2018 United States gubernatorial elections

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2018 United States gubernatorial elections

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39 governorships
36 states; 3 territories
  Majority party Minority party
  Bill Haslam 2016.jpg Jay Inslee official portrait.jpg
Leader Bill Haslam
(term-limited)
Jay Inslee
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Tennessee Washington
Last election 33 16
Seats won 20 16
Seats after 27 23
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase 7
Popular vote 43,452,881[1] 46,253,757
Percentage 47.31% 50.36%

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Last election 1
Seats won 0
Seats after 0
Seat change Decrease 1
Popular vote 299,612
Percentage 0.33%

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Results of the November 2018 elections:
     Democratic hold      Democratic gain
     Republican hold      Republican gain

United States gubernatorial elections were held on November 6, 2018 in 36 states and three territories. These elections formed part of the 2018 United States elections. Other coinciding elections were the 2018 United States Senate elections and the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections. The last regular gubernatorial elections for all but three of the states took place in 2014. Governors in New Hampshire and Vermont serve two-year terms, meaning that their most recent gubernatorial elections took place in 2016. Meanwhile, Oregon held a special election in 2016 to fill an unexpired term.

Many of the states holding gubernatorial elections have term limits which made some multi-term governors ineligible for re-election. Two Democratic governors were term-limited while six incumbent Democratic governors were eligible for re-election. Among Republican governors, twelve were term-limited while eleven could seek re-election. One independent governor was eligible for re-election.

Elections were held in 26 of the 33 states with Republican governors, 9 of the 16 states with Democratic governors, 1 state (Alaska) with an independent governor, 2 territories (Guam and Northern Mariana Islands) with Republican governors, 1 territory (U.S. Virgin Islands) with an independent governor and the District of Columbia with a Democratic mayor. Incumbent state governors running to be reelected included 14 Republicans, 5 Democrats and 1 independent. Territorial incumbents running included one Republican and one independent. The incumbent Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C. also ran for re-election.

Democrats gained control of 9 state and territorial governorships that had previously been held by Republicans and an independent. They picked up Republican-held open seats in the states of Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Nevada and New Mexico, in addition to defeating Republican incumbents in Illinois and Wisconsin and not losing any seats of their own. Additionally, they won the Republican controlled territory of (Guam) and the independent controlled territory of the (U.S. Virgin Islands). Republicans won the governorship of Alaska previously held by an independent.[2]

Nominations[edit]

In 2018, all states held primary elections to decide major nominees for the general election. California held a nonpartisan blanket primary to select nominees while the other 35 states held partisan primaries.[3] Nominations were contested except in Democratic primaries in Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Alaska and in Republican primaries in New Mexico, Iowa, Maryland, New Hampshire and New York.[3] Because the primary did not yield a candidate winning the state-required minimum share of the vote, runoff elections were held for Republican nominations in South Carolina, Georgia and Oklahoma as well as for the Democratic nomination in Texas, four of the ten states with a runoff requirement.[4] In Georgia and Oklahoma, the runoff reversed the order of finish in the first primary.

On average, there were 4.5 candidates per contested gubernatorial nomination and the average nominee received 61% of the vote cast.[3] The extent of competition varied widely across primaries, both within and across states. For the Republican nominations in Texas and Wisconsin and the Democratic nomination in Oregon, only the winner received 9% or more of the vote case—one-sided elections. However, the winner received less than one-half of the vote cast for Democratic nominations in

  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Maine
  • Colorado
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Vermont
  • Arizona
  • Florida

and for Republican nominations in

  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kansas
  • Connecticut
  • Wyoming

Thus, most states had at least one highly contested gubernatorial nomination.[3] In California, twenty-seven listed candidates received primary votes, with the winners having 34% and 25% of the votes cast.

Though Republicans re-elected more than twice as many incumbents (11:5) than did Democrats, the nominations were roughly equally competitive between parties.[3] The only incumbent to lose a primary election was a Republican in Kansas.[5] Renominated Republican governors lost general elections in Illinois and Wisconsin.[6]

Election predictions[edit]

Several sites and individuals publish predictions of competitive seats. These predictions look at factors such as the strength of the incumbent (if the incumbent is running for re-election), the strength of the candidates, and the partisan leanings of the state (reflected in part by the state's Cook Partisan Voting Index rating). The predictions assign ratings to each seat, with the rating indicating the predicted advantage that a party has in winning that seat. Most election predictors use "tossup" to indicate that neither party has an advantage, "lean" to indicate that one party has a slight advantage, "likely" or "favored" to indicate that one party has a significant but not insurmountable advantage and "safe" or "solid" to indicate that one party has a near-certain chance of victory. Some predictions also include a "tilt" rating that indicates that one party has an advantage that is not quite as strong as the "lean" rating would indicate (except Fox News, where "likely" is the highest rating given). Governors whose names are in parentheses are not contesting the election.

