Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Greg Gianforte mingles with friends, family and campaign workers during an election party in Gianforte's back yard Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Bozeman, Mont. Gianforte won the Republican nomination for governor. (Ryan Berry/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

Gianforte tops Fox in all-mail Montana governor primary

Jun. 3, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and Democrat Mike Cooney will face off in the Nov. 3 election for Montana governor after prevailing over their opponents Tuesday in a mail-in primary that saw huge voter participation. Gianforte, 59, touted his business experience and conservative views...

FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo then Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan addresses supporters at an election night party in Boise, Idaho. Jordan has announced she's challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Risch. Jordan announced Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, she plans to run against the two-term senator. Jordan in 2018 became the first woman to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho but lost in the general election to Republican Gov. Brad Little. (AP Photo/Diane Loos, File)

Jordan to face Risch in Idaho's U.S. Senate race in November

Jun. 3, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Paulette Jordan, who garnered national attention in 2018 amid hopes from supporters she could become the county’s first Native American governor, on Tuesday won Idaho’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. The former state lawmaker will face incumbent Sen. Jim Risch, who...

The Latest: Fulcher wins 1st District GOP primary

Jun. 3, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on Idaho's primary election (all times local): 9:12 p.m. Rep. Russ Fulcher has won the Republican primary for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Fulcher defeated Boise resident Nicholas Jones, who owns several board game shops and burger eateries. Fulcher, who is...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, the two Democratic candidates for Montana governor, Whitney Williams, left, and Mike Cooney, debate at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture in Bozeman, Mont. The pair will face each other in the June 2 primary. Montana voters are choosing party nominees for governor, U.S. Senate and House and a slate of other offices in a primary election that was changed to all-mail balloting to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)

The Latest: Rosendale wins GOP nomination for US House

Jun. 2, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana's primary elections (all times MDT): 9:56 p.m. Matt Rosendale has won the Republican nomination for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat. Rosendale defeated five opponents to win Tuesday’s primary election. He will face former state Rep. Kathleen Williams,...

Mike Cooney wins Democratic nomination for governor in Montana primary election

Jun. 2, 2020 11:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Cooney wins Democratic nomination for governor in Montana primary election.

Greg Gianforte wins Republican nomination for governor in Montana primary election

Jun. 2, 2020 10:50 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greg Gianforte wins Republican nomination for governor in Montana primary election.
In this Monday, June 1, 2020, photo, former Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr., speaks during the Utah Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate in Salt Lake City. Huntsman Jr. has one of the most recognizable names in the state as a former popular governor and son of a billionaire philanthropist. He stepped down as U.S. ambassador to Russia under Donald Trump to return to Utah and make a run and reclaiming his seat. (Ivy Ceballo/Deseret News, via AP, Pool)

Utah governor race has conservative coronavirus fault lines

Jun. 2, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A few months ago, the crowded contest for the Republican nomination in Utah’s first wide-open governor's race in more than a decade was about how to manage the state’s breakneck growth. Now, it's showcasing conservative fault lines over the coronavirus crisis response...

Senate candidate Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., answers a question during a GOP senatorial debate In Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, May 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

With Pompeo out, GOP looks to Rep. Marshall in Kansas race

Jun. 1, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The passing of Monday's deadline to file to run for Kansas' open Senate seat confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo won't be a candidate, and a major anti-abortion group threw its support behind Rep. Roger Marshall to keep immigration hardliner Kris Kobach from the GOP...

FILE - In this April 16, 2019 file photo, former West Virginia state Commerce Secretary Henry

W.Va. governor calls for investigation into campaign ads

May. 26, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday called for an investigation into campaign ads that accuse him of freeing a convicted murderer from prison early. Justice's reelection campaign filed a complaint with the secretary of state saying Republican primary challenger Woody...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump participates in a briefing about Hurricane Dorian with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, aboard Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C.  President Donald Trump demanded Monday, May 25, 2020, that North Carolina's Democratic governor sign off “immediately” on allowing the Republican National Convention to move forward in August with full attendance despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump's tweets Monday about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after the North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

May. 25, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump's tweets about the upcoming RNC in Charlotte come...