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Arizona Republican governor and Democrat rival debate again

Sep. 26, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey largely emphasized border security and his Democratic rival David Garcia focused mostly on public education Tuesday in the second of two debates in the run up to November's election. The evening debate in Tucson was broadcast and streamed online live by Arizona...

The Latest: Arizona governor and rival hold second debate

Sep. 25, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a second debate between Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic candidate David Garcia (all times local): 8 p.m. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has largely emphasized border security and his Democratic rival David Garcia has focused mostly on public education in the second of two...

Democratic ad accuses Schuette of ignoring Flint crisis

Sep. 25, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats launched a TV ad on Tuesday that accuses Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette of ignoring Flint residents' complaints about their water long before he opened an investigation into the city's lead contamination crisis. The 30-second ad , authorized by Schuette's...

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

Sep. 25, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile legislative...

Lamont calls for more rail service, Wi-Fi in commuter trains

Sep. 25, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont on Tuesday proposed more frequent trains on Connecticut's commuter rail lines, Wi-Fi service on the new Hartford Line commuter rail system and increased bus service to Bradley International Airport. The Greenwich businessman also called...

Oregon governor race most expensive yet

Sep. 25, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The 2018 race for governor is the most expensive in Oregon history, and there's still six weeks until the books will be closed. The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports that Gov. Kate Brown has raised about $11.3 million. Her Republican opponent, state Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, has raised...

Debate? Most recent governors have been willing

Sep. 25, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — While Kay Ivey is not the first Alabama governor to refuse to debate an election challenger, most of her predecessors over the last two decades have been willing to face off with their opponents. Ivey has so far refused to debate Democratic challenger Walt Maddox ahead of the...

Evers continues call for fairer taxes, with few details

Sep. 25, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers continued his call Tuesday to lower taxes on working families, without saying what other taxes may go up or providing any details about his plan that's drawing ridicule from Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Walker, in a new television ad,...

Boyd approved as University of Tennessee interim president

Sep. 25, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the selection of Knoxville businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd as the university system's interim president. Board members voted Tuesday on the recommendation that Trustees Chairman John...

Doctors: Ohio governor rivals DeWine, Cordray in good health

Sep. 25, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Their doctors say both major-party candidates for Ohio governor are in good health. Letters from the physicians of Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray were produced at the request of The Associated Press. The two candidates are locked in a close,...