We're combing through the rumor mills, news stories, and blogs to give you the latest on the Governor's race in 2010.
With Napolitano named to Obama's transition team, the question remains on if she will stay in Arizona. While Dems fear a Brewer administration, there are questions on if Brewer would be a lock on the 2010 nomination with so many potential Republicans who want to throw their hat in the ring. Politicker has also put together their short list of possible candidates for Governor in 2010.
Here is their short list:
Phil Gordon - Phoenix Mayor
Jim Pederson - Businessman
Harry Mitchell - Congressman
Terry Goddard - Attorney General
Johnny Basha - Businessman
Jan Brewer - Secretary of State
Mary Peters - U.S. Secretary of Transportation
John Shadegg - Congressman
Andrew Thomas - Maricopa County Attorney
JD Hayworth - Former Congressman
Dean Martin - State Treasurer
John Munger - Tucson lawyer and former GOP Chairman
Currently, the only one who appears to be missing from the Politicker list is Sheriff Joe Arpaio who will probably make his regular flirt with the office, especially after holding off a tough competitor and winning handily. He may ride his "this not my last campaign" as far as it will go.
If you have any juicy gossip or more information, please let us know at GovRace2010@yahoo.com.