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StateGovernor
Re-elected 2006
Incumbent's Party Former Governors / Candidates
Elected 2006
AK  
  Frank Murkowski
First elected 2002; defeated in Aug. 2006 GOP primary
Republican 2006 challengers: Tony Knowles (D)
Sarah Palin (R)
Former Governor: Tony Knowles (Dem. Governor, 1995-2002)
AL  
 

Bob Riley
First elected 2003

Republican 2006 challenger: Lucy Baxley (D)
Former Governor: Don Siegelman (Dem. Governor, 1999-2003)
AR  
  Mike Huckabee
Re-elected 2002
Republican 2006 challengers:
Mike Beebe (D)
Asa Hutchinson (R) - Voting record
Former Governors:
Bill Clinton (Dem. Governor, 1979-81 & 1983-92)
Dale Bumpers (Dem. Governor, 1971-75)
David Pryor (Dem. Governor, 1975-79)
AZ  
  Janet Napolitano
First elected 2002
Republican 2006 challenger: Len Munsil (R)
Former Governors: Jane Dee Hull (GOP Governor, 1998-2002)
CA  
  Arnold Schwarzenegger
First elected 2003
Republican 2006 challenger: Phil Angelides (D)
2003 Recall challengers
Cruz Bustamante Democratic challenger
Peter Camejo Green Challenger
Arianna Huffington Independent challenger
Tom McClintock Republican Challenger
Former Governors:
Gray Davis (Dem. Governor, 1998-2003, recalled 2003)
Ronald Reagan (GOP Governor, 1966-80)
CO  
  Bill Owens
Re-elected 2002
Republican 2006 challengers:
Bill Ritter (D)
Bob Beauprez (R) Voting record
CT  
  Jodi Rell
Acting Governor as of 7/1/2004
Republican

2006 challenger: John DeStefano (D)
Former Governors: John Rowland (GOP Governor, re-elected 2002, resigned July 2004)

DE  
  Ruth Ann Minner
First elected 2000; re-elected 2004
Democrat No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors: Tom Carper (Dem. Governor, 1993-2000)
FL  
  Jeb Bush
Re-elected 2002; retiring 2006
Republican 2006 challengers:
Charlie Crist (R)
Jim Davis (D) Voting record
Former Governors: Bob Graham (Dem. Governor, 1979-86)
GA  
  Sonny Perdue First elected 2002 Democrat 2006 challenger: Mark Taylor (D)
Former Governors:
Roy Barnes (Dem. Governor, 1999-2002)
Zell Miller (Dem. Governor, 1991-98)
Jimmy Carter (Dem. Governor, 1971-74)

HI  
  Linda Lingle
First elected 2002
Republican 2006 challenger: Randy Iwase (D)
Former Governors: Benjamin Cayetano(Dem. Governor, 1995-2002)
IA  
  Tom Vilsack
Re-elected 2002; retiring 2006
Democrat 2006 challengers:
Chet Culver (D)
Jim Nussle (R) Voting record
ID  
  Dirk Kempthorne
Re-elected 2002; retiring 2006
Republican 2006 challengers:
Jerry Brady (D)
Butch Otter (R) Voting record
IL  
 

Rod Blagojevich
First elected 2002

Democrat 2006 challenger: Judy Baar Topinka ()
Former Governors:
George Ryan (GOP Governor, 1999-2002) 

IN  
 Mitch Daniels
First Elected 2004
Republican No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Joseph Kernan (Dem. Governor, 2003)
Evan Bayh (Dem. Governor, 1989-96)
Frank O'Bannon (Dem. Governor, 1997-2003)

KS  
  Kathleen Sebelius
First elected 2002
Democrat 2006 challenger: Jim Barnett ()
Former Governors:
Bill Graves (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
KY  
  Ernie Fletcher
First elected 2002
Republican No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Wendell Ford (Dem. Governor, 1971-74)
Paul Patton (Dem. Governor, 1995-2002)
LA  
  Kathleen Blanco
First Elected 2004
Democrat No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Mike Foster (GOP Governor, 1996-2004)

MA  
 Mitt Romney
First elected, 2002
Retiring, Nov. 2006, to run for President

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Republican 2006 contenders:
Deval Patrick (former Asst.Atty.Gen.)
Kerry Healey (Lt.Gov.)
Christy Mihos (Independent)
Previous contenders:
Sen. John Kerry (Dem. Lt. Gov., 1982-84)
Robert Reich (Dem. primary challenger, 2002)
Jill Stein (Green challenger, 2002)
Chris Gabrieli (Former Lt.Gov.candidate)
Tom Reilly (State Atty.Gen.)
MD  
 Robert Ehrlich
First elected 2002
Republican 2006 challenger:
Martin O'Malley (D)
Former Governors:
Parris Glendening (Dem. Governor, 1995-2002)
ME  
  John Baldacci
First elected 2002
Democrat 2006 challengers: Pat LaMarche (G)
Chandler Woodcock (R)
Former Governors:
Angus King (Independent Governor, 1995-2002)
MI  
  Jennifer Granholm
First elected 2002
Democrat 2006 challenger: Dick DeVos (R)
Former Governors:
John Engler (GOP Governor, 1991-2002)
MN  
  Tim Pawlenty
Re-elected 2002
Republican 2006 challenger: Mike Hatch (D)
Former Governors:
Jesse Ventura (Independent Governor, 1999-2002)
MO  
 Matt Blunt First Elected 2004 Republican No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Bob Holden
(Dem. Governor, 2000-2004

