DemDaily: DGA: Leadership & Louisiana


Governor Dan Malloy

The country's 19 Democratic Governors elected  Connecticut colleague Dan Malloy as the new Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, and Washington States's Jay Inslee as the Vice-Chair.

Malloy, who succeeds Montana Governor Steve Bullock, takes the reins on the heals of the historic November 21st run-off election in Louisiana, where Democratic State Rep John Bel Edwards defeated Republican US Senator David Vitter to take the Governor's mansion.
The win was was all the sweeter for Dems as the candidates were vying for the  open seat being vacated by term-limited Republican Governor, and former Presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal.

In 2016, there are 12 governorships up for grabs: Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

Founded in 1983 by then Virginia Governor Chuck Robb and DNC Chairman Chuck Manatt, the DGA is tasked with supporting Democratic governors and candidates across the nation.
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