Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Ex-South Dakota lawmaker eyes 3rd stab at governor's race

Nov. 23, 2021 16:57 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Republican state lawmaker Lora Hubbel says she plans to run for South Dakota governor as an independent. It would be Hubbel's third try at landing the job. She ran for the Republican nomination in 2014 and lost to then-Gov. Dennis...

Trump endorses Cox's bid for GOP nomination for governor

Nov. 23, 2021 13:07 PM EST

Former president Donald Trump has endorsed Maryland Del. Daniel Cox’s bid for the Republican nomination for governor. Trump’s endorsement Monday described Cox as a “tough lawyer and smart businessman” who “fought against the Rigged Presidential Election every...

Venezuela votes in regional election under international eye

Nov. 22, 2021 17:32 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A divided Venezuelan opposition found itself Monday on familiar territory, having lost an overwhelming majority of races disputed in a regional election a day earlier. But the divisions over how to move forward from their expected defeat and achieve their goal of...

Kansas push to defy COVID rules complicates governor's race

Nov. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are treating Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s opposition to federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates as a political bluff and are forcing policy choices upon her that could complicate her already difficult bid for reelection. ...

Senate GOP hires firm to review Pennsylvania's 2020 election

Nov. 19, 2021 19:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate said Friday they will pay up to $270,000 over the next six months to have an Iowa consulting firm examine the 2020 election with an eye toward developing changes to state election law. The “forensic...

Venezuelans to participate in high-stakes regional elections

Nov. 19, 2021 16:05 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro is not on the ballot for Sunday’s elections across Venezuela and the winners of the gubernatorial and local races likely won’t be well known beyond their country’s borders. But the regional elections could play a pivotal role in...

GOP leaders rip university class that touches on race theory

Nov. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two top state Republicans are criticizing mandatory University of Wisconsin-Madison sexual violence prevention training that includes references to privilege, identity and critical race theory. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Tuesday wrote a letter to...

Critics raise concerns with new Alaska political boundaries

Nov. 16, 2021 18:38 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fast-growing area north of Anchorage known as a hotbed of conservatism gained the most population since the 2010 Census and will keep the same number of seats in the Alaska Legislature under a new map of state political boundaries that some critics say short-changes...

Democrat Michelle Beckley running for lieutenant governor

Nov. 16, 2021 10:59 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Michelle Beckley, a state representative and one of the more liberal members of the Texas House, said Tuesday she is running for lieutenant governor in 2022. Her announcement comes a day after Beto O'Rourke jumped in the governor's race,...

Former House Speaker to challenge Gov. Noem in GOP primary

Nov. 16, 2021 10:38 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmaker and former House Speaker Steve Haugaard will challenge Gov. Kristi Noem for the Republican nomination for governor next year. Haugaard, who was first elected in 2014, confirmed on Tuesday that he had filed paperwork to run...