Friday, October 19, 2007

More State Deciders Deciding Who They Want to Decide

There seems to have been a flurry of gubernatorial endorsements for the 2008 presidential race in recent days, so I thought I would do a quick search and check on those that I may have missed. Here's the tally of what I found:

Rudy Giuliani:
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry
Mike Huckabee:
  • South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds
John McCain:
  • Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels
  • Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
  • Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

Mitt Romney:

  • Missouri Governor Matt Blunt
  • Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri
Hillary Clinton:
  • Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
  • Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
  • New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine
  • New York Governor Eliot Spitzer

Barack Obama:

  • Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
  • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
  • Virginia Governor Tim Kaine

Oh, almost forgot, I suppose the only sitting governor to also be a candidate, could be construed as having endorsed himself....

Bill Richardson:

  • New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

Well, there you have it. It looks like Clinton is in the lead currently with four endorsements, followed closely by McCain and Obama with three each. Will her lead hold? Will it make a difference? Only time, and votes, will tell.

Hat Tip: Previously linked news reports and an analysis by
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