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Democrats celebrate crop of new governors who took GOP seats

 

January 13, 2019



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are celebrating capturing governor's offices in seven states previously led by Republicans, including new chief executives taking office Monday in red-leaning Kansas and solidly blue Illinois.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker were the last two new Democratic governors to be sworn in after last year's midterms. Democrats also turned over governor's offices in Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada and Wisconsin, where Gov. Tony Evers ousted two-term Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a national conservative figure and a one-time presidential hop...



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