ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The head of a progressive political party in New York is urging voters to cast votes on the party's line at a time when a new state law is jeopardizing the future of minor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge says minor political parties in New York have failed to make their case that the state violated their constitutional rights by making it harder to qualify as...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest informed Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper Thursday that he intends to sue over the way Cooper has imposed business restrictions during...
HOBBS. N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republicans are launching a voter registration effort among a Hispanic population in the state often overlooked: oilfield workers.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Responding to an outcry over former Gov. Matt Bevin's flurry of last-minute pardons, the Kentucky Senate advanced a proposed constitutional change Wednesday to prevent his...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Responding to an outcry over some of the previous governor's pardons, a Kentucky legislative panel gave initial approval to a proposal to put limits on the pardon powers of...
MOUNT GILEAD, N.C. (AP) — NorthCarolina Gov. Roy Cooper and formerWhite House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles were among Wednesday's speakers at a service remembering former Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan, who...
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he won’t contest results showing Democratic opponent winning Kentucky governor’s race
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he won’t contest results showing Democratic opponent winning Kentucky governor’s race.
Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials:
The State Journal on how Kentucky leaders and the public are responding to Matt Bevin’s loss in the gubernatorial election:
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Kentucky (all times local):
President Donald Trump is praising an ally's call to unmask the intelligence...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine could expand its new voting system and allow voters to rank gubernatorial and legislative candidates from first to last on November ballots.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved a measure that would make it more difficult for new minor political parties to get on the ballot.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general announced his candidacy for governor on Thursday, joining what's expected to be a crowded Republican field as the GOP tries to win next year's open seat and put an end to 16 years of Democratic rule.
Tim Fox, a 61-year-old cancer survivor in his second term as attorney general, said Republicans may have lost the past four gubernatorial elections, but now the time is right for a conservative governor — and he's best suited for the job.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Campaign finance filings show this year's campaign for Ohio governor was the most expensive gubernatorial race in state history.
The reports show that Republican Mike DeWine, the governor-elect, and Democratic challenger Richard Cordray, spent nearly $45 million between their campaigns.
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.
The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black female governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams took an unapologetically indignant tone that established her as a leading voting rights advocate.
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.
The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage. Instead, Abrams ended her campaign in an unapologetically indignant tone that established herself as a leading voting rights advocate.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The executive director of the State Elections Enforcement Commission says a record 334 Connecticut candidates received public grants to fund their 2018 primary and general election campaigns.
That's more than the 294 who received grants in 2014, the last gubernatorial election year.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local):
Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams' acknowledgement that she can't win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward.
Kemp made the comments in a statement Friday, shortly after Abrams' speech effectively ended the contest. The final result had been in doubt for 10 days after the election.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preliminary projections Friday show nearly two-thirds of California registered voters cast ballots in last week's election, a recent record for a non-presidential general election.
County officials estimate that about 12.8 million ballots were cast by the record 19.7 million Californians who registered to vote.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — High voter turnout during Oklahoma's gubernatorial election has had an unintended consequence — an increase in the state's initiative petition signature requirement.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ahead by more than 60,000 votes days after Georgia's gubernatorial election, Republican Brian Kemp pushed for Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Saturday as civil rights groups urged her to stay in the fight.
Kemp's campaign issued a statement that said it was mathematically impossible for Abrams to even force a runoff, much less win outright. It called Abrams' refusals to concede "a disgrace to democracy" that "completely ignore the will of the people."
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
South Florida Sun Sentinel on U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' win in the gubernatorial election:
Going into Election Day, it appeared Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee, had the edge. ... Most polls had shown Gillum ahead, though within the margin of error. And the Democratic turnout during Early Voting and Vote by Mail had surpassed that of Republicans.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story Nov. 4 about the Oregon governor's race, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oregon faces an unfunded liability of $22 million in its pension system. The correct amount is $22 billion.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Repeat Democrat win in Oregon governor race seems less sure
This election, another win by a Democrat in Oregon's gubernatorial election seems less certain as Gov. Kate Brown faces a challenge from Republican Knute Buehler
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama gubernatorial election (all times local):
Gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox says Tuesday's election is about ending policies that have kept Alabama ranked "at or near the bottom in everything that matters."
In a Monday stop with his family in Montgomery, the Democrat said the election will determine if Alabama will stay in the "shadows of the past" or "chart our own course to a brighter future."
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown ordered the public release of annual school performance ratings Wednesday after the state's biggest newspaper reported that a Brown appointee had delayed the release of the statistical rankings until after the high-stakes gubernatorial election Nov. 6.
Brown is in a tight race with Republican challenger Rep. Knute Buehler, who has made statewide education funding and reform among his top campaign issues.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy says he'll announce whether he's entering the Louisiana governor's race before Dec. 1, ending persistent speculation about his 2019 election intentions.
The Republican senator released the timetable Tuesday. If he runs, Kennedy will be the second GOP contender to challenge Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards, who is seeking a second term as governor.
Kennedy would be a formidable candidate, maintaining high approval ratings with voters.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early absentee voting begins Tuesday in New Mexico as registration comes to a close in a gubernatorial election that will help determine the balance of power in Congress.
Voters initially can obtain paper mail-in ballots or vote directly in person at county clerk offices through the state. Additional locations for voting ahead of Election Day open on Oct. 20.
Tuesday also is the last day for eligible residents to register to vote in this election.
MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials in Russia's Far East have cancelled the results of Sunday's gubernatorial election following reports of blatant vote rigging and say they will hold a new vote.
The Election Commission in the Primorye region voted Thursday to nullify the results due to numerous violations and called for a new vote in December.
MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials have moved closer to canceling the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections in Russia's Far East, bending to the pressure of accusations of blatant vote rigging.
The Central Election Commission voted on Wednesday to recommend to the local election authorities in the Primorye region that they should nullify the results due to numerous violations.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, a longtime Republican star in Kansas, is endorsing Democratic nominee Laura Kelly rather than Republican Kris Kobach in the state's gubernatorial election.
Kassebaum said in a news release Tuesday that Kelly has displayed bipartisan leadership while serving in the Kansas Senate since 2004.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer have agreed to meet for two debates before Michigan's gubernatorial election.
After weeks of negotiations, their campaigns announced Friday that the debates will be held on Oct. 12 at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids and on Oct. 24 at WDIV-TV in Detroit. The two debates will be the most between the major parties' nominees since 2006, when there were three.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Special interest spending in New Jersey's election last year spiked by 34 percent, or nearly $19 million, more than in the previous gubernatorial election year, according to a new state report out Wednesday.
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission said $74 million was spent in the 2017 contest when governor, Senate and Assembly were all on the ballot, up from about $55 million in 2013, when Republican Chris Christie was re-elected in a landslide.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of New Mexico are offering contrasting visions for changing the state's labor and business climate at a public forum.
Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce said Monday that businesses are showing an interest in expanding to counties in New Mexico that want to limit compulsory union fees by ordinance. Pearce praised right-to-work reforms as a way to give workers greater choice.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo continues to raise substantially more money than those challenging her in the coming gubernatorial election.
Raimondo raised more than $1.2 million this spring and spent $1.6 million, starting in July with $3.9 million in the bank, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the state Board of Elections.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday dismissed a challenge to debate Democratic Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox ahead of the gubernatorial election, saying only reporters and her opponent care about debates.
"There are only two people that ever bring up the subject. Y'all in the media and my opponent," Ivey said in response to a question about it.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's primary delivered a left-versus-Trump showdown for this year's gubernatorial elections, with Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis squaring off against Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton for a seat that Republicans haven't held in this purple state in more than a decade.