Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Sarah Sanders speculation shakes up Arkansas governor's race

Jun. 14, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Long before she became the spokeswoman for the Trump administration, Sarah Sanders was a well-known figure in Arkansas who appeared in campaign ads for her dad and learned about the state's rough-and-tumble politics by working on his campaign and others. Now, speculation that...

Stacey Abrams not ruling out a presidential run

Jun. 13, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Thursday she has not ruled out running for another political office. Abrams, who spoke at the Women's E3 Summit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, said she has not yet settled on the next...

Border state challenges quick-release asylum practices

Jun. 10, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and its largest city sued the Trump administration Monday in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit from a state seeking to stem the quick release of asylum seeking migrants into local communities and claim reimbursement for humanitarian efforts to shelter migrants temporarily....

Florida ethics panel OKs $5K deal with ex-candidate Gillum

Jun. 7, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Ethics Commission on Friday accepted a settlement fining former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum $5,000 for a trip he took to New York. The panel also voted 5-2 to drop four other charges against Gillum, including his acceptance of a ticket to the...

Abrams fights 'broad' subpoena in GA ethics investigation

May. 31, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The nationally watched race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, the winner, was decided months ago. But proxy battles emanating from it still rage on. Abrams' campaign on Friday delivered more than 3,600 pages of bank records to the state ethics...

Judge: Lawsuit over Georgia voting issues can move forward

May. 30, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Georgia's election system can move forward, a judge ruled Thursday in the legal case filed by a group founded by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The federal lawsuit was filed in November, weeks after Abrams narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp...

Lawsuit calls Mississippi's way of choosing governors racist

May. 30, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other statewide office. The provision, which remains in force to this...

Subpoena seeks records from ex-Florida gov nominee Gillum

May. 30, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators are demanding information from former Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, his campaign and his political committee. The Tampa Bay Times reports Thursday that the federal grand jury subpoena also seeks information from Gillum's former employer, a...

Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads guilty

May. 29, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded guilty to falsely reporting that computer servers were stolen from his office. Michael Williams, a Republican ex-state senator, was indicted in December in Hall County, northeast of Atlanta,...

Governor survives nearly fatal blow over blackface scandal

May. 23, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and has managed to return to something resembling normal. Since a...