Many of the gubernatorial showdowns set to be decided on Tuesday remain too close to call even as voters in states across the country hit the ballot box to voice support for their preferred candidates.
Republicans are expected to recapture at least several, if not more, state governorships once votes are tallied at the end of the midterm races. While the results of the match-ups may have a more visibile immediate impact on the local level, any shift in power that transpires in one of many battleground states could have political implications for the 2012 election cycle.
Check-out the Huffington Post's live blog coverage of the latest developments unfolding on decision day. HuffPost Pollster has the latest numbers and our Election Dashboard and 2010 Big News page are jam-packed with even more updates.
Here's a look at some of the closet and heated gubernatorial contests we'll be watching: