Gubernatorial elections

FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 03, 2018 - 3:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads "too chicken to debate." These are the various scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between...
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Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the GOP's gubernatorial candidate, speaks at a rally in a warehouse in Reno on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, before the headliner, Donald Trump Jr. Trump Jr. said his father, President Donald Trump, is counting on Republicans like Laxalt and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. Laxalt said he feels "great" about his race against Democrat Steve Sisolak. He said, "This is the final push." (AP Photo/Scott Sonner).
November 03, 2018 - 11:09 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican from a political dynasty and a powerful Las Vegas-area politician hoping to become Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades are in a tight race for the state's top office Tuesday. Like many races in the battleground state of 3 million people, the contest...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp participates in a debate in Atlanta. Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the final days of a Georgia governor's race that's rife with charges and countercharges of attempted voter fraud and attempted voter suppression. In a letter Carter asked Republican nominee Kemp to resign from his post as Georgia secretary of state. Kemp is locked in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams, whom Carter has endorsed. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
November 02, 2018 - 9:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Democrats and voting rights groups in Georgia are staging massive voter protection operations. They say it is needed because the state's chief elections officer, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has a history of suppressing votes and can't impartially...
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Oprah Winfrey speaks to a crowd during a town hall conversation for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams at the Cobb Civic Center's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Winfrey visited Georgia on Thursday to canvass neighborhoods in Metro Atlanta and show her support for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (Alyssa Pointer /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 2:02 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election. Winfrey called Abrams a "changemaker" who represents the values of all...
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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 01, 2018 - 4:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — If Stacey Abrams becomes America's first black female governor on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey could be the keys to her success. Her ability to win over a 94-year-old white man with deep ties to the rural South and one of the world's most famous...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Stacey Abrams, left, speaks as her Republican opponent Secretary of State Brian Kemp looks on during a debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)
October 31, 2018 - 8:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will campaign Thursday for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Abrams' campaign confirmed that the billionaire media mogul will appear with Abrams, who is vying to become the country's first black female governor. The Atlanta Voice and BuzzFeed News first...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2004, file photo San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, left, Gordon Getty, center, and Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, right, enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine during a hospitality event of the Napa Valley Wine Auction at the PlumpJack Winery in Oakville, Calif. Plumpjack was co-founded by Newsom with financial backing from Getty, the heir to an oil fortune. Newsom, the front-runner in the race for California governor, is adamant he won't sell his interests but otherwise is deferring decisions about how to handle potential conflicts until after the election. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 28, 2018 - 4:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Before he was a politician, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was a businessman, and over the years he became a millionaire through his holdings in wineries, bars, restaurants, hotels and liquor stores. Newsom, a Democrat, is running for governor, and those business...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows South Dakota gubernatorial candidates in the November 2018 election from left, incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and Democrat Bille Sutton. (AP Photo/File)
October 25, 2018 - 4:11 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — With a cowboy's appeal and a carefully tailored image as a moderate, Democrat Billie Sutton is waging a surprisingly successful campaign that's put his party within striking distance of winning South Dakota's governorship for the first time in over four decades. Sutton, a...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Stacey Abrams, left, speaks as her Republican opponent Secretary of State Brian Kemp looks on during a debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)
October 23, 2018 - 11:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor was dominated by charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting. Libertarian candidate Ted Metz also participated in Tuesday's debate. Disputes...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski speaks to the media after gubernatorial debate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. Stefanowski touts his work at blue-chip companies like General Electric and UBS Investment Bank. Rivals criticized the most recent item on his resume: CEO of DFC Global company, which offers financial products that are not legal in Connecticut. Stefanowski counters that his experience straightening out the troubled company would serve him well fixing the state's stubborn budget deficits. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
October 23, 2018 - 7:25 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In his run for Connecticut governor, Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski touts his stints with blue-chip companies like General Electric and UBS Investment Bank. But the role getting all the attention is his most recent job as CEO of a global payday lending company. Rivals...
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