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2016 Governor

To read recent stories regarding the 2015-16 gubernatorial races, click here 1.

Updated Nov. 7, 2016

2016 gubernatorial ratings map

2016 gubernatorial candidates

State Incumbent Possible Primary Challengers Major Party Opposition Third party Party Rating
DE Jack Markell
- Rep. John Carney - State Sen. Colin Bonini
- Retired state trooper Lacey Lafferty
- Flight engineer Sean Goward (Lib) Safe D
IN Mike Pence
- Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb - 2012 nominee John Gregg - Businessman Rex Bell (Lib) Leans D
MO Jay Nixon
- AG Chris Koster - Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens - 2010 SEN candidate Cisse Spragins (Lib) Leans R
MT Steve Bullock
- Businessman Greg Gianforte - 2010 ID GOV nominee Ted Dunlap (Lib) Leans D
NC Pat McCrory
- AG Roy Cooper - 2010 NC-12 nominee Lon Cecil (Lib) Leans D
ND Jack Dalrymple
- Fmr software executive Doug Burgum - State Rep. Marvin Nelson - Tech executive Marty Riske (Lib) Safe R
NH Maggie Hassan
(Running for Senate)
- Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
- Ex-NH securities chief Mark Connolly
- Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand
- Executive Councilor Chris Sununu
- State Rep. Frank Edelblut
- Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas
- State Sen. Jeannie Forrester
- State Rep. Max Abramson (Lib)
- Financial sector employee Jilletta Jarvis (Ind)
Leans D
OR* Kate Brown
- Physician Bud Pierce Safe D
UT Gary Herbert
- Businessman Michael Weinholtz - UT Lib Party secretary Brian Kamerath (Lib)
- Businessman Dell Schanze (Ind Am)
- Retired Dentist L. S. Brown (Ind)
Safe R
VT Peter Shumlin
- Ex-state Transportation Secretary Sue Minter - Lt. Gov. Phil Scott - Retired MLB pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee (Lib Union) Leans R
WA Jay Inslee
- Ex-Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant Safe D
WV Earl Ray Tomblin
- Businessman Jim Justice - State Sen. Bill Cole/td>
- 2012 GOV nominee David Moran (Lib)
Ex-state Sen. Charlotte Pritt (Mt)
Leans D

*Oregon will have a special election in 2016 because of Gov. John Kitzhaber's (D) resignation.

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