The top 10 governor's races of 2018
Illinois' Bruce Rauner leads POLITICO's latest list of governorships most likely to flip, and Scott Walker is a new addition.
02/23/2018 02:00 PM EST
Updated 02/23/2018 06:23 PM EST
While Washington obsesses over congressional elections and gyrations in the generic ballot, the 36 races for governor across the country this fall could be the most consequential contests of 2018.
Special and off-year elections across the country suggest a possible Democratic wave that could reduce the party's historic deficit: Only 16 of the nation's 50 governors are Democrats. But 23 of the three-dozen gubernatorial races this year are in Republican-held states.