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May 25 - PENNSYLVANIA: Paul Addis (R) to enter race vs US Senator Bob Casey (D). District 16: John George (D) to run vs Congressman Lloyd Smucker (R).

May 25 - UTAH District 3: Chris Herrod (R) & John Curtis (R) enter special election race for open seat.

May 25 - WASHINGTON District 8: Tola Marts (D) to run vs Congressman Dave Reichert (R).

May 24 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 1: Tom Perez (R) exits race vs Congressman Mark Sanford (R), citing upcoming deployment; won't be back before primary.

May 24 - NEW YORK District 23: Rick Gallant (D) & Eddie Sundquist (D) to enter race vs Congressman Tom Reed (R).

May 24 - GEORGIA: Lynn Westmoreland (R) will not enter the open gubernatorial race.

May 24 - COLORADO District 7: Dominick Moreno (D) enters this open seat congressional race.

May 24 - NORTH CAROLINA District 9: Dan McCready (D) enters race vs Congressman Robert Pittenger (R).

May 23 - OHIO District 1: Michele Young (D) is back for a second run vs Congressman Steve Chabot (R).

May 23 - FLORIDA District 27: Raquel Regalado (R) enters open seat race.

May 23 - TEXAS District 21: Joseph Kopser (D) enters race vs Congressman Lamar Smith (R).

May 23 - TENNESSEE: St House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D) says he will "soon" enter open gubernatorial race.

May 23 - KANSAS District 3: Joe McConnell (D) to run vs Congressman Kevin Yoder (R).

May 22 - IOWA: Governor Terry Branstad (R) confirmed by US Senate by 82-13 vote to be US Ambassador to China; Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds (R) becomes Governor.

May 22 - NORTH CAROLINA District 2: Dan Murphy (D) to run vs Congressman George Holding (R).

May 22 - PENNSYLVANIA: Congressman Mike Kelly (R) won't run vs Governor Tom Wolf (D); but is still considering a run vs US Senator Bob Casey (D). District 17: John Chrin (R) to run vs Congressman Matt Cartwright (D).

May 22 - CALIFORNIA District 39: Mai-Khanh Tran (D) to run vs Congressman Ed Royce (R). District 52: Omar Qudrat (R) to run vs Congressman Scott Peters (D).

May 22 - MASSACHUSETTS: Setti Warren (D) enters race vs Governor Charlie Baker (R).

May 22 - MICHIGAN: Lena Epstein (R) to run vs US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D).

May 22 - FLORIDA District 7: Chardo Richardson (D) to run vs Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D).

May 22 - TEXAS District 16: Dori Fenenbock (D) enters open seat congressional race.

May 19 - UTAH: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) expected to announce he is resigning, effective June 30.

May 18 - ALABAMA: Perry Hooper Jr. (R) exits race as Trip Pittman (R) enters at close of filing for 2017 US Senate special election.

May 18 - PENNSYLVANIA: Paul Mango (R) to run vs Governor Tom Wolf (D).

May 18 - KANSAS: Josh Svaty (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

May 18 - NEW MEXICO: Attorney General Hector Balderas (D) will not enter open gubernatorial race; will instead seek reelection.

May 17 - NEW JERSEY District 3: Katherine Hartman (D) enters race vs Congressman Tom MacArthur (R).

May 17 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 5: Ralph Norman narrowly wins GOP runoff with 50.3%; June 20 special general election.

May 16 - ALABAMA: John McMillan (R) enters race for Governor. Ex-Lieutentant Governor/now Governor Kay Ivey (R) not decided yet on running. Bryan Peeples (R) to run vs US Senator Luther Strange in 2017 special election.

May 16 - GEORGIA: "I am totally ruling out the Governor's race. I am not running for Governor" - ex-Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates.

May 16 - OHIO: Congressman Pat Tiberi (R) will not run vs US Senator Sherrod Brown (D).

