Why So Many Governors Are So Scared

The large number of close governor's races -- in both red and blue states -- shows that the election is less about party preferences and more about bipartisan voter dissatisfaction. 
It's hard out there for an incumbent like Florida's Rick Scott.

An unusually large number of incumbent governors could go down to defeat this November. Democrats in Colorado, Connecticut and Illinois -- and Republicans in Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Michigan and Wisconsin -- are in tight races. Pennsylvania's Republican governor, Tom Corbett, has been all but written-off, and one Democratic incumbent, Hawaii's Neil Abercrombie, has already fallen in his party's primary. Even if Republicans recapture the Senate, the number of tight races for governor indicates that the election is less about party preferences and more about bipartisan voter dissatisfaction.

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