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Governors (2016 election unless otherwise noted):
DE: Bonini(R)
vs.Carney(D)
IN: Holcomb(R)
vs.Gregg(D)
vs.Pence(R)
vs.Brooks(R)
vs.Rokita(R)
KY: (2015)
Bevin(R)
vs.Conway(D)
LA: (2015)
Edwards(D)
vs.Vitter(R)
vs.Dardenne(R)
MO: Koster(D)
vs.Greitens(R)
vs.Hanaway(R)
vs.Brunner(R)
vs.Kinder(R)
MS: (2015)
Bryant(R)
vs.Gray(D)
vs.Slater(D)
MT: Bullock(D)
vs.Gianforte(R)
vs.Perea(R)
vs.Johnson(R)
NC: McCrory(R)
vs.Cooper(D)
vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Burgum(R)
vs.Nelson(D)
vs.Dalrymple(R)
vs.Stenehjem(R)
NH: Sununu(R)
vs.Lavoie(I)
vs.Connolly(D)
vs.Van Ostern(D)
vs.Dextrase(I)
NJ: (2017)
Lesniak(D)
vs.Fulop(D)
OR: Brown(D)
vs.Pierce(R)
vs.Bell(D)
vs.Niemeyer(R)
UT: Herbert(R)
vs.Weinholtz(D)
vs.Johnson(R)
VA: (2017)
Northam(D)
vs.Wittman(R)
vs.Gillespie(R)
VT: Shumlin(D)
vs.Scott(R)
vs.Minter(D)
vs.Dunne(D)
vs.Smith(D)
vs.Lisman(R)
WA: Inslee(D)
vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Justice(R)
vs.Cole(D)
vs.Kessler(R)
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State     Governor Incumbent's Party Former Governors Next election status
AK  
  Bill Walker
elected 2014
Independent Sean Parnell
GOP Governor, 2009-2015
Mead Treadwell
GOP Lt.Gov., 2010-2014
Sarah Palin; GOP Governor, 2006-2009
Author: America by Heart
Frank Murkowski GOP Governor, 2002-2006
Tony Knowles Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Gov. Walker running for re-election in 2018; 2018 Alaska gubernatorial debate,
Walker(I)
vs.Huggins(R)
vs.Chenault(R) vs.Begich(D) vs.Treadwell(D)
AL  
  Robert Bentley
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014; resigned 2017
Kay Ivey
Elected Lt. Gov. 2014;
Assumed governor's office 2017
Republican Bob Riley GOP Governor, 2003-2010
Don Siegelman  Dem. Governor, 1999-2003
Gov. Ivey running for election in 2018;
2018 Alabama gubernatorial debate,
Ivey vs.Countryman (D) vs.Carrington (R) vs.Battle (R) vs.Maddox(D) vs.Lee George(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Alabama gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: U.S.Rep. Parker Griffith (D)
AR  
  Asa Hutchinson
Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin
First elected 2014
Republican Mike Beebe Dem. Governor, 1979-81 & 1983-92
Mike Huckabee GOP Governor until 2006
Author: A Simple Government
Bill Clinton Dem. Governor, 1979-81 & 1983-92;
President, 1993-2001; Author: My Life
David Pryor Dem. Governor, 1975-79
Dale Bumpers Dem. Governor, 1971-75
Gov. Hutchinson running for election in 2018;
2018 Arkansas gubernatorial debate,
Hutchinson(R) vs.Henderson(D) vs.West(L)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Arkansas gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Rep. Mike Ross(D)
AZ  
  Doug Ducey
Elected 2014
Republican Jan Brewer Republican Governor, 2009-2015;
Author: Scorpions for Breakfast, 2011
Janet Napolitano Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet in 2009.
Jane Dee Hull GOP Governor, 1998-2002
Gov. Ducey running for election in 2018;
2018 Arizona gubernatorial debate,
Ducey(R)
vs.Farley(D)
vs.David Garcia (D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Arizona gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Regents Chair Fred DuVal(D)
CA  
  Jerry Brown
First re-elected 2010
(previously governor, 1975-1983)
Re-elected 2014; term-limited in 2018
Democrat Arnold Schwarzenegger GOP Governor, 2003-2010
Gray Davis Dem. Governor, 1998-2003
Ronald Reagan GOP Governor, 1966-80
President, 1981-1989; Memoir: Dutch, by Edmund Morris
Gov. Brown term-limited in 2018;
2018 California gubernatorial debate,
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)
State School Chief Delaine Eastin (D)
David Hadley (R)
S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom (D)
State Treasurer John Chiang (D)
John Cox (R)
State Rep. Travis Allen(R)
Zoltan Istvan (I) vs.La Riva(P)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 California gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Neel Kashkari(R)
CO  
  John Hickenlooper
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014; term-limited in 2018
Democrat Bill Ritter Dem. Governor 2006-2010
Bill Owens GOP Governor 1998-2006
Gov. Hickenlooper term-limited in 2018;
2018 Colorado gubernatorial debate, Kennedy(D) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Robinson(R) vs.Perlmutter(D) vs.Brauchler(R) vs.Polis(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Stapleton(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Colorado gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Rep. Bob Beauprez(R)
CT  
  Dan Malloy
First Elected 2010
Re-elected 2014; retiring 2018
Democrat Jodi Rell Acting Governor, 2004; elected 2006-2010
John Rowland  GOP Governor, re-elected 2002, resigned July 2004
Gov. Malloy retiring in 2018;
2018 Connecticut gubernatorial debate,
Malloy(D) vs.Drew (D) vs.Srinivasan (R) vs.Walker (R) vs.Visconti(R) vs.Lauretti(R) vs.Lumaj(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Connecticut gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Ambassador Tom Foley(R)
2014 Lt.Gov. challenger: Comptroller General David Walker(R)
DE  
  John Carney
First elected 2016
Democrat Jack Markell
Dem. Governor, 2008-2016
Ruth Ann Minner
Dem. Governor, 2000-2008
Tom Carper Dem. Governor, 1993-2000
Michael Castle GOP Governor, 1985-1992
Next election: 2020; Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Delaware Gubernatorial debates:
Bonini(R) vs.Carney(D)
FL  
  Rick Scott
First elected, 2010
Re-elected 2014;
term-limited 2018
Republican Charlie Crist GOP governor, 2006-2010
Jeb Bush GOP governor, retired 2006;
Author: Profiles in Character
Bob Graham Dem. Governor, 1979-86
Gov. Scott term-limited in 2018;
2018 Florida gubernatorial debate,
Gwen Graham (D)
Andrew Gillum (D)
Adam Putnam (R)
Mike Huckabee (R)
vs.Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.Phillip Levine(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Florida gubernatorial debate
Former challengers:
Crist(D,2014); Meek(D,2014);
McCollum(R,2010); Davis(D,2006);
Reno(D,2002); Moore(S,2008).
GA  
  Nathan Deal
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican
Sonny Perdue (Dem. Governor 2002-2010)
Roy Barnes (Dem. Governor, 1999-2002)
Zell Miller (Dem. Governor, 1991-98)
Jimmy Carter (Dem. Governor, 1971-74)
Gov. Deal term-limited in 2018;
2018 Georgia gubernatorial debate,
Brian Kemp (R)
Casey Cagle (R)
Hunter Hill (R)
Stacey Abrams (D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Georgia gubernatorial debate
Former challengers:
Jason Carter(D,2012) Andrew Hunt (L,2012)
HI  
  David Ige
First elected 2014
Democrat Neil Abercrombie Dem. Governor, 2010-2014
Linda Lingle GOP Governor, 2002-2010
Benjamin Cayetano Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Gov. Ige running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Hawaii gubernatorial debate,
Ige(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.McDermott(R)
vs.Carroll(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Hawaii gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona(R)
IA  
  Terry Branstad
First re-elected 2010; re-elected 2014; previously governor 1983-1999
Appointed to Trump administration, 2017 Kim Reynolds
Elected Lt. Gov. 2010;
Assumed governorship, 2017
Republican Chet Culver; Dem. Governor 2006-2010
Tom Vilsack Dem. Governor 2002-2006
Gov. Reynolds running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Iowa gubernatorial debate,
Kim Reynolds(R) vs.McGuire(D) vs.Hubbell(D) vs.Boulton(D) vs.Leopold(D) vs.Battaglia(L)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Iowa gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: State Sen. Jack Hatch(D)
2014 primary challenger: Tom Hoefling(R)
ID  
  Butch Otter
First elected 2006;
re-elected 2010 & 2014.
retiring 2018.
