Latest Gubernatorial elections News

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice files his candidacy papers for reelection along with President Trump's reelection papers Thursday, Jan, 16, 2020, in the West Virginia Secretary of State's office at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.V. (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Justice files for 2020, highlighting friendship with Trump

Jan. 16, 2020 4:35 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice filed his and President Donald Trump's reelection paperwork on Thursday, ratcheting up his alignment with the president as he formally enters the 2020 campaign season. The Republican highlighted his relationship with Trump as he submitted the...

Indiana Gov. Holcomb keeps padding huge campaign cash lead

Jan. 15, 2020 3:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has continued adding to his already huge campaign cash advantage over his potential Democratic rivals. New state campaign finance reports filed Wednesday show the Republican governor raised nearly $2 million in the last six months of 2019, leaving him with...

Former representative to fill Kentucky state Senate seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:23 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former state representative in Kentucky has won a special election to fill an open seat in the state Senate. Republican Mike Nemes won the election Tuesday night for the district that covers southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County, news outlets reported. Preliminary...

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...

Candidate for Utah governor criticized for abortion comment

Jan. 13, 2020 2:24 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Members of the Utah House and Senate criticized a comment by the lieutenant governor drawing a comparison between abortion and slavery. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox was one of three candidates asked during a Republican gubernatorial candidates forum Saturday if he would sign a bill defining...

Former candidate for governor pushing open primaries

Jan. 11, 2020 11:48 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former gubernatorial candidate who ran as an independent in 2018 has called on Connecticut's Democratic and Republican leaders to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their party primaries. Oz Griebel sent letters on Friday to the chairs of the GOP and Democratic parties,...

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...

Williams, Gianforte lead fundraising in governor's race

Jan. 7, 2020 5:52 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrat Whitney Williams and Republican Greg Gianforte lead the fundraising in Montana's gubernatorial race, according to campaign finance reports that were due on Monday. Williams, the daughter of former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams and state Sen. Carol Williams, reported raising more than...