Latest Gubernatorial elections News

Wisconsin Republicans agree on 'no endorsement' option

May. 21, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans agreed Saturday to have a “no endorsement” option when voting on whether to throw the party's official backing behind a candidate in the hotly contested governor's race. The top candidates in the governor's race were slated to make...

New York judge approves new maps for August primaries

May. 21, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York will face new challenges from Republicans and be drawn into interparty battles under new redistricting maps released late Friday. A rural judge approved the maps that will replace earlier maps that courts found violated the state's...

Massachusetts Republicans meet in Springfield for convention

May. 21, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Republicans are holding their state party convention on Saturday as they wrestle with how far to the right they should move in a deeply blue state. Members of the state GOP were gathering in Springfield ahead of this autumn's elections to...

Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 21, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials are battling to keep their offices in primary elections that will be decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both face fellow...

Teacher defends LGBTQ lesson plan that was spiked by state

May. 20, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure. The governor and department “caved to pressure instead of standing up for some of the...

Ballot fiasco delays results in Oregon, vote-by-mail pioneer

May. 19, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that can’t be read by vote-counting machines will delay results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon’s primary election, a shocking development that is giving a black eye to a vote-by-mail pioneer state with a national...

Ivey, challengers race to right in Alabama GOP primary

May. 19, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

In a pair of campaign ads this GOP primary season, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey falsely declares the election was stolen from Donald Trump and accuses the federal government of “shipping illegal immigrants" to the state. “My message to Biden: No way, Jose," she says. ...

Beshear: Kentucky posts its lowest-ever unemployment rate

May. 19, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky posted its lowest-ever unemployment rate in April, offering more proof of the state's unprecedented economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The state's seasonally adjusted, preliminary jobless rate fell to 3.9% in April, the Democratic...

Wisconsin Republicans to vote on death penalty, elections

May. 19, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans gathering for the state convention this weekend will vote on setting the party's priorities for the next year, including resolutions calling for all ballots to be hand-counted on Election Day, imposing the death penalty for people who kill police...

Maine removes LGBTQ teaching video assailed in Republican ad

May. 19, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education removed from its website a video containing an LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergarten students that was the subject of a Republican ad targeting Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. The ad, which first aired Wednesday, accused the...