Latest Mayoral elections News

Embattled mayor faces preliminary election in Massachusetts

Sep. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges is confronting a new challenge — surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia is on Tuesday's Fall River mayoral ballot along with school committee member Paul Coogan and community advocate Erica...

Cooper elected as Nashville's 3rd mayor in less than 2 years

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Cooper has won the election for Nashville mayor, giving the growing southern city its third mayor in less than two years. The metro councilman defeated incumbent Mayor David Briley in Thursday's runoff election, continuing his momentum from an Aug. 1 general election in which...

Mayor charged with taking bribes to help pot businesses

Sep. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A young Massachusetts mayor's tortuous tenure took another strange turn Friday when he was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who became the old mill city's...

Mayoral candidate killed in Colombia in likely rebel attack

Sep. 2, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A little over a week before her lifeless body was found in an abandoned, burnt-out vehicle, Karina García could sense she was a marked woman. As she was out canvassing for votes to become the first female mayor of Suarez, in Colombia's coca-strewn countryside, four armed men...

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Aug. 22, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. He made his announcement via a video message in which he blasted...

Turkey removes 3 pro-Kurdish mayors from office

Aug. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a new government crackdown on a pro-Kurdish party, Turkey on Monday removed from office the elected mayors of three cities in the mostly Kurdish-populated southeast region over their alleged links to rebels, replacing them with government appointees. The mayors of the cities of...

Nashville mayor's race headed for runoff

Aug. 1, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Metro Councilman John Cooper and Mayor David Briley are headed into a runoff in the mayor's race. Cooper and Briley outpaced multiple challengers in the mayor's first re-election contest in the Democratic-tilted city. Cooper led the incumbent Briley by about 10 percentage...

Russian police arrest over 1,000 in Moscow election protest

Jul. 28, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council. Police also stormed into a TV station broadcasting the...

The Latest: Moscow police say over 1,000 arrests in protests

Jul. 28, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the opposition protest in Moscow (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Moscow police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested in a day of protests against the exclusion of several opposition candidates from the ballot for this fall's city council elections. The protests Saturday...

Jason Kander is back after quietly working through PTSD

Jul. 26, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not so many months ago, Jason Kander was spending his life on airplanes. The picture of youth and energy, Kander was in demand from Democratic groups across the U.S., a military veteran from middle America making a powerful case for generational change in his party, possibly with an...