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governor

noun caretaker, director, elected official, executive, executive leader, government official, highest state official, politician, potentate, public official, statesman
Associated concepts: executive branch of government
See also: caretaker, director, pedagogue, principal, superintendent

GOVERNOR. The title of the executive magistrate in each state and territory of the United States. Under the names of the particular states, the reader will find some of the duties of the governor of such state.

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Four out of five Americans will elect a governor in November, with 37 races on the ballot, including marquee governorships like California, Florida and Texas.
Today, the Republicans control most governorships and statehouses and are ramming through copycat legislation focusing on God, guns, and gays, as well as the rollback of regulation all across the country.
But Republicans should be careful: Democrats won governorships in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, four states with lots of electoral votes.
That's why the GOP controls the governorships in nine of America's 10 largest states.
In addition to projections for each surveyed state, Harris Interactive will issue a national projection for the presidential vote as well as project Electoral College outcomes, and net partisan swings in Senate seats and governorships.
Nigeria: Nigeria s ruling party has been swept out of all governorships in the southwest region, which includes the economic capital Lagos, local media reports of results from this week s polls showed Thursday.
I congratulate Mark Warner and Jim McGreevey for taking back two governorships from the Republicans and conducting smart campaigns that spoke to kitchen-table, quality-of-life issues that matter to the voters of Virginia, New Jersey as well as voters all across the nation.
The Republicans currently hold thirty-two governorships to the Democrats' seventeen -- and few of either party can be called liberal.
Sunday's election races also included six governorships, 32 of 128 federal senators, all 66 members of the Mexico City assembly, six state legislatures and 260 mayors.
House of Representatives, state governorships, and various state commissions.
With Republicans currently projected to win 10 governorships versus the Democrats' one in the states being polled, Democratic wins in both Colorado or Maryland will still result in a net loss for the Democrats on a state level.
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