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WSJ: Several Gubernatorial Races Going Down to the Wire

By    |   Monday, 03 Nov 2014 10:53 AM

While Congressional races have captured more headlines, tight elections are being fought in several governor's races around the country, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"Incumbents in particular are struggling not just in battleground states, but party strongholds," the Journal noted as some candidates seen as a sure thing early on are now finding themselves fighting for their political lives as Election Day looms on Tuesday.

The backlash is "fueled by a mix of voter discontent and state-specific circumstances," noted the Journal.

Among those fighting to hold onto their offices are Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican who is locked in a tough contest against Jason Carter, the 39-year-old grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

Others trying to hang on are Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat being challenged by Bruce Rauner, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Maloy, also a Democrat who saw President Barack Obama step out to campaign for him this weekend as he battles against Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, the Hartford Courant reported.

Last minute funding continues to flow in to several states, including Michigan where incumbent Gov. Rick Synder is running neck-and-neck with Democrat Mark Schauer, the Detroit Free Press reported.

In the past week alone, nearly $1 million has been collected by both campaigns, the Free Press said, with the bulk of Snyder's funds coming from individual donors while Schauer received big boosts including $110,00 from the state Democrat Party and $118,000 from PACs run by three unions.

Other close governor's races continue in such states as Florida, Kansas, Alaska, Wisconsin, Colorado, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Hawaii and Maryland, the Journal reported.

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While Congressional races have captured more headlines, tight elections are being fought in several governor's races around the country, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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