If Democrats can hang on to the governor’s seats Washington State, then they’ll have a good night in the statehouses because they picked up Missouri.
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, a Democrat who campaigned on improving college affordability (along with a host of other issues), beat Republican Kenny Hulshof by a fairly wide margin.
Before tonight, Democrats held 28 governors’ seats. They’ve held onto Delaware, New Hampshire, Montana, West Virginia, and North Carolina (an open seat, which former teacher and Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue won in a tight race). Republicans held onto Indiana, Vermont, North Dakota, and Utah. We’re still waiting on Washington State.