Latest Gubernatorial elections News

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...

Russian election officials cast doubt on gubernatorial vote

Sep. 19, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials have moved closer to canceling the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections in Russia's Far East, bending to the pressure of accusations of blatant vote rigging. The Central Election Commission voted on Wednesday to recommend to the local election authorities in the...

Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

Sep. 18, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams. Despite their starkly different biographies — he the 93-year-old peanut farmer who entered...

Sign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful removed from noose

Sep. 18, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After harsh criticism, a Rhode Island homeowner on Tuesday removed a campaign sign for the state's Republican gubernatorial nominee that was hanging upside down from a noose in his yard. Homeowner Ray Izzo of Glocester took down the sign after Allan Fung, the GOP candidate for...

The Latest: GOP governor candidate's sign untied from noose

Sep. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home has been returned to...

Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

Sep. 18, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia's top elections official runs for governor, a federal judge said the state has stalled too long in the face of "a mounting tide of evidence of the inadequacy and security risks" of its voting system. Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, is in the midst of a closely watched...

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

Sep. 18, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential testing ground. And while he said a decision remains...