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Democratic Gov. John Carney served as the state’s Finance Secretary, two terms as Lieutenant Governor and three terms in the U.S. House before winning an open-seat gubernatorial contest in 2016 with 58 percent of the vote. There isn’t much of a Republican Party left in the state, and not a single name has been mentioned as a potential challenger to Carney. There’s nothing to see here this cycle. The race is in the Solid Democrat column.


In 2015, Republican Eric Holcomb was chief of staff to then-U.S. Sen. Dan Coats. In March of 2016, the Lieutenant Governor resigned and he was tapped to replace her. In July of 2016 Holcomb found himself as the GOP’s gubernatorial nominee after then-Gov. Mike Pence dropped his re-election bid to become the party’s nominee for Vice President. Holcomb had just four months to run a general election campaign. He beat expectations, winning the race with 53 percent of the vote. As he gears up to run for a second term, Holcomb touts

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