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Path to a Gubernatorial Seat

Explain how governors can gain political leadership in their states.

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State Governorship

About 3/4 (36) of the US states hold their gubernatorial election during the Midterm elections while 11 hold them in the same year as the Presidential election and 5 hold them in odd-numbered years (2 years after the presidential elections or 3 in the year before). The path to governorship is similar to the presidency as the Governor's office is considered the highest office in a State. During the colonial days they were either appointed by the Crown or by election. Now however, the aspiring candidate must first be nominated in the party ...

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The solution is a concise 447-word narrative that explains the path to a gubernatorial seat (how governors gain political power) in their states. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing. References are listed for the purpose of expansion/further research.