The 2016 presidential contest seems to be sucking up all the oxygen in the political atmosphere, making it easy to forget about the three gubernatorial contests that will take place this November. Two of those races - Kentucky and Louisiana - are open-seat contests while Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is seeking a second term in Mississippi. Here are the Bottom Lines for each of the races: Kentucky - This open-seat contest is the biggest prize of the year. Democrats have held the office for eight years and are aiming for four more, if only to prove that the party is alive and well in a state that has been trending Republican, particularly at the federal level. Republicans see winning this seat as the final piece of evidence that the Bluegrass State has become solidly red. Democrats have settled on Attorney General Jay Conway as their nominee, but he is going to have to wait until the May 19 primary to learn which candidate he will face in November. Republicans are hosting a four-way contest featuring businessman and 2014 U.S. Senate
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