CNN has projected several gubernatorial wins for Democrats. Ted Strickland (D) is projected as defeating Ken Blackwell in Ohio’s gubernatorial race. Blackwell, a Republican, was the Secretary of State of Ohio during the disputed 2004 election.
Incumbent Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) has been predicted winner of the governor’s race in Michigan. Deval Patrick (D) has been projected the winner of Massachusetts’ governor’s race, defeating Republican Kerry Healy. Incumbent Governor Ed Rendell (D) has been projected the winner of Pennsylvania’s governor’s race. Eliot Spitzer (D), former Attorney General of New York, has been predicted winner of New York’s gubernatorial race. And, incumbent Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico will keep his seat, predicts CNN.