Latest Gubernatorial elections News

NJ Supreme Court to rule on law authorizing $10B in debt

Aug. 12, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court is scheduled to issue an opinion Wednesday on whether a new state law letting the governor borrow nearly $10 billion to shore up the budget can stand. The law passed the Democrat-led Legislature and was signed by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy after he sought...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald speaks to reporters, in Madison, Wis.   (AP Photo by Scott Bauer, File)

Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins US House primary

Aug. 12, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald took a giant step Tuesday toward seizing an open seat in Congress, easily defeating a surveying company owner in a Republican primary as the state navigated its second statewide election since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Republican Gov. Phil Scott speaks at a news conference in Essex Junction, Vt. Scott is running for reelection as governor of Vermont. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)

Zuckerman to face incumbent Scott in Vermont governor's race

Aug. 11, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday and now faces incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, whose handling of the state's coronavirus pandemic has been been widely praised. Zuckerman defeated former education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe and two lesser known Democratic...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Latest: Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 11, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who...

An official turns away two voters at a voting center lacking ballots in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Puerto Rico's primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of ballots in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory, forcing frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centers lacking ballots

Aug. 9, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the U.S. territory’s elections commission to resign. The primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots by early...

Gubernatorial candidate series will look at civil liberties

Aug. 9, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A “Civil Liberties and the Corner Office” conversation series with state gubernatorial candidates is being hosted by the ACLU of New Hampshire and the Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Candidates will be given the chance to discuss their...

FILES - This combo of two file photos shows Pedro Pierluisi, left and Wanda Vazquez in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At left, Secretary of State Pedro Pierluisi attends his confirmation hearing at the House of Representatives on Aug. 2, 2019, and at right, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez gives an interview at La Fortaleza governor residence on Aug. 16, 2019. Both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis and are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, Files)

Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries

Aug. 7, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections. Gov. Wanda Vázquez of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks at a news conference in Essex Junction, Vt. Scott is running for re-election and faces four challengers in the Aug. 11, 2020, Republican primary. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)

Vermont to pick gubernatorial candidates to run in November

Aug. 7, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

Vermont's lieutenant governor and former state education secretary are among the candidates seeking to win the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary to run against popular incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who's expected to win the GOP primary. Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, former Vermont Education...

A person drops off a ballot for Washington state's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a collection box at the King County Administration Building in Seattle. Voters in the state have the option of voting by mail, depositing ballots in boxes, or seeking help in person for a missing ballot or other issues. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Top-two primary narrows candidates for governor, other races

Aug. 5, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governor’s race in November is set, and Democrats appear to be the top two candidates in both the lieutenant governor’s race and the 10th Congressional District following Washington’s top-two primary. Tuesday night, incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Democratic state Auditor Nicole Galloway speaks in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri voters are set to decide whether to expand Medicaid health care coverage to thousands more low-income adults. A proposal to amend the state Constitution to expand eligibility for Medicaid is on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020s' ballot. Galloway's office estimated that expanding Medicaid could cost the state at least $200 million or save as much as $1 billion annually by 2026. Republican opponents cite the potential costs as a reason to oppose the ballot initiative. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Missouri Democrat says she's best suited to expand Medicaid

Aug. 5, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Democrat Nicole Galloway said she's the best candidate for Missouri governor to enact Medicaid expansion after voters narrowly approved the measure. Voters on Tuesday made Missouri the 38th state to expand eligibility for the government health care program to thousands more low-income...