Mel Carnahan (Dem. Governor, 1997-2000)
John Ashcroft (GOP Governor, 1985-93)
Kit Bond (GOP Governor, 1971-77 & 81-85)
MS  
  Haley Barbour
First elected 2003
Republican No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Ronnie Musgrove (Dem. Governor, 2000-2003)
MT  
 Brian Schweitzer
First elected 2004
Democrat No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Judy Martz
(GOP Governor, 2000-2004)
NC  
  Mike Easley
First elected 2000; re-elected 2004
Democrat No gubernatorial race in 2006.
ND  
  John Hoeven
First elected 2000; re-elected 2004
Republican No gubernatorial race in 2006.
NE  
  Dave Heineman
Succeeded 2004 when Gov. Johanns was appointed to Bush's Cabinet
Republican 2006 challenger: David Hahn (D)
Former Governors:
Mike Johanns (GOP Governor, 2000-2004)
Ben Nelson (Dem. Governor, 1991-99)
Bob Kerrey (Dem. Governor, 1983-87)
Jim Exon (Dem. Governor, 1971-79)
NH  
  John Lynch
First elected 2004
Democrat 2006 challenger: Jim Coburn (R)
Former Governors:
Craig Benson (GOP Governor, 2002-2004)
Jeanne Shaheen (Dem. Governor, 1997-2002)
Judd Gregg (GOP Governor, 1989-92)
NJ  
  Jon Corzine
First elected Nov. 2005
Democrat No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Richard Codey (Acting Governor 2004-2005)
James McGreevey (Dem. Governor, 2002-2004; resigned Aug. 2004)
Donald DiFrancesco (GOP Governor, 2001-2002)
Thomas Kean (GOP Governor, 1982-1990)
Christie Todd Whitman (GOP Governor, 1994-2001)
NM  
  Bill Richardson
First elected  2002
Democrat 2006 challenger: John Dendahl (R)
Former Governors:
Gary Johnson (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
NV  
  Kenny Guinn
Re-elected 2002
Republican 2006 challengers: Dina Titus (D)
Jim Gibbons (R) Voting record
Former Governors:
Richard Bryan (Dem. Governor, 1983-89)
NY  
  George Pataki
Re-elected 2002
Republican 2006 challengers:
Eliot Spitzer (D)
John Faso (R)
Former Governors:
Mario Cuomo (Dem. Governor, 1982-94)
OH  
  Bob Taft
Re-elected, 2002
Republican 2006 challengers: Kenneth Blackwell (R)
Ted Strickland (D) Voting record
Former Governors:
George Voinovich (GOP Governor, 1991-98)
Mike DeWine (Dem. Lt. Governor, 1991-95)
Richard Celeste (Dem. Governor, 1983-91)
OK  
  Brad Henry
First elected 2002
Democrat 2006 challenger: Ernest Istook (R) Voting record
Former Governors:
Frank Keating (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
OR  
  Ted Kulongoski
First elected 2002
Democrat 2006 challenger: Ron Saxton (R)
Former Governors:
Mark Hatfield (GOP Governor, 1959-66)
John Kitzhaber (Dem. Governor, 1995-2002)
PA  
  Edward Rendell
First elected 2002
Democrat 2006 challenger: Lynn Swann (R)
Former Governors:
Tom Ridge (GOP Governor, 1995-2001) 
Mark Schweiker (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
RI  
  Don Carcieri
First elected 2002
Republican 2006 challenger: Charlie Fogarty (D)
Former Governors:
Lincoln Almond (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
John Chaffee (GOP Governor, 1963-66)
SC  
  Mark Sanford
First elected 2002
Republican 2006 challenger: Tommy Moore (D)
Former Governors:
Jim Hodges (Dem. Governor, 1999-2002)
Ernest Hollings (Dem. Governor, 1959-63)
SD  
  Mike Rounds
First elected 2002
Republican 2006 challenger: Jack Billion (D)
Former Governors:
Bill Janklow (GOP Governor, 1979-1986, 1995-2002) 
TN  
  Phil Bredesen
First elected 2002
Republican 2006 challenger: Jim Bryson (R)
Former Governors:
Don Sundquist (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Lamar Alexander (GOP Governor, 1979-87)
TX  
  Rick Perry
Re-elected 2002
Republican 2006 challengers: Kinky Friedman (I)
Chris Bell (D) Voting record
Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I)
Former Governors:
George W. Bush (GOP Governor, 1994-2000)
UT  
 
Jon Huntsman
First elected 2004
Republican No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Olene Walker (GOP Governor, 2003-2004)
Mike Leavitt (GOP Governor, 1997-2003; appointed to EPA)
VT  
  James Douglas
Elected 2002; re-elected 2004
Republican 2006 challenger: Scudder Parker (D)
Former Governors:
Howard Dean (Dem. Governor, 1991-2002)
VA  
  Tim Kaine
First elected 2005
Democrat No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Mark Warner (Dem. Governor, 2001-2005)
Jim Gilmore (GOP Governor, 1998-2001)
George Allen (GOP Governor, 1994-97)
Chuck Robb (Dem. Governor, 1982-85)
WA  
  Christine Gregoire
First elected
Democrat No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Gary Locke (Dem. Governor, retired 2004)
WI  
  Jim Doyle
First elected 2002
Democrat 2006 challenger: Mark Green (R) Voting record
Former Governors:
Scott McCallum  (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
Tommy Thompson (GOP Governor, 1987-2000)
WV  
  Joe Manchin First elected 2004 Democrat No gubernatorial race in 2006.
Former Governors:
Bob Wise (Dem. Governor, 2000-2004)
Jay Rockefeller (Dem. Governor, 1976-84)
WY  
  Dave Freudenthal
First elected 2002
Democrat 2006 challenger: Ray Hunkins (R)
Former Governors:
Jim Geringer (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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