We're combing through the rumor mills, news stories, and blogs to give you the latest on the Governor's race in 2010.
Now that it appears that Governor Napolitano will be leaving to head up Department of Homeland Security, Republicans are starting to look like they will coalesce behind Jan Brewer in 2010 if she does decide to run as the seated Governor. This may mean a clear primary path for Brewer as the Dems fight to determine a contender. Ironically, this would be a reverse of the typical heated Republican Primary with the Democratic candidate skating to the General.
Here is the short list of likely Dems to challenge Brewer:
Phil Gordon - Phoenix Mayor
Jim Pederson - Businessman
Terry Goddard - Attorney General
There has been some questions lately of if Mayor Gordon would seek Attorney General to give Goddard a clear shot at the post. Its not clear if there are any deals in the works or how the office races would shake out or how many of the Republican Gubernatorial challengers would now set their sights on the Secretary of State's position.
If you have any juicy gossip or more information, please let us know at GovRace2010@yahoo.com.