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Edited by: Deborah Kalb

In: Guide to U.S. Elections 7th Edition

Chapter 28: Introduction to Gubernatorial Elections

Edited by: Deborah Kalb


Subject: Elections

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Introduction to Gubernatorial Elections
Introduction to presidential elections

Next to the president, governors are the most powerful elected officials in the United States. Some preside over states that are larger than many foreign countries. Every governor but Nebraska’s must deal with a legislature that is partisan and bicameral in nature, just like the U.S. Congress. Over the years, many voters have regarded executive experience as a governor more akin to that of the president than service ...

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