Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GOP Aims For Record Gubernatorial Victories

By Sean Lengell/Newsmax ~ Republicans are poised to win more gubernatorial seats in 2010 than in any election during the past 90 years - a feat that would eclipse the 24 seats won during the "Republican Revolution" of 1994, a new study shows.

The GOP also has a good chance to challenge the party's tally of 29 seats it won in 1920, its best showing during the 20th and 21st centuries, according to an analysis by Smart Politics, a nonpartisan blog.

"We are going to see a historic or near-historic year for the GOP" in gubernatorial elections," said Eric J. Ostermeier, a University of Minnesota professor who writes and moderates Smart Politics.

He puts Oklahoma among the states where GOP victories are likely.

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