Latest Mayoral elections News

Police, FBI investigate threat against mayoral candidate

Aug. 16, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating after a black mayoral candidate in Shreveport, Louisiana, said he was threatened with lynching if he didn't drop out of the race. Louisiana State Police trooper Glenn Younger told the Shreveport Times on Thursday an investigation was...

Poland sets Oct 21 as the date for key local elections

Aug. 14, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government says a first round of voting in local elections this fall will take place on Oct. 21, with a runoff Nov. 4. The elections for local assemblies and mayors will be the first major test at the ballot box for the conservative-nationalist Law and Justice party since...

Philadelphia's Frank Rizzo statue to stay put for now

Aug. 10, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The planned relocation of a statue of the late Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, a polarizing figure in the city's history, has been put on hold for at least two more years. Mayor Jim Kenney said it would cost the city $200,000 to take down the 10-foot statue and store it until it could...

Haslam, GOP governor's group tout Lee in Tennessee race ad

Aug. 8, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is touting Bill Lee as his prospective successor in a first statewide TV ad by the Republican Governors Association. In the ad, Haslam touts the state's progress under his leadership and says Lee is the right choice to take Tennessee to the next level. Lee...

The Latest: McCulloch defeated soundly in prosecutor race

Aug. 8, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Missouri (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A county prosecutor who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson has lost a primary challenge to a black Ferguson...

Lula da Silva's party chooses Plan B in Brazil race

Aug. 6, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's left-leaning Workers' Party announced Monday that former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will become its presidential candidate if, as expected, jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October election. The announcement by party chairwoman...

WWE wrestler known as Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee

Aug. 3, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former WWE wrestler known as Kane has won a "no-holds-barred, last-man-standing" round, this time in the political ring. Glenn Jacobs went by Kane in the WWE. Now the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Republican has the title of Knox County Mayor. Jacobs runs an insurance and real estate...

Democrat wins mayor's race in Tennessee's largest county

Aug. 3, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Voters in Tennessee's largest county have chosen Democrat Lee Harris as their next mayor. Harris won 55 percent of votes in his victory over Republican David Lenoir in Thursday's election for Shelby County mayor. Harris succeeds two-term Republican Mayor Mark Luttrell, who could not...

The Latest: Ball defeats Dean in GOP race in Tennessee 5th

Aug. 3, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Tennessee's primary election (all times local): 10:11 p.m. Jody Ball has defeated Glen Dean in the Republican primary in Tennessee's 5th Congressional District in Middle Tennessee. Ball is a businessman and former law enforcement instructor who lived in Texas before...

Lee, Dean to face off in Tennessee governor's race

Aug. 2, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Businessman Bill Lee defeated three other Republicans in a bruising primary for Tennessee governor Thursday, setting the stage for a competitive fall contest against former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who cruised to the Democratic nomination. Lee spent just $7 million through late...