Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Abrams brings Fair Fight 2020 to Georgia

Aug. 17, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams launched a new multistate voter protection initiative in Georgia on Saturday. Abrams kicked off her Fair Fight 2020 campaign at an elementary school in Gwinnett County near Atlanta, WXIA-TV reported . Since her loss in the Georgia governor's race last year to...

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...

Georgia's Abrams announces new voter protection program

Aug. 13, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams, who vaulted onto the national political stage championing voting rights during an unsuccessful 2018 run for Georgia governor, announced on Tuesday that she's launching a new multistate voter protection initiative and not running for president in 2020. Abrams revealed...

Trump to headline fundraiser for Kentucky governor

Aug. 12, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump will headline a fundraiser for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who is banking on his close ties with the Republican president as he faces a tough challenge from a Democratic rival in a state that Trump dominated in 2016. Trump will travel to Kentucky to attend the...

The Latest: Trump to speak to veterans group in Kentucky

Aug. 12, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Kentucky next week (all times local): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump will speak to a military veterans group's annual national convention next week in Kentucky, where he is also headlining a fundraiser in support of Republican Gov....

Democrat Galloway launches Missouri gubernatorial campaign

Aug. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her Democratic campaign for governor Monday by highlighting her efforts to uncover government waste and criticizing a new state law banning most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. Galloway formally jumped into the 2020 race ahead...

Governor candidates reset for Mississippi GOP primary runoff

Aug. 7, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves fell short of the majority needed to win the Republican nomination for governor. Now facing a party primary runoff, Reeves says he will tell voters that he's the only conservative in the race. His rival in the Aug. 27 runoff is Bill Waller...

The Latest: Mississippi GOP governor primary goes to runoff

Aug. 7, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on party primaries in the Mississippi governor's race (all times local): 3:45 p.m. After falling short of a majority needed to win the Republican nomination for Mississippi governor, the state's two-term lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, says he's the only conservative in...

Hood wins Dem nod in Mississippi gov race; GOP runoff ahead

Aug. 7, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood defeated seven lesser-known candidates Tuesday to grab the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor. In the Republican gubernatorial primary, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is heading to a runoff in three weeks with former state Supreme...

The Latest: Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Mississippi

Aug. 7, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican and Democratic primaries in Mississippi's governor's race (all times local): 12:53 a.m. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. are headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination for governor....