Trump's backing - including a pre-primary endorsement - was also key in helping Kobach unseat the current governor, fellow Republican Jeff Colyer, in the primary.
Another Democrat trying to make history, Ben Jealous, lost his bid to become Maryland's first black governor to incumbent Republican Larry Hogan. Pritzker, a billionaire, appears to have capitalized not only on Rauner's lack of popularity but broader dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump.
In Michigan, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer turned back Republican Bill Schuette in the contest to replace Republican Governor Rick Snyder, who could not run again due to term limits.
Tuesday's midterm election saw Democrats wrest some of the power Republicans have accumulated on the state level in both legislative chambers and governors' mansions.
Democrats won governorships on Tuesday in several USA states that supported Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 but lost high-profile races in Florida and OH, as voters cast ballots in dozens of gubernatorial contests across the country.
That hasn't happened in Wisconsin since 2008, when Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle was in office and Republicans controlled the Assembly with Democrats in charge of the Senate.
In all, voters were choosing 36 governors and 6,089 state legislators in general and special elections that have attracted record amounts of spending from national Democratic and Republican groups.
State legislative results were similarly mixed (as were congressional outcomes).
Voters in Colorado, Michigan and Missouri approved ballot measures Tuesday overhauling the redistricting process in ways that are meant to reduce the likelihood of partisan gerrymandering by either major party.
Republicans now control two-thirds of all legislative chambers and the governor's office in 33 states.
Democrats, playing catch-up after a net loss of 13 governorships and more than 900 state legislative seats during Democratic President Barack Obama's years in office, are fielding their largest slate of legislative candidates in more than three decades. California's Democratic-dominated Legislature, with the help of one Republican lawmaker, enacted a 12-cent gas tax hike to pay for road repairs.
"The eyebrow-raiser will be if Democrats pick up a South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma - these sort of very, very red (Republican) states", Duffy said, noting local dynamics, rather than national politics, were mostly responsible for Republican weaknesses.
Critical contests are taking place in Midwestern and Rust Belt states that sealed Trump's 2016 victory, where Republican losses could hurt his re-election chances in 2020.
In addition to Wisconsin, Democrats also won governor races in three other states - Michigan, Pennsylvania and Kansas - that supported Trump in 2016, bolstering the party's hopes of capturing those states in the 2020 presidential election.
Perhaps most significantly, Democrats added six states - Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Colorado and ME - in which they control both chambers of the legislature and the governorship. Republicans now hold trifectas in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Chandimal, suffering from a groin injury that kept him off the pitch all of Thursday, was skittled by Leach for 11. Moeen Ali , centre, celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne (Eranga Jayawardena/AP).
One of the issues for Indian oil companies is their requirement to sell below market to subsidize prices in their home country. The US pulled out of the agreement earlier this year as President Trump claimed he was looking for a better deal.
He said that the President first took the unconstitutional decision to sack the Prime Minister and prorogue Parliament. Sirisena suspended parliament to give himself more time to engineer defections, according to the opposition.
The New York Times also noted that Acosta's monologues have led "some of his rival White House reporters" to roll their eyes. She's gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise and a contract with I think CNN .
For me personally, I didn't get really good scores, but one match, Harmanpreet and I didn't score a single run and we got 170. That was brilliant. "The bowlers too have improved massively in last three months, they are clear with their plans".
The automaker confirms that the next Mazda3 will sit on the Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture, which should improve driving dynamics. In recent times, Mazda has created some stunning production and concept cars including the Kai , Vision Coupe and updated 6.
The report says while average resistance growth seems to be slowing down, there was serious causes for concern. In low and middle-income countries, drug resistance is high and projected to grow rapidly.
Some has referred to her as a pedophile while others have insisted that she is abusing her child by still breastfeeding her. Organo told the line administrator on her flight of her intention to feed the child and was instantly encouraged.
And I hope to see you soon.' You hear me? He said he was healthy, and that an early-season ankle injury isn't to blame. It might be worth it just to see if Peters and Payton had anything to say to each other after the game.
Disney to commence streaming shows next year
British actor Tom Hiddleston will star in a new Star War prequel series to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . I can see this one being slightly more niche, given that the character hasn't led a movie by himself.
Australia level series with nail-biting win in Adelaide
He and Finch knocked up a 50-partnership before Marsh, on 22, got a thick edge off Rabada and de Kock took the catch. Or rather, Australia's batsmen repeatedly found ways to get out, with poor shot selection throughout the top order.
Fortnite has smashed its concurrent players record
Bottom line: Fortnite Battle Royale entered a new market this week and the influx of new players is being immediately felt. The website cites an interview with Epic Games Korea where a spokesperson revealed this staggering statistic.