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"If elected, Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Ben Jealous of Maryland and Andrew Gillum of Florida would give America its largest number of black governors ever," AP's Jesse Holland writes.

Be smart: "None of them were heavy favorites in their primaries. ... Their historic primary wins — and the national attention it brought — will bring out Democratic voters who might not have voted in a midterm election otherwise."

  • Abrams, 44, "who could become the nation's first black female governor, is getting the most national attention."
  • "Jealous, 45, faces the steepest challenge, down in polls against incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan."
  • Abrams and Gillum, 39, are running for open seats.

"The political trio seem comfortable together and readily quote one another in interviews. They also tease one another."

  • "Abrams is a longtime state official and former state House leader; Gillum has been a fixture of local Tallahassee politics since his college days; and Jealous is a former head of the NAACP and ... a venture capitalist and activist."

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Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.