Republican Dirk Kempthorne GOP Governor, 1999-2006;
Appointed 2006-2009 to Bush's Cabinet.
Gov. Otter retiring in 2018;
2018 Idaho gubernatorial debate,
Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R) vs.Jordan(D) vs.Labrador(R) vs.Fulcher(R) vs.Ahlquist(R) vs.Minton(D)
Former challengers:
Jerry Brady (D,2006)
IL  
  Bruce Rauner
First elected 2014
Running for re-election, 2018
Republican Pat Quinn
Dem. Governor, 2009-2015.
Rod Blagojevich
Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
resigned in scandal.
George Ryan GOP Governor, 1999-2002
Gov. Rauner running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Illinois gubernatorial debate,
Gov. Bruce Rauner(R) vs.Pawar(D) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Biss(D) vs.B Pritzker(D)
IN  
  Eric Holcomb
First Elected 2016
Republican Mike Pence GOP Governor, 2012-2016
Mitch Daniels GOP Governor, 2004-2012
Joseph Kernan Dem. Governor, 2003
Frank O'Bannon Dem. Governor, 1997-2003
Evan Bayh Dem. Governor, 1989-96
Next election: 2020; Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Indiana Gubernatorial debates: Holcomb(R) vs.Gregg(D) vs.Pence(R) vs.Brooks(R) vs.Rokita(R)
KS  
  Sam Brownback
First elected 2010; re-elected 2014; term-limited 2018
Author: From Power to Purpose
Gov. Brownback nominated as director U.S. State Department Office of International Religious Freedom (July 2017)
Lt.Gov. Jeff Colyer
Republican Mark Parkinson Dem. Governor, 2009-2010
Kathleen Sebelius Dem. Governor, 2002-2009;
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet.
Bill Graves GOP Governor, 1995-2002
Gov. Brownback term-limited in 2018;
2018 Kansas gubernatorial debate,
Jeff Colyer(R)
Kris Kobach(R)
Wink Hartman(R)
Carl Brewer(D)
vs.Greg Orman(I)
KY  
  Matt Bevin
First Elected 2015
Republican Steve Beshear GOP Gov., elected 2007; re-elected 2011; term-limited 2015
Ernie Fletcher GOP Gov., 2003-2007
Paul Patton Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Wendell Ford Dem. Governor, 1971-74
Next election 2019; Former gubernatorial races:
2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial debates:
Matt Bevin (R)
Jack Conway (D)
Former Louisville Councilman Hal Heiner (R)
LA  
  John Bel Edwards
First elected, 2015
Democrat Bobby Jindal GOP Governor, 2007-2015
Author: Leadership and Crisis;
Kathleen Blanco Dem. Governor, 2004-2008
Mike Foster GOP Governor, 1996-2004

Next election 2019; Former gubernatorial races:
2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial debates:
House Minority Leader John Bel Edwards (D, won)
Senator David Vitter (R, lost runoff)
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne (R, lost Oct. 2015 primary)
MA  
  Charlie Baker
First elected 2014
Lt.Gov.Karyn Polito
Republican Deval Patrick
Democratic Governor 2007-2015
Author: A Reason to Believe, 2011
Mitt Romney GOP Governor, 2002-2006;
Author: Turnaround
Kerry Healey GOP Lt.Gov.; 2006 nominee
Jane Swift GOP Governor, 2001-2002
Paul Cellucci GOP Governor until 2001
Sen. John Kerry Dem. Lt. Gov., 1982-84;
Author: A Call to Service
Gov. Baker running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial debate,
Gov. Charlie Baker(R)
Mayor Setti Warren (D)
Jay Gonzalez (D)
Bob Massie (D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 MA Gubernatorial debate
2006 MA Democratic primary debate
2006 MA Gubernatorial debate;
Former contenders:
Coakley(D,2014); Grossman(D,2014); Berwick(D,2014); Wolf(D,2014);
Mihos (R, 2010); Ross (D, 2010);
Stein (G, 2010); Gabrieli (D, 2006);
Reich (D, 2002); O'Brien (D, 2002)
MD  
  Larry Hogan
First elected 2014
Republican Martin O'Malley Dem. Governor, 2006-2014
Robert Ehrlich GOP Governor, 2002-2006
Parris Glendening Dem. Governor, 1995-2002
Gov. Hogan running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Maryland gubernatorial debate,
Hogan vs.Ross (D) vs.Cummings(D) vs.Madaleno(D) vs.Quinn(L) vs.Jealous(D)
Former contenders:
Steele (R,2006); Vaughn (R,2010).
