Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Beshear endorsed by Republican primary candidate

Oct. 21, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear has picked up an endorsement from a Republican who ran against Gov. Matt Bevin in the GOP primary. William Woods says his endorsement of Beshear in next month's gubernatorial election is the "right thing to do." Woods finished far back in the May primary,...

President Trump plans election eve rally in Kentucky

Oct. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign says the president will headline a Kentucky rally on Nov. 4 — the day before the state's voters decide whether to give Trump ally Matt Bevin another term as governor. The campaign said Friday that the evening rally will be at Rupp Arena in...

Kentucky governor highlights national issues in campaign

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state where the president's popularity surpasses his own, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin launched into an impassioned defense of Donald Trump while standing near a placard displaying one word: Impeachment. The press conference prop spoke volumes about the acerbic Republican governor's...

New Mexico governor probes for tax inequities

Oct. 18, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is seeking advice on how to make the state's tax system more fair and efficient. The first-year Democratic governor on Friday announced the appointment of a new committee to evaluate New Mexico's tax code. A second appointed committee will examine tax...

Edwards strikes at Rispone on Medicaid, ties to GOP donor

Oct. 17, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday accused Republican opponent Eddie Rispone of intending to kick hundreds of thousands of people off Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program, ending their health insurance coverage, if he wins the runoff election. The Deep South's only Democratic...

Pot legalization plan would subsidize patients, pay police

Oct. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

Candidates for Montana governor asked to limit outside money

Oct. 16, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney asked his fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday to limit outside spending and self-funding in the election by signing a pledge that one opponent's campaign called a stunt that could hinder the party's nominee in the November 2020 general...

Florida governor: Giuliani fixers were donors, nothing more

Oct. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor acknowledged Wednesday that he knew two businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now facing criminal charges. But he said they were just donors to his campaign and "nothing more than that." Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked Wednesday at a news conference...

Salango to divest from media holdings for gubernatorial bid

Oct. 16, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango says he's divesting from the parent company of The Charleston Gazette-Mail ahead of the 2020 election. Salango told the newspaper on Tuesday that he is in the process of selling his shares of HD Media, which owns the Gazette-Mail, The...

Kansas lawmaker who left GOP running for Senate as Democrat

Oct. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of four Kansas legislators who made headlines last year by defecting from the Republican Party is running for the U.S. Senate as a "pragmatic" Democrat, entering a race in which some GOP leaders are worried about immigration hardliner Kris Kobach 's chances should he win their...