May 16 - OREGON District 2: Rachael Scdoris-Salerno (D) enters race vs Congressman Greg Walden (R).

May 16 - PENNSYLVANIA District 15: Bill Leiner (D) to run vs Congressman Charlie Dent (R).

May 16 - NEW YORK: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (D) will not run vs Congressman Chris Collins (R), as DC is "too dysfunctional." District 22: Patrick Madden (D) to run vs Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R).

May 15 - ARIZONA District 1: State Senator Steve Smith (R) to run vs Congressman Tom O'Halleran (D).

May 15 - MISSOURI: Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R) in July will launch run vs US Senator Claire McCaskill (D) (per @nationaljournal).

May 15 - ALABAMA: Congressman Mo Brooks (R) will run vs US Senator Luther Strange (R) in 2017 special election.

May 15 - HAWAII: Bob McDermott (R) will challenge Governor David Ige (D).

May 15 - PENNSYLVANIA: State House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R) will not run for either US Senator or Governor next year.

May 12 - ALABAMA: Doug Jones (D) launches special election run vs US Senator Luther Strange (R).

May 12 - IDAHO District 1: Dave Leroy (R) enters open seat congressional race.

May 12 - WEST VIRGINIA District 3: Richard Ojeda (D) enters race for Congressman Jenkins' open seat. Rupie Phillips (I) joins GOP, and launches run.

May 12 - TEXAS District 7: Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) enters race vs Congressman John Culberson (R).

May 11 - CONNECTICUT: Attorney General George Jepsen (D) will not join the open gubernatorial race.

May 11 - TEXAS: Matthew Dowd (I) will not run vs US Senator Ted Cruz (R). District 22: Letitia Plummer (D) enters race vs Congressman Pete Olson (R).

May 11 - ARKANSAS District 3: Joshua Mahony (D) and Robb Ryerse (R) enter race vs Congressman Steve Womack (R).

May 11 - NEW YORK District 24: Phil LaTessa (D) files FEC paperwork to run vs Congressman John Katko (R).

May 11 - PENNSYLVANIA District 7: Joe Billie (R) to run vs Congressman Pat Meehan (R).

May 11 - NORTH CAROLINA District 7: Kyle Horton (D) to run vs Congressman David Rouzer (R).

May 11 - WEST VIRGINIA: Paula Jean Swearengin (D) to run vs US Senator Joe Manchin (D). District 3: Rick Snuffer (R) enters race for Congressman Jenkins' newly open seat.

May 11 - MAINE: Governor Paul LePage (R) will not run against US Senator Angus King (I).

May 11 - MINNESOTA: Jeff Johnson (R) will make a second run for Governor.

May 11 - VIRGINIA District 10: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe (D) will not run vs Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).

May 10 - ILLINOIS District 10: Bob Dold (R) will not seek rematch vs Congressman Brad Schneider (D). The two had faced-off in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

May 9 - IOWA: Fred Hubbell (D) enters the open gubernatorial race.

May 9 - NEW MEXICO: Congressman Steve Pearce (R) will take "a couple of months" more before deciding on making a run for Governor.

May 9 - MICHIGAN: Congressman Dan Kildee (D) will not enter the open gubernatorial race.

May 9 - FLORIDA: Jay Fant (R) enters open race for Attorney General. District 27: Jose Javier Rodriguez (D) enters open seat congressional race.

May 9 - GEORGIA: David Shafer (R) launches run for Lieutanant Governor. Burt Jones (R) will not run for Governor or Lieutenant Governor next year.

May 9 - IDAHO: Congressman Raúl Labrador (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

May 9 - KANSAS District 4: James Thompson (D) back for rematch run next year vs Congressman Ron Estes (R).

May 8 - TENNESSEE: Mark Green (R) is undecided on remaining in gubernatorial race.

May 8 - UTAH District 3: State House Speaker Greg Hughes (R) will not run for Congressman Jason Chaffetz's open seat.

