Gubernatorial elections

Democratic nominee for governor, Attorney General Jim Hood, addresses business leaders at the Mississippi Economic Council's annual "Hobnob Mississippi," in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The social event is hosted by the state chamber of commerce and is one of the last big political gatherings before the Nov. 5 elections. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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November 01, 2019 - 2:05 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican nominees for statewide offices in Mississippi appeared at a campaign rally in September, making speeches about unity and posing for smiling group photos. Democrats have not done the same, and it's unlikely that they will before Tuesday's election for governor and...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, left, and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear participate in a debate on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky. In a Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 debate, Gov. Matt Bevin denied claiming in a radio interview months ago that suicides happen on a nightly basis in casinos and challenged his Democratic opponent to produce a tape proving him wrong. Beshear responded that Bevin’s remarks are on tape. Beshear’s campaign produced the audiotape Sunday in a social media post.(Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, Pool, File)
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October 27, 2019 - 5:12 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heading into the final days of Kentucky's bitter race for governor, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin has exposed himself to a new attack by denying his recorded claim that suicides happen nightly in casinos. Telling a debate audience Saturday night that the truth matters,...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO FRUMAN, NOT FURMAN FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis, right, answers questions from reporters, with his wife Casey, after being declared the winner of the Florida gubernatorial race at an election party, in Orlando, Fla. Standing behind Casey DeSantis is Lev Parnas. Parnas and his associate Igor Fruman are facing federal charges in connection to efforts by President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
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October 15, 2019 - 2:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida businessmen who are tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now face federal criminal charges were photographed with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photographs taken by a photographer on assignment for The Associated Press show Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
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October 13, 2019 - 12:09 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters in his crimson state denied him a primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The Democratic incumbent was unable to...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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October 11, 2019 - 9:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to portray Louisiana's Democratic governor as too liberal for the state, urging his supporters "to vote John Bel Edwards out." Trump is trying to rally Republican...
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September 28, 2019 - 12:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A county administrator in Texas is apologizing for saying Texas Gov. Greg Abbott "hates trees because one fell on him." The Texas Tribune reports that the comment made Friday by Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, a Democrat, during a panel discussion was first reported in a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear greets residents at Sayre Christina Village Senior Living Center in Lexington, Ky. While Democrats in Washington charge ahead with an impeachment inquiry, their party’s candidates for governor in three Southern states are doing their best to steer the conversation away from Republican President Donald Trump and toward safer ground back home. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
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September 28, 2019 - 9:20 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — On Thursday, as President Donald Trump mused about a possible "spy" in the White House, Democrats alleged a "cover-up" and Washington fired up the gears of impeachment, the Democratic candidate for governor in Kentucky, Andy Beshear, was politely shaking hands at a senior...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson addresses the media during a news conference in his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri's Republican governor, Parson, is expected to announce that he's running for a full term in office. Parson has a campaign announcement planned for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, near his cattle ranch in Bolivar. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP File)
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September 08, 2019 - 5:05 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Parson is Missouri's unexpected governor, assuming power when his predecessor resigned in scandal. A little more than a year into his mostly uneventful stewardship of the state, the Republican governor announced Sunday that he's seeking a full term, and his folksy...
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This April 15, 2019, file photo shows Allen Thomas speaking during a forum held by the Pitt County Democratic Party for the Third Congressional District candidates in Winterville, N.C. Voters on Tuesday decide the successor to the late Rep. Walter Jones Jr. in the 3rd Congressional District. But residents were likely thinking more about weather than elections Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 as Dorian approached with high winds and heavy rains. Early in-person voting in the district has been cut short due to the storm. (Juliette Cooke/The Daily Reflector via AP, File)
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September 05, 2019 - 7:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian has created new challenges in the final days of campaigning for a North Carolina congressional seat that was already getting scant attention. As the hurricane scraped the coastline on its way toward the state, at least one campaign manager pulled signs for his...
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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, the Democratic nominee for governor, speaks Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the Jackson Medical Mall in Jackson, Miss. Hood said Mississippi should expand Medicaid to low-income workers as a way to bring billions of dollars into the state and help rural hospitals. He faces Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and two other candidates in the Nov. 5, 2019, election for governor. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)
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August 28, 2019 - 5:42 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic Attorney...
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