ME  
  Paul LePage
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican John Baldacci Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Angus King Independent Governor, 1995-2002
Author: Governor`s Travels
Gov. LePage term-limited in 2018;
2018 Maine gubernatorial debate,
Attorney General Janet T. Mills(D)
Commissioner Mary Mayhew(R)
Sen. Susan Collins(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Maine gubernatorial Debate
Former challengers:
Rep. Mike Michaud(D,2014)
Eliot Cutler(I,2010)
MI  
  Rick Snyder
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican Jennifer Granholm , Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
John Engler GOP Governor, 1991-2002
Gov. Snyder term-limited in 2018;
2018 Michigan gubernatorial debate,
State Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D)
Abdul El-Sayed (D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Michigan gubernatorial Debate
Former challengers:
Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D,2014)
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R,2010)
Former Rep. Joe Schwarz (I,2010)
MN  
  Mark Dayton
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Retiring 2018.
Democrat Tim Pawlenty  GOP Governor, 2002-2010;
Biography: Sam's Club Republican
Jesse Ventura  Independent Governor, 1998-2002;
Author: American Conspiracies
Gov. Dayton retiring in 2018;
2018 Minnesota gubernatorial debate,
Tina Liebling (DFL)
Tim Walz (DFL)
Matt Dean (R)
Rebecca Otto (DFL)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL)
vs.Pawlenty(R)
vs.Johnson(R)
MO  
  Eric Greitens
First elected 2016
Republican Jay Nixon Dem. Governor, 2008-2016
Matt Blunt GOP Governor, 2004-2008
Bob Holden Dem. Governor, 2000-2004
Mel Carnahan Dem. Governor, 1997-2000
John Ashcroft GOP Governor, 1985-93
Kit Bond GOP Governor, 1971-77 & 1981-85
Next Election: 2020; Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Missouri Gubernatorial debates:
Attorney General Chris Koster(D)
vs.Eric Greitens(R)
vs.Former State House Speaker Catherine Hanaway(R)
vs.CEO John Brunner(R)
vs.Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder(R)
MS  
  Phil Bryant
First elected 2011;
re-elected 2015.
Republican Haley Barbour
First elected 2003;
Re-elected 2007;
Author: The Agenda for America, 1996
Ronnie Musgrove Dem. Governor, 2000-2003
Next election 2019; Former gubernatorial races:
2015 MS debate coverage
Phil Bryant
Robert Gray (D, won August 2015 primary)
Vicki Slater (D, lost August 2015 primary)
MT  
  Steve Bullock
First elected 2012
re-elected 2016
Democrat Brian Schweitzer Dem. Governor, 2004-2012
Biography: Blue Man in a Red State, 2008
Judy Martz GOP Governor, 2000-2004
Next Election: 2020; Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Montana Gubernatorial debates: Bullock(D)
vs.Gianforte(R)
vs.Perea(R)
vs.Johnson(R)
2016 Challengers: Greg Gianforte(R)
vs.Mark Perea(R)
vs.Bill McChesney(D)
vs.Former Secretary of State Brad Johnson(R)
2012 Challenger: Former Rep. Rick Hill (R)
2008 challenger: Stan Jones
NC  
  Roy Cooper
First elected 2016
Democrat Pat McCrory GOP. Governor 2012-2016
Bev Perdue Dem. Governor 2008-2012
Mike Easley Dem. Governor 2000-2008
