Governors Races May Change Political Map Beyond 2014

Monday, October 25, 2010

California attorney general and Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference with Asian Pacific Islander leaders on October 18, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

A record number 37 states are holding gubernatorial races this election year. With 17 of those races looking to upend the incumbent party, more seats could change hands than ever before in history. Jobs and the economy are on the top of the agenda everywhere, but that isn't the only reason the governor's races will affect politics well beyond their own borders. In 2011, the states will remap their voting districts and in most places, governors have redistricting veto power.

Kareem Crayton, associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina, and an expert on redistricting joins us to explain how it could change the national political map for the next decade.

Guests:

Kareem Crayton

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

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