Results of Less Competitive Races

There were no surprises here, but they produced plenty of new governors.

Nov. 8, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

AL GOV: Gov. Kay Ivey (R) won her first full term, defeating Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox (D) 60-40 percent. (AP)

AR GOV: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) won a second term, defeating former state Teach for America executive Jared Henderson (D) 65-32 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting. (AP)

AZ GOV: Gov. Doug Ducey (R) won a second term, beating former state associate schools superintendent David Garcia (D) 58-40 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting (AP)

CA GOV: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) defeated businessman John Cox (R) 59-41 percent. (AP)

HI GOV: Gov. David Ige (D) won a second term after beating state Rep. Andria Tupola (R) 63-34 percent. (AP)

ID GOV: Gov. -elect Brad Little (R) defeated state Rep. Paulette Jordan (D) 60-38 percent. (AP)

MA GOV: Gov. Charlie Baker (R) was re-elected to a second term, beating state budget chief Jay Gonzalez (D) 67-33 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. (AP)

MD GOV: Gov. Larry Hogan (R) won a second term, beating former NAACP President Ben Jealous (D) 56-42 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. (AP)

NE GOV: Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) won a second term, beating state Sen. Bob Krist (D) 59-41 percent. (AP)

NY GOV: Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won a second term, defeating Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro (R) 59-37 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. (AP)

OK GOV: Gov. -elect Kevin Stitt (R) defeated former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson (D) 54-42 percent. (AP)

SC GOV: Gov. Henry McMaster (R) won his first full term, defeating state Rep. James Smith (D) 54-46 percent. (AP)

TN GOV: Gov. -elect Bill Lee (R) defeated former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean (D) 60-39 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. (AP)

TX GOV: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) won a second term, defeating former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D) 56-43 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting. (AP)

VT GOV: Gov. Phil Scott (R) won a second term, defeating former utility executive Christine Hallquist (D) 55-40 percent. (AP)

WY GOV: State Treasurer Mark Gordon (R) secured a win over former state Rep. Mary Throne (D) by 67-28 percent. (AP)

NEW GOVERNORS. National Journal’s Presentation Center compiled profiles of the 19 newly elected governors. See them here.

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