Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

Mar. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched." Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the...

The Latest: Lame-duck parties can file briefs until Monday

Mar. 22, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republicans' attempt to stay an order blocking their lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Wisconsin appeals court won't decide until at least Monday whether to reinstate...

Deputy Iowa labor commissioner leaving amid changes, turmoil

Mar. 22, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's deputy labor commissioner says she is retiring, the latest shakeup after months of turmoil at the state agency that protects workers. Pam Conner told Division of Labor employees in an email Friday afternoon that she will retire next week. Her longtime boss, Labor Commissioner...

Gillum wants to register 1 million Florida voters for 2020

Mar. 20, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum wants to register at least 1 million voters in an effort to make the state swing blue in the 2020 presidential race, he announced Wednesday evening. Gillum told supporters at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens that...

Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

Mar. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender. It's a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight...

Goforth unveils first TV ad in challenging Kentucky governor

Mar. 20, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmaker Robert Goforth plays up his Kentucky roots in the first TV ad of his campaign challenge against Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in the spring GOP primary. The 30-second ad that began airing Wednesday mentions Goforth's ties to southeastern Kentucky. Goforth is a state...

Edelen debuts TV ad in run for Kentucky governor

Mar. 16, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen rails against corporate money influencing politics and recalls the pain of seeing his father lose his job as the Democrat takes to the airwaves this weekend to make the case that he should be Kentucky's next governor. The 30-second TV ad, scheduled to start airing Sunday,...

The Latest: New Mexico House OKs ethics commission bill

Mar. 16, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on activity at the New Mexico Legislature (all times local): 11 p.m. The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a revamped proposal that would create a new ethics commission after intense negotiations with the Senate. House lawmakers voted 66-0 late Friday to move...

New Mexico Democrats boost school spending, shun marijuana

Mar. 16, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led Legislature approved a $700 million general fund spending increase Friday that will go mostly toward public education as lawmakers scramble to address a court order to expand learning opportunities for low-income and minority students. The budget for the fiscal year...

New gun control bill advances to governor in New Mexico

Mar. 15, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature has passed a gun control bill aimed at ensuring that people under protective orders for domestic violence relinquish their firearms. A 38-31 vote of the House on Thursday sent the measure to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for likely approval. Federal law...