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2018 United States Gubernatorial Elections facts for kids

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The 2018 United States gubernatorial elections were a series of elections occurring in 36 states, as well as 3 territories. The Democrats made substancial gains, the and Independents made a net loss of one (the only Independent governor, who came from Alaska, lost his reelection bid to a Republican).

Elections occurred in the following states:

  • California
  • Oregon
  • Nevada
  • Idaho
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • South Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • South Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • Maine
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii

In the following states, Democrats had held the seat, but in this election lost to Republicans:

None

In the following states, Democrats had held the seat, but in this election lost to Independents:

None

In the following states, Republicans had held the seat, but in this election lost to Democrats:

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Michigan
  3. Illinois
  4. Nevada
  5. New Mexico
  6. Kansas
  7. Maine

In the following states, Republicans had held the seat, but in this election lost to Independents:

None

In the following states, Independents had held the seat, but in this election lost to Republicans:

  1. Alaska

In the following states, Independents had held the seat, but in this election lost to Democrats:

None

In the following states, Republicans had held the seat, and continued to hold it following this election:

  1. Texas
  2. Arizona
  3. Idaho
  4. Wyoming
  5. South Dakota
  6. Nebraska
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Arkansas
  9. Iowa
  10. Maryland
  11. Tennessee
  12. Alabama
  13. South Carolina
  14. Georgia
  15. Massachusetts
  16. Vermont
  17. New Hampshire
  18. Ohio

In the following states, Independents had held the seats, and continued to hold them following this election:

None

In the following states, Democrats had held the seats, and continued to hold them following this election:

  1. California
  2. Oregon
  3. Minnesota
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Connecticut
  6. New York
  7. Rhode Island
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