Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Former chief justice who pushed for innocence process dies

Sep. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The conservative North Carolina chief justice and prosecutor who led the way for the state's unique innocence process was remembered after his death Thursday as a man who had the political strength to improve the criminal justice system when he saw evidence of its failures. Chief...

Trump backs Missouri's Republican governor

Sep. 11, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's campaign to keep his seat. Trump on Tuesday tweeted support for the Republican Missouri governor's 2020 bid. Trump says Parson is "very Popular, Strong, and knows what he is doing." Parson faces a challenge from...

Abrams tells Democrats: Go after Georgia, irregular voters

Sep. 9, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats' debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost...

Missouri GOP Gov. Parson announces 2020 bid to keep his job

Sep. 8, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Parson is Missouri's unexpected governor, assuming power when his predecessor resigned in scandal. A little more than a year into his mostly uneventful stewardship of the state, the Republican governor announced Sunday that he's seeking a full term, and his folksy and...

The Latest: Missouri Gov. Parson announces bid for full term

Sep. 8, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announcing that he's running for a full term in office (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson says he's running to keep his seat. Parson, who had long been expected to run for a full term, made it official on...

Western Kansas congressman opens Senate bid to block Kobach

Sep. 7, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Western Kansas' congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by thwarting immigration hardliner Kris Kobach's bid for the party's nomination. Two-term Rep. Roger Marshall entered...

Dorian further dampens enthusiasm for NC congressional race

Sep. 5, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian has created new challenges in the final days of campaigning for a North Carolina congressional seat that was already getting scant attention. As the hurricane scraped the coastline on its way toward the state, at least one campaign manager pulled signs for his...

Kansas treasurer drops Senate bid to challenge Rep. Watkins

Sep. 4, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican state treasurer on Wednesday abandoned a campaign for an open Senate seat to challenge a GOP freshman congressman that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat. Treasurer Jake LaTurner's announcement came little more than a week after former GOP Gov. Jeff...

Democrat Dan Feltes running for New Hampshire governor

Sep. 3, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes announced his campaign for governor Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Sununu next year. Feltes, in his third term in the state Senate, announced his decision in a web video, saying...

AP NewsAlert

Sep. 3, 2019 10:26 AM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he won't run for governor in 2020.