This list of potential candidates for the 2017/2018 election is highly speculative and contains names that have been mentioned as either publicly or privately considering candidacies, or worthy of consideration as candidates or recruiting prospects by the parties or interest groups. The numerical key indicating our assessment of each person's likelihood of running is obviously important, given the "long and dirty" nature of this list, which will be updated each week.
(1) Announced candidacy or certain to run; (2) Likely to run; (3) Maybe; (4) Mentioned but unlikely
* = Indicates Potential Retirement
Current Governors Lineup:
1 Independents/ Other Parties
Rating: Lean Democrat Last Incum. Percentage: 60.3% 2016 Winner: Clinton 55%
Our subscribers have first access to individual race pages for each House, Senate and Governors race, which will include race ratings (each race is rated on a seven-point scale) and a narrative analysis pertaining to that race.