GOP Has Strong Shot To Flip Governorships

  • The GOP is positioned to flip four governorships in states currently led by Democrats, according to polling aggregated by RealClearPolitics.
  • Republican candidates currently are leading in Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin and Kansas.
  • The most unlikely state to flip to Republicans is Oregon, a reliably Democrat state that President Biden won by 16 points.
  • But Republican state Rep. Christine Drazan currently has a narrow lead over former Democrat state House Speaker Tina Kotek.
  • Drazan has run an unabashedly conservative campaign, denouncing abortion and the decriminalization of all drugs, and vowing to enforces laws against homelessness.
  • Drazan also is well-funded, thanks to a recent $1 million donation from Nike co-founder and Oregon native Phil Knight.


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