Next election: 2020; Former gubernatorial races:
2016 North Carolina Gubernatorial debates:
Attorney General Roy Cooper(D)
vs.Spaulding(D)
ND  
  Doug Burgum
First elected, 2016
Republican Jack Dalrymple GOP Governor 2010-2016
John Hoeven GOP Governor 2000-2010
(Elected to Senate in Nov. 2010)
Next Election: 2020; Former gubernatorial races:
2016 North Dakota Gubernatorial debates
Challengers: Burgum(R)
vs.Nelson(D)
vs.Dalrymple(R)
vs.Stenehjem(R)
vs.Rick Becker(R)
NE  
  Pete Ricketts
First elected 2014
Republican Dave Heineman GOP Governor, 2004-2015
Mike Johanns GOP Governor, 2000-2004;
appointed to Bush's Cabinet, 2004
Ben Nelson Dem. Governor, 1991-99
Bob Kerrey Dem. Governor, 1983-87
Jim Exon Dem. Governor, 1971-79
Gov. Ricketts running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Nebraska gubernatorial debate,
Pete Ricketts (R)
vs.Bob Krist(I)
Former contenders: Jon Bruning(R,2014)
NH  
  Chris Sununu
First elected 2016
Republican Maggie Hassan (Dem. Governor, 2012-2016)
John Lynch (Dem. Governor, 2004-2012)
Craig Benson (GOP Governor, 2002-2004)
Jeanne Shaheen (Dem. Governor, 1997-2002)
Judd Gregg (GOP Governor, 1989-92)
Gov. Sununu running for re-election in 2018;
2018 New Hampshire gubernatorial debate,
Chris Sununu
vs.Steve Marchand (D, Portsmouth Mayor)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 New Hampshire Gubernatorial debates:
Chris Sununu(R)
vs.Jon Lavoie(R)
vs.Mark Connolly(D)
vs.Derek Dextrase(I)
vs.Chris Van Ostern(D)
NJ  
  Chris Christie
First elected Nov. 2009;
Biography: Teachers Under Attack, 2011;
Re-elected 2013;
Term-limited 2017
Republican Jon Corzine (Dem. Governor, 2005-2009)
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)
Gov. Christie retired in 2017;
2017 New Jersey gubernatorial debate,
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R, won 2017 primary)
Phil Murphy(D, won 2017 election)
vs.Ray Lesniak(D, lost 2017 primary)
Mayor Steve Fulop (declined Dem. primary, Sept. 2016)
Seth Kaper-Dale(G)
Former gubernatorial races:
2013 New Jersey gubernatorial debates
2009 N.J. gubernatorial debates
Former Challengers:
State Sen. Barbara Buono (D)
NM  
  Susana Martinez
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Lt. Gov. John Sanchez
Republican Bill Richardson Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Author: Between Worlds
Gary Johnson  GOP governor, 1995-2002
Ran for President, 2012
Gov. Martinez term-limited in 2018;
2018 New Mexico gubernatorial debate,
Lujan-Grisham vs.Apodaca (D) vs.Cervantes(D) vs.Pearce(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 New Mexico gubernatorial Debate
Former challengers:
State Attorney General Gary King (D)
NV  
  Brian Sandoval
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican Jim Gibbons GOP Governor, 2006-2010
Kenny Guinn GOP governor, re-elected 2002
Richard Bryan Dem. Governor, 1983-1989
Gov. Sandoval term-limited in 2018;
2018 Nevada gubernatorial debate,
Fisher(R) vs.Sisolak(D) vs.Laxalt(R) vs.Schwartz(R)
NY  
  Andrew Cuomo
First elected 2010;
Re-elected 2014;
Author: Crossroads: The Future of American Politics, 2003
Lt.Gov. Kathy Hochul
Democrat David Paterson Dem. Governor, 2008-2010
Eliot Spitzer Resigned in scandal, March 2008.
