Rising crime is putting blue-state governor races in play

In some of the most liberal states in the country, like Illinois, New York, and Oregon, Republicans are well-positioned to contest the governorships on law-and-order messages.

New York City Police Department personnel gather at the entrance to a subway stop in Brooklyn after multiple people were shot and injured during a morning rush-hour attack on April 12. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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