State PVI Incumbent[7] Last race Cook
October 26, 2018[8]
I.E.
November 1, 2018[9]
Sabato
November 5, 2018[10]
RCP
November 4, 2018[11]
Daily Kos
November 5, 2018[12]
Fox News
October 10, 2018[13][a]
Politico
November 5, 2018[14]
538[b]
November 5, 2018[15]
Winner
Alabama R+14 Kay Ivey (R) 63.6% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Ivey (R)
Alaska R+9 Bill Walker (I) 48.1% I Lean R (flip) Tilt R (flip) Lean R (flip) Tossup Lean R (flip) Tossup Lean R (flip) Lean R (flip) Dunleavy (R)
Arizona R+5 Doug Ducey (R) 53.4% R Likely R Likely R Likely R Likely R Safe R Likely R ^ Likely R Safe R Ducey (R)
Arkansas R+15 Asa Hutchinson (R) 55.4% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Hutchinson (R)
California D+12 Jerry Brown (D) (term-limited) 60.0% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Likely D Safe D Likely D ^ Safe D Safe D Newsom (D)
Colorado D+1 John Hickenlooper (D)
(term-limited)
48.4% D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Likely D Polis (D)
Connecticut D+6 Dan Malloy (D) (retiring) 50.9% D Tossup Lean D Lean D Tossup Lean D Lean D Lean D Likely D Lamont (D)
Florida R+2 Rick Scott (R)
(term-limited)
48.2% R Tossup Tilt D (flip) Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) DeSantis (R)
Georgia R+5 Nathan Deal (R) (term-limited) 52.8% R Tossup Tilt R Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Lean R Kemp (R)
Hawaii D+18 David Ige (D) 49.0% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Likely D ^ Safe D Safe D Ige (D)
Idaho R+19 Butch Otter (R) (retiring) 53.5% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Little (R)
Illinois D+7 Bruce Rauner (R) 50.3% R Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Pritzker (D)
Iowa R+3 Kim Reynolds (R) 59.0% R Tossup Tilt D (flip) Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Reynolds (R)
Kansas R+13 Jeff Colyer (R)
(lost nomination)
49.8% R Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Kelly (D)
Maine D+3 Paul LePage (R) (term-limited) 48.2% R Tossup Tilt D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Likely D (flip) Mills (D)
Maryland D+12 Larry Hogan (R) 51.0% R Likely R Likely R Likely R Likely R Likely R Likely R ^ Likely R Safe R Hogan (R)
Massachusetts D+12 Charlie Baker (R) 48.5% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Baker (R)
Michigan D+1 Rick Snyder (R) (term-limited) 50.9% R Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Likely D (flip) Lean D (flip) Likely D (flip) Lean D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Whitmer (D)
Minnesota D+1 Mark Dayton (D) (retiring) 50.1% D Likely D Likely D Lean D Lean D Likely D Lean D Likely D Likely D Walz (D)
Nebraska R+14 Pete Ricketts (R) 57.2% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Ricketts (R)
Nevada D+1 Brian Sandoval (R) (term-limited) 70.6% R Tossup Tilt D (flip) Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Sisolak (D)
New Hampshire EVEN Chris Sununu (R) 48.8% R Lean R Lean R Lean R Tossup Likely R Lean R Lean R Likely R Sununu (R)
New Mexico D+3 Susana Martinez (R) (term-limited) 57.3% R Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Lean D (flip) Likely D (flip) Likely D (flip) Grisham (D)
New York D+11 Andrew Cuomo (D) 54.2% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Likely D ^ Safe D Safe D Cuomo (D)
Ohio R+3 John Kasich (R) (term-limited) 63.8% R Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup DeWine (R)
Oklahoma R+20 Mary Fallin (R) (term-limited) 55.8% R Tossup Lean R Lean R Lean R Lean R Likely R ^ Lean R Likely R Stitt (R)
Oregon D+5 Kate Brown (D) 50.9% D Tossup Tilt D Lean D Tossup Lean D Lean D Lean D Likely D Brown (D)
Pennsylvania EVEN Tom Wolf (D) 54.9% D Likely D Likely D Safe D Safe D Safe D Likely D ^ Likely D Safe D Wolf (D)
Rhode Island D+10 Gina Raimondo (D) 40.7% D Lean D Lean D Likely D Likely D Lean D Likely D ^ Lean D Safe D Raimondo (D)
South Carolina R+8 Henry McMaster (R) 55.9% R Likely R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Likely R Safe R McMaster (R)
South Dakota R+14 Dennis Daugaard (R)
(term-limited)
70.5% R Tossup Tilt R Lean R Tossup Lean R Likely R ^ Tossup Lean R Noem (R)
Tennessee R+14 Bill Haslam (R)
(term-limited)
70.3% R Likely R Safe R Safe R Likely R Safe R Likely R ^ Likely R Safe R Lee (R)
Texas R+8 Greg Abbott (R) 59.3% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Abbott (R)
Vermont D+15 Phil Scott (R) 52.9% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R Likely R Likely R ^ Lean R Likely R Scott (R)
Wisconsin EVEN Scott Walker (R) 52.3% R Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Lean D (flip) Tossup Tossup Evers (D)
Wyoming R+25 Matt Mead (R)
(term-limited)
58.3% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R ^ Safe R Safe R Gordon (R)

^ Highest rating given

Close races[edit]

States where the margin of victory was under 1%:

  1. Florida, 0.4%

States where the margin of victory was under 5%:

  1. Wisconsin, 1.1%
  2. Georgia, 1.4%
  3. Connecticut, 2.2%
  4. Iowa, 2.6%
  5. South Dakota, 3.1%
  6. Nevada, 4.1%
  7. Ohio, 4.2%
  8. Kansas, 4.5%

States where the margin of victory was under 10%:

  1. Oregon, 6.7%
  2. New Hampshire, 7.0%
  3. Alaska, 7.1%
  4. Maine, 7.5%
  5. South Carolina, 8.0%
  6. Michigan, 9.5%

Race summary[edit]

States[edit]

