Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Inslee, Culp agree to televised gubernatorial debate Oct. 7

Sep. 16, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Loren Culp have agreed to a televised debate on Oct. 7. The Washington State Debate Coalition said the debate will be broadcast live from 8 to 9 p.m., just after that evening’s Vice Presidential debate, The Seattle Times reported....

Lauren Witzke celebrates after winning Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Dover, Del. Witzke, a political newcomer, defeated attorney James DeMartino to become the GOP nominee for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Coons. (Andre Lamar/The News Journal via AP)

Newcomer Witzke wins GOP US Senate primary in Delaware

Sep. 16, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Political newcomer and firebrand Lauren Witzke, who campaigned on halting U.S. immigration for 10 years and has tried to distance herself from accusations that she supports a far-right conspiracy theory, won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday, defeating the...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo, Andrew Gillum, then-Democratic candidate for governor, speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Guillum told a television interviewer, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that he is bisexual. Gillum was responding to rumors swirling since March when he was found intoxicated in a hotel room with two men, including one who works as a male escort. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

2018 Florida gubernatorial nominee says he is bisexual

Sep. 14, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, Florida's Democratic nominee for governor in 2018, told a television interviewer he is bisexual, responding to rumors swirling since March after he was found intoxicated and unconscious in a hotel room with two men, including one who works as a male escort. ...

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax speaks during the 9th Annual wreath laying and ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, in Washington. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Virginia lieutenant governor enters race for governor

Sep. 12, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax delivered a campaign speech at the Old Court House in Fairfax in northern Virginia. In February 2019, Fairfax faced calls for his...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Ben Salango, the Democratic candidate for West Virginia governor on Friday, July 31, 2020, said that he has agreed to debate Gov. Jim Justice five times before the November election and called on the Republican incumbent to sign on as well. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

West Virginia governor's race warms up with new attacks

Sep. 11, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

The Democratic challenger to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is slamming the Republican billionaire businessman over his companies' legal troubles just as a trial is set to resume involving his family-owned business and a Pennsylvania coal distributor. The attacks by Democratic nominee Ben Salango mark a...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020, file photo, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax directs the Senate at the Capitol, in Richmond, Va. Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax is launching a run for governor despite facing two high-profile allegations of sexual assault he has strenuously denied. Fairfax said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Sept. 10, he's the victim of unfounded political smears and is undeterred by the challenges in running for governor. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Democrat Fairfax announces bid for Virginia governor

Sep. 10, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is launching a run for governor despite facing two high-profile allegations of sexual assault he has strenuously denied. Fairfax is set to hold campaign kickoff events this weekend, joining a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls looking for their...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu speaks at a Cops for Trump rally in Portsmouth, N.H. Sununu is seeking his party's nomination in the Tuesday, Sept. 8, primary to run for re-election in November. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Democratic primary for NH governor too early to call

Sep. 9, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Democratic gubernatorial race between two Concord attorneys hoping to upgrade their Statehouse experience remained too early to call early Wednesday, while Republican Gov. Chris Sununu easily defeated two longshots on the GOP ballot. With almost 91% of the precincts reporting, Sen....

FILE - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper talks with Charlie Hale, vice president of Operations & Programs of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, during the governor's tour of the Raleigh, N.C., branch of the food bank, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.   Four years after he narrowly won the politically divided state carried by then-candidate Donald Trump,  Cooper now has a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. Cooper's reelection path offers clues to what will work for Southern Democrats in an election cycle that also will determine control of the White House and Congress.  (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, File)

NC governor's race sets pace for Democrats in the South

Sep. 2, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Joe Biden may have one of his best chances for a Southern victory in North Carolina, where he stands to benefit from a mild-mannered Democratic governor praised for his balanced approach to controlling the coronavirus. Four years after he narrowly won the politically divided state...

Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer celebrates an election night event at the airport Hilton in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Loomer, a far-right Republican candidate banned from social media sites because of her racist and anti-Muslim speech, won a congressional primary in Florida while embracing her role as a general election underdog in a heavily Democratic district that President Donald Trump calls home. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

Far-right provocateur vs. Florida congresswoman in November

Aug. 19, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A far-right Republican candidate banned from social media sites because of her racist and anti-Muslim speech is celebrating a congressional primary victory in Florida while embracing her role as a general election underdog in a heavily Democratic district that President Donald...

In this image from video, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, and members of the Biden family, celebrate after the roll call vote during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

The Latest: Jill Biden makes personal case for husband Joe

Aug. 18, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

Jill Biden offered a deeply personal and hopeful endorsement of her husband as a man who can lead the nation through adversity during the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday night, she pledged to the nation that if her husband is elected president, America’s classrooms “will ring out with...