Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Heller appears at GOP events while weighing run for governor

Jun. 23, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican who lost his reelection in 2018, is testing out a potential run for Nevada governor next year, speaking to rural Republicans at two events this month alongside announced candidates. Heller, who had a...

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz announces campaign for governor

Jun. 23, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, a critic of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, announced Wednesday that she is running for Massachusetts governor next year — adding another Democrat candidate to a burgeoning campaign. ...

Former US Labor chief Perez enters Maryland governor's race

Jun. 23, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is running for governor of Maryland. The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee is making the announcement official Wednesday. Perez is highlighting his experience in local,...

Jon Baron announces run for governor of Maryland

Jun. 21, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

Former nonprofit executive Jon Baron has announced he’s running for governor of Maryland. The Democrat made his gubernatorial bid official in an announcement Monday. It’s the first time Baron has run for public office. He was the founder of the...

Scott seeks applicants for State Board of Education seat

Jun. 21, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is looking to fill a seat on the State Board of Education. The board is responsible for establishing, advancing and evaluating public education policy, Scott's office said. The new member will serve the...

Anti-government activist Bundy issues Idaho campaign videos

Jun. 19, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy on Saturday came out with his first videos announcing his campaign to become governor of Idaho. “I’m running for governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are,” Bundy said in a nearly...

Chair of Nebraska tax committee backs Pillen for governor

Jun. 16, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Legislature's tax-focused Revenue Committee has endorsed University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen for governor. Pillen's campaign released an online video Wednesday with state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha. In the video,...

Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...

Harvard professor formally announces run for governor

Jun. 15, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University professor Danielle Allen pledged to “accelerate the pace of change" Tuesday when she officially kicked off her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts. Allen is the first Black woman to run for governor in...

Democratic Party has a new leader in South Dakota

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Democratic Party has a new leader. Berk Ehrmantraut will begin his work as the party's executive director on June 28. Ehrmantraut was a campaign staffer for former gubernatorial candidate and South Dakota lawmaker Billie Sutton. ...