For the third month in a row, the Washington Post named Pennsylvania as the state most likely to see a party change in the governor’s office.
In August and July, the newspaper had listed Tom Corbett as the country’s most vulnerable governor. “The Fix” had previously ranked Pennsylvania’s leader as third in June and fifth in May.
In addition, “The Fix” called Rob McCord’s entrance a complication for Allyson Schwartz.
Here’s the WaPo writeup:
1. Pennsylvania (R): State Treasurer Rob McCord (D) officially jumped into the race this week, which could complicate the life of Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D). Still, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) remains the most vulnerable governor in the country and holding his seat will remains a tall task for the GOP no matter how competitive the Democratic field gets.
The Washington Post is not the only publication to call out Corbett’s election chances. The magazine Governing called the Pennsylvania race a toss-up two months ago.
The five states most likely to flip parties in the governor’s office in 2014 are:
1. Pennsylvania (R)
2. Maine (R)
3. Florida (R)
4. Arkansas (D)
5. Virginia (R)