Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Maryland court upholds earlier mail-in ballot count

Oct. 07, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court on Friday upheld a lower court's granting of an emergency petition from the state elections board that will allow mail-in ballots to be counted earlier than currently allowed by state law. Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Matthew...

Abrams raises $85M in Georgia governor race, outpacing Kemp

Oct. 07, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

Democrat Stacey Abrams continues to raise more money than incumbent Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor's race, but her heavy spending means she has less cash remaining for the final sprint through the Nov. 8 election. Abrams said Friday that her campaign and an associated...

Pritzker, Bailey accuse each other of lies in debate

Oct. 06, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his Republican challenger Darren Bailey used an hourlong debate Thursday finding different ways to call each other “liar” with Election Day fewer than five weeks away. The Democratic incumbent and the southern Illinois state...

Nike co-founder now backs Republican in Oregon governor race

Oct. 06, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nike co-founder Phil Knight has donated $1 million to Republican gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan’s campaign, seemingly changing course after giving $3.75 million to a candidate unaffiliated with a major political party. The latest donation makes it...

Republican nominee pivots to crime in Kansas governor's race

Oct. 06, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Kansas governor is pivoting from education to crime as a focus in the final weeks of the campaign, portraying the Democratic incumbent as anti-police because she created a commission on policing and racial justice in response to the state's...

Jewish women cite faith in contesting Kentucky abortion ban

Oct. 06, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's sweeping abortion ban was challenged Thursday by three Jewish women who brought a lawsuit arguing that it violates their religious rights under the state's constitution. The legal challenge, filed in state court in Louisville, says the state's...

Maryland gubernatorial candidate pays $21,000 water bill

Oct. 06, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Maryland governor Wes Moore has paid about $21,000 to settle an outstanding water bill in Baltimore, his campaign said. The unpaid bill, which was first reported by The Baltimore Brew, was for Moore's home with a pool in the Guilford...

LePage: Gov. Mills 'very fortunate' that COVID came to Maine

Oct. 06, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican nominee for governor Paul LePage said during a debate Thursday that his Democratic rival got a political boost from COVID-19, thanks to federal pandemic aid. “This governor has been very, very fortunate that COVID came, because with COVID came...

Wisconsin judge blocks absentee ballot spoiling

Oct. 06, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is prohibiting voters from canceling their original absentee ballot and casting a new one, siding with a conservative group created by prominent Republicans that said the practice known as ballot spoiling is illegal. The ruling Wednesday from...

Fetterman records show light schedule as Pa. lieutenant gov.

Oct. 06, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In his campaign for a crucial U.S. Senate seat, Democrat John Fetterman takes credit for reinventing Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor's office, transforming it from a political pit stop into a “bully pulpit” from which he's advanced progressive causes. ...