Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Several statewide offices contested in Wyoming GOP primary

Aug. 16, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection while more competitive Republican primary races have shaped up for secretary of state and state superintendent of public instruction in Wyoming on Tuesday. Democrats, meanwhile, have all but ceded these offices...

Palin, Murkowski highlight Alaska's 2 elections on Tuesday

Aug. 16, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters get their first shot at using ranked voting in a statewide race Tuesday in a special U.S. House election in which Sarah Palin seeks a return to elected office. Also, Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces 18 challengers in a primary in which...

Maryland board seeking earlier mail-in ballot count

Aug. 15, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Elections voted Monday to file an emergency petition in court that seeks an earlier count of mail-in ballots for the general election in November. The board voted 4-0 to seek a legal remedy in hopes of speeding up the vote count for...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 15, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

What to watch: Cheney in trouble while Palin eyes comeback

Aug. 15, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections in Wyoming and Alaska on Tuesday could relaunch the political career of a former Republican star and effectively end the career of another — at least for now. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is the vice chair of a U.S. House committee seeking to expose the...

Physician Green wins Hawaii Democratic primary for governor

Aug. 14, 2022 04:35 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — For their 16th wedding anniversary, Democrats in Hawaii gifted Josh Green and his wife, Jaime, a comfortable margin of victory in the gubernatorial primary Saturday. Green, the state’s current lieutenant governor, handily defeated former first lady Vicky Cayetano...

Duke Aiona wins Republican nomination for governor in Hawaii primary election.

Aug. 14, 2022 02:11 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Duke Aiona wins Republican nomination for governor in Hawaii primary election.

Josh Green wins Democratic nomination for governor in Hawaii primary election.

Aug. 14, 2022 02:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Green wins Democratic nomination for governor in Hawaii primary election.

GOP candidates stress urgency at annual Nevada cookout

Aug. 13, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Standing in front of 1,500 Republicans at a rural ranch backdropped by the Sierra Nevada mountains, Nevada’s Republican governor candidate Joe Lombardo referenced the “elephant in the room” without naming him. The second-place finisher in the...

Ivey's office releases photos after dismissing health rumors

Aug. 12, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office released photos of her greeting South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at an airport on Friday a day after it dismissed rumors that Ivey was having health issues just months ahead of the general election. The four photos showed Ivey,...