Gubernatorial elections

In this May 5, 2018 file photo, gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody speaks at the Republican Convention in Augusta, Maine. Mainers go to the ballot box, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to rank candidates for the first time. It's the biggest test yet of ranked-choice voting. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
June 13, 2018 - 12:49 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican businessman Shawn Moody won Tuesday's ranked-choice voting primary in the race to succeed Maine's firebrand Gov. Paul LePage, while no clear majority winner had emerged in the Democratic primary. The founder of a string of auto repair shops won a majority of the...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Fred Hubbell waves while holding hands with his wife, Charlotte, during a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Hubbell, a former life insurance executive whose family wealth in Des Moines dates back to the mid-1800s, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday, June 5. Gov. Kim Reynolds and party leaders were quick to question how voters could trust a candidate who was born into a rich family. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 08, 2018 - 8:13 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a Republican Party that celebrates capitalism and the American dream of building wealth, the GOP's initial line of attack against the new Iowa Democratic nominee for governor appears a bit out of character. Fred Hubbell, a former life insurance executive whose family...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018 file photo, Clark County Commission member Chris Giunchigliani speaks during a forum for Nevada gubernatorial candidates in Las Vegas. The fiercest primary election battle in Nevada this year is a race between two Democrats vying to become the swing state’s first Democratic governor in almost two decades. The fight between longtime Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Giunchigliani has seen them spar over their response to the October mass shooting in Las Vegas while pledging to resist President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 08, 2018 - 2:10 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fiercest primary election battle in Nevada this year is a race between two Democrats vying to become the swing state's first Democratic governor in almost two decades. The contentious primary has seen longtime Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak (SIHS'-oh-lahk) and...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks during a Republican election party Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 06, 2018 - 12:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race with...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and South Dakota gubernatorial candidate, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Noem and state Attorney General Marty Jackley are competing for the Republican nomination for governor in the June 5, 2018, primary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 06, 2018 - 12:35 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem won South Dakota's Republican primary for governor on Tuesday, defeating Attorney General Marty Jackley to emerge as the favorite to become the state's first female governor. GOP primary voters made Noem the only woman South Dakota Republicans have...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, center, speaks to reporters alongside his wife, Sarah Cox, right, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in San Diego. The intrigue in the race to replace departing California Gov. Jerry Brown isn't who wins — it's who comes in second in Tuesday's primary, one of hundreds of contests across the state that could solidify Democratic dominance and reshape the fight for control of the U.S. Congress. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 05, 2018 - 11:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox took an early lead in the race to replace Jerry Brown as California governor, one of hundreds of contests across the state that could solidify Democratic dominance and reshape the fight for control of the U.S. Congress...
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Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell casts his ballot in the Iowa Primary, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 05, 2018 - 10:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats had plenty of options in Tuesday's primary election as they chose an opponent to Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, but it's unclear whether the top vote-getter will actually be on the November ballot. That's because Iowa law requires a primary candidate to secure...
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June 04, 2018 - 3:14 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After nearly a decade of disappointing elections, Iowa Democrats hope the primary will begin what they acknowledge could be a slow return to relevance in what has historically been swing state dominated lately by Republicans. Democratic losses in four straight elections have...
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In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, answers questions from reports after filing to run for the Republican nomination for governor as running mate and Wichita businessman Wink Hartman, to his left, and family members watch, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach is attacking a state law that helps young people living in the U.S. illegally go to state colleges. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 31, 2018 - 7:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Kansas governor who has advised President Donald Trump is attacking a state law that helps young people living in the U.S. illegally go to state colleges, appealing his party's conservative base in a tough GOP primary race. Kansas Secretary of State...
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Governor Greg Abbott unveils his plan to enhance school safety during a press conference at Dallas Independent School District headquarters in Dallas, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put a bigger focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a deadly shooting at a high school near Houston. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 7:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put greater focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a shooting at a high school near Houston that left 10...
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