Diary

2010 Gov News: ( OK, KS, MI, IL, TX, ME)

OK Open Seat (D)

Mary Fallin is in the 2010 governor’s race, the Republican congresswoman told key supporters Friday in a conference call, one of the participants said.

KS Open Seat (D)
Former Lt. Gov. John Moore may run for the Kansas Governor in 2010. He switched from the Republican party to the Democratic party to run with current Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her first term. She is barred from seeking a third term.
MI Open Seat (D)
Congressman Rogers will not run for Governor; he will run for another House term.
IL Quinn (D)

State Sen. Bill Brady is taking another run at the governor’s office.

The Bloomington Republican plans to kick off his second bid for governor with a four-city fly-around next

week

TX Perry (R)

Fort Worth Democrat Tom Schieffer, who has served as U.S. ambassador to Japan and Australia, is all but certain to run for governor and will announce the formation of an exploratory committee Monday in Austin.

Maine Open Seat (D)

 A man whose job it is to help businesses come to Maine is the first Republican to announce he may run for governor.

48-year-old Matt Jacobson, the president and CEO of Maine & Company, has launched his exploratory committee for 2010. Jacobson said he’s interested in the governor’s job because the state needs someone who has experience bringing jobs to Maine. He thinks the state should focus on becoming experts in emerging industries like alternative energy.