Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Colorado city settles with 'butt sign' political activist

Apr. 25, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has settled a lawsuit with a man who criticized a gubernatorial candidate using a sign featuring mannequin buttocks clothed in lingerie. The Reporter-Herald reports that insurers for Loveland have settled the First Amendment lawsuit filed by Bob Cluster for $70,000....

Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum fined in ethics case

Apr. 24, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed Wednesday to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting gifts from lobbyists, ending a lengthy investigation that hampered his campaign. The settlement was announced just as Gillum, a...

Fired state worker sues Kentucky governor over free speech

Apr. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An ex-state employee is suing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, claiming she was fired due to her ties to a group that supported teacher sickouts that shut down school districts to protest GOP-backed legislation. The federal suit filed Wednesday alleges Charissa "Chris" Cooke's First...

The Latest: Ex-Florida candidate Gillum accepts ethics fine

Apr. 24, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the ethics case against Andrew Gillum (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting a gift from a lobbyist. The state Ethics Commission...

Bevin looks to overcome battles to win another term

Apr. 20, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Never one to duck controversy, Kentucky's Republican governor has feuded with teachers and insulted judges. He stunned GOP lawmakers recently by vetoing a pension bill counted on by an array of state-funded agencies, provoking a spat with the state Senate's top leader. Just weeks away...

Ballots tossed over signatures mostly from same Kansas homes

Apr. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — As an election supervisor and poll worker for more than 20 years, Robert Bailey routinely mailed in his ballot early, confident that voting problems elsewhere that he read about would have a slight chance of happening in his suburban Kansas City county. So when the 82-year-old...

Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC's Fritz Hollings

Apr. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University. Clyburn, now the majority whip and third...

The Latest: Hollings recalled as leader whose views evolved

Apr. 16, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Speaking through tears, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has remembered his political mentor Fritz Hollings as a strong leader who was capable of transformative change on the issue of race....

Georgia ethics director to subpoena Abrams campaign records

Apr. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The new director of Georgia's state ethics commission said he plans to subpoena bank records from Democrat Stacey Abrams' nationally watched but unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that David Emadi, just days into his new posting, said Thursday...

Arkansas governor to sign anti-'sanctuary cities' bill

Apr. 10, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he'll sign legislation cutting off funding to "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities despite the Republican's objections that the measure could open the door to racial profiling. The governor...