May 8 - CALIFORNIA District 26: Antonio Sabato Jr (R) to run vs Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D).

May 8 - WEST VIRGINIA: Congressman Evan Jenkins (R) to run vs US Senator Joe Manchin (D).

May 8 - MINNESOTA District 3: Dean Phillips (DFL) to run vs Congressman Erik Paulsen (R).

May 8 - ALABAMA: David Carrington (R) enters the gubernatorial race.

May 8 - OHIO: Nan Whaley (D) enters the open gubernatorial race.

May 7 - CALIFORNIA District 23: Joe Aleman (R) to run vs Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R).

May 6 - OKLAHOMA: Gary Jones (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

May 6 - FLORIDA District 27: Bruno Barreiro (R) enters race for retiring Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's (R) seat.

May 5 - MARYLAND District 6: In expectation Congressman Delaney will be running for Governor, State Delegate Aruna Miller (D) files FEC paperwork to run for congressional seat.

May 5 - TEXAS District 7: Alex Triantaphyllis (D) enters race vs Congressman John Culberson (R).

May 5 - IOWA: State Senator Nate Boulton (D) to enter gubernatorial race.

May 4 - ARIZONA: Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D) will seek reelection, will not run vs US Senator Jeff Flake (R).

May 4 - NEW JERSEY: Joe Piscopo (I) will not run for Governor. District 7: Lisa Mandelblatt (D) to run vs Congressman Leonard Lance (R).

May 4 - NEBRASKA: Bob Krist (R) may run vs Governor Pete Ricketts (R) because the state "needs some centrist leadership." District 2: Kara Eastman (D) to run vs freshman Congressman Don Bacon (R).

May 4 - PENNSYLVANIA: Paul Mango (R) will formally enter gubernatorial race on May 17. Congressman Lou Barletta (R) is thinking of running vs US Senator Bob Casey (D).

May 4 - GEORGIA: State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) filed paperwork to enter open gubernatorial race.

 

May 3 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 5: GOP runoff on May 16th between Ralph Norman (R) & Tommy Pope (R).

May 3 - ALABAMA: Congressman Mo Brooks (R) is "seriously considering" running vs US Senator Luther Strange in this year's special election. District 2: State Representative Barry Moore (R) files FEC paperwork to challenge Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) next year.

May 3 - NEW MEXICO District 1: Deb Haaland (D) enters open seat congressional race.

May 3 - CALIFORNIA: Jeff Bleich (D) to run for Lieutenant Governor.

May 3 - WEST VIRGINIA: Bo Copley (R) to run vs US Senator Joe Manchin (D).

May 2 - NEW MEXICO: Jeff Apodaca (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

May 2 - IDAHO District 1: James Rockwell (R) to run for Congressman Raul Labrador's seat.

May 2 - ALABAMA: Congressman Robert Aderholt (R) will not enter the 2017 US Senate special election.

May 2 - NEVADA: Jesse Sbaih (D) to run vs US Senator Dean Heller (R).

May 2 - FLORIDA: Adam Putnam (R) files paperwork to run for Governor. Gwen Graham (D), daughter of ex-US Senator Bob Graham, to enter open gubernatorial race today.

May 2 - OKLAHOMA: Drew Edmondson (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

May 2 - TEXAS: Congressman Joaquin Castro (D) will seek reelection, not run vs US Senator Ted Cruz (R), per Washington Post.

May 1 - CALIFORNIA District 10: Dotty Nygard (D) enters race vs Congressman Jeff Denham (R).

May 1 - KENTUCKY District 6: Amy McGrath (D) to run vs Congressman Andy Barr (R) after June 1, per sources.

May 1 - ILLINOIS District 14: Victor Swanson (D) to run vs Congressman Randy Hultgren (R).

April 29 - FLORIDA District 27: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) will retire next year.

April 28 - NEVADA District 2: Congressman Mark Amodei (R) is contemplating retiring next year.

