Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

Jun. 23, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach's top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who's made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious race....

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

Jun. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested...

Ducey allies end bid to knock primary challenger off ballot

Jun. 23, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Gov. Doug Ducey supporters has ended a bid to knock a primary challenger off the ballot. Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett is running against Ducey for the Republican nomination for governor. The primary election is Aug. 28. Ducey's supporters had filed a lawsuit earlier this...

Vice President Pence stumps for McMaster in South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and President Donald Trump are grateful for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing, which Pence said helped propel their ticket to victory in 2016. At a campaign rally in Conway, Pence told a crowd that McMaster's early...

Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

Jun. 23, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender. The former "Sex and the City" star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action. Her 21-year-old son...

Maryland Democrats protest prison housing ICE detainees

Jun. 23, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Some Maryland candidates for local and state offices joined an immigration advocacy group to protest a county correctional center housing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. The Capital of Annapolis reports Democratic gubernatorial candidates Krish Vignarajah and Ben...

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people. But...

Hoyer and O'Malley rallying with Baker to urge voter turnout

Jun. 23, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Rep. Steny Hoyer and former Gov. Martin O'Malley are gathering to show support for Rushern Baker's campaign for governor. They are gathering in Greenbelt for a rally with campaign volunteers on Saturday. Then, they are scheduled to knock on doors to encourage voter turnout. Baker, who...

Jealous canvassing for votes with Ben & Jerry's co-founder

Jun. 23, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ben Jealous is canvassing for votes with another man named Ben: Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Jealous, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Maryland, has two events scheduled Saturday with Cohen, who is a co-founder of the ice cream company. The first event...

Ranked voting gives candidate hope of unseating Rep. Pingree

Jun. 23, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An independent state lawmaker believes Maine's new ranked-choice voting system will help his bid to unseat a popular Democratic congresswoman in the state's 1st Congressional District. Democrat-turned-independent Marty Grohman believes the voting system designed to reveal a consensus...