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Uvalde families make presence felt at Texas governor debate

Sep. 30, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Parents of some of the 19 children killed in the Uvalde school massacre in Texas lashed out at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over his opposition to tougher gun control on Friday before the issue was likely to take center stage in his only debate with Democratic challenger...

1st debate highlights stakes in New Mexico race for governor

Sep. 30, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former television meteorologist is making his case to replace the Democratic governor of New Mexico, as the candidates prepare for a live-broadcast debate on Friday night. Republican nominee for governor Mark Ronchetti is campaigning on a law-and-order...

Illinois' governor race echoes U.S. abortion, crime debates

Sep. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned that his Republican opponent is a far-right politician who would take the state backward while state Sen. Darren Bailey asked voters to consider whether the Democratic incumbent's first term has improved their lives as the two candidates met for...

McMaster pauses campaign events as Hurricane Ian hits SC

Sep. 30, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has temporarily suspended campaign activities as he leads the state's response to Hurricane Ian. McMaster's campaign told The Associated Press that the Republican incumbent would cancel a fundraiser scheduled for Friday...

Maryland court says mail-in ballot count can start Saturday

Sep. 30, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland appeals court has rejected a request by Maryland’s Republican gubernatorial nominee to delay counting of mail-in ballots that could start as soon as Saturday. An order Thursday by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals denied an emergency request...

Report: Kotek didn't violate workplace rules as Speaker

Sep. 30, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A draft report of an investigation into the work environment created by the Democratic candidate for Oregon governor when she was House Speaker has found that Tina Kotek did not break workplace rules when pressuring another lawmaker. Oregon Public Broadcasting...

Stacey Abrams looks to win Black men in bid for Ga. governor

Sep. 30, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams was on stage for an hour with radio and television host Charlamagne tha God and rapper 21 Savage when she faced a question from a skeptical audience member. “A lot of politicians speak about their plan and what they plan to do, but I also...

High stakes for O'Rourke in Texas governor's debate Friday

Sep. 29, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke spent his 50th birthday this week behind the wheel of his pickup in Texas, fast approaching a big moment in his uphill climb for governor. While a road trip through college campuses showed how the Democrat continues to draw big crowds — a photo...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 29, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

New York Post. September 27, 2022. Editorial: If Hochul really wanted to crusade against fraud, she’d be ordering an investigation into... herself Gov. Kathy Hochul’s latest attempt to portray herself as a ruthless crusader for honesty and efficiency is weak stuff...

Fentanyl features in Colorado's first gubernatorial debate

Sep. 28, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic governor, Jared Polis, and his GOP challenger, Heidi Ganahl, offered differing versions of the state with the economy, crime, education and post-pandemic recovery among the top issues in their first debate Wednesday night. Ganahl, a...