State Incumbent Party First elected Incumbent status Candidates
Alabama Kay Ivey Republican 2017[c] Incumbent elected to full term Kay Ivey (R) 59.6%[16]
Walt Maddox (D) 40.4%[17]
Alaska Bill Walker Independent 2014 Incumbent retired
New governor elected
Republican gain
Mike Dunleavy (R) 51.5%[18]
Mark Begich (D) 44.5%[19]
William Toien (L) 1.9%
Arizona Doug Ducey Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Doug Ducey (R) 56.0%[20]
David Garcia (D) 41.8%[21]
Angel Torres (G) 2.1%
Arkansas Asa Hutchinson Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Asa Hutchinson (R) 65.3%[22]
Jared Henderson (D) 31.8% [23]
Mark West (L) 2.9%[24]
California Jerry Brown Democratic 2010[d] Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic hold
Gavin Newsom (D) 61.9%[25][26]
John H. Cox (R) 38.1%[27][26]
Colorado John Hickenlooper Democratic 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic hold
Jared Polis (D) 53.4%[28]
Walker Stapleton (R) 42.8%[29]
Scott Helker (L) 2.8%[30]
Bill Hammons (UPA) 1.0%[31]
Connecticut Dannel Malloy Democratic 2010 Incumbent retired
New governor elected
Democratic hold
Ned Lamont (D) 49.4%[32]
Bob Stefanowski (R) 46.2%[33]
Oz Griebel (I) 3.9%[34]
Rod Hanscomb (L)
Florida Rick Scott Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Ron DeSantis (R) 49.6%[35]
Andrew Gillum (D) 49.2%[36]
Darcy Richardson (Reform) 0.6%[37]
Georgia Nathan Deal Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Brian Kemp (R) 50.2%[38]
Stacey Abrams (D) 48.8%[39]
Ted Metz (L) 0.9%[40]
Hawaii David Ige Democratic 2014 Incumbent reelected David Ige (D) 62.7%[41][42]
Andria Tupola (R) 33.7%[43][42]
Jim Brewer (G) 2.6%[42]
Terrence Teruya (I) 1.0%[42]
Selina Blackwell (I) 0.0%[42]
Idaho Butch Otter Republican 2006 Incumbent retired
New governor elected
Republican hold
Brad Little (R) 59.8%[44][45]
Paulette Jordan (D) 38.2%[46][45]
Illinois Bruce Rauner Republican 2014 Incumbent lost reelection
New governor elected
Democratic gain
J. B. Pritzker (D) 54.5%[47]
Bruce Rauner (R) 38.8%[48]
William McCann (Conservative) 4.2%[49]
Grayson Jackson (L) 2.4%[50]
Iowa Kim Reynolds Republican 2017[e] Incumbent elected to full term Kim Reynolds (R) 50.3%[51]
Fred Hubbell (D) 47.5%[52]
Jake Porter (L) 1.6%[53]
Gary Siegwarth (I) 0.6%
Kansas Jeff Colyer Republican 2018[f] Incumbent lost nomination for full term
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Laura Kelly (D) 48.0%[54]
Kris Kobach (R) 43.0%[55]
Greg Orman (I) 6.5%[56]
Jeff Caldwell (L) 1.9%[57]
Richard Kloos (I) 0.6%[58]
Maine Paul LePage Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Janet Mills (D) 50.9%[59]
Shawn Moody (R) 43.2%[60]
Teresea Hayes (I) 5.9%[61]
Maryland Larry Hogan Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Larry Hogan (R) 55.4%[62]
Ben Jealous (D) 43.5%[63]
Massachusetts Charlie Baker Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Charlie Baker (R) 66.8%[64]
Jay Gonzalez (D) 33.2%[65]
Michigan Rick Snyder Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Gretchen Whitmer (D) 53.3%
Bill Schuette (R) 43.7%
Bill Gelineau (L) 1.3%
Jennifer Kurland (G) 0.7%
Minnesota Mark Dayton DFL 2010 Incumbent retired
New governor elected
Democratic hold
Tim Walz (DFL) 53.9%[66]
Jeff Johnson (R) 42.4%[67]
Chris Wright (LMNP) 2.7%
Nebraska Pete Ricketts Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Pete Ricketts (R) 59.0%[68]
Bob Krist (D) 41.0%[69]
Nevada Brian Sandoval Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Steve Sisolak (D) 49.4%
Adam Laxalt (R) 45.3%
New Hampshire Chris Sununu Republican 2016 Incumbent reelected Chris Sununu (R) 52.8%[70]
Molly Kelly (D) 45.8%
Jilletta Jarvis (L) 1.4%
New Mexico Susana Martinez Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) 57.2%[71]
Steve Pearce (R) 42.8%[72]
New York Andrew Cuomo Democratic 2010 Incumbent reelected Andrew Cuomo (D) 59.6%
Marcus Molinaro (R) 36.2%
Howie Hawkins (G) 1.7%
Larry Sharpe (L) 1.6%
Stephanie Miner (SAM) 0.9%
Ohio John Kasich Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Mike DeWine (R) 50.4%[73]
Richard Cordray (D) 46.7%[74]
Travis Irvine (L) 1.8%[75]
Constance Gadell-Newton (G) 1.1%
Oklahoma Mary Fallin Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Kevin Stitt (R) 54.3%
Drew Edmondson (D) 42.2%
Chris Powell (L) 3.4%
Oregon Kate Brown Democratic 2015[g] Incumbent reelected Kate Brown (D) 50.1%[76]
Knute Buehler (R) 43.7%[77]
Patrick Starnes (I) 2.9%
Nick Chen (L) 1.6%
Aaron Auer (C) 1.1%
Pennsylvania Tom Wolf Democratic 2014 Incumbent reelected Tom Wolf (D) 57.8%
Scott Wagner (R) 40.7%[78]
Ken Krawchuk (L) 1.0%
Rhode Island Gina Raimondo Democratic 2014 Incumbent reelected Gina Raimondo (D) 52.8%[79]
Allan Fung (R) 37.3%
Joseph Trillo (I) 4.4%[80]
South Carolina Henry McMaster Republican 2017[h] Incumbent elected to full term Henry McMaster (R) 54.0%[81]
James E. Smith, Jr. (D) 46.0%
South Dakota Dennis Daugaard Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Kristi Noem (R) 51.0%[82]
Billie Sutton (D) 47.6%
Kurt Evans (L) 1.4%
Tennessee Bill Haslam Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Bill Lee (R) 59.6%
Karl Dean (D) 38.6%[83]
Texas Greg Abbott Republican 2014 Incumbent reelected Greg Abbott (R) 55.8%
Lupe Valdez (D) 42.5%[84]
Mark Tippetts (L) 1.7%
Vermont Phil Scott Republican 2016 Incumbent reelected Phil Scott (R) 55.4%
Christine Hallquist (D) 40.4%
Wisconsin Scott Walker Republican 2010 Incumbent lost reelection
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Tony Evers (D) 49.6%[85]
Scott Walker (R) 48.5%
Phil Anderson (L) 0.8%
Michael White (G) 0.4%[86]
Wyoming Matt Mead Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited
New governor elected
Republican hold
Mark Gordon (R) 67.5%
Mary Throne (D) 27.7%
Rex Rammell (C) 3.3%
Lawrence Struempf (L) 1.5%[87][88]
Notes

