governorship governorship  /ˈɡə vər nər ˌʃɪp/


  • (n) the office of governor


  1. If the buffoon factor has crippled Mecham's governorship, charges of incompetence and corruption could kill it.
  2. Then in 2002, Blagojevich ran for the governorship, casting himself as a populist, tax-cutting antidote to Illinois' long tradition of corrupt politics.
  3. Instead of allowing her political career to go down with her governorship, Swift stepped aside and saved it.


  • Wendy Davis aide: 2014 run possible

    She is reportedly "looking very closely" at a run for statewide office, including the governorship.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Politico


  1. "I would think, if you want to run for president - and I'm not sure that's got anything to do with what she's doing - that the forum of a governorship would be a better forum than just being a private citizen," Grassley said.
    on Jul 5, 2009 By: Charles Grassley Source: USA Today

  2. "I'm sure he would love to be secretary of state, no matter what he says about staying in the governorship," Sabato said in an interview. "And he wouldn't get criticized. He's got a Democratic lieutenant governor who is off and running and he...
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Larry Sabato Source: FOXNews

  3. "I'm not leaving the governorship because of any particular ethics complaint. Rather, I have explained that the millions of dollars spent by the state and the diversion of resources to address politically inspired records requests, personnel board...
    on Jul 24, 2009 By: Sarah Palin Source: Washington Post

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