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Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

Sep. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor. Gov. Matt Bevin...

Louisiana governor election won't uproot Medicaid expansion

Sep. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, moved quickly to expand Medicaid when he took office in 2016, making his state the only one in the Deep South to embrace that signature piece of President Barack Obama's health care law. And in a conservative state that solidly...

Former chief justice who pushed for innocence process dies

Sep. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The conservative North Carolina chief justice and prosecutor who led the way for the state's unique innocence process was remembered after his death Thursday as a man who had the political strength to improve the criminal justice system when he saw evidence of its failures. Chief...

Abrams tells Democrats: Go after Georgia, irregular voters

Sep. 9, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats' debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost...

Missouri GOP Gov. Parson announces 2020 bid to keep his job

Sep. 8, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Parson is Missouri's unexpected governor, assuming power when his predecessor resigned in scandal. A little more than a year into his mostly uneventful stewardship of the state, the Republican governor announced Sunday that he's seeking a full term, and his folksy and...

The Latest: Missouri Gov. Parson announces bid for full term

Sep. 8, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announcing that he's running for a full term in office (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson says he's running to keep his seat. Parson, who had long been expected to run for a full term, made it official on...

Western Kansas congressman opens Senate bid to block Kobach

Sep. 7, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Western Kansas' congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by thwarting immigration hardliner Kris Kobach's bid for the party's nomination. Two-term Rep. Roger Marshall entered...

Former mayor announces gubernatorial run

Sep. 6, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Bothell mayor and real-estate developer Joshua Freed says he's running for governor. The Seattle Times reports that in a video announcement Friday, Freed says he'll focus on homelessness, government transparency and opposition to a state income tax. He joins three other...

Dorian further dampens enthusiasm for NC congressional race

Sep. 5, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian has created new challenges in the final days of campaigning for a North Carolina congressional seat that was already getting scant attention. As the hurricane scraped the coastline on its way toward the state, at least one campaign manager pulled signs for his...

Kansas treasurer drops Senate bid to challenge Rep. Watkins

Sep. 4, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican state treasurer on Wednesday abandoned a campaign for an open Senate seat to challenge a GOP freshman congressman that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat. Treasurer Jake LaTurner's announcement came little more than a week after former GOP Gov. Jeff...