Territories[edit]

Territory Incumbent Party First elected Incumbent status Candidates
Guam Eddie Baza Calvo Republican 2010 Incumbent term limited[89]
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Lou Leon Guerrero (D)
Ray Tenorio (R)
Frank Aguon (D, write-in)
U.S. Virgin Islands Kenneth Mapp Independent 2014 Incumbent lost reelection
New governor elected
Democratic gain
Albert Bryan (D)[90][91]
Kenneth Mapp (I)[90]
Northern Mariana Islands Ralph Torres Republican 2015[i] Incumbent reelected[92][93] Ralph Torres (R)
Juan Babauta (I)[94]

Federal district[edit]

Washington, D.C. currently does not have a governor due to its current status as a federal district, but it does have a mayor with mayoral elections every four years.

Federal District Incumbent Party First elected Incumbent status Candidates
Washington, D.C. Muriel Bowser Democratic 2014 Incumbent reelected[95] Muriel Bowser (D)
Dustin Canter (I)
Martin Moulton (L)
Ann Wilcox (G)

Alabama[edit]

Alabama gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Portrait-Governor-Kay-Ivey.jpg Walter Maddox May 2011 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Kay Ivey Walt Maddox
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,019,773 691,671
Percentage 59.6% 40.4%

Governor before election

Kay Ivey
Republican

Elected Governor

Kay Ivey
Republican

Incumbent Governor Kay Ivey, took office upon Robert Bentley's resignation in April 2017.[96]

Ivey won election to a full term.

Alaska[edit]

Alaska gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Senator Mike Dunleavy.jpg Mark Begich, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Nominee Mike Dunleavy Mark Begich
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Kevin Meyer Debra Call
Popular vote 145,631 125,739
Percentage 51.6% 44.5%

Governor before election

Bill Walker
Independent

Elected Governor

Mike Dunleavy
Republican

One-term incumbent Bill Walker ran for re-election as an independent but dropped out of the race on October 19 to endorse Mark Begich (several days after Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott resigned and several weeks before election day).

Former Alaska Senate member Mike Dunleavy won the Republican nomination.

Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination.[97]

Billy Tolein ran for governor on the Libertarian party ticket.

Dunleavy won election.

Arizona[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Doug Ducey by Gage Skidmore 10.jpg David Garcia by Gage Skidmore 2 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Doug Ducey David Garcia
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,330,863 994,340
Percentage 56.0% 41.9%

Governor before election

Doug Ducey
Republican

Elected Governor

Doug Ducey
Republican

One-term incumbent Doug Ducey sought re-election.

Professor David Garcia won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.[98]

Libertarian candidate for president in 2016 Kevin McCormick declared his candidacy.[99]

Ducey won re-election.

Arkansas[edit]

Arkansas gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Asa Hutchinson.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Asa Hutchinson Jared Henderson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 582,406 283,218
Percentage 65.3% 31.8%

Governor before election

Asa Hutchinson
Republican

Elected Governor

Asa Hutchinson
Republican

One-term incumbent Asa Hutchinson ran for re-election.

Jared Henderson, a former state executive director for Teach For America, won the Democratic nomination.[23]

Libertarian Mark West sought his party's nomination.[100][101]

Hutchinson won re-election.

California[edit]

California gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Gavin Newsom official photo (cropped 2).jpg John H. Cox.jpg
Nominee Gavin Newsom John Cox
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 7,721,410 4,742,825
Percentage 61.9% 38.1%

California Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results

Newsom:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Cox:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Jerry Brown
Democratic

Elected Governor

Gavin Newsom
Democratic

Two-term consecutive, four-term non-consecutive Governor Jerry Brown was term-limited, as California Governors are limited to lifetime service of two terms in office. Brown previously served as governor from 1975 to 1983; California law affects only terms served after 1990.[102]

The Democratic nominee was current Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.[25][103]

The Republican nominee was businessman John H. Cox.[27]

Libertarian candidates included transhumanist activist Zoltan Istvan.[104]

Newsom won election.

Colorado[edit]

Colorado gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Jared Polis official photo (cropped).jpg Walker Stapleton (cropped).JPG
Nominee Jared Polis Walker Stapleton
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Dianne Primavera Lang Sias
Popular vote 1,348,888 1,080,801
Percentage 53.4% 42.8%

Governor before election

John Hickenlooper
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jared Polis
Democratic

Two-term Governor John Hickenlooper was term-limited, as Colorado does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.[105]

The Democratic nominee was U.S. Representative Jared Polis.[28]

The Republican nominee was Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton.

Polis won election.

Connecticut[edit]

Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut, official portrait (cropped).jpg Bob Stefanowski Headshot (cropped).png
Nominee Ned Lamont Bob Stefanowski
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Susan Bysiewicz Joe Markley
Popular vote 694,640 650,225
Percentage 49.4% 46.2%

Governor before election

Dannel Malloy
Democratic

Elected Governor

Ned Lamont
Democratic

Two-term Governor Dan Malloy was eligible to seek re-election, but declined do so.[106][107][108]

The Democratic nominee was former selectman from Greenwich Ned Lamont.

Republicans endorsed Mark Boughton Mayor of Danbury at the statewide nominating convention held on May 11 and 12, 2018, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard. Candidates qualifying to primary at the convention were former First Selectman of Trumbull, Tim Herbst and former candidate for Congress, Steve Obsitnik. Failing to qualify at the convention to primary were Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, former secretary of state candidate Peter Lumaj, state representative Prasad Srinivasan, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker and Stamford Director of Administration, Mike Handler.

