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Possible U.S. Gubernatorial Elections of Interest to Make


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Although not top priority at all on my list, if I do take a hankering to making U.S. Gubernatorial scenarios, here are some likely priorities. There is a unifying theme to all of these, which may need a bit of looking up many for some, though I'm pretty @vcczar will recognize it right away:

-Alaska 1986 onwards

-California 1856, 1863, 1867, 1886, 1894, 1902-1938, and 2003 (the last effectively in theme, if not officially)

-Colorado 1892

-Connecticut 1842-1853, 1855-1857, 1890, 1896, 1904, 1908-1920, 1990, and 1994

-Delaware 1854, 1858, 1878, and 1886

-District of Columbia 1974, 1982, 1986, 2002-2006, and 2014

-Georgia 2010 (POSSIBLY)

-Hawaii 1982, 1994, 2014, and 2018 (the last unofficially and in a roudabout way tied to theme)

-Idaho 1894

-Illinois 1846, 1848, 1852, 1856, 1904-1916, 1920, 1936, 1986, and 2006

-Indiana 1825-1828, 1849, 1880, 1888-1892, 1900-1916, 2008-2016

-Kansas 1892

-Kentucky 1855-1859, and 1999

-Louisiana 1928 (effectively in theme, if not officially)

-Maine 1848-1853, 1974-1978, and 1986 onwards

-Maryland 1858

-Massachusetts 1841-1861, 1875-1879, 1881, 1884-1892, 1893-1895, 1896-1905, 1907-1917, 1921, 1974, 1982, 1990, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014

-Michigan 1841-1845, 1847, 1852, 1872, 1876-1880, 1884-1894, 1900-1902, 1906-1916, 1920

-Minnesota 1877-1894, 1898, 1902-1942, and 1998-2010

-Nebraska 1892-1898

-New Hampshire 1841-1847, 1849-1857, and 2008-2016

-New Jersey 1877, 1883-1892, 1898, 1900, 1910, and 1916-1919

-New York 1847, 1848, 1852-1860, 1891, 1910-1934, 1942, 1950, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, and 2002

-North Carolina 1896

-North Dakota 1916-1921

-Ohio 1844-1846, 1850-1851, 1853-1857, 1861-1865, 1881, 1885-1895, 1899, 1903-1908, 1914-1916, 1920, 1946, and 1970

-Oregon 1886

-Pennsylvania 1829-1838, 1857, 1875-1886, 1894-1898, 1910, and 1914-1922

-Rhode Island 1790-1807, 1839-1846, 1849-1850, 1853, 1864-1865, 1875-1876, 1878-1879, 1880, 1883, 1885-1901, 1902, 1909, 1912-1918, 1986, 1994, 1998 and 2014

-South Dakota 1896

-Tennessee 1890

-Texas 1956, 1972, 1974, and 2006

-Vermont 1831-1835, 1841-1853, 1855, and 1990 onwards

-Wisconsin 1848-1849, 1877-1896, 1898-1906, 1908-1922, 1926-1944

-Washington 1896

-West Virginia 2016

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14 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

@Patine Come on now, you insult me my friend! Not thinking I'd pick up on this series of elections packed with underdog and 3rd Party strong showings and even in some cases victories :P

I wasn't aiming to insult you personally. I just wasn't how many on the forum the connection would be obvious to at a glance, other than @vcczar, who knowing this kind of thing is actually his day job.

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11 minutes ago, Patine said:

Thank-you for those two additions, @NYrepublican and @jvikings1. And, @vcczar, I'm very surprised @Reagan04 got this before you did. ;)

I didn't do any research into the list. My knowledge of gubernatorial races is much less than my knowledge of national politics, and I was making my prediction based off the years, and of those races I do know off the top of my head. I don't have most of the governor races memorized. 

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Just now, vcczar said:

I didn't do any research into the list. My knowledge of gubernatorial races is much less than my knowledge of national politics, and I was making my prediction based off the years, and of those races I do know off the top of my head. I don't have most of the governor races memorized. 

