirty-six states will hold elections for governor in 2022. Of those, Ballotpedia has identified 13 as general election battlegrounds: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
These battleground races were selected using the following criteria:
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Feb 19 2023
Arizona Court Rejects Kari Lake's Appeal of 2022 Gubernatorial Election Results
Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake speaks to supporters during her election night event at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Nov. 8, 2022. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) An Arizona appeals court has struck down a challenge filed by Republican Kari Lake regarding the results of the Arizona gubernatorial election, denying her request to have theThe Epoch Times
Jan 30 2022
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will not seek re-election in 2022
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), a moderate who typically ranks as one of the nation's most popular governors, and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (R) announced Wednesday that they will not seek third terms in 2022.
Why it matters: The decision leaves the gubernatorial race wide open and will likely affect multiple down-ballot races next year. Baker was expected to be the front-runner had heAxios
May 23 2023
Arizona judge rejects Kari Lake's final 2022 election lawsuit
An Arizona judge rejected the final lawsuit brought by Republican Kari Lake, affirming Democrat Katie Hobbs won the 2022 election for governor. In a ruling Monday evening after a three-day trial last week, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson found Lake’s team did not present “clear and convincing evidence or a preponderance of evidence” that misconduct was committed in the 2022CNN (Online News)
Sep 15 2021
Can Massachusetts elect a Democratic governor? Progressives are beginning their 2022 push
For all but eight of the last 30 years, a Republican has occupied the governor's office in Massachusetts.
The state that so many Americans equate with mainline liberalism -- "Taxachusetts" was the GOP's old derisive nickname -- has a habit of electing Republicans to its top job, even as it sends prominent progressive leaders to Washington.
Republicans' hold on the corner officeCNN (Online News)
May 23 2023
Arizona Judge Tosses Kari Lake’s 2022 Election Lawsuit
An Arizona judge threw out a lawsuit filed by Kari Lake over her defeat in last year’s race for governor, ruling that she had failed to prove that the state’s most populous county, Maricopa, had neglected to review voters’ signatures on mail-in ballot envelopes. The decision, issued late Monday, is the latest legal setback for Ms. Lake, a Republican who was backed by former President Donald JNew York Times (News)
Sep 06 2022
Why Massachusetts’s Governorship Is The Likeliest To Flip In 2022
Massachusetts has an opening in its corner office. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is retiring, and in a state with no shortage of ambitious politicians, you’d expect there to be a Central Artery-worthy traffic jam to take his place. But instead, more than two months before Election Day, it’s already safe for Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey to start picking out new drapes.
May 23 2023
Judge Dismisses Final Claim In Kari Lake’s 2022 Election Challenge
A judge in Arizona rejected the final part of Kari Lake‘s legal challenge of her 2022 governor’s race defeat on Monday. Lake’s team failed to show that Maricopa County, which includes the capital of Phoenix and is Arizona’s most populous county, did not properly perform signature verifications for early ballots, the ruling determined. The court did not find “clear and convincing evidence or aThe Daily Wire
May 04 2023
Kari Lake’s lawyer must pay $2K in sanctions for 2022 election statements
Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s legal team must pay $2,000 in sanctions after she made claims without proof about fraud in Maricopa County’s 2022 election, according to a new filing. A Thursday order, filed from the Supreme Court of Arizona and shared online by Democracy Docket, granted a motion from Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) and Secretary of State Adrian Fontes (D)The Hill
May 08 2023
Trump endorses Landry in Louisiana gubernatorial race
Former President Donald Trump is backing Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's bid for governor, giving the GOP frontrunner a big boost ahead of this fall's election. Landry's campaign revealed the announcement in a social media post featuring a video of Trump standing alongside Landry while endorsing him. "He has been a fantastic attorney general, he wants to stop campaign. He loves theNBC News (Online)