Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Football championship sidelines Louisiana inaugural ball

Dec. 5, 2019 5:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office, a disruption to tradition caused by college football's national championship game. The Democratic governor will be sworn in for his second term, along with other...

Georgia voters unseat incumbent mayors in Savannah, Albany

Dec. 4, 2019 9:56 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters on Tuesday rejected incumbent mayors in Savannah, Albany and three Atlanta suburbs in runoff elections. Valdosta's mayoral race remained too close to call, while former Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta defeated fellow Republican and former Leesburg Mayor Jim Quinn in a special...

New Mexico governor endorses increased pension contributions

Dec. 3, 2019 9:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham threw her political weight behind a public pension reform proposal Tuesday that would increase retirement contributions by taxpayers and most state and local government workers. In a statement, Lujan Grisham announced her endorsement of a...

Beshear selects Adkins, Coleman for key administration jobs

Dec. 2, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear selected his former rival, state Rep. Rocky Adkins, to serve as his senior adviser as his administration continued taking shape Monday. The latest round of personnel decisions included an expanded role for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman. Coleman...

The Latest: Gov.-elect Beshear fills several key posts

Dec. 2, 2019 2:15 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on appointments by Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear has appointed his running mate, a leading Democratic lawmaker and the ex-mayor of Lexington to high-profile jobs in the administration he’s forming....

Alaska governor marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

Nov. 29, 2019 10:15 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Last December, poor weather scrambled Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s inaugural plans, a bumpy start to a turbulent year marked by budget disputes and a recall threat. Dunleavy told The Associated Press recently he hopes to move past the rancor. Whether he can repair strained...

Abrams’ campaign pushes back against demand for emails

Nov. 27, 2019 11:53 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for Georgia governor says a state ethics commission demand for their communications is overly broad and would have implications for every future political campaign if granted. Abrams’ campaign filed their response Wednesday to a lawsuit...

GOP gubernatorial candidates debate without Gianforte

Nov. 26, 2019 11:21 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General Tim Fox and state Sen. Al Olszewski were cordial Tuesday in discussing jobs and the economy in their first debate just two days after the president’s son campaigned in Montana for the third candidate seeking the party’s nomination. Both touted their...

The Latest: GOP governor candidates debate without Gianforte

Nov. 26, 2019 9:34 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican gubernatorial debate (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Two Republican gubernatorial candidates met for their first debate just two days after the president’s son campaigned in Montana for the third candidate seeking the party’s nomination. Attorney...

Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate backs Bloomberg

Nov. 26, 2019 6:50 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Fred DuVal, the 2014 Democratic nominee for Arizona governor, is backing Michael Bloomberg for president. DuVal told The Associated Press Tuesday that he believes Bloomberg can be competitive in the general election in Arizona. He says business-focused Democrats who can appeal to Republicans...