Definition of gubernatorial
: of or relating to a governor the gubernatorial election
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In 1962, Palmore, then a judge on the Court of Appeals, was floated as a possible gubernatorial candidate to carry Gov. Bert Combs banner the next year.
The group of historians voted June 12 to seek landmark designation for the home at 1703 Madison Avenue, which belonged to two-time gubernatorial candidate Reginald A. Hawkins.
Kobach has been mentioned as a potential gubernatorial candidate by Kansas Republicans, according to a recent New York Times profile of him.
Also aboard: Christian Ulvert, Levine’s campaign consultant as the mayor considers a potential gubernatorial bid in 2018.
Thus far, the gubernatorial candidate, who moonlights as a romance novelist, has dedicated her time in political office to increasing voter turnout in the state.
State Sen. Scott Wagner (R., York), a potential gubernatorial candidate, is a sponsor.
LESSONS LEARNED Thissen said of the past speakers’ failure to thrive as gubernatorial candidates that the past is not always prologue.
Gillespie barely defeated Corey Stewart, who was fired as Trump’s state campaign chairman last year and focused his gubernatorial bid on preserving Virginia’s Confederate history.
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GUBERNATORIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gubernatorial for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the governor of a U.S. state or to the position of governor
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Definition of gubernatorial for Students
: relating to a governor
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