Latest State elections News

Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

Jun. 23, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender. The former "Sex and the City" star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action. Her 21-year-old son...

The Latest: Colyer seeks to undercut Kobach on abortion

Jun. 23, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is attacking Secretary of State Kris Kobach's anti-abortion credentials in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Colyer raised abortion an issue in his opening statement...

The Latest: Trump dubs Nevada Democrat 'Wacky Jacky'

Jun. 23, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is helping Nevada Sen. Dean Heller raise money for his re-election battle and has come up with a new nickname for his Democratic challenger. Trump dubbed Democratic congresswoman...

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

Jun. 23, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was...

Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

Jun. 23, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state's voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. Tester came into the crosshairs of...

The Latest: Trump Jr. urges Republicans to unseat Tester

Jun. 22, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump Jr. addressing Montana Republicans as the party seeks to topple two-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (all times local): 9 p.m. Donald Trump Jr. is urging Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election. He says the two-term...

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

Jun. 22, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election. The...

Trump lets bygones be bygones as he backs Roby in Alabama

Jun. 22, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is letting bygones be bygones as he endorses embattled Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby for re-election. Trump tweeted on Friday: "Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a consistent and reliable vote for our Make America Great Again Agenda." Roby had...

Trump: DeSantis has "full endorsement" for Florida governor

Jun. 22, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is giving his "full endorsement" to U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida's wide open race for governor. Trump tweeted out his support for the Republican on Friday. He's vying for the GOP nomination and recent polls have shown him trailing Agriculture...

NRA endorses Black in Tennessee governor's race GOP primary

Jun. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diane Black has landed the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in a crowded Republican primary field for Tennessee governor. In a news release Thursday, the influential gun rights group's Political Victory Fund said Black is the only Tennessee gubernatorial...