April 28 - ALABAMA: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle (R) to run for Governor. Congressman Bradley Byrne (R) will not run in 2017 US Senate special election; but may run for Governor next year.

April 28 - CONNECTICUT: Joe Ganim (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 28 - MARYLAND: State Senator Rich Madaleno (D) to run vs Governor Larry Hogan (R).

April 27 - CABINET: US Senate confirmed Alex Acosta to be Labor Secretary by 60-38 vote.

April 27 - MINNESOTA: Matt Dean (R) enters the open gubernatorial race. District 7: Congressman Collin Peterson (DFL), a potential retirement candidate, will seek reelection next year.

April 27 - HAWAII: Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa (D) says he'll likely run for Lieutenant Governor, as Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho (D) plans run vs Governor David Ige (D).

April 27 - MICHIGAN District 11: Haley Stevens (D) to run vs Congressman Dave Trott (R).

April 27 - ARIZONA District 2: Jeff Latas becomes enters race vs Congresswoman Martha McSally (R).

April 27 - CONNECTICUT District 5: Craig Diangelo (R) - who lost his job to H-1B outsourced foreign worker - to run vs Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D).

April 26 - MINNESOTA: Congressman Rick Nolan (DFL) will decide on making gubernatorial run by end of April.

April 26 - ILLINOIS: Kurt Summers (D) announced he will not run for Governor.

April 26 - ALABAMA: Tommy Tuberville (R) exited the gubernatorial race, less than a month after entering race. Ousted State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) to run vs US Senator Luther Strange (R).

April 26 - IOWA District 4: Dirk Deam (D) exited race vs Congressman Steve King (R); cites family health issues.

April 26 - MARYLAND: Alec Ross (D) enters race vs Governor Larry Hogan (R).

April 25 - NEVADA: US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D) is among those urging ex-State Treasurer Kate Marshall (D) to run vs US Senator Dean Heller (R) next year.

April 25 - VIRGINIA District 10: Dorothy McAuliffe (D) told Washington Post she is "very seriously considering" run vs Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).

April 25 - MICHIGAN District 1: Dwight Brady (D) enters race vs freshman Congressman Jack Bergman (R).

April 25 - ILLINOIS District 13: Carol Ammons (D) has formed exploratory committee to run against Congressman Rodney Davis (R).

April 25 - COLORADO: Doug Robinson (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 25 - IOWA: Brent Roske (I) enters gubernatorial race. District 3: Pete D'Alessandro (D) to run vs Congressman David Young (R).

April 25 - CALIFORNIA District 22: Andrew Janz (D) to run vs Congressman Devin Nunes (R). District 32: Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D) will seek reelection to 11th term next year.

April 25 - GEORGIA: Hunter Hill (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 25 - UTAH: Jenny Wilson (D) files FEC paperwork to run vs US Senator Orrin Hatch (R).

April 25 - NEW JERSEY: Gina Genovese (I) enters gubernatorial race.

April 25 - PENNSYLVANIA: Jeff Bartos (R) enters race vs US Senator Bob Casey (D).

April 25 - ALABAMA: Randy Brinson (R) to run vs US Senator Luther Strange (R) in special election. Perry Hooper Jr (R) launches exploratory committee to run.

April 25 - TENNESSEE: Bill Lee (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 25 - MICHIGAN: All signs point to Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley (R) entering the gubernatorial race on May 30.

April 24 - MICHIGAN District 2: Rob Davidson (D) to run vs Congressman Bill Huizenga (R).

April 21 - TEXAS District 30: Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), 81, announced she will seek reelection one more time next year, then retire in 2020.

April 21 - NEBRASKA District 2: Ex-Congressman Brad Ashford (D) says either he or his wife, Ann Ferlic Ashford (D), will run vs Congressman Don Bacon (R) next year.

April 21 - ILLINOIS District 6: Suzyn Price (D) enters race vs Congressman Peter Roskam (R).

