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Gubernatorial elections news and analysis from The Nation
August 3, 2018
Abdul El-Sayed for Governor of Michigan
With Ben Jealous in Maryland and Stacey Abrams in Georgia, El-Sayed can lead a progressive revival in the states.
July 27, 2018
Stacey Abrams and Lucy McBath Are Leading the Charge to Turn Georgia Blue
With two African-American women running in high-profile races, Georgia could become the next Virginia.
July 23, 2018
Abdul El-Sayed Is Running for Governor of Michigan on a Platform That Embraces the Future
The visionary candidate has a plan to close the digital divide, save net neutrality, and achieve digital democracy.
June 14, 2018
‘If You Want to Win, Get a Black Woman Candidate’: A Q&A With Melanie L. Campbell
The Democrats need to get serious about supporting black women.
May 22, 2018
The Revolutionary Implications of Stacey Abrams’s Victory
Her campaign bet on expanding the electorate, especially people of color and progressive whites. They won big.
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May 16, 2018
Paulette Jordan Is the New Face of Rural Politics in America
A Native American woman was just nominated for governor of Idaho—winning big with a message that Democrats must reach out to rural and small-town voters.
May 16, 2018
More Democratic-Primary Results Confirm That the Resistance Is Real—and Real Female
It was another great night for progressives and women—and especially women progressives.
May 3, 2018
Nurses Have a Prescription for the Democratic Party: Back Single Payer
Democratic voters overwhelmingly support Medicare for All, yet not all Democratic candidates do.
April 19, 2018
Dennis Kucinich Is Back in the Running
He’s making a tech-savvy Ohio Broadband plan central to his unexpectedly potent bid for governor of Ohio.
April 9, 2018
The Cynthia Nixon Plan Miranda Hobbes Would Hate
She is the celebrity, but Andrew Cuomo is Hollywood’s real friend.