Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Michigan AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

Sep. 24, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job. Republican Bill...

Candidates for governor in red Oklahoma face off at forum

Sep. 24, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democrat trying to capture the governor's seat in Oklahoma said Monday his government experience is a benefit, but he also quickly pointed out that it's been eight years since he's held office in the red state where a dozen incumbents have already lost primary elections this year....

Biden postpones Georgia trip for Abrams

Sep. 24, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is putting off a campaign trip on behalf of Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Biden had planned to come Thursday to Georgia, but the Abrams campaign and Biden's office say he will reschedule for October during the closing stretch of...

Georgia Gov. race: Pence sets a visit as Biden postpones one

Sep. 24, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has rescheduled a stop in Georgia with Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp that was pushed back by Hurricane Florence. Meanwhile former vice president Joe Biden has postponed a stop with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams set for Sept. 27 because of...

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

Sep. 23, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide...

Mix of setbacks, gains unsettles many transgender Americans

Sep. 23, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For transgender Americans, 2018 has been marked by series of advancements and setbacks. The steps forward have included numerous legislative actions and court rulings buttressing civil rights and a victory by a transgender candidate in Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary. The steps...

Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute Nassar

Sep. 21, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP...

Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

Sep. 21, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up inside city...

Biden to hit Georgia campaign trail for Abrams for governor

Sep. 21, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to hit the Georgia campaign trail next week, making an appearance with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Abrams' campaign spokeswoman Caitlin Highland confirmed the visit Friday. Highland said Biden would join Abrams for an event...