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In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, photo Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, center, speaks during a Republican gubernatorial primary debate as U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, left,  and state Sen. Al Olszewski listen at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Mont. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Gianforte plays up Trump ties in Montana governor's race

Jan. 24, 2020 1:13 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is playing up his close ties to President Donald Trump as he tries to squash questions raised by his Republican primary opponents about his ability to reclaim Montana's governor's seat. In the contest's first debate to feature all the candidates, Attorney...

Gianforte draws barbs at Montana GOP gubernatorial debate

Jan. 24, 2020 12:02 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rep. Greg Gianforte took some shots from his fellow Republican candidates for governor during the primary election’s first debate featuring all three candidates on Thursday. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox suggested Gianforte would best serve the party by not abandoning his...

Former Montana lawmaker Neill drops out of governor's race

Jan. 22, 2020 11:35 AM EST

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Former state lawmaker Reilly Neill of Livingston has dropped out of the Democratic primary for Montana governor. Neill, who raised about $1,000 for her campaign, made the announcement on her website on Jan. 12. Her post criticized the media for failing to cover her campaign and the...

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice files his candidacy papers for reelection along with President Trump's reelection papers Thursday, Jan, 16, 2020, in the West Virginia Secretary of State's office at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.V. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Justice files for 2020, highlighting friendship with Trump

Jan. 16, 2020 4:35 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice filed his and President Donald Trump's reelection paperwork on Thursday, ratcheting up his alignment with the president as he formally enters the 2020 campaign season. The Republican highlighted his relationship with Trump as he submitted the...

Indiana Gov. Holcomb keeps padding huge campaign cash lead

Jan. 15, 2020 3:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has continued adding to his already huge campaign cash advantage over his potential Democratic rivals. New state campaign finance reports filed Wednesday show the Republican governor raised nearly $2 million in the last six months of 2019, leaving him with...

Former representative to fill Kentucky state Senate seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:23 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former state representative in Kentucky has won a special election to fill an open seat in the state Senate. Republican Mike Nemes won the election Tuesday night for the district that covers southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County, news outlets reported. Preliminary...

Rival GOP hopefuls in Kansas Senate race both talk to Trump

Jan. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Rival Kansas Senate candidates Kris Kobach and Rep. Roger Marshall have talked to President Donald Trump, with Marshall looking to boost his chances of defeating Trump's earliest prominent supporter in the state. Marshall's campaign confirmed that the western Kansas congressman met...

Candidate for Utah governor criticized for abortion comment

Jan. 13, 2020 2:24 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Members of the Utah House and Senate criticized a comment by the lieutenant governor drawing a comparison between abortion and slavery. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox was one of three candidates asked during a Republican gubernatorial candidates forum Saturday if he would sign a bill defining...

Former candidate for governor pushing open primaries

Jan. 11, 2020 11:48 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former gubernatorial candidate who ran as an independent in 2018 has called on Connecticut's Democratic and Republican leaders to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their party primaries. Oz Griebel sent letters on Friday to the chairs of the GOP and Democratic parties,...

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg step on stag to speak during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bloomberg meets Abrams while working to build broad campaign

Jan. 10, 2020 4:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg came to Georgia on Friday to meet influential Democrat Stacey Abrams and then rally a white-collar crowd of supporters around his late-starting, unusual White House campaign. His visit with Abrams and a private speech to a voting rights...