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U.S. Governor Race

In 2022 the United States is holding Gubernatorial elections for 39 of the 50 seats. Currently there are 28 Republican and 22 Democratic governors. Republican governors Asa Hutchinson (Arkansas), Doug Ducey (Arizona), Larry Hogan (Maryland), Charlie Baker (Massachusetts), Pete Ricketts (Nebraska) and Democratic governors David Ige (Hawaii), Kate Brown (Oregon), Tom Wolf (Pennsylvania) are not seeking re-election due either to term limits or they are retirning. States to watch closely are: Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The 2022 United States Senate Elections are also taking place at the same time and both will be held on November 8, 2022.

Latest U.S. Governor Race News

US & Canada · Sacramento

California sets nation’s toughest plastics reduction rules

56% Center coverage: 48 sources
Major legislation passed and signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Bill aims to significantly reduce single-use plastic packaging in the state. By 2032, plastic would have to be recycled at a rate of 65%, a massive jump from today's rates. Most plastic products in the United States are not recycled.See the Story
US & Canada · Austin

Texas governor blames Biden for deaths of migrants found in truck

46% Right coverage: 24 sources
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed President Joe Biden after 46 migrants were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside San Antonio on Monday. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre rejected accusations that Biden's policies contributed to this incident. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made immigration a focal point of his reelection campaign. The Republican Party has long blamed Biden for the nation's immigration ills.See the Story
US & Canada · Springfield

Trump-backed Bailey wins Illinois governor primary

44% Left coverage: 25 sources
State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) will be facing off against Governor J.B. Pritzker for the governor's race. Bailey pulverized the competition, receiving over 58% of the vote in a six-man primary. Some critics disparaged Bailey for his ultra-conservative viewpoints, saying it would alienate suburban voters.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd, former aide testifies

50% Right coverage: 20 sources
Donald Trump rebuffed his own security’s warnings about armed protesters in the Jan. 6 rally crowd and made desperate attempts to join his supporters as they marched to the Capitol, according to dramatic new testimony before the House committee investigating the 2021 insurrection. Cassidy Hutchinson, a little-known former White House aide, described an angry, defiant president who was trying that day to let armed protesters avoid security screenings at a rally that morning to protest his 2020 election defeat and who later grabbed at the steering wheel of the presidential SUV when the Secret Service refused to let him go to the Capitol.See the Story
US & Canada

N.Y. to limit where guns can be carried: governor

73% Center coverage: 19 sources
New York will allow people to carry firearms into many places of business only if the owners put up a sign saying guns are welcome. Gov. Kathy Hochul said lawmakers have agreed on the broad strokes of a gun control bill that the Democratic-led Legislature is poised to pass Thursday. The legislation will include provisions that make it harder to qualify for a permit to carry a gun outside the home.See the Story
US & Canada · Austin

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders truck inspections at border after migrant deaths

43% Center coverage: 21 sources
Gov. Greg Abbott orders state police to resume inspecting trucks entering Texas from Mexico. Abbott says the death toll among unauthorized immigrants will keep rising if Biden doesn't act. The White House said Tuesday the fact migrants are desperately taking chances proves that federal border enforcement is tightening. Abbott ordered an initial round of state truck inspections on international bridges in April.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Joe Rogan Backs Ron DeSantis as a 'Good' President Over 'Dead' Joe Biden

73% Right coverage: 22 sources
Joe Rogan says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis "would work as a good president" Rogan is the world's No. 1 most-listened podcaster. He said he supports the governor because of his handling of the COVID pandemic. DeSantas has said he's focused on his 2022 reelection race.See the Story
Business · Georgia

Kemp extends order suspending Georgia gas taxes until mid-August

Coverage: 7 sources
Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Friday extending the tax break that was slated to end July 14 until Aug. 13. Kemp used the announcement to again blame Democratic President Joe Biden for high gas prices. Kemp signed a law in March that passed with broad bipartisan support suspending the state's gas tax.See the Story
US & Canada · New York

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced Cuomo, faces Democrats

73% Center coverage: 11 sources
Kathy Hochul is hoping to become the first woman to win election to the New York governor's office. She needs to overcome challenges from New York City's elected public advocate, Jumaane Williams. GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, and Andrew Giuliani, the son of New York's former mayor.See the Story
Raphael Warnock · Atlanta

Georgia poll shows Abrams, Kemp tied and Warnock leading in Senate race

42% Left coverage: 12 sources
Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams are in a dead heat. U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock has opened a solid lead over GOP challenger Herschel Walker. The poll was conducted June 23-27 among 1,497 Georgia registered voters, and has a .25 percentage-point margin of error.See the Story
Kari Lake · Arizona

Republicans square off in raucous Arizona governor debate

Coverage: 5 sources
Republican candidates for governor squared off in a raucous debate Wednesday. Karrin Taylor Robson called for leaving behind the 2020 election and focusing on the future. Former news anchor Kari Lake doubled down on the lie that former President Donald Trump lost because of fraud. Polling has shown Lake leading for the entirety of the campaign.See the Story
US & Canada · Little Rock

Republican governor calls Hutchinson testimony ‘very compelling’

75% Right coverage: 8 sources
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Friday said the testimony former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson gave this week before the House Jan. 6 select committee was “very compelling.” Cassidy Hutchinson, who worked as a special assistant to former President Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified before the select committee on Tuesday, delivering a fly-on-the-wall account of what the president and top White House officials were doing before, during and after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.See the Story
US & Canada · Tallahassee

DeSantis vows to ‘continue legal battle’ after judge blocks Florida’s 15-week abortion ban

57% Right coverage: 7 sources
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday vowed to appeal a judge’s decision to temporarily block Florida’s 15-week abortion ban, which the court called unconstitutional. DeSantis said at a press conference on Florida’s “Improved Civics Literacy Rates” that his administration had been expecting this decision and will continue the “legal battle.”See the Story

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