Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Correction: Election 2020-Elizabeth Warren story

Feb. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 6 about Elizabeth Warren, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position that Democratic activist Fawn Douglas holds at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a part-time instructor, not a professor. A corrected version of the story is below: Warren struggles...

The Latest: Sen Warner: 'Sexual assault is never acceptable'

Feb. 8, 2019 11:35 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout after two top Virginia Democrats admitted wearing blackface and another was accused of sexual assault (all times local): 11:15 p.m. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is calling on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after two women went public with allegations of...

Scandals drive calls for top Virginia leadership to resign

Feb. 8, 2019 11:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won't resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another sexual assault accusation and barraged with demands that he step down, too. Top Democrats, including a...

Mississippi lt. gov took part in Confederate frat parties

Feb. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — While in college in the 1990s, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves took part in his fraternity's Old South parties. And at such Kappa Alpha parties, members often wore Confederate costumes, a common practice among chapters in the South at the time. A yearbook photo from Reeves' time in...

Virginia governor survives scandal by staying out of sight

Feb. 8, 2019 8:57 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia's painful past. Then he disappeared. For the past week, Gov. Ralph Northam has defied widespread calls for his resignation after a racist yearbook picture and a bungled response...

Democrats speechless as scandal engulfs Virginia's leaders

Feb. 7, 2019 8:30 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With Virginia's top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through the racial and sexual allegations and their tangled political implications. Gov. Ralph Northam's career was already...

Iowa corrections lawyer alleges racial bias in pay dispute

Feb. 6, 2019 12:14 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The longtime top lawyer for the Iowa Department of Corrections alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that he has suffered workplace discrimination and unequal pay because of his age and Hispanic ethnicity. Michael Savala, 54, alleges that the department's recently retired director,...

In Democratic response, Abrams sharply rebukes Trump

Feb. 6, 2019 8:50 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months after narrowly losing her bid to become America's first black woman governor, the Georgia...

Tobacco farmer's son endorses smoking ban in most workplaces

Feb. 5, 2019 7:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The son of a tobacco farmer running for governor in Kentucky endorsed a statewide smoking ban in most workplaces on Tuesday, a sign of the evolving tobacco politics in a state once dominated by the cancer-causing cash crop. Adam Edelen grew up on a tobacco farm in Meade County and...

The Latest: Northam signs Amazon legislation without fanfare

Feb. 5, 2019 7:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a racist photo that appeared on the 1984 medical school yearbook page of Virginia's governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Amid fallout over a racist photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation which would carry out the state's promise to...