Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Kobach says he's seriously considering US Senate bid in 2020

Jan. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump and an advocate of tough immigration laws, confirmed Friday that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 after losing the Kansas governor's race. Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, joins a crowded field of...

Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty

Jan. 16, 2019 5:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges. Ex-state Sen. Michael Williams was indicted last month in Hall County northeast of Atlanta on charges of insurance fraud and lying to investigators. The Atlanta...

Photographer sues Kemp campaign, Georgia GOP over photo use

Jan. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-based photographer is suing the campaign of Georgia's new governor and the state Republican party, saying a copyrighted photo he shot was used in a campaign ad without authorization. Kevin Liles, who regularly shoots photos featured in national news outlets, filed the federal...

Governor Kemp conciliatory in Georgia inaugural address

Jan. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Brian Kemp pledged Monday to work for all Georgians, striking a conciliatory tone in his inaugural address as he sought to leave behind a bitter election contest with Democrats who are pursuing a legal challenge to the state's balloting methods. Kemp, 56, was sworn in as...

The Latest: Kemp sworn in as Georgia's 83rd governor

Jan. 14, 2019 3:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Republican Brian Kemp as Georgia's 83rd governor (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has struck a conciliatory tone in his inaugural address, saying he will work hard to represent all Georgians. After his swearing-in Monday, Kemp said...

Decision ending court order in GOP voting rights case upheld

Jan. 13, 2019 11:10 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to re-impose restrictions on Republican National Committee voter activities set in motion decades ago by a New Jersey gubernatorial race. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by U.S. District Judge John Vazquez ending a...

Kemp prepares to lead Georgia after rough, partisan campaign

Jan. 12, 2019 8:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's new governor campaigned as a self-described "politically incorrect conservative" who sealed support among fellow Republicans with an endorsement from President Donald Trump and eked out a close November victory after lobbing a last-minute accusation that the state Democratic Party...

Commission recommends machine-marked ballots for Georgia

Jan. 10, 2019 9:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After Georgia's 2018 elections focused stinging criticism on the state's outdated election system, a study commission voted Thursday to recommend the use of machines that record votes and print a record. Members of the panel tasked with considering a potential replacement chose that option...

Iowa safety inspectors say their firings were retaliation

Jan. 10, 2019 2:07 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency. The firings of Jason Garmoe and Travis Stein on Tuesday are the latest turmoil at the Division of Labor, which has been rocked by...

Colorado's Jared Polis makes history as gay governor

Jan. 8, 2019 10:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration Tuesday as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue — and other celebratory colors of the LGBTQ community — as he vowed to expand health care, pursue publicly funded preschool and protect the...