Latest Gubernatorial elections News

US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

Nov. 18, 2018 5:30 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday, ceding a razor-thin race to the outgoing...

The Latest: Trump tweets Scott will be a 'great Governor'

Nov. 18, 2018 4:13 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 3:45 p.m. U.S. Sen Bill Nelson says in giving up his re-election bid that "things worked out a little differently than ... I had hoped." The veteran Capitol Hill Democrat conceded his razor-thin race Sunday to Republican...

The Latest: Kemp wins gov race with 50.22 percent of vote

Nov. 18, 2018 1:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's elections (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Official certified results from the contentious race show Republican Brian Kemp narrowly avoided facing a runoff against Democrat Stacey Abrams. Official results from the Georgia Secretary of State's office say that Kemp...

Georgia makes election results final by certifying votes

Nov. 18, 2018 12:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has certified its Nov. 6 election results, finally ending the contentious race for governor. Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden said late Saturday the results are certified and can be viewed on the agency's website . Democrat Stacey Abrams came within about 60,000 votes of...

1st black Democratic nominee for Florida governor concedes

Nov. 18, 2018 8:08 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose...

The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

Nov. 17, 2018 11:15 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The campaign of Republican Ron DeSantis says it has no immediate response to Democrat Andrew Gillum's concession in the Florida governor's race but referred back to a statement Thursday in...

Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor, congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis

Nov. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EST
TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor, congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis .

In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

Nov. 17, 2018 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious...

Alaska's governor-elect to be sworn in above Arctic Circle

Nov. 17, 2018 11:55 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's newly elected governor will be sworn in above the Arctic Circle, marking a first for the state. Republican Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy will become Alaska's top elected official Dec. 3, when he takes the oath of office in Noorvik, a tiny Inupiat Eskimo village more than a...

Kemp asks for unity in Georgia as Abrams promises lawsuit

Nov. 17, 2018 11:50 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp praised Democrat Stacey Abrams as a tough opponent and asked Georgia voters to unite behind him as the state's new governor Saturday, even as Abrams blamed Kemp for "gross mismanagement" of an election that she acknowledged she did not win. "I certainly appreciate...