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Chris Christie to 'set record straight' in 'Let Me Finish'

Jul. 18, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back. Hachette Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor's "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics" is scheduled for...

Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

Jul. 18, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The latest debate among Florida's Democratic candidates for governor will have a newcomer: billionaire developer Jeff Greene. Greene is joining the other four candidates Wednesday night at Florida Gulf Coast University in his first debate since his late entry into the race. The Palm...

Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

Jul. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in campaign contributions but can't shake questions about some donors. Cuomo raised more than $6 million in the first half of 2018 and now has $31 million in his re-election account, according to...

Correction: Kansas-Governor-Republicans story

Jul. 17, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story July 16 about the National Rifle Association's endorsement of Gov. Jeff Colyer in his Republican primary race, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the NRA also praised a rival Republican candidate, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, for helping to draft a 2013 state...

Bullock outlines jobs initiative for governors association

Jul. 16, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As Montana's governor prepares to serve a yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association, he announced his top initiative: Good Jobs for All Americans. One of the biggest challenges for employers isn't government regulation or the tax structure, it's having a talented and...

Boulton intends to stay in Iowa Senate despite allegations

Jul. 16, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former candidate for Iowa governor says he will not resign his Iowa Senate seat over old allegations of sexual misconduct. Nate Boulton, a Democrat from Des Moines, released a statement Monday saying he intends to serve out his four-year term that expires in 2020. For a year,...

The Latest: NRA endorses Kansas Gov. Colyer in GOP primary

Jul. 16, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for governor in Kansas (all times local): 3:54 p.m. The National Rifle Association has endorsed Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer in his Republican primary race against a field that includes Secretary of State Kris Kobach. But Kobach touted his own...

Georgia governor makes endorsement in runoff to succeed him

Jul. 16, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal waded into the Republican primary runoff to succeed him Monday, endorsing Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle over Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Deal made the endorsement in Atlanta with just more than a week left before the heated battle is decided July 24, calling Cagle the...

Trust a theme in GOP debate for Georgia governor nomination

Jul. 15, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — You can trust me, but you can't trust him. That was the main message the two Republicans vying to become Georgia's next governor tried to convey Sunday in a televised debate with just over a week left before their heated primary runoff is decided July 24. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and...

Nigeria's ruling party wins race for governor in south state

Jul. 15, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, has narrowly won the race for governor of Ekiti state in the country's south, electoral officials announced Sunday. The ruling party's Kayode Fayemi won by a margin of less than 20,000 votes, Nigeria's electoral commission said....