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Hot Governor’s Races

State of Play

  • 8 Southern governorships are up this year; 4 of those races are competitive
  • Races are competitive in Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma and Tennessee, where two-term Republican governors are retiring this year.
  • Incumbent Republicans are favored in the other four states: Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina and Texas.
  • 2 of the 4 competitive seats are leaning to the GOP; Georgia and Florida are toss-ups.


Kemp (R) vs. Abrams (D) Open Seat


DeSantis (R) vs. Gillum (D) Open Seat


Stitt (R) vs. Edmundson (D) Open Seat


Lee (R) vs. Dean (D) Open Seat


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