Some Democratic Governor’s Association trivia

The last New Jerseyan to head the Democratic Governor’s Association was Brendan Byrne in 1980. Democrats won six and lost seven. Incumbents Bill Clinton (Arkansas), Joseph Teasdale (Missouri) and Arthur Link (North Dakota) lost re-election bids.  Two other Democratic governors lost their primaries: Thomas Judge (Montana) and Dixy Lee Ray (Washington).  Democrats held Montana and lost Washington in the general. Byrne was also the last Democratic governor of New Jersey