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Former Trump press secretary campaigns for Kentucky governor

Oct. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for his willingness to absorb "a lot of heat for taking strong positions" as President Donald Trump's former press secretary headlined a campaign event Monday aimed at firing up conservative voters in Kentucky. Sanders and...

In the Louisiana governor's runoff, will candidates debate?

Oct. 14, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to one televised runoff debate in the Louisiana governor's race, but his Republican opponent hasn't confirmed he'll participate. The Democratic incumbent was forced into the runoff after he failed to top 50% of the vote in Saturday's primary...

Louisiana Senate race could involve rare three-person runoff

Oct. 14, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state Senate race could be headed to a rare, three-person runoff election because two Republican contenders tied for second place, the secretary of state's office said Monday. State Reps. Steve Carter and Franklin Foil, among five candidates for the Baton Rouge-based...

Officials to recount Davenport mayor's race ballots by hand

Oct. 13, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A manual recount this week will determine which two candidates move on from Davenport's primary in the mayor's race. The Quad-City Times reports the third-place finisher in the mayor's race, Dan Portes, requested the recount after he finished just eight votes behind Alderwoman Rita...

The Latest: Louisiana governor says he expects GOP onslaught

Oct. 13, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' fight to retain his seat in primary (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling his supporters to brace for a barrage of national Republican efforts trying to unseat him in the five weeks leading to...

Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The incumbent's inability to top 50% of the vote in the...

Louisiana governor race goes to runoff; 5 state jobs settled

Oct. 13, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — John Bel Edwards' bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will be decided in November, after Louisiana voters Saturday sent him to a runoff in a race that became heavy with national politics in the final days. Edwards will face Republican businessman Eddie...

The Latest: Donelon wins 4th term as insurance commissioner

Oct. 12, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Jim Donelon has reached a fourth term as Louisiana's insurance commissioner after a hard-fought, intraparty battle to hang on to the job. Voters on Saturday reelected the Republican incumbent to another four-year stint...

Connecticut governor to hold fundraiser for Biden

Oct. 12, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and his wife are organizing a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at their home in Greenwich. The Hartford Courant reports the event for the former vice president is scheduled for Oct. 20 and the suggested contribution will be...

Trump gripes about impeachment, media at Louisiana rally

Oct. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his argument that the House impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a new attempt to overturn his election based on "a lot of crap." Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his...