Nearly half of the country's insurance commissioners could be introducing themselves to the industry by the spring, but that may be good news as most are to be appointed by governors favored by insurers.

Four commissioners were elected last November, and the only incumbent to keep the post was Sandy Praeger in Kansas, who ran unopposed.

Open races in California and Georgia saw Dave Jones and Ralph Hudgens, a former state senator, win. Incumbent Kim Holland lost in Oklahoma.

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