Latest State elections News

Attorney General Mark Herring running for governor

Dec. 9, 2018 3:59 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he's going to run for governor. Herring, a Democrat, told the Washington Post he's planning to run in 2021. Virginia does not allow governors to seek consecutive terms, meaning current Gov. Ralph Northam cannot run for re-election. Herring is...

Kyle Ardoin wins election for Louisiana secretary of state

Dec. 8, 2018 10:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Kyle Ardoin has retained the Louisiana secretary of state's job he's been performing since May, winning a special election Saturday that was set in motion when his former boss stepped down in a sexual harassment scandal. Ardoin defeated Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup, a...

The Latest: Ardoin wins Louisiana secretary of state race

Dec. 8, 2018 10:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's runoff election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Republican Kyle Ardoin will hang onto the Louisiana secretary of state's job he's been handling since May, when his former boss resigned in a sexual harassment scandal. Voters selected Ardoin to be the state's...

Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

Dec. 8, 2018 5:41 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."...

The Latest: Booker speaks at Democrat victory celebration

Dec. 8, 2018 5:40 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's visit to New Hampshire (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker didn't discuss any 2020 ambitions in his speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's post-midterm victory celebration. Booker is headlining the event Saturday in Manchester,...

New Mexico Republican Party selects Pearce as next chairman

Dec. 8, 2018 4:17 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Republican Party's next chairman will be U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, who didn't run for re-election in order to make what proved to be an unsuccessful try for governor. Current GOP Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi announced that the party's state central committee selected...

Ernst says she'll seek re-election to US Senate in 2020

Dec. 8, 2018 12:26 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa says she will run for a second term in 2020. The Des Moines Register reports that Ernst told reporters Friday that she would seek re-election. She also said she will support President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020. The 48-year-old...

New county clerk to tackle election woes in Utah County

Dec. 8, 2018 11:19 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The incoming county clerk in Utah County used to work for a major construction machinery company helping companies increase sales and efficiencies. Now, Amelia Powers will be tasked with figuring out to run efficient elections in a county that Gov. Gary Herbert called out last month as...

Election dispute headed to Connecticut Supreme Court

Dec. 8, 2018 10:48 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dispute over a Connecticut state legislative race won by an incumbent Democrat by 13 votes in a recount is headed to the state Supreme Court. The court has agreed to hear an appeal by state Republicans involving Stratford's 120th House District. Arguments before the court are...

Maine won't investigate if some received wrong ballots

Dec. 8, 2018 8:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine secretary of state's office won't investigate concerns raised by some Republican voters who say they received ballots for the wrong congressional district. A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a Democrat, said Friday the office had seen no evidence to...