Election '84: Governers: Republicans Gain But They Remain A Rare Breed

The Democrats still run two-thirds of the statehouses

The joke at a Governors' conference last year was that if the Republicans lost any more attendance at such gatherings, they could next meet in a telephone booth. For the past year the G.O.P. has controlled just 15 statehouses. The good news for Republicans from this year's 13 gubernatorial races is that they will need a bigger caucus room next summer; the bad news is that it will not have to be much bigger than a phone booth. They won a net gain of at most two Governor's mansions, but two of four G.O.P....

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