April 21 - ALASKA: Congressman Don Young (R) - age 83 - will seek reelection to a 24th term next year.

April 21 - MICHIGAN: Shri Thanedar (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 21 - CALIFORNIA District 24: Michael Erin Woody (R) to run vs freshman Congressman Salud Carbajal (D).

April 21 - OKLAHOMA: State House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 20 - NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ex-Congressman Paul Hodes (D) is considering a run vs Governor Chris Sununu (R) (per WMUR).

April 20 - CONNECTICUT: Jonathan Harris (D) & Chris Mattei (D) enter gubernatorial race. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D) forming exploratory committee to enter open gubernatorial race; will exit race if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman (D) runs.

April 20 - VIRGINIA District 10: Jennifer Wexton (D) to run vs Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).

April 20 - ALABAMA: Ed Henry (R) will challenge appointed US Senator Luther Strange (R) in the 2017 special election.

April 20 - MAINE: Adam Cote (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 20 - MINNESOTA: Blake Huffman (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

 

April 19 - UTAH District 3: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R) will not seek reelection in 2018.

April 19 - VIRGINIA District 5: RD Huffstetler (D) to run vs Congressman Tom Garrett (R).

April 19 - TENNESSEE: James Mackler (D) enters race vs US Senator Bob Corker (R).

April 18 - GEORGIA District 6: Jon Ossoff (D) 48%, Karen Handel (R) 20%, advance to runoff. All candidates combined: Total Dem votes: 49%, Total GOP votes: 51%.

April 18 - TEXAS District 3: Keith Self (R) exited race for open congressional seat. District 32: Colin Allred (D) enters race vs Congressman Pete Sessions (R).

April 18 - KANSAS: Governor Brownback appointed State Senator Jacob LaTurner (R) to fill the vacant State Treasurer post. District 3: Jay Sidie (D) back for a second run vs Congressman Kevin Yoder (R).

April 18 - CONNECTICUT: State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D) & ex-West Hartford Mayor Jonathan Harris (D) say they will not run for Governor if Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman (D) runs.

April 18 - MONTANA: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Thomas Breck (Green) a spot on congressional special election ballot; he will continue as write-in.

April 18 - ALABAMA: Governor Ivey has set 2017 dates for US Senator Luther Strange's (R) special election. Primary - Aug 15; Primary Runoff - Sept 26; General - Dec 12

April 18 - NEW YORK District 1: Vivian Viloria-Fisher (D) enters race vs Congressman Lee Zeldin (R).

April 18 - OKLAHOMA District 1: Tim Harris (R) enters race for retiring Congressman Jim Bridenstine's safe GOP seat.

April 17 - MARYLAND District 6: State House Majority Leader Bill Frick (D) files FEC forms to run for Congressman John Delaney's (D) seat (in case Delaney runs for Governor).

April 17 - MASSACHUSETTS: Geoff Diehl (R) files FEC paperwork to run vs US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D).

April 17 - MAINE: State Treasurer Terry Hayes (I) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 14 - VIRGINIA District 10: Dan Helmer (D) to run vs Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).

April 14 - NEW YORK District 11: Boyd "Rainmaker" Nelson (D) to run vs Congressman Dan Donovan (R).

April 14 - FLORIDA District 27: Kristen Rosen Gonzalez (D) enters race vs Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R).

April 14 - CALIFORNIA District 44: Isadore Hall III (D) files paperwork to make second run vs freshman Congresswoman Nanette Barragan (D). District 45: Kia Hamadanchy (D) to run vs Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R).

April 13 - ARIZONA: David Garcia (D) to run vs Governor Doug Ducey (R). Deedra Abboud (D) enters race vs US Senator Jeff Flake (R).

April 13 - CONNECTICUT: Governor Dan Malloy (D), currently the Governor with 3rd worst approval rate in nation, will not seek third term in 2018.

