gubernatorial gubernatorial  /ɡu bər nə ˈtɔ ri əl/


  • (adj) relating to a governor


  1. Kathleen Brown, the daughter of one Governor and the sister of another, won a solid victory in California's Democratic gubernatorial primary.
  2. In Virginia, the only other state holding a gubernatorial election this year, Democrats face an uphill battle against former state Attorney General Bob McDonnell.
  3. To John McMurray of Oakley went the Republican gubernatorial nomination.


  1. Gubernatorial debates flounder in Baja California

    National Action Party member Francisco "Kiko" Vega de Lamadrid was a no-show at a debate for Baja California gubernatorial candidates staged on Wednesday in Ensenada by the Electoral and Citizen Participation Institute of Baja California.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. Buono trails in gubernatorial election

    The gubernatorial election is not looking good for Democratic candidate Barbara Buono, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Daily Targum

  3. Va. gubernatorial candidates differ on debate, too

    Just as Virginia Democrats were rounding out their statewide ticket for the fall elections this week, their party standard-bearer, Terry McAuliffe, was objecting to a rule for the first scheduled gubernatorial debate that would allow the candidates to ask each other one question. The debate, scheduled for July at the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Washington Times


  1. "If you don't seat Mr. Burris, it has ramifications for gubernatorial appointments all over America," said Mrs. Feinstein, the incoming Senate Intelligence Committee chairman.
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: Washington Times

  2. "For the next month or so while the Legislature's here, I need a little more Ron Ramsey the speaker than Ron Ramsey the gubernatorial candidate," Bredesen told reporters after a prayer breakfast on Tuesday.
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Phil Bredesen Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "The controversies surrounding some of the recent gubernatorial appointments to vacant Senate seats make it painfully clear that such appointments are an anachronism that must end," Feingold said. "In 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the...
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Russ Feingold Source: United Press International

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anachronistic anachronistic
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