Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Rival GOP hopefuls in Kansas Senate race both talk to Trump

Jan. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Rival Kansas Senate candidates Kris Kobach and Rep. Roger Marshall have talked to President Donald Trump, with Marshall looking to boost his chances of defeating Trump's earliest prominent supporter in the state. Marshall's campaign confirmed that the western Kansas congressman met...

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg step on stag to speak during a rally Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bloomberg meets Abrams while working to build broad campaign

Jan. 10, 2020 4:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg came to Georgia on Friday to meet influential Democrat Stacey Abrams and then rally a white-collar crowd of supporters around his late-starting, unusual White House campaign. His visit with Abrams and a private speech to a voting rights...

FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Fears of Sanders win growing among Democratic establishment

Jan. 8, 2020 10:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party's presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and hurt the party's chances in premier...

FILE- In this July 8, 2019 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach addresses the crowd as he announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Leavenworth, Kan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, that he'll remain in his post as the country's top diplomat, forgoing a run for Senate from Kansas that many Republicans have seen as the party's best hope of retaining what should be a guaranteed GOP seat from the deep red state. Without him, Washington Republicans worry that Kobach, a polarizing conservative who lost a race for governor last year, would become the GOP's Senate candidate and lose in the general election.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

With Pompeo out, GOP can't dodge Kansas Senate race headache

Jan. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's declaration Tuesday that he won't run for Senate in Kansas returned some Republicans to worrying that they can't block a polarizing conservative from winning the GOP nomination and putting the seat in play. Pompeo's decision to remain as the nation's...

Amy McGrath officially files papers to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in Frankfurt, Ky. Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next year. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

McGrath files to challenge McConnell in Senate race

Dec. 27, 2019 4:24 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next...

In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, former Republican U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis poses for a picture in Cheyenne, Wyo. She is so far the only major candidate to replace retiring Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, of Wyoming. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, plans to announce in early 2020 whether she will run for the Senate seat. Cheney succeeded Lummis in Congress after Lummis stepped down in 2017. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)

Liz Cheney undecided, Lummis dominates Wyoming Senate race

Dec. 25, 2019 10:55 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While Liz Cheney considers whether to run for an open U.S. Senate seat, the race so far has only one well-known candidate: Cynthia Lummis, a fellow Republican and one of only three women to hold Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat. The 1976 Miss Frontier — who used horse-riding...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to supporters as his wife Ann McCrory listens at an election rally in Raleigh, N.C.  McCrory announced Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019,  that he won't try to recapture his old office in 2020, but will continue to consider a U.S. Senate bid in 2022. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

McCrory won't run for NC governor; will consider Senate bid

Dec. 19, 2019 10:47 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that he won't try to recapture his old office in 2020, but will continue to consider a U.S. Senate bid in 2022. The Republican revealed his decision on his morning radio program in Charlotte, where he served as mayor for a...

FILE - This July 9, 2019, file photo shows a sign outside of the Twitter office building in San Francisco. Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates. The company, which first used such labels for the midterms last year, said it is trying to provide users with original sources of information and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling voters. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Twitter brings back election labels for 2020 US candidates

Dec. 12, 2019 7:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates. The company, which first used such labels for the midterm elections last year, said it is trying to provide users with original sources of information and prevent spoofed...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks to media at his campaign office in Shreveport, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards told the board overseeing Louisiana’s largest university system Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 that he will propose to again raise spending on public college campuses next year, trying to reverse nearly a decade of cuts. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Football championship sidelines Louisiana inaugural ball

Dec. 5, 2019 5:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office, a disruption to tradition caused by college football's national championship game. The Democratic governor will be sworn in for his second term, along with other...

FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters in his office at the state Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy said he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall effort looming large. The Republican will mark a full year in office Tuesday, Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Alaska governor marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

Nov. 29, 2019 10:15 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Last December, poor weather scrambled Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s inaugural plans, a bumpy start to a turbulent year marked by budget disputes and a recall threat. Dunleavy told The Associated Press recently he hopes to move past the rancor. Whether he can repair strained...