2014 is a pivotal year for governorships across the country. Democrat Wendy Davis, above, was propelled into political stardom with her 2013 filibuster against a Texas law limiting access to abortion, and has turned that popularity into a bid to become the state's first Democratic governor since 1995. And in Wisconsin, GOP hero Gov. Scott Walker, who has earned acclaim from the right for his tough stance on public labor unions, will face reelection for the first time. In total, 20 Republicans and 10 Democrats have already announced their reelection bids or are eligible for another term in office come election day, Nov. 4.
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