April 13 - IOWA: Andy McGuire (D) enters gubernatorial race. District 3: Mike Sherzan (D) exited race for congress.

April 13 - KANSAS District 2: Paul Davis (D) launches exploratory committee to run for retiring Congresswoman Jenkins' open seat.

April 13 - WISCONSIN District 1: Charlie Breit (D) to run vs Speaker Paul Ryan (R).

April 13 - GEORGIA: Teresa Tomlinson (D) confirmed she is considering entering the open gubernatorial race. Geoff Duncan (R) enters open race for Lieutenant Governor.

April 13 - INDIANA: Andrew Takami (R) enters race vs US Senator Joe Donnelly (D).

April 13 - MICHIGAN District 13: Michael Gilmore (D) to run vs Congressman John Conyers Jr (D).

April 13 - COLORADO District 7: Andy Kerr (D) & Brittany Pettersen (D) enter race for Congressman Perlmutter's newly open seat.

April 13 - NEW MEXICO District 1: Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D) enters open seat congressional race.

April 13 - PENNSYLVANIA District 7: Molly Sheehan (D) enters race vs Congressman Pat Meehan (R).

April 13 - NEW JERSEY District 5: Jason Sarnoski (R) to run vs freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D).

April 12 - MONTANA: Albert Olszewski (R) enters race vs US Senator Jon Tester (D).

April 12 - CALIFORNIA District 50: Josh Butner (R) to run vs Congressman Duncan Hunter (R).

April 11 - KANSAS District 4: State Treasurer Ron Estes (R) wins special congressional election by 52% - 46% vote.

April 11 - GEORGIA: Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle (R) filed paperwork to enter open gubernatorial race; viewed as early frontrunner.

April 10 - ALABAMA: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns following allegations of using state resources to hide affair. Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey will, as the Alabama Constitution demands, ascend immediately to the governorship.

April 10 - COLORADO: Cary Kennedy (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 10 - PENNSYLVANIA: Jim Christiana (R) enters race vs US Senator Bob Casey (D).

April 10 - MINNESOTA District 7: Tim Miller (R) enters race vs Congressman Collin Peterson (D).

April 10 - IOWA District 1: Abby Finkenauer (D) to run vs Congressman Rod Blum (R).

April 9 - CONNECTICUT: Dave Walker (R) enters gubernatorial race.

April 7 - SCOTUS: Neil Gorsuch confirmed as 113th Justice (54 to 45 vote).

April 7 - COLORADO: Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D) expected to announce gubernatorial run on Sunday. George Brauchler (R) enters the open gubernatorial race.

April 6 - PENNSYLVANIA District 6: Chrissy Houlahan (D) enters race vs Congressman Ryan Costello (R).

April 6 - NEW HAMPSHIRE District 1: Eddie Edwards (R) bto run vs Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D).

April 6 - CALIFORNIA District 45: Dave Min (D) to enter race vs Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R).

April 5 - NEW MEXICO District 1: Pat Davis (D) enters race for Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham's open seat.

April 5 - CALIFORNIA District 34: Jimmy Gomez (D) 28% & Robert Lee Ahn (D) 19%, win 23-way primary; advance to June 6 congressional special runoff.

April 5 - SOUTH CAROLINA: Catherine Templeton (R) to run vs Governor Henry McMaster (R). Ex-Lieutenant Governor Yancey McGill (R) also running.

April 4 - VIRGINIA District 1: Ryan Sawyers (D) to run vs Congressman Rob Wittman (R).

April 3 - OHIO District 16: Christina Hagan (R) to run for Congressman Jim Renacci's open seat.

April 3 - NEW JERSEY: Primary filing closed today.

April 3 - NEW HAMPSHIRE: Steve Marchand (D) to run vs Governor Chris Sununu (R).

April 3 - SOUTH DAKOTA: Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels (R) will not run to succeed term-limited Governor Dennis Daugaard (R). Lora Hubbel (R) to run again for Governor.

