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Pot legalization plan would subsidize patients, pay police

Oct. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

Candidates for Montana governor asked to limit outside money

Oct. 16, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney asked his fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday to limit outside spending and self-funding in the election by signing a pledge that one opponent's campaign called a stunt that could hinder the party's nominee in the November 2020 general...

Florida governor: Giuliani fixers were donors, nothing more

Oct. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor acknowledged Wednesday that he knew two businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now facing criminal charges. But he said they were just donors to his campaign and "nothing more than that." Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked Wednesday at a news conference...

Salango to divest from media holdings for gubernatorial bid

Oct. 16, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango says he's divesting from the parent company of The Charleston Gazette-Mail ahead of the 2020 election. Salango told the newspaper on Tuesday that he is in the process of selling his shares of HD Media, which owns the Gazette-Mail, The...

Kansas lawmaker who left GOP running for Senate as Democrat

Oct. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of four Kansas legislators who made headlines last year by defecting from the Republican Party is running for the U.S. Senate as a "pragmatic" Democrat, entering a race in which some GOP leaders are worried about immigration hardliner Kris Kobach 's chances should he win their...

Bevin, Beshear wrangle over education in debate

Oct. 15, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up his challenger's children to claim his opponent is a "fraud" in promoting public education. Beshear responded...

Edwards, Rispone launch attacks in Louisiana governor runoff

Oct. 15, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone are trading attacks in their first TV ads of the Louisiana governor's runoff election. In his 30-second spot released statewide Tuesday, the Deep South's only Democratic governor suggests that Rispone would...

Photos show Rudy Giuliani's fixers with Florida governor

Oct. 15, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida businessmen who are tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now face federal criminal charges were photographed with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photographs taken by a photographer on assignment for The Associated Press show Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman at DeSantis'...

Trump tweets support for Kentucky governor in election

Oct. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a steadfast Trump supporter who faces a tough reelection fight in Kentucky. Trump points to Bevin's support for gun rights and says the governor is "strong on crime and the border." Trump says Bevin has...

Former Trump press secretary campaigns for Kentucky governor

Oct. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for his willingness to absorb "a lot of heat for taking strong positions" as President Donald Trump's former press secretary headlined a campaign event Monday aimed at firing up conservative voters in Kentucky. Sanders and...