Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Mystery of racist photo in governor's yearbook left unsolved

May. 23, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's rocky progress to redemption didn't get much of a boost Wednesday after a month's long investigation failed to determine whether he appears in a racist yearbook picture that almost destroyed his political career. A law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical...

The Latest: Virginia's yearbook probe meets with some shrugs

May. 22, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the results of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The inconclusive report into whether Virginia's governor was in a racist yearbook photo has been met with shrugs by some...

Blackface photo investigation in Virginia hits a dead end

May. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A monthslong investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984 of a...

Beshear vs. Bevin political showdown set in Kentucky

May. 22, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Kentucky political circles, Beshear vs. Bevin has become shorthand for the bitter feud between the state's governor and attorney general over legal issues with sweeping implications for the future. The drama between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy...

Voter turnout higher than projected for Kentucky primary

May. 22, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Secretary of State's Office says voter turnout for Kentucky's primary election was higher than projected. A statement from the office says unofficial results show that nearly 20% of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primary to choose nominees in the governor's race and...

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long-anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in...

The Latest: Kentucky AG Beshear wins Democratic gov. primary

May. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's primary election (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Attorney General Andy Beshear has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Kentucky, setting up a showdown with his political nemesis — Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. In Tuesday's primary election,...

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear wins Democratic nomination for governor, defeating 3 opponents

May. 21, 2019 8:40 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear wins Democratic nomination for governor, defeating 3 opponents.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Trump ally, defeats 3 challengers to win Republican nomination in bid for second term

May. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Trump ally, defeats 3 challengers to win Republican nomination in bid for second term.

Governor seeks reimbursement from US for migrant aid

May. 21, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Financial and logistical support for border communities coping with an influx of asylum-seeking migrants are on the agenda as the governor of New Mexico travels Tuesday to Washington to meet with federal officials. The two-day visit announced by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...