The following table lists the winning gubernatorial candidates in Tuesday's elections and their pledges on higher education. Candidates with an asterisk were incumbents.
The North Carolina governor's race has not been called, as of 4 a.m. Wednesday morning -- and that is one that many in higher education have been watching. Roy Cooper, the attorney general and the Democratic candidate, has the slimmest of leads over the incumbent Republican, Governor Pat McCrory. The governor backed HB2, the controversial law -- now being challenged in court -- that requires public universities to bar transgender students from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The law has led to boycotts of the state and its universities -- and many in higher education in North Carolina say that they are being hurt by the law. Cooper favors repealing the measure.
Governors' races had not been called in states with blanks in this table that follows. The table will be updated as winners are determined.
|State||Winner (Party)||Pledges to …|
|Delaware||John Carney (D)||
|Indiana||Eric Holcomb (R)||
|Missouri||Eric Greitens (R)||
|New Hampshire||Chris Sununu||
|North Dakota||Doug Burgum (R)||
|Oregon||Kate Brown (D)*||
|Utah||Gary Herbert (R)*||
|Vermont||Phil Scott (R)||
|Washington State||Jay Inslee (D)*||
|West Virginia||Jim Justice (D)||
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