The issue now becomes who the governor appoint to replace him, and then who will eventually be elected. It is at times like this that I am remindedthat even in the USA there is much truth behind "The king is dead. Long live the king." Or to put it another way: the devil you know or the devil you don't know. The one we knew is gone. What makes anybody believe his replacement/successor will be meaningfully different? That the voters kept returning him to office suggests there were not a sufficient number who did not like what he was doing.
Any signs of a strong candidate who happens to be, among other things, pro-2A?