Ah, fair enough. That makes sense.

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11 hours ago, NYrepublican said:

@Patine You forgot NY 2002

I looked up New York 2002. It looks very intriguing - with one hitch. There next to no hard or solid information on Tom Golisano's platform, or that of the New York Independence Party, really. Do have any insights into this issue?

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Just now, Patine said:

I looked up New York 2002. It looks very intriguing - with one hitch. There next to no hard or solid information on Tom Golisano's platform, or that of the New York Independence Party, really. Do have any insights into this issue?

You could probably use what I used for the City Council scenario for the INDP party I can try to do some research into his views specifically soon 

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15 hours ago, Patine said:

Ah, fair enough. That makes sense.

I should clarify. I know about the actual governors once they were in office, but I know less about their individual gubernatorial races. This is actually the same for Senate and House elections on the individual level. Yet, I do know a lot about those candidates that won the elections once they were in office. The only elections/campaigns I have studied closely are the presidential elections. This is why you don't see me making gubernatorial elections (outside Massachusetts 1637), or Congressional elections. 

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On ‎2017‎-‎09‎-‎04 at 0:38 PM, jvikings1 said:

Just mentioning another, Kentucky 1999 saw  the Reform candidate (yes, Ross Perot's party) get over 15% of the vote and wasn't far from beating the Republican into 2nd.

I looked up Gatewood Galbraith, and, from what I read, it seemed his campaign had a very strong (seemingly overwhelming) focus on legalizing recreational marijuana in Kentucky. In fact, in his previous career as a lawyer, it was touted he represented pro bono two clients in Kentucky who had enjoyed marijuana usage in their private homes without selling any, quoting that people in the same situation with alcohol in Kentucky's 70 dry state almost never get arrested - only those publically drinking or selling alcohol. He was also friends and colleagues of big name national marijuana activists like Willies Nelson, Judith Butterfly Hill, and others. Was he actually this monotonously focused on that one issue when campaigning in 1999, or was he more holistic on the campaign trail?

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11 hours ago, Patine said:

I looked up Gatewood Galbraith, and, from what I read, it seemed his campaign had a very strong (seemingly overwhelming) focus on legalizing recreational marijuana in Kentucky. In fact, in his previous career as a lawyer, it was touted he represented pro bono two clients in Kentucky who had enjoyed marijuana usage in their private homes without selling any, quoting that people in the same situation with alcohol in Kentucky's 70 dry state almost never get arrested - only those publically drinking or selling alcohol. He was also friends and colleagues of big name national marijuana activists like Willies Nelson, Judith Butterfly Hill, and others. Was he actually this monotonously focused on that one issue when campaigning in 1999, or was he more holistic on the campaign trail?

I know he was a bug marijuana advocate.  His run in 2011, where he got 9%, his campaign was pretty much focused on the issue.  But, I'm not sure about his 1999 run.

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Just now, Patine said:

It's there already.

I thought you may have meant the 1970 Governor election which had a relatively strong Conservative candidate (He got about 7% of the vote)

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4 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

I thought you may have meant the 1970 Governor election which had a relatively strong Conservative candidate (He got about 7% of the vote)

Oh, I didn't even see that you had "U.S. Senate" there. Truthfully, if I'm going to do any U.S. Senate elections going forward, they're all going to be all seats up for election that year by CI, not individual state races by PI.

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A second update to my possible list (the opening post edited again). A few possble gubernatorial races remain that I'd like to look into, but who will require a few resources beyond simple Wikipedia (like maybe Our Campaign's, U.S. Election Atlas, or even (at times), the particular State Electoral Commission's website (but only some States archive old election results in an online format, not all, for some reason).

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You really need to chop down on what you want to do; having this huge list is something that could only comfortably be accomplished on a paid wage in around a few months, or an unpaid wage of way way way long time.

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