Gubernatorial elections

April 20, 2019 - 7:10 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor has feuded with teachers and insulted judges. He recently stunned GOP lawmakers by vetoing a pension bill, provoking a spat with the state Senate's top leader. Just weeks away from a primary election testing his standing with fellow Republicans,...
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FILE - This July 20, 1983 file photo shows Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.) in Washington, DC. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
April 16, 2019 - 11:45 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Speaking through tears, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has remembered his political mentor Fritz Hollings as a strong leader who was capable of transformative change on the issue of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/APTN, File)
April 16, 2019 - 12:08 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mourners are gathering to say goodbye to South Carolina's Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of the last larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated the politics of the South. Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Gov. Ralph Northam, center, greets members of the Richmond 34 and other African-American leaders for a breakfast at the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The Richmond 34 were a group of African Americans who defied segregation laws in the 1960's. Two months after his political career was all but dead, life for Northam looks mostly back to normal. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two months after a blackface photo in an old yearbook nearly ended the political career of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, his life seems mostly back to normal. The Democratic governor is cracking jokes at almost daily public appearances around Virginia. State lawmakers who called...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2017 file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin address a group of business owners to gather support for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act in Louisville, Ky. Pence will raise money for Bevin in Kentucky, one of three states that will elect governor's in 2019 .(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
March 08, 2019 - 3:11 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Kentucky (all times local): 4:07 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says Kentucky's Republican governor has the full and total endorsement of President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election in 2019. Pence spoke at a campaign event...
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FILE - This Nov. 11, 2016 file photo shows more than 500 clergy from across the country gathered for a "Clergy for Standing Rock" march on N.D. Highway 1806 near Cannon Ball, N. D., from the Oceti Sakowin Camp to the Cantapeta Creek bridge to demonstrate their solidarity for the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she's proposing legislation ahead of the Keystone XL oil pipeline's construction that would create a legal avenue to pursue out-of-state money that funds protests aimed at slowing construction. Noem's bills come after opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline staged large protests that resulted in 761 arrests in southern North Dakota over a six-month span beginning in late 2016. The state spent tens of millions of dollars policing the protests. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
March 07, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds...
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March 01, 2019 - 7:01 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A retired chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court says he has the best chance to win the governor's race because he believes he'll appeal to voters across party lines. Bill Waller Jr. says he's filing Friday for the Republican primary. It's the last day for candidates...
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This undated photo provided by Paige Fiedler shows Iowa attorney Paige Fiedler. Records obtained by The Associated Press show she negotiated a $2.35 million settlement for a state employee who was sexually harassed by an agency director who was a longtime ally of Gov. Kim Reynolds after backing off a threat to file suit days before the November 2018 election. (Paige Fiedler via AP)
February 28, 2019 - 2:50 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa accelerated an unprecedented $4.15 million settlement with two sexual harassment victims after a lawyer for one of them threatened a lawsuit days before the election that would dig into Gov. Kim Reynolds' longtime association with the agency director who...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though the national political focus has largely turned to the 2020 presidential campaign, three Southern states will see hard-fought governors' races this year, with Democrats trying to show they can compete in prime Donald Trump territory. Democrats are vying to unseat...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2015 file photo, pump jacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. Oil production in New Mexico has surged, resulting in record revenues for government coffers and public education. Figures released Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, by an industry group show revenues and taxes from the oil and natural gas sector reached a high of $2.2 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 21, 2019 - 9:11 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oilfield regulators would recover the authority to directly levy civil fines against well operators who fail to properly maintain equipment or spill waste under proposed legislation backed by the Democratic administration of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Initial...
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