US Gubernatorial Contests – 2000

There are 11 contests for Governors’ mansions in the 2000 US mid-term elections.

Currently, the Republicans hold 30 positions, the Democrats 18, Reform Party 1 and Independent 1.

No.
State
Incumbent
Party Since
1
Delaware
Thomas Carper
Democrat
1993
Carper is running for the Senate. The Democrats are favoured to retain the seat, but it is a competitive contest.
2
Indiana
Frank O’Bannon
Democrat
1998
O’Bannon is favoured to retain his position, but the contest is competitive.
3
Missouri
Mel Carnahan
Democrat
1992
Carnahan is running for the Senate, so this race is regarded as up for grabs.
4
Montana
Marc Racicot
Republican
1992
Racicot is term-limited and cannot run. This race is regarded as a close contest.
5
New Hampshire
Jeanne Shaheen
Democrat
1996
Shaheen is favoured to be re-elected to a third term.
6
North Carolina
Jim Hunt
Democrat
1992
Hunt is term-limited and cannot run. This race is regarded as up for grabs.
7
North Dakota
Edward Schafer
Republican
1992
Schafer is retiring and this contest is seen as up for grabs.
8
Utah
Michael Leavitt
Republican
1992
Regarded as a safe Republican position, highly unlikely to change.
9
Vermont
Howard Dean
Democrat
1992
Regarded as a safe Democrat position, highly unlikely to change.
10
Washington
Gary Locke
Democrat
1996
Regarded as a safe Democrat position, highly unlikely to change.
11
West Virginia
Cecil Underwood
Republican
1996
Underwood was West Virginia’s youngest ever Governor between 1956-60 and was re-elected as its oldest in 1996. Regarded as a close contest.

 

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