Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

Sep. 21, 2018 2:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet here in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up inside...

Report details sexual misconduct by ex-ally of Iowa governor

Sep. 20, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An agency director who was a top ally of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds committed a range of sexual misconduct, harassment and inappropriate behavior that went on for years, an independent investigation concluded Thursday. Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison grabbed one...

DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor said Thursday he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about former President Barack Obama, but said contributions the donor's company made won't be returned because they were already...

AP NewsAlert

Sep. 20, 2018 4:11 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes.

Candidates for governor spar over making tax returns public

Sep. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won't you release your tax returns? It wasn't a scene from the 2016 presidential race. Rather, it was...

Russian Far East to hold new election after vote rigging

Sep. 20, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials in Russia's Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday's gubernatorial election following reports of blatant vote rigging and say they will hold a new vote. The Election Commission in the Primorye region voted Thursday to nullify the results due to numerous violations...

DeWine, Cordray trade attacks over opioids in pointed debate

Sep. 19, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's major-party governor candidates were harshly critical of each other in a spirited first debate Wednesday, jabbing each other over contrasting policy positions on opioids, abortion and e-schools and poking the other's record in public office as a failure. The evening's rapid-fire...

Georgia's Kemp: School safety 'has nothing to do' with guns

Sep. 19, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has unveiled a $90 million proposal for school security focused on mental health and local control. But absent from his plan was any mention of the topic that has dominated the national conversation around school safety: guns. "This is...

Democrat Ben Jealous struggles in blue Maryland

Sep. 19, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ben Jealous compared his decisive Maryland Democratic primary victory in June to climbing the world's second-highest mountain — a prelude, he hopes, to ascending the state's political Mount Everest to knock off popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Instead, Jealous has had to...

Former aides give Wisconsin Gov. Walker re-election headache

Sep. 19, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren't coming from Democrats. They're coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration. Three former Walker Cabinet secretaries have blasted the two-term...