Gubernatorial elections

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer addresses her supporters in Detroit after winning the primary. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in November. She is focusing her campaign on cleaning up drinking water across the state, rebuilding roads and maintaining the expansion of Medicaid that provided health coverage to 663,000 lower-income adults. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 23, 2018 - 12:05 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Ayanna Pressle speaks at a Massachusetts Democratic Party unity event in Boston. At right is Jay Gonzalez, winner of the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Sept. 14, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about how the party is structured. “It is not enough to just talk about a blue wave and Democrats being in the majority,” said Pressley. “What matters is who are those Democrats? We have to have a conversation about the guts and the soul of this party.” (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
September 15, 2018 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum addresses his supporters after Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for governor in Tallahassee, Fla. The history-making gubernatorial runs by Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Gillum of Florida and Ben Jealous of Maryland are turning them into stars nationwide and at the Congressional Black Caucus annual legislative conference. If elected, Abrams, Jealous and Gillum, would give America its largest number of black governors ever. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
September 14, 2018 - 11:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a scoop. But the center of this attention wasn't Beyonce or the Rolling Stones. It was three black gubernatorial...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks as he marks his primary election ballot at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, in Mount Kisco, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 14, 2018 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After a night of silence, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made his first public remarks following his victory in Thursday's Democratic primary, appearing at his office in Manhattan to cite his big win over Cynthia Nixon as evidence that liberal voters want results, not rhetoric...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, left, speaks during a Democratic primary debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in New York on July 18, 2018. Democratic primary voters in New York on Thursday, Sept. 13 will settle the primary battle between two-term Cuomo and liberal challenger Nixon. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday Pool, and Evan Agostini/Invision, File)
September 13, 2018 - 7:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist and actress Cynthia Nixon made one last appeal to New York Democrats casting ballots Thursday as their long and sometimes nasty primary contest comes to a close. The outcome of the Democratic race will likely resonate around the nation, as it is a...
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September 13, 2018 - 7:37 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official now is doing political work for him. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show Washington-based GMMB recently has been making...
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Incumbent Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo greets supporters alongside her son, Thompson, at her primary night victory party, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 13, 2018 - 6:15 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, who made a case for a second term by highlighting the state's improving economic fortunes, has survived a grassroots challenge from the left to win her party's nomination for re-election. She will now face Republican Allan Fung...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, left, speaks during a Democratic primary debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in New York on July 18, 2018. Democratic primary voters in New York on Thursday, Sept. 13 will settle the primary battle between two-term Cuomo and liberal challenger Nixon. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday Pool, and Evan Agostini/Invision, File)
September 12, 2018 - 12:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Polls may show her far behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary, but Cynthia Nixon says she knows something that Cuomo and the pollsters don't. There's a movement, she says, of left-leaning voters tired of piecemeal progress on crumbling subways,...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, left, speaks during a Democratic primary debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in New York on July 18, 2018. Nixon's campaign is crying foul over a Democratic Party mailer supporting Cuomo that says Nixon "won't stand strong" for Jewish residents and has been silent on rising anti-Semitism. Two of Nixon's children are being raised in the Jewish faith. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday Pool, and Evan Agostini/Invision, File)
September 10, 2018 - 8:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cynthia Nixon's campaign cried foul on Monday over a pro-Andrew Cuomo mailer paid for by the Democratic Party that questions her support for Jewish people, with the candidate calling on the governor to apologize to New Yorkers. Nixon, who has two children being raised in the...
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This photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, an Oklahoma zookeeper, who was indicted on federal murder-for-hire charges. Carole Baskin, the operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary, says she was the target of Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the nickname "Joe Exotic." Maldonado-Passage, who remains jailed in Florida, also ran unsuccessfully for Oklahoma governor as a Libertarian this year. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary says she was the target of an Oklahoma zookeeper who was indicted last week on federal murder-for-hire charges. Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue said she's clashed in the past with Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the...
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