April 3 - MINNESOTA: Tina Liebling (DFL) enters open gubernatorial race.

April 3 - CALIFORNIA District 45: Katie Porter (D) to run vs Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R).

April 3 - ALABAMA: Tommy Tuberville (R) files paperwork to enter open gubernatorial race.

April 3 - KANSAS District 2: Steve Fitzgerald (R) enters race for retiring Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R) open seat.

April 3 - COLORADO District 5: Owen Hill (R) to run vs Congressman Doug Lamborn (R).

April 3 - FLORIDA District 27: Scott Fuhrman (D) is back for a rematch run vs Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R).

March 31 - GEORGIA: Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 30 - MAINE: Eric Brakey (R) has formed exploratory committee for run against US Senator Angus King (I-ME).

March 30 - VIRGINIA District 10: Kimberly Adams (D) enters race vs Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R).

March 30 - ALABAMA: Twinkle Cavanaugh (R) enters open gubernatorial race. District 5: Stacy George (R) launched exploratory run vs Congressman Mo Brooks (R), saying Brooks refuses to hold town halls.

March 29 - WISCONSIN: Tim Cullen (D), who recently announced run vs Governor Scott Walker (R), exited the race citing demands of fundraising. Capt Earnell Lucas (D) to run vs Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D).

March 29 - RHODE ISLAND: Bob Flanders (D) will form exploratory committee to run vs US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D).

March 29 - GEORGIA: Hunter Hill (R) will not seek reelection, is considering instead run for Governor.

March 29 - TEXAS: Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D) to run vs US Senator Ted Cruz (R).

March 29 - FLORIDA: "Alligator Ron" Bergeron (R) will decide on making gubernatorial run by the end of summer.

March 29 - PENNSYLVANIA: Paul Mango (R) is telling GOP leaders he will enter race vs Governor Tom Wolf (D) in late May.

March 28 - TEXAS District 26: Linsey Fagan (D) enters race vs Congressman Michael Burgess (R).

March 28 - ILLINOIS District 16: Christopher Minelli (D) to run vs Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R).

March 28 - IOWA District 4: Kim Weaver (D) enters race vs Congressman Steve King (R).

March 27 - CONNECTICUT: State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr (D) - son of legendary late Massachusetts US Senator - "90% likely" to enter 2018 gubernatorial race (Conn Post).

March 27 - COLORADO: Steve Lebsock (D) has decided to enter open race for State Treasurer.

March 27 - MINNESOTA: Congressman Tim Walz (DFL) is running for Governor.

March 27 - INDIANA: Terry Henderson (R) to run vs US Senator Joe Donnelly (D).

March 27 - MISSOURI: Tony Monetti (R) to run vs US Senator Claire McCaskill (D).

March 24 - COLORADO: Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D) will reportedly enter open gubernatorial race. Ken Salazar (D) will not enter open gubernatorial race.

March 24 - NEW MEXICO: Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez (R) says he'll run for Governor or US Senator next year, "whatever role that I feel makes the biggest difference." Joe Cervantes (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 24 - IOWA: Todd Prichard (D) enters race vs Lieutenant Governor and soon-to-be Governor Kim Reynolds (R).

March 24 - MARYLAND: Jim Shea (D) launches exploratory run vs Governor Larry Hogan (R).

March 23 - MICHIGAN District 1: Matt Morgan (D) to run vs Congressman Jack Bergman (R).

March 22 - HAWAII: Beth Fukumoto quits GOP, becomes Democrat; cites GOP's failure to condemn racism & sexism.

March 22 - INDIANA: Congressman Jim Banks (R) will not run vs US Senator Joe Donnelly (D).

March 22 - NEVADA District 2: Sharron Angle (R) to run vs Congressman Mark Amodei (R).

March 21 - NEW JERSEY: Joe Piscopo will not enter GOP race for Governor; is weighing possible Independent run.

