Three key gubernatorial races in November

Most states hold their gubernatorial elections in different years from the presidential election, but in November, voters in several key states will decide who will lead the country — and their state.

While most of the contests will occur in states where a party or candidate appears almost certain to win, three races are set to be more competitive even as the presidential election steals the headlines. Here are the key gubernatorial races in November.

North Carolina

North Carolina has only voted for a Democratic presidential candidate or Democratic Senate candidate once each since 2000, but the governorship has largely remained in Democratic hands during that time. Gov. Roy Cooper (D-NC) is term-limited, meaning the seat is up for grabs as the state’s electoral votes in the presidential election are also expected to be hotly contested.

The state is slated to hold its primary
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