Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Biden backs Abrams in closely-watched Georgia race

Jun. 20, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia's first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation's first-ever black female state executive. The former vice president hailed Abrams in a statement to The Associated Press for her "track record...

Trump returning to campaign for McMaster in 11th-hour swing

Jun. 19, 2018 10:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to South Carolina next week to make a last-minute campaign appearance in Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a first full term. The McMaster campaign said in an emailed statement on Tuesday night that Trump will join McMaster in Columbia on Monday. The...

Dems tussle on charter schools in Tennessee governor debate

Jun. 19, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The two leading Democrats in Tennessee's open governor's race tussled during a debate Tuesday over charter schools, the National Rifle Association and one candidate's use of federal flood money to build a downtown Nashville amphitheater. State House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh...

One-time rivals talk unity in race for California governor

Jun. 19, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Democratic rivals for governor, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spent months belittling each other: To believe it, Newsom was selling snake oil, and Villaraigosa was a shifty corporate shill. But now they can't stop trading...

Nation's biggest ranked-choice voting test nearing a result

Jun. 19, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting neared a result but there won't be an announcement of winners in two Democratic primaries until Wednesday, officials said. Maine election officials scrambled to retrieve ballots from a handful of towns because the scanned sheets were...

The Latest: Maine's ranked-choice voting test nears result

Jun. 19, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on ranked-choice voting in Maine (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Maine election officials expect to announce winners sometime Wednesday in the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. Officials scrambled Tuesday to retrieve ballots from a handful of towns because the...

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

Jun. 19, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state voters. The complaint...

Florida Democrat features his Trump confrontation in TV ads

Jun. 19, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Billionaire Jeff Greene released his first ads in the Florida Democratic primary for governor, describing his humble beginnings and showing a confrontation with President Donald Trump. Greene is spending $2.9 million on television and online ads released Tuesday. The first...

Sanders joins Maryland's Jealous to help fire up voters

Jun. 18, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he rallied on a hot Monday night in Maryland to fire up voters for Ben Jealous' campaign for governor. The senator known for his reluctance to endorse politicians joined the former NAACP president...

Collection, count go on after ranked-choice voting in Maine

Jun. 18, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Collection and tabulation of ballots from Maine's Democratic primary election have stretched into a second week in the state's first test of ranked-choice voting. Private couriers were retrieving remaining ballots from less than a dozen of Maine's nearly 500 municipalities on Monday,...