George Pataki GOP governor, re-elected 2002
Mario Cuomo Dem. Governor, 1982-94;
Author: Reason To Believe
Gov. Cuomo running for re-election in 2018;
2018 New York gubernatorial debate,
Cuomo(D) vs.Nixon(D)
vs.Molinaro(R)
vs.Hawkins(G)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 New York gubernatorial Debate
Former contenders:
Rob Astorino (R,2014)
Zephyr Teachout (D,2014)
Howie Hawkins (G,2014)
Rep. Rick Lazio (R,2010)
John Faso (R,2006)
OH  
  John Kasich
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Author: Stand For Something
Republican Ted Strickland (Dem. Governor, 2006-2010)
Bob Taft (GOP Governor, 1999-2006)
George Voinovich (GOP Governor, 1991-98)
Mike DeWine (Dem. Lt. Governor, 1991-95)
Richard Celeste (Dem. Governor, 1983-91)
Gov. Kasich term-limited in 2018;
2018 Ohio gubernatorial debate,
Jim Renacci (R)
Betty Sutton (D)
Mary Taylor (R)
Former Senator Mike DeWine (R)
vs.Joe Schiavoni(D)
vs.Jon Husted(R)
vs.Nan Whaley(D)
vs.Connie Pillich (D)
vs.Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich(D)
vs.Richard Cordray(D)
OK  
  Mary Fallin
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Republican Brad Henry Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Frank Keating (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Gov. Fallin term-limited in 2018;
2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial debate,
Gary Richardson (R)
vs.Connie Johnson(D)
vs.Scott Inman(D)
vs.joe Maldonado(L)
vs.Chris Powell(L)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Oklahoma gubernatorial Debate
Former contenders:
Joe Dorman (D,2014)
Ernest Istook (R, 2006)
OR  
  Kate Brown Democrat
Special election 2016
John Kitzhaber Dem. Governor 1995-2002 and 2011-2015
Ted Kulongoski Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Mark Hatfield (GOP Governor, 1959-66)
Gov. Brown running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Oregon gubernatorial debate,
Brown(D) vs.Buehler(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Oregon Gubernatorial debates
Kate Brown
vs.Bud Pierce(R)
vs.Julian Bell(D)
vs.Bob Niemeyer(R)
PA  
  Tom Wolf
First elected 2014
Democrat Tom Corbett GOP Governor 2010-2014
Edward Rendell Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Tom Ridge (GOP Governor, 1995-2001)
Author: Test of Our Times
Mark Schweiker (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
Gov. Wolf running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate,
Wolf vs.Wagner (R) vs.Barletta(R,declined)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 PA Gubernatorial debate
RI  
  Gina Raimondo
First elected 2014.
Democrat Linc Chafee Independent Governor 2010-2014
Author: Against the Tide, 2008
Don Carcieri GOP Governor 2002-2010
Lincoln Almond (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
John Chafee (GOP Governor, 1963-66)
Gov. Raimondo running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial debate,
Raimondo(D) vs.Fung(R) vs.Morgan(R)
SC  
  Nikki Haley
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Appointed as Ambassador to the United Nations, Jan. 2017
Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster became Governor 1/24/17
Republican Mark Sanford GOP Governor 2002-2010
Author: The Trust Committed To Me
Jim Hodges (Dem. Governor, 1999-2002)
Ernest Hollings (Dem. Governor, 1959-63)
Gov. McMaster running for re-election in 2018;
2018 South Carolina gubernatorial debate,
vs.McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R) vs.Templeton(R) vs.Smith(D) vs.Bryant(R)
SD  
  Dennis Daugaard
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014;
Term-limited 2018
Republican Mike Rounds GOP Governor 2002-2010
Bill Janklow (GOP Governor, 1979-1986, 1995-2002)
Gov. Daugaard term-limited in 2018;
2018 South Dakota gubernatorial debate,
Marty Jackley (R)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R)
Billie Sutton (D)
TN  
  Bill Haslam
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Republican Phil Bredesen Dem. Governor, 2002-2010
Don Sundquist (GOP Governor, 1995-2002)
Lamar Alexander (GOP Governor, 1979-87)
Gov. Haslam term-limited in 2018;
2018 Tennessee gubernatorial debate,
Karl Dean(D) vs.Mark Green(R) vs.Diane Black(R)
TX  
  Greg Abbott
First elected 2014
Republican Rick Perry GOP Governor, 2001-2014
Author: Fed Up!

