Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Ballots tossed over signatures mostly from same Kansas homes

Apr. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — As an election supervisor and poll worker for more than 20 years, Robert Bailey routinely mailed in his ballot early, confident that voting problems elsewhere that he read about would have a slight chance of happening in his suburban Kansas City county. So when the 82-year-old...

Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC's Fritz Hollings

Apr. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University. Clyburn, now the majority whip and third...

The Latest: Hollings recalled as leader whose views evolved

Apr. 16, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Speaking through tears, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has remembered his political mentor Fritz Hollings as a strong leader who was capable of transformative change on the issue of race....

Georgia ethics director to subpoena Abrams campaign records

Apr. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The new director of Georgia's state ethics commission said he plans to subpoena bank records from Democrat Stacey Abrams' nationally watched but unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that David Emadi, just days into his new posting, said Thursday...

Arkansas governor to sign anti-'sanctuary cities' bill

Apr. 10, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he'll sign legislation cutting off funding to "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities despite the Republican's objections that the measure could open the door to racial profiling. The governor...

Ex-governor candidate found guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Apr. 2, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate and zookeeper in an attempted murder-for-hire plot. Jurors returned the guilty verdict following six days of testimony in the trial of Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, 56, who was accused of trying to arrange...

Latest: Ex-governor candidate guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Apr. 2, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate accused in a murder-for-hire plot (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A federal jury has convicted a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate and zookeeper in an attempted murder-for-hire plot. Jurors returned the guilty...

A federal jury has convicted a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate in an attempted murder-for-hire plot

Apr. 2, 2019 3:54 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate in an attempted murder-for-hire plot.

Virginia governor finds ways to get beyond blackface scandal

Mar. 29, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two months after a blackface photo in an old yearbook nearly ended the political career of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, his life seems mostly back to normal. The Democratic governor is cracking jokes at almost daily public appearances around Virginia. State lawmakers who called on him...

FBI agent tells of plot details in 'Joe Exotic' trial

Mar. 29, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma zookeeper accused of trying to arrange the killing of a critic who ran an animal sanctuary talked about using a public stop on his gubernatorial campaign to create an alibi. That's according to a 47-minute recording played for jurors Thursday in the murder-for-hire trial of...