Latest Mayoral elections News

The Latest: Poland mayor mourned as critic of anti-Semitism

Jan. 14, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The president of the World Jewish Congress says the fatal stabbing in Poland of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was an attack "on the very value of tolerance." In a statement issued in New York on Monday, Ronald...

Maine GOP re-elects chair following rough 2018 election

Jan. 12, 2019 6:03 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans who suffered blistering losses in November re-elected their leader and chose an outspoken city mayor as vice-chair Saturday. The GOP re-elected Demi Kouzounas as chair and chose Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro as vice-chair in a Saturday morning election. Secretary...

Restaurateur, mayoral candidate accused of sexual harassment

Jan. 11, 2019 2:10 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee restaurateur and mayoral candidate has been accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit brought by a server at one of his eateries. News outlets report Knoxville mayoral candidate Mike Chase is the defendant in the lawsuit that Ana Tipton-Budzynski filed Wednesday....

Mayor orders audit of fund controlled by embattled alderman

Jan. 7, 2019 2:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an outside audit of a $100 million-per-year workers' compensation fund that was controlled by a longtime City County member accused of trying to shake down the owners of a major chain of fast-food franchises. The move marked the latest fallout from the...

Corruption case injects uncertainty into Chicago mayor race

Jan. 4, 2019 6:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal corruption case against a powerful City Council member has rocked the crowded race for Chicago mayor, as some hopefuls sought Friday to distance themselves from Alderman Ed Burke while others painted their rivals as part of the city's notorious machine politics he embodied for...

The Latest: Corruption case rocks Chicago's mayoral race

Jan. 4, 2019 6:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a corruption case against Chicago Alderman Ed Burke (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A federal corruption case against a powerful City Council member has rocked the crowded race for Chicago mayor. Some hopefuls sought Friday to distance themselves from Alderman Ed Burke while...

Erdogan picks ex-prime minister to run for Istanbul mayor

Dec. 29, 2018 1:07 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has nominated a former prime minister to run for mayor of Istanbul next year. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Binali Yildirim would be the ruling Justice and Development Party's candidate to lead Turkey's biggest city. Erdogan served as...

Indiana mayor won't seek 3rd term, fueling 2020 speculation

Dec. 17, 2018 1:54 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said Monday he won't seek a third term, fueling speculation he may run for president in 2020. Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay 36-year-old who gained national attention as he campaigned for Democratic National Committee chairman last year , declined to...

In Hollywood of Mississippi, voter fraud like a movie script

Dec. 8, 2018 12:38 PM EST

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — In a town that calls itself the Hollywood of Mississippi, people say for years they've been hearing tales of dirty politics worthy of a movie script, like campaigns buying votes with cash or beer. But it wasn't until the past few days when the former police chief, a former fire chief...

Apathy high as Venezuela holds weekend local elections

Dec. 7, 2018 12:13 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A handful of anti-government candidates in this weekend's elections for local council seats in Venezuela did their best to campaign on the street one evening under the flash of passing headlights in an eastern neighborhood of the capital. Nobody stopped to hear their pitches....