Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Chair of Nebraska tax committee backs Pillen for governor

Jun. 16, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Legislature's tax-focused Revenue Committee has endorsed University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen for governor. Pillen's campaign released an online video Wednesday with state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha. In the video,...

Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...

Harvard professor formally announces run for governor

Jun. 15, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University professor Danielle Allen pledged to “accelerate the pace of change" Tuesday when she officially kicked off her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts. Allen is the first Black woman to run for governor in...

Democratic Party has a new leader in South Dakota

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party has a new leader. Berk Ehrmantraut will begin his work as the party's executive director on June 28. Ehrmantraut was a campaign staffer for former gubernatorial candidate and South Dakota lawmaker Billie Sutton. ...

Harvard professor to announce run for Massachusetts governor

Jun. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University professor Danielle Allen, who has never held elected office, is scheduled to announce a run for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts. Allen is the first Black woman to run for governor as a member of a major party in...

Military veteran runs for New Mexico governor as Republican

Jun. 14, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investment adviser and West Point graduate Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque says he'll seek the Republican nomination for governor of New Mexico in next year's election. In a news release Monday, Zanetti said he wants to “restore some dignity and...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jun. 10, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Just what exactly makes Bundy so unsuitable? June 9 The Lewiston Tribune The Idaho Republican Party has standards. Who knew? ...

Dems: McAuliffe win shows 'roadmap' for beating Youngkin

Jun. 09, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe outperformed his own campaign’s expectations, winning every city and county as he coasted to victory in the Democratic primary for Virginia governor, an election his party said showed persistent enthusiasm among its voters even in a post-Trump era. ...

Murphy runs on record, Ciattarelli asks are you better off?

Jun. 09, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's gubernatorial election came into focus Wednesday, with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy defending his progressive record and Republican Jack Ciattarelli homing in on affordability and taxes. Ciattarelli emerged Tuesday as the winner in a...

Herring, Ayala win Democratic down-ballot races in Virginia

Jun. 09, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring fended off a strong primary challenge, while Del. Hala Ayala emerged from a field of six candidates to win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Tuesday's primary election. Herring and Ayala will...