March 20 - OHIO: Nan Whaley (D) to enter gubernatorial race "any day now," (WVXU). Congressman Jim Renacci (R) to run for Governor.

March 20 - MINNESOTA: Congressman Tim Walz (DFL) will enter open gubernatorial race "soon" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith (D) will not run to succeed retiring Governor Mark Dayton (D).

March 20 - ILLINOIS: Daniel Biss (D) enters race vs Governor Bruce Rauner (R).

March 20 - IOWA District 4: Dirk Deam (D) to run vs Congressman Steve King (R).

March 17 - ILLINOIS: J.B. Pritzker (D) to run vs Governor Bruce Rauner (R).

March 15 - SOUTH DAKOTA: Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (R) enters open congressional race. Congresswoman Kristi Noem is running for Governor.

March 14 - SOUTH CAROLINA District 5: Filing closed in special election for Congressman Mulvaney's seat.

March 14 - OHIO: Connie Pillich (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 14 - CALIFORNIA: David Hadley (R) launches exploratory committee for gubernatorial run; promises final decision within two months.

March 13 - OREGON District 2: Jim Crary (D) to run again vs Congressman Greg Walden (R).

March 11 - NORTH CAROLINA District 5: D.D. Adams (D) to run vs Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R).

March 10 - OKLAHOMA District 1: Kevin Hern (R) enters race for retiring Congressman Jim Bridenstine's seat.

March 10 - WISCONSIN: Tim Cullen (D) will launch run vs Governor Scott Walker (R) next month. Congressman Ron Kind (D) will not run for Governor.

March 9 - TEXAS District 3: Keith Self (R) enters race for retiring Congressman Sam Johnson's open seat.

March 9 - UTAH District 3: Kathryn Allen (D) to run vs Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R).

March 9 - CALIFORNIA District 49: Mike Levin (D) to run vs Congressman Darrell Issa (R).

March 8 - IDAHO District 1: Michael Smith (D) to run vs Congressman Raul Labrador (R); Labrador may vacate seat to run for Governor.

March 7 - WEST VIRGINIA: Booth Goodwin (D) considering making center-left primary run vs center-right US Sen Joe Manchin (D) - as per Politico.

March 7 - MONTANA: Greg Gianforte easily won GOP nomination for May 25 congressional special election.

March 7 - OHIO: Betty Sutton (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 6 - TENNESSEE: Randy Boyd (R) to run for Governor.

March 6 - COLORADO: Lew Gaiter (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 6 - RHODE ISLAND: Bobby Nardolillo (R) to run vs US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D).

March 5 - MONTANA: Rob Quist (D) wins Democratic nomination on 4th ballot for congressional special election.

March 3 - FLORIDA: Chris King (D) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 2 - CABINET: US Senate confirmed Rick Perry as Energy Secretary by a vote of 62-37. US Senate confirmed Ben Carson to be HUD Secretary by a 58-41 vote.

March 2 - KANSAS District 2: Vernon Fields (R) enters race for retiring Congresswoman Jenkins' open seat.

March 1 - SOUTH DAKOTA: Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) has changed the logos on his Facebook/Twitter pages to read "Jackley for Governor."

March 1 - IDAHO: Tommy Ahlquist (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

March 1 - MONTANA: Governor selects May 25th for special election for Congressman Zinke's open seat. Parties to pick nominees via conventions. Dems will select nominee at March 5th convention.

March 1 - GEORGIA: William Llop (R), running now in District 6 special election, has already filed FEC paperwork to run next year in District 11.

March 1 - IOWA District 3: Mike Sherzan (D) to run vs Congressman David Young (R).

March 1 - CALIFORNIA District 42: Julia Peacock (D) enters race vs Congressman Ken Calvert (R). District 48: Harley Rouda (D) to run vs Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R).

March 1 - MAINE District 1: Mark Holbrook (R) to run vs Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D).

March 1 - FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum (D) to run for Governor.