Businessman Bob Stefanowski became the second candidate in the history of Connecticut to petition to be on the primary ballot on June 18, 2018, and the first for a gubernatorial race.[109] Businessman David Stemerman became the third to do so on June 19, 2018.[110] Neither Stefanowski nor Stemerman participated in the statewide convention.[111] Both Mayor Lauretti and Mr. Handler pledged to conduct a petition drive to get on the August 14, 2018 primary election ballot, but dropped out.

Micah Welintukonis, former vice chair of the Coventry Town Council ran as an independent.[112]

Lamont won election.

Florida[edit]

Florida gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee Ron DeSantis Andrew Gillum
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Jeanette Núñez Chris King
Popular vote 4,076,186 4,043,723
Percentage 49.6% 49.2%

Governor before election

Rick Scott
Republican

Elected Governor

Ron DeSantis
Republican

Two-term Governor Rick Scott was term-limited, as Florida does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis won the Republican nomination.[113]

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination.[114]

Randy Wiseman sought the Libertarian nomination.[115]

DeSantis won election.

Georgia[edit]

Georgia gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Governor Kemp Official Portrait (cropped).jpeg Stacey Abrams 2012 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Brian Kemp Stacey Abrams
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,978,408 1,923,685
Percentage 50.2% 48.8%

Governor before election

Nathan Deal
Republican

Elected Governor

Brian Kemp
Republican

Two-term Governor Nathan Deal was term-limited, as Georgia does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp won first and second place in the May 22 Republican primary; Cagle lost the runoff to Kemp on July 24, 2018.

State Representative Stacey Abrams garnered the Democratic nomination outright.[39]

Ted Metz, chair of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, ran unopposed in the Libertarian primary.[40]

Kemp won election.

Guam[edit]

Guamanian gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee Lourdes Guerrero Ray Tenorio Frank Aguon Jr.
(Write-in)
Party Democratic Republican Democratic
Running mate Josh Tenorio Tony Ada Alicia Limtiaco
Popular vote 18,081 9,419 8,161
Percentage 50.7% 26.4% 22.9%

Governor before election

Eddie Baza Calvo
Republican

Elected Governor

Lou Leon Guerrero
Democratic

The incumbent two-term governor Eddie Baza Calvo was term-limited, after his recent re-election win in 2014, as Guam does not allow governors to serve more than two consecutive terms.

Republican Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio officially declared his bid to succeed Eddie Calvo as the next Governor of Guam. Tenorio won the Republican nomination without opposition.

The Democratic nominee was former Territorial Senator Lou Leon Guerrero, who defeated three other politicians in the August 24 primary.

Guerrero won election.

Hawaii[edit]

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee David Ige Andria Tupola
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Josh Green Marissa Kerns
Popular vote 244,934 131,719
Percentage 62.7% 33.7%

Governor before election

David Ige
Democratic

Elected Governor

David Ige
Democratic

One-term Governor David Ige ran for re-election. Ige took office after defeating previous Governor Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary and then winning the general election. Ige was nominated again, after defeating a primary challenge by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.

The Republican nominee was state house minority leader Andria Tupola.

Ige won re-election.

Idaho[edit]

Idaho gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee Brad Little Paulette Jordan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 361,671 231,065
Percentage 59.8% 38.2%

Idaho gubernatorial election, 2018.svg
County Results
Little:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Jordan:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Butch Otter
Republican

Elected Governor

Brad Little
Republican

Three-term Governor Butch Otter was eligible to seek re-election, but did not do so.[116]

Lieutenant Governor Brad Little won the Republican nomination.[117]

Paulette Jordan, a former state representative, was nominated in the Democratic primary.[118]

Little won election.

Illinois[edit]

Illinois gubernatorial election, 2018

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  J.B. Pritzker Chicago Hack Night 53 (cropped) (cropped).png Bruce Rauner crop.jpg
Nominee J. B. Pritzker Bruce Rauner
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Juliana Stratton Evelyn Sanguinetti
Popular vote 2,388,460 1,725,297
Percentage 54.2% 39.1%

Illinois Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County Results
Pritzker:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Rauner:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Bruce Rauner
Republican

Elected Governor

J. B. Pritzker
Democratic

One-term incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner ran for re-election.[119] State Representative Jeanne Ives also ran for the Republican nomination, but lost narrowly to Rauner.[120]

On the Democratic side, Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber,[121] former chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and member of the Kennedy family Chris Kennedy,[122][123] State Representative Scott Drury,[124] State Senator Daniel Biss,[125] and venture capitalist J. B. Pritzker[47] all ran for the Democratic nomination. Pritzker, who is related to former United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, won the primary, and became one of the wealthiest governors in United States history upon election.

Libertarian candidate Kash Jackson was nominated at the state party convention on March 3.[126] He defeated Matt Scaro and Jon Stewart.[127]

Pritzker won election.

Iowa[edit]

Iowa gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Kim Reynolds by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg Fred Hubbell (cropped).jpg
Nominee Kim Reynolds Fred Hubbell
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Adam Gregg Rita Hart
Popular vote 667,220 630,950
Percentage 50.3% 47.5%

Governor before election

Kim Reynolds
Republican

Elected Governor

Kim Reynolds
Republican

Incumbent Governor Kim Reynolds took office in 2017, upon the resignation of Terry Branstad, following his confirmation as ambassador to China.[128] Reynolds is seeking election to a full term in 2018.

Former gubernatorial aide John Norris, State Senator Nate Boulton, former state party chairwoman Andy McGuire, SEIU leader Cathy Glasson, attorney Jon Neiderbach, former Iowa City Mayor Ross Wilburn, and businessman Fred Hubbell sought the Democratic nomination, which Hubbell won.[129]

Jake Porter, who was the Libertarian nominee for secretary of state in 2010 and 2014, is running for the Libertarian nomination for governor.[53]

Reynolds won election to full term.

