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National Journal (Alex Roarty): Republicans Set For Big Gains in Governor’s Races, State Legislatures

The GOP is poised to win governor seats in an array of states controlled by Democrats, including Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, part of a GOP wave expected to sweep across the country…

…Underscoring the hostile environment for Democrats are the leads that Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania have built in two Democratic-leaning states. In two other Democratic strongholds, Democratic governors Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and Pat Quinn of Illinois are fighting for their political lives. In Oregon, a state where President Obama racked up 57 percent of the vote two years ago, Republican political newcomer (and former National Basketball Association star) Chris Dudley has made it a jump-ball contest with Democratic former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

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