Nation: Trying to Unhouse Democrats

Three aggressive Republicans run for Governor

As Part of their national strategy, Republicans are going all out to win more governorships, a category in which they now trail Democrats, 19 to 31. Of this year's 13 gubernatorial contests, ten are for offices now occupied by Democrats. Three Republicans are waging particularly aggressive fights for them:

MISSOURI. In a stunning upset, Republican Christopher ("Kit") Bond lost his governorship in 1976 to Democrat Joseph Teasdale by less than 1 % of the vote. This year Bond is again running against Teasdale, and he smells blood. Says...

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