Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Mississippi: Election lawsuit is not about voting rights

Jul. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights. The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 in federal court by four black plaintiffs with...

2nd candidate: No solo meeting with any woman not his wife

Jul. 16, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second Republican man running for Mississippi governor said he won't meet alone with a woman who isn't his wife, even in a professional setting. Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. said he tries to have at least one staff person with him, including when he met...

Booker's Iowa senior adviser leaves, citing personal reasons

Jul. 15, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker's Iowa senior adviser is departing his 2020 presidential campaign, leaving the New Jersey senator without one of his top staffers in a key early voting state. Iowa senior adviser Joe O'Hern confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that he had stepped down from the...

Candidate: Woman reporter needs chaperone to cover him

Jul. 10, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says he would not let a woman journalist follow him while campaigning unless she was accompanied by a male colleague — and now he's trying to raise campaign money based on that because he says the "liberal media" are attacking...

Voting group founded by Georgia's Abrams raises $3.9 million

Jul. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The political action committee for a group founded by former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has reported raising $3.9 million in the past six months. Abrams founded Fair Fight to support voting rights after narrowly losing to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in November....

Kobach launches US Senate bid in Kansas; some in GOP wary

Jul. 8, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a nationally known advocate of tough immigration policies and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a campaign Monday for the U.S. Senate in Kansas amid hostility from some Republicans worried that his loss in the governor's race could threaten the party's...

The Latest: Kobach announces run for US Senate in Kansas

Jul. 8, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Kansas (all times local): 1:09 p.m. Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate next year. Kobach filed paperwork Monday with the Federal Election Commission forming a campaign committee and made his...

Iowa Supreme Court takes a right turn under Gov. Reynolds

Jul. 3, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is transforming the Iowa Supreme Court from one that leaned liberal to a solidly conservative body, prompting concerns among critics that it could erode past support for civil liberties as well as abortion and gay rights. Through a combination of...

Campaign finance to be on 2020 ballot in Oregon

Jun. 30, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is one of five states that have no limits on campaign contributions. But voters may be able to change that at the ballot box next year. The House voted 43-11 Sunday to put the issue in front of the voters in the 2020 election. The state constitution prevents lawmakers from...

Romano elected chairman of Connecticut Republicans

Jun. 26, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans have re-elected JR Romano as chairman of the state party, despite the GOP losing legislative seats and the governor's race in the last election. Romano was overwhelmingly elected Tuesday night to a two-year term by the 74-member State Central Committee. He...