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
George W. Bush GOP Governor, 1994-2000,
President, 2000-2008
Author, Decision Points
Gov. Abbott running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Texas gubernatorial debate,
Abbott(R) vs.White(D) vs.Glass(L) vs.Valdez(D)
UT  
  Gary Herbert
Succeeded Gov. Huntsman, 2009; elected 2010;
Re-elected 2012
Re-elected, 2016
Republican Jon Huntsman GOP Governor 2004-2009
Appointed as Obama's Ambassador to China in 2009.
Olene Walker (GOP Governor, 2003-2004)
Mike Leavitt (GOP Governor, 1997-2003;
appointed as Bush's EPA chief)
Next election 2020:
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Utah Gubernatorial debates:
Gary Herbert
vs.Mike Weinholtz(D)
vs.CEO of Overstock.com Jonathan Johnson(R)
vs.Vaughn Cook(D)
VA  
  Terry McAuliffe
First elected 2013;
Term-limited 2017;
Author, What A Party!
Democrat Bob McDonnell (GOP Governor, 2009-2013)
Tim Kaine (Dem. Governor, 2005-2009)
Mark Warner (Dem. Governor, 2001-2005)
Jim Gilmore (GOP Governor, 1998-2001)
George Allen (GOP Governor, 1994-97)
Chuck Robb (Dem. Governor, 1982-85)
Gov. McAuliffe term-limited in 2017;
2017 Virginia gubernatorial debate,
Northam(D)
vs.Perriello(D)
vs.Wittman(R)
vs.Gillespie(R)
vs.Stewart(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2013 Virginia gubernatorial debates
2009 Virginia gubernatorial debates
Former contenders:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R,2013);
Creigh Deeds (D,2009)
VT  
  Phil Scott
First elected 2016
Republican Peter Shumlin Democratic Governor 2010-2016
James Douglas GOP Governor 2002-2010
Howard Dean  Dem. Governor, 1991-2002;
ran for President, 2004;
Author: Winning Back America
Gov. Scott running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Vermont gubernatorial debate,
vs.Scott(R) vs.Stern(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Vermont Gubernatorial debates:
Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott(R)
vs.former State Representative Sue Minter(D)
vs.Former state senator Matt Dunne(D)
vs.Bruce Lisman(R)
vs.Speaker of the House Shap Smith(D)
WA  
  Jay Inslee
First elected 2012
Re-elected, 2016
Democrat Christine Gregoire (Dem. Governor, 2004-2012)
Gary Locke (Dem. Governor, retired 2004)
Appointed to Obama's Cabinet in 2009.
Next election 2020.
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Washington Gubernatorial debates:
Jay Inslee
vs.Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant(R)
WI  
  Scott Walker
First elected 2010;
Re-elected in 2012 recall
Re-elected 2014
Republican Jim Doyle Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Scott McCallum  (GOP Governor, 2001-02)
Tommy Thompson (GOP Governor, 1987-2000;
ran for President, 2007)
Gov. Walker running for re-election in 2018;
2018 Wisconsin gubernatorial debate,
Gov. Scott Walker(R)
Bob Harlow (D)
Kathleen Vinehout (D)
vs.Kelda Helen Roys(D)
vs.Tony Evers(D)
Former challengers:
Neumann (R, 2010);
Barrett (D, 2010 & 2012);
Green (R, 2006)
WV  
  Jim Justice
First elected 2016.
Republican Earl Ray Tomblin Dem. Governor, 2011-2016
Joe Manchin Dem. Governor, 2004-2010
Bob Wise Dem. Governor, 2000-2004
Jay Rockefeller Dem. Governor, 1976-1984
Next election 2020.
Former challengers:
2016 West Virginia Gubernatorial debates:
Jim Justice(R)
vs.State Senator Bill Cole(D)
vs.Minority Leader of the Senate Jeff Kessler(R)
vs.Former Senator Carte Goodwin(D)
WY  
  Matt Mead
First elected 2010
Re-elected 2014
Term-limited 2018
Republican Dave Freudenthal Dem. Governor 2002-2010
Jim Geringer GOP Governor, 1995-2002
Gov. Mead term-limited in 2018;
2018 Wyoming gubernatorial debate,
Dahlin(R) vs.Throne(D) vs.Gordon(R)