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Democrats stir up gubernatorial races, including in GOP-rich Kansas
Democrats stir up gubernatorial races, including in GOP-rich Kansas

In a seemingly dismal year for Democrats, who face the prospect of losing House seats and possibly control of the Senate, there is one bright spot: a chance to elect governors in several states run by Republicans. The mathematics and political map both favor Democrats, the opposite of their circumstance in congressional races, where most House Republicans are safe and most competitive Senate contests are in places President Obama lost in 2012. By contrast, Republican governors are battling in Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and other states Obama carried twice. Democrats have even expanded the fight to places such as ruby-red Kansas, where Republican Gov. Sam Brownback faces a stiff challenge...

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