GOP Now Holds 30 Governor's Mansions
Republicans flip NC; races in Montana, Washington not yet called
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2012 9:33 AM CST
Pat McCrory speaks to supporters at his election night headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 after being elected governor of North Carolina as his wife Ann McCrory, back, looks on.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(Newser) – It's not all bad news for the GOP: Republicans now have control of 30 governor's offices, the highest number controlled by either party since 2000 and close to the party's all-time high of 34 seats. There were 11 gubernatorial elections yesterday, and all but two have been called or projected, reports CNN—Washington and Montana are still up in the air. Going into the race, Republicans had the run of 29 governor's mansions, to Democrats' 20.

The big win for the GOP comes in North Carolina, where Republican Pat McCrory beat Democrat Walter Dalton, becoming the first GOP governor in the state since the 1980s, and flipping the one seat in yesterday's races. Republican governors were also victorious in the heated races in New Hampshire and West Virginia. Click for CNN's breakdown of each election.

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myflap.blow
Nov 7, 2012 3:43 PM CST
did anybody ask them how they feel about rape?
kawahchan
Nov 7, 2012 11:29 AM CST
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: We are glad to see the old political feudal influence of Bush's family and Romney's family are ALL over and ended in 2012. Republicans and TEA will have a fresh and new start our NEW middle-class Republican Party & TEA to move forward the 2014 and towards 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY. The new middle-class Republicans & TEA will strive for the California Republican Primary, Texas Republican Primary and Florida Republican Primary will hold the presidential primary in early 2015 to let California, Texas and Florida these 3 Global Economy states to pick our middle-class Republican 2016 Presidential Nominee. As American people see this 2012 election map, Republican Party MUST put Iowa, New Hampshire, and Virginia Republican Primary at the last and latest 2016. Since 2012 Obama-Biden is became lame-duck in White House now, either facing the 2012-2016 Democratic ruling, we Republican whites and yellows have to work very hard to rebuild the United States WITHOUT leaning on the alternative for Affirmative Action to keep up with the Fortune 100, Fortune 500, Fortune 1000 which are belong to Republicans & TEA economic & employment opportunities.
Seth_Meyers
Nov 7, 2012 11:13 AM CST
I wonder how many got in legally? republicons are BAD NEWS for America. Boot out all republicons, now!