Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Bangkok governor election seen as national harbinger

May. 19, 2022 03:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Nine years after the last elections, and six years after the military government installed its governor, residents of the bustling Thai capital will finally cast their ballots Sunday for the city’s leader in a vote that could tip the balance in favor of the opposition ahead of an...

Oregon primaries set up competitive governor's race

May. 18, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial elections in Oregon usually result in victories for the Democrats, but this November's contest is setting up to be a competitive and contentious three-way race. Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek won the Democratic nomination for Oregon...

Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

May. 18, 2022 21:04 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

Pennsylvania judge halts bridge tolling plans, for now

May. 18, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ordered a temporary halt to Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding Wednesday with Cumberland County and a handful of municipalities that are challenging the process as both illegal and...

Idaho House speaker wins GOP lieutenant governor primary

May. 18, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Powerful Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke has won the GOP primary for lieutenant governor. The fourth-generation rancher who is considered an expert on the Idaho water issues defeated state Rep. Priscilla Giddings in a race called Wednesday following Tuesday's...

How Pa. GOP gov pick could turn election lies into action

May. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano is not the only candidate who won a Republican primary on Tuesday after embracing Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen. But no GOP contender did more to subvert that presidential election -- and no one may be better positioned to subvert the...

Idaho Gov. Little turns back Trump-backed challenger

May. 18, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little won the GOP gubernatorial primary by beating a Trump-backed challenger who had repeatedly criticized the incumbent for not being conservative enough and who downplayed the loss on Wednesday. The intraparty contest Tuesday between Little...

Pennsylvania lawmakers see terms ended by primary defeats

May. 18, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most powerful Republicans lost a primary race and another was in real danger Wednesday of going down to defeat, both targeted by challengers from the right. As vote counting continued, state Sen. Pat Browne of Lehigh...

Takeaways: Election denier wins, bad behavior dooms Cawthorn

May. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's influence was enough to elevate his Senate candidate to victory in North Carolina on Tuesday, while his pick in Pennsylvania remained in a tough fight in that state's Senate primary. In a key congressional race, a Republican...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 18, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice. May 17, 2022. Editorial: GOP primary sets up fight for democracy Primary election day dawned this morning with Pennsylvania Republicans doing their best imitation of Pennsylvania Democrats. For months, they have watched...