Kansas[edit]

Kansas gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Laura Kelly official photo.jpg Kris Kobach Kansas, Secretary of State (13419571233) (cropped).jpg Orman52414D4-536 (1).jpeg
Nominee Laura Kelly Kris Kobach Greg Orman
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Running mate Lynn Rogers Wink Hartman John Doll
Popular vote 489,337 443,346 66,163
Percentage 47.8% 43.3% 6.5%

Kansas Governor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County Results
Kelly:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Kobach:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Jeff Colyer
Republican

Elected Governor

Laura Kelly
Democratic

Jeff Colyer succeeded Sam Brownback in January 2018 after he was confirmed as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach defeated Governor Colyer, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, former state Senator Jim Barnett, and former state Representative Mark Hutton for the Republican nomination.[130]

The Democratic nominee was state Senator Laura Kelly.[130]

Businessman Greg Orman, who finished second in the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Kansas, is running as an Independent.[131]

Kelly won election.

Maine[edit]

Maine gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee Janet Mills Shawn Moody
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 317,981 270,450
Percentage 50.8% 43.2%

Governor before election

Paul LePage
Republican

Elected Governor

Janet Mills
Democratic

Two-term governor Paul LePage was term-limited, as Maine does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms. LePage won re-election in a three-way race over Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler, in 2014. The primary election was June 12, and conducted with ranked choice voting, a system recently implemented and being used for the first time in the 2018 elections in Maine. It will not be used in the general election due to an advisory opinion by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court calling its use in general elections for state offices unconstitutional.

Businessman and 2010 independent candidate for governor Shawn Moody won the Republican nomination.

The Democratic nominee was Attorney General Janet Mills.

Two independent candidates qualified for the ballot; State Treasurer Terry Hayes and businessman and newspaper columnist Alan Caron.

Mills won election.

Maryland[edit]

Maryland gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Denton Visitor Center Groundbreaking (27264387634).jpg Ben Jealous crop.jpg
Nominee Larry Hogan Ben Jealous
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Boyd Rutherford Susan Turnbull
Popular vote 1,275,734 1,002,729
Percentage 55.3% 43.5%

Governor before election

Larry Hogan
Republican

Elected Governor

Larry Hogan
Republican

One-term Republican incumbent Larry Hogan ran for re-election.

Former President of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous was the Democratic nominee.

Green Party candidate and entrepreneur Ian Schlakman is seeking his party's nomination.[132] Libertarian Shawn Quinn was nominated the LP's candidate by convention.[133]

Hogan won re-election.

Massachusetts[edit]

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Charlie Baker official photo (cropped).jpg Jay Gonzalez, 2017 (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Charlie Baker Jay Gonzalez
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Karyn Polito Quentin Palfrey
Popular vote 1,770,130 874,789
Percentage 66.9% 33.1%

Governor before election

Charlie Baker
Republican

Elected Governor

Charlie Baker
Republican

One-term Republican incumbent Charlie Baker ran for re-election.

Former State Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez,[65] environmentalist Bob Massie,[134][135] and former Newton Mayor Setti Warren[136] have announced their candidacies for the Democratic nomination. Warren withdrew from the race, leaving only Gonzalez and Massie.[137]

Baker won re-election.

Michigan[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial election, 2018

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Turnout4,239,807
  Gretchen Whitmer Portrait.jpg President Donald Trump with Bill Schuette (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Gretchen Whitmer Bill Schuette
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Garlin Gilchrist Lisa Posthumus Lyons
Popular vote 2,261,450 1,857,530
Percentage 53.3% 43.8%

Governor before election

Rick Snyder
Republican

Elected Governor

Gretchen Whitmer
Democratic

Two-term Governor Rick Snyder was term-limited, as Michigan does not allow governors to serve more than two terms.

Attorney General Bill Schuette, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, state Senator Patrick Colbeck, and physician Jim Hines were seeking the Republican nomination.[138]

Former state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, former executive director of the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Abdul El-Sayed, and businessman Shri Thanedar were seeking the Democratic nomination.[138]

Bill Gelineau[139] and John Tatar[139] were seeking the Libertarian nomination.

Whitmer won election.

Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Tim Walz official photo (cropped 2).jpg Jeff Johnson (cropped).jpg
Nominee Tim Walz Jeff Johnson
Party DFL Republican
Running mate Peggy Flanagan Donna Bergstrom
Popular vote 1,393,053 1,097,689
Percentage 53.8% 42.4%

Governor before election

Mark Dayton
DFL

Elected Governor

Tim Walz
DFL

Two-term Governor Mark Dayton was eligible to seek re-election, but did not do so.[140]

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor nominee was U.S. Representative Tim Walz.[141] The Republican nominee was Hennepin County Commissioner and 2014 gubernatorial nominee Jeff Johnson.

Former Independence Party Governor Jesse Ventura expressed interest in running again, but ultimately declined.[142]

Walz won election.

Nevada[edit]

Nevada gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Steve Sisolak (cropped).jpeg Adam Laxalt by Gage Skidmore (cropped).jpg
Nominee Steve Sisolak Adam Laxalt
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 479,854 440,035
Percentage 49.4% 45.3%

Governor before election

Brian Sandoval
Republican

Elected Governor

Steve Sisolak
Democratic

Two-term Governor Brian Sandoval was term-limited, as Nevada does not allow governors to serve more than two terms.

Attorney General Adam Laxalt and State Treasurer Dan Schwartz ran for the Republican nomination, which Laxalt won.[143]

Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani sought the Democratic nomination, which Sisolak won.[144]

Sisolak won election.

Nebraska[edit]

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee Pete Ricketts Bob Krist
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Mike Foley Lynne Walz
Popular vote 407,483 280,418
Percentage 59.2% 40.8%

Governor before election

Pete Ricketts
Republican

Elected Governor

Pete Ricketts
Republican

One-term incumbent Pete Ricketts ran for re-election. Former Governor Dave Heineman considered a primary challenge to Ricketts.[145]

State Senator Bob Krist won the Democratic nomination. He intendend to create a third party to run, but abandond this plan. [146]

Ricketts won re-election.

