Gubernatorial elections

In this July 12, 2018, photo, Republican candidates for Georgia Governor Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, left, and Secretary of State Brian Kemp speak during an Atlanta Press Club debate at Georgia Public Television in Atlanta. The two will face each other July 24 in a runoff election for the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 23, 2018 - 6:23 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Move over, Ohio. Make room, Florida and Pennsylvania. Georgia wants in on the swing-state action. The state's gubernatorial contest comes into greater focus Tuesday after Republicans choose between Brian Kemp, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump, and Casey Cagle, who is backed...
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Vice President Mike Pence, center left, and Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp, center right, gesture during a rally in Macon, Ga., Saturday, July 21, 2018. Pence endorsed Kemp for governor during the event. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 21, 2018 - 10:21 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made his presence felt Saturday in Georgia's race for governor, headlining a rally for Secretary of State Brian Kemp ahead of the looming Republican primary runoff. The appearance came three days after President Donald Trump unexpectedly weighed in on the...
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July 19, 2018 - 6:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Retiring Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan is facing questions surrounding his handling of a former top staffer accused of harassing and groping young female staffers. MinnPost reported Thursday that the Democrat's former legislative director, Jim Swiderski, was allowed to leave the...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence addresses the crowd at the America First Policies event in Rosemont, Ill. Pence is set to attend a rally in Macon, Ga., Saturday, July 21, to support Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
July 19, 2018 - 3:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend a rally in Macon, Georgia, Saturday to support Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor, days before the contentious GOP runoff is decided. The White House confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Thursday, one day after...
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July 14, 2018 - 11:59 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by members of her Office of Constituent Services to help...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Republican candidate for Georgia Gov. Casey Cagle speaks to his supporters in Gainesville, Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Cagle beat out three other opponents in the May 22 primary after a five-man race in which they were slammed by opponents for being late to the Trump train. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
July 09, 2018 - 1:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Another secret recording is shaking up Georgia's Republican primary runoff in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's campaign was already rocked last month by the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Cagle said he backed what he called "bad public policy" for...
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In this Thursday, July 5, 2018, photo, Joshua Svaty, a Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, makes a point during a forum in Topeka, Kan. Svaty is a former state agriculture secretary whose bid has been complicated by his past anti-abortion voting record as a legislator and abortion-rights' supporters becoming riled up by the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
July 06, 2018 - 4:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is giving the Kansas governor's race an odd twist. It's complicating the bid by a major Democratic candidate who's trying to rebuild his party's brand with rural voters but is hindered by his anti-abortion past. Former...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar gestures during a debate in Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan voters who twice delivered the governorship to a Republican computer executive-turned-venture capitalist are again being wooed by a wealthy outsider businessman with no political experience for the top post _ this time a Democrat. Thanedar, who was unknown until six months ago, has spent millions of his fortune on TV ads. (Michael Buck/Wood-TV8 via AP, POOL, File)
July 01, 2018 - 10:08 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters who twice delivered the governorship to a Republican computer executive-turned-venture capitalist are again being wooed by a wealthy outsider businessman with no political experience. This time the candidate is a Democrat. Shri Thanedar (Shree TAN'-eh-dahr) has...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Kevin Stitt, candidate for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma Governor, speaks in Guthrie, Okla. Stitt is among a large group of Republicans running for the nomination for Oklahoma Governor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday were winnowing a crowded field of candidates seeking the state's top job following an eight-year reign of Republican dominance. With no race for the U.S. Senate this cycle, much of the money and attention has focused on the 15 candidates trying to...
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FILE--In this Monday, June 18, 2018, file photograph, Democratic candidate for Colorado's governorship, Cary Kennedy, considers a question during a televised debate in Denver. Colorado's primary election to determine which candidate will earn the Democratic nomination is set for Tuesday, June 26. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two Democrats fought a close contest to help their party hold on to Colorado's governor's office as Republicans pushed to take over for the first time in more than a decade in the marquee race of this purple state's midterm primaries Tuesday. The contest to succeed two-term Gov. John...
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