The top 15 most popular Governors are Republican according to Morning Consult, with three of the top five being from traditionally blue states. Even so, Democrats will start to close their gubernatorial gap compared to Republicans in 2018 in states like Illinois, Maine, and New Mexico.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced his retirement at the end of his current term in January. Ryan has represented Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District since 1999. He became Speaker of the House in 2015 when former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) resigned from Congress.
Reynolds Sets Special Election for Iowa Senate District 25
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds set the date for a special election in Iowa Senate District 25 for Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This follows the resignation of former Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock).
Paul Pate to Seek a Third Term as Iowa Secretary of State
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced his plans to run for reelection during speeches at Republican county conventions on Saturday. Pate is currently serving his second term as Secretary of State.