New Hampshire[edit]

New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Christopher T Sununu.jpg MollyKelly (cropped).jpg
Nominee Chris Sununu Molly Kelly
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 302,764 262,359
Percentage 52.8% 45.8%

Governor before election

Chris Sununu
Republican

Elected Governor

Chris Sununu
Republican

Chris Sununu, who was elected in 2016 by a margin of two percent, sought re-election.[70]

Former Portsmouth Mayor and 2016 candidate Steve Marchand[147] and former State Senator Molly Kelly[148] ran for the Democratic nomination. Kelly won the Nomination.

Jilletta Jarvis sought the Libertarian nomination.[149]

Sununu won re-election.

New Mexico[edit]

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Michelle Lujan Grisham official photo (cropped 2).jpg Steve Pearce official photo (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Michelle Lujan Grisham Steve Pearce
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Howie Morales Michelle Garcia Holmes
Popular vote 396,603 297,185
Percentage 57.2% 42.8%

Governor before election

Susana Martinez
Republican

Elected Governor

Michelle Lujan Grisham
Democratic

Two-term Governor Susana Martinez was term-limited, as New Mexico does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham[150] faced U.S. Representative Steve Pearce in the general election.[72]

Lujan Grisham won election.

New York[edit]

New York gubernatorial election, 2018

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Turnout50.04%
  Andrew Cuomo 2014 (cropped).jpg Marc Molinaro (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Andrew Cuomo Marc Molinaro
Party Democratic Republican
Alliance
Running mate Kathy Hochul Julie Killian
Popular vote 3,353,495 2,089,228
Percentage 57.90% 36.07%

Governor before election

Andrew Cuomo
Democratic

Elected Governor

Andrew Cuomo
Democratic

Two-term Governor Andrew Cuomo ran for re-election, as New York does not have gubernatorial term limits.[151]

Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon challenged Cuomo for the Democratic Party nomination, but did not win.[152]

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro was the Republican nominee.

Libertarian Larry Sharpe was the first opponent to declare his candidacy in the race,[153] declaring his candidacy on July 12, 2017 – and won the Libertarian nomination for governor.[154]

Cuomo won re-election.

Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election, 2018

← 2014 November 13, 2018[155] 2022 →
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Nominee Ralph Torres Juan Babauta
Party Republican Independent
Running mate Arnold Palacios Rita Sablan
Popular vote 7,053 4,293
Percentage 62.16% 37.84%

Governor before election

Ralph Torres
Republican

Elected Governor

Ralph Torres
Republican

Incumbent Governor Ralph Torres, who took office upon Eloy Inos's death in December 2015, sought election to a full term.[92] Former Governor Juan Babauta also sought the governorship, running as an independent.[94]

Torres won election to a full term.

Ohio[edit]

Ohio gubernatorial election, 2018

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Nominee Mike DeWine Richard Cordray
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Jon Husted Betty Sutton
Popular vote 2,187,619 2,005,627
Percentage 50.7% 46.4%

Governor before election

John Kasich
Republican

Elected Governor

Mike DeWine
Republican

Two-term Governor John Kasich was term-limited, as Ohio does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

Attorney General Mike DeWine[73][156] and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor[157] ran for the Republican nomination, which DeWine won.

Former U.S. Representative and Two-Time Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Attorney General and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray,[158] State Senator Joe Schiavoni,[159] ran for the Democratic nomination, which was won by Cordray.

Green Party nominee for State House in 2016 Constance Gadell-Newton declared her candidacy.[160]

Filmaker and comedian Travis Irvine was the Libertarian Party's candidate for governor.[75]

DeWine won election.

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Kevin Stitt.jpg Drewedmondson (cropped).jpg
Nominee Kevin Stitt Drew Edmondson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 644,579 500,973
Percentage 54.3% 42.2%

Governor before election

Mary Fallin
Republican

Elected Governor

Kevin Stitt
Republican

Two-term Governor Mary Fallin was term-limited as Oklahoma does not allow governors to serve more than two terms.

Businessman Kevin Stitt advanced to a runoff in the Republican primary, eventually winning.

With only one opponent in the primary, former Attorney General Drew Edmondson won the Democratic nomination outright.

The Libertarian nominee was Chris Powell.[161]

Stitt won the general election.

Oregon[edit]

Oregon gubernatorial election, 2018

← 2016 (special) November 6, 2018 2022 →
  Kate Brown in 2017 (cropped).jpg Knute Buehler Candidate.jpg
Nominee Kate Brown Knute Buehler
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 925,886 807,762
Percentage 50.1% 43.7%

Governor before election

Kate Brown
Democratic

Elected Governor

Kate Brown
Democratic

Kate Brown became Governor of Oregon in February 2015 following the resignation of John Kitzhaber. In accordance with Oregon law, a special election was held in 2016, which Brown won.[162] She is running for a full term and won the primary.[163]

State Representative Knute Buehler won the Republican nomination.[164]

Brown won election to a full term.

Pennsylvania[edit]

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Governor Tom Wolf official portrait 2015 (cropped2).jpg Scott Wagner - Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate 2018 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Tom Wolf Scott Wagner
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate John Fetterman Jeff Bartos
Popular vote 2,870,500 2,034,286
Percentage 57.6% 40.8%

Governor before election

Tom Wolf
Democratic

Elected Governor

Tom Wolf
Democratic

One-term Governor Tom Wolf was eligible for re-election and was unopposed in the primary.

State Senator Scott Wagner won the Republican nomination.[165]

Ken Krawchuk ran as a Libertarian[166]

Wolf won re-election.

Rhode Island[edit]

Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
  RI Governor Gina Raimondo Bristol parade (cropped).jpg Allan Fung.jpg
Nominee Gina Raimondo Allan Fung
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 198,122 139,932
Percentage 52.6% 37.2%

Governor before election

Gina Raimondo
Democratic

Elected Governor

Gina Raimondo
Democratic

First-term Governor Gina Raimondo ran for re-election.

