Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote

Dec. 16, 2018 1:41 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor Sunday after the results from a previous election were thrown out due to alleged voting fraud. Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.8...

CORRECTS: Michigan governor signs laws to delay, scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave measures

Dec. 14, 2018 3:10 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — CORRECTS: Michigan governor signs laws to delay, scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave measures. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said measures were voter-approved)

Walz draws GOP criticism for skipping Trump meeting

Dec. 14, 2018 1:08 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz did not attend a meeting between a bipartisan group of new governors and President Donald Trump in Washington Thursday, drawing some criticism from Republicans. The six-term Democratic congressman stayed in Minnesota this week to meet with transition...

FBI probe leads to charges against Florida city commissioner

Dec. 12, 2018 5:48 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An FBI corruption investigation that became an issue in the Florida governor's race led to a 44-count federal indictment Wednesday against a city commissioner who once ran the state's Democratic Party. The indictment charges Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox with bribery,...

AP FACT CHECK: Wisconsin governor's veto pen is powerful

Dec. 11, 2018 8:36 PM EST

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state's Capitol because it would trim some of his successor's powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring the election result and trying to constrain Gov.-elect Tony Evers from altering some...

Top Democratic donors hear from rising stars ahead of 2020

Dec. 11, 2018 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to excite top donors ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee gave a platform Tuesday to the party's rising stars, including winners and one notable loser from the November midterms. Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum, fresh off a loss in a razor-thin...

Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Dec. 9, 2018 3:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Evers said he talked by...

Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

Dec. 8, 2018 5:41 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."...

The Latest: Booker speaks at Democrat victory celebration

Dec. 8, 2018 5:40 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's visit to New Hampshire (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker didn't discuss any 2020 ambitions in his speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's post-midterm victory celebration. Booker is headlining the event Saturday in Manchester,...

Correction: Wisconsin-Legislature-Lame-Duck story

Dec. 7, 2018 11:48 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Dec. 5 about lame-duck legislation approved by Wisconsin lawmakers that would curtail powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gov. Scott Walker would have 10 days from the date the bills reach his desk...