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Karyn Bruggeman is an analyst covering governor's races for National Journal Hotline. Prior to joining National Journal she was a political analyst for the Atlas Project where she covered campaigns and elections down to the state legislative level throughout the Northeast. Karyn's work has previously appeared in Politico. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a bachelor's degree in government.

Latest From Karyn Bruggeman

Baker Allies Push Back Against Attacks on Guns, Women’s Health

The Commonwealth Future IE PAC is up with a new TV spot defending 2010 gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker (R) from attacks claiming he opposed a federal assault weapons ban and defending his su...

Scott May Use Personal Wealth in Home Stretch

Former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) outraised Gov. Rick Scott (R) six-to-one during the brief reporting period between October 4 and 10. Scott's campaign and political committees raised just $606,656 in...

Quinn and Rauner Trade Jabs in Final Debate

"Facing off for the final time in the contentious race for governor," Gov. Pat Quinn (D) "decried 'savage cuts' in a" budget from businessman Bruce Rauner (R), "while the Republican challenger rep...

Brownback and Davis Debate Education Cuts, Gay Marriage

Malloy Dogged by 2011 Tax Increase

Beauprez Ties Hickenlooper to Voter Insecurity

PPP Shows Tied Race in Wisconsin

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Democratic Governors Weighed Down by Recession-Era Tax Hikes

Races in Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, and elsewhere are proving the old adage that nothing is certain except death and taxes.

National GOP Tide Not Keeping Alaska Governor Safe

In several blue states like Hawaii and red states like Kansas, the party in power is having a tough time in governor's races thanks to local issues. Alaska is no exception.

Gubernatorial Candidates Offer Rare Beacon for Bipartisanship

A couple of Democrats are doing well in red states while a number of Republicans have strong chances in blue states.

28 Years After First Try, Asa Hutchinson Poised to Win Statewide in Arkansas

Hutchinson first ran statewide in Arkansas in 1986. Three losses (and decades) later, he and his state have changed. Now he's favored to be the next governor.

Midwestern Governors Struggle to Sell Economic Recovery

Michigan's Rick Snyder and Wisconsin's Scott Walker find themselves in tough races against Democratic challengers.

For Republicans in Massachusetts, It's Not 2010 Anymore

Republican Charlie Baker won't benefit from the favorable headwinds that handed Martha Coakley a loss in 2010.

Republican Governor Candidates Pitch Big Tents in Florida and Illinois

RIck Scott and Bruce Rauner are spending millions of dollars to attract the type of voters that Republicans didn't get in 2012—and will need in 2016.

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