Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Big donor in high court race eyeing candidates for governor

Dec. 08, 2021 15:34 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The biggest single campaign donor in this year's race for a seat on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is now aiming to endorse a candidate for governor and, with $20 million in a bank account, it could be a transformative endorsement. Members of the...

Iowa Auditor Sand seeking 2nd term, won't run for governor

Dec. 07, 2021 21:10 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand, who is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, announced Tuesday he would run for re-election in 2022 and not for governor as some supporters had been urging. Sand said in a video posted to his Twitter account that he...

Former Trump ambassador to run against Alabama governor

Dec. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama businesswoman who served as former President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia on Tuesday became the third Republican candidate to announce a run against Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in the gubernatorial primary next year. Formally declaring her...

Republican Martin joins crowded lieutenant governor race

Dec. 07, 2021 09:41 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former official in two prior Republican gubernatorial administrations joined the crowded GOP lieutenant governor's race on Tuesday. Will Martin, who served under both Tommy Thompson and Scott Walker, becomes the seventh announced Republican candidate for the...

Trump gets wish in Georgia, sparks 'a political civil war'

Dec. 07, 2021 00:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation's top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances. ...

Trump gets wish in Georgia, sparks 'a political civil war'

Dec. 06, 2021 20:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation's top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances. ...

Ex-foreign minister to run in Venezuelan election do over

Dec. 05, 2021 22:35 PM EST

BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Sunday named a former foreign minister as his party’s candidate for a special gubernatorial election in the home state of his mentor, Hugo Chávez, that was scheduled after the opposition contender in November’s regular...

Voters protest disqualification of Venezuelan candidate

Dec. 04, 2021 22:27 PM EST

BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — About 500 supporters of a Venezuelan gubernatorial opposition candidate who was retroactively disqualified as the vote count showed him ahead in the home state of the late President Hugo Chávez protested Saturday against a decision that has become emblematic of...

Youngkin put $20 million of his own money into campaign

Dec. 03, 2021 16:33 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin's trend-reversing victory in Virginia's gubernatorial race cost him $20 million out of his own pocket, according to new campaign finance reports. The reports filed Thursday with the State Board of Elections show that...

Bundy: Campaigning counts as court-ordered community service

Dec. 03, 2021 13:51 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Far-right activist Ammon Bundy says time he has spent campaigning to become the next governor of Idaho should count toward the community service he was ordered to perform after being convicted of obstructing police during his trespassing arrest at the state Capitol. ...