Raimondo won re-election.

South Carolina[edit]

South Carolina gubernatorial election, 2018

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  South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (cropped).jpg Smith Headshot (cropped).jpg
Nominee Henry McMaster James Smith
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Pamela Evette Mandy Powers Norrell
Popular vote 921,342 784,182
Percentage 54% 46%

Governor before election

Henry McMaster
Republican

Elected Governor

Henry McMaster
Republican

Henry McMaster succeeded Nikki Haley in January 2017 after she was confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.[167] McMaster is seeking election to a full term in 2018.

No candidate won a majority in the June 12 Republican primary. Hence, the top two finishers, McMaster and John Warren, competed in a runoff, which McMaster won.

State Representative James E. Smith Jr. won the Democratic primary outright.[168]

McMaster won election to a full term.

South Dakota[edit]

South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Kristi L. Noem 113th Congress.jpg Billie Sutton Headshot (cropped).jpg
Nominee Kristi Noem Billie Sutton
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Larry Rhoden Michelle Lavallee
Popular vote 172,894 161,416
Percentage 51.0% 47.6%

Governor before election

Dennis Daugaard
Republican

Elected Governor

Kristi Noem
Republican

Two-term Governor Dennis Daugaard was term-limited, as South Dakota does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem and Billie Sutton, the Minority Leader of the South Dakota Senate, won the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively.

Noem won election.

Tennessee[edit]

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Bill Lee at 2018 Campaign Event (cropped).jpg Karl Dean by Leon Roberts.jpg
Nominee Bill Lee Karl Dean
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,330,197 860,442
Percentage 59.6% 38.5%

Governor before election

Bill Haslam
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Lee
Republican

Two-term Governor Bill Haslam was term-limited, as Tennessee does not allow governors to serve three consecutive terms.

Businessman Bill Lee defeated former Haslam administration official Randy Boyd, U.S. Representative Diane Black, and Speaker of Tennessee House of Representatives, Beth Harwell for the Republican nomination.

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean defeated House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh for the Democratic nomination.[169]

Lee won election.

Texas[edit]

Texas gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Greg Abbott 2015.jpg Lupe Valdez 2018.jpg
Nominee Greg Abbott Lupe Valdez
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 4,638,582 3,528,705
Percentage 55.8% 42.5%

Governor before election

Greg Abbott
Republican

Elected Governor

Greg Abbott
Republican

One-term incumbent Greg Abbott ran for re-election.

Lupe Valdez, Dallas County Sheriff announced her bid on December 6, 2017 and, after a runoff primary with Andrew White, entrepreneur and son of Governor Mark White, won the nomination.

Both Kathie Glass[170] and Kory Watkins[171] sought the Libertarian nomination.

Abbott won re-election.

Vermont[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Phil Scott 2017 (cropped).jpg Christine Hallquist (cropped).jpg
Nominee Phil Scott Christine Hallquist
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 151,261 110,335
Percentage 54.4% 39.7%

Governor before election

Phil Scott
Republican

Elected Governor

Phil Scott
Republican

As the Governor of Vermont can serve a two-year term, Phil Scott, who was elected in 2016, ran for re-election. He was nominated in the primary.

Former Vermont Electric Cooperative CEO Christine Hallquist was the Democratic nominee. She was the first transgender woman to be nominated for governor by a major party.

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman declined to run as a Progressive in the election and instead ran for re-election to that position.

Scott won re-election.

U.S. Virgin Islands[edit]

Albert Bryan (the Democratic nominee) won the runoff election on November 20, 2018, defeating Independent incumbent Kenneth Mapp.

Wisconsin[edit]

Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
Turnout61.2%
  Tony Evers (cropped).jpg Scott Walker by Gage Skidmore 4 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Tony Evers Scott Walker
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Mandela Barnes Rebecca Kleefisch
Popular vote 1,324,648 1,293,799
Percentage 49.6% 48.4%

Governor before election

Scott Walker
Republican

Elected Governor

Tony Evers
Democratic

Two-term incumbent Scott Walker was eligible for re-election, as Wisconsin does not have gubernatorial term limits.

State schools superintendent Tony Evers won the Democratic nomination.[172]

2016 Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Phil Anderson is running as a Libertarian[173]

Michael White was the candidate for the Green Party.

Evers won election.

Wyoming[edit]

Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2018

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  x150px Mary A. Throne at Campbell County League of Women Voters' General Election Candidates' Forum in Gillette, Wyoming (cropped).jpg
Nominee Mark Gordon Mary Throne
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 136,399 55,961
Percentage 66.5% 27.3%

Governor before election

Matt Mead
Republican

Elected Governor

Mark Gordon
Republican

Two-term Governor Matt Mead was term-limited as Wyoming limits governors to serving for eight years in a sixteen-year period.

The Republican nominee was State Treasurer Mark Gordon.

Former state House Minority leader Mary Throne won the Democratic nomination.[174]

Gordon won election.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Fox News Midterm Power Rankings uniquely does not contain a category for safe/solid races.
  2. ^ Reflects the classic version of the forecast model.
  3. ^ Kay Ivey took office in 2017 after her predecessor (Robert J. Bentley) resigned.
  4. ^ Brown also served as governor from 1975 to 1983.
  5. ^ Kim Reynolds took office in 2017 after her predecessor (Terry Branstad) resigned.
  6. ^ Jeff Colyer took office in 2018 after his predecessor (Sam Brownback) resigned.
  7. ^ Kate Brown took office in 2015 after her predecessor (John Kitzhaber) resigned. She was subsequently elected in the 2016 special gubernatorial election.
  8. ^ Henry McMaster took office in 2017 after his predecessor (Nikki Haley) resigned.
  9. ^ Ralph Torres took office in 2015 after the death of his predecessor (Eloy Inos).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Gubernatorial Election Results".
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