Gubernatorial elections

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019, file photo, voters cast their ballots at Hampton City Hall, in Hampton, Va. As election results came in last week from Kentucky and Virginia, social media posts offered an unsubstantiated explanation for Republican losses: voter fraud. The responses offer a glimpse into the type of misinformation that could cloud next year’s presidential race. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
November 12, 2019 - 1:13 pm
As Kentucky's Republican governor trailed by thousands of votes in his re-election bid and Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts offered an unsubstantiated explanation for the Election Day results: voter fraud. The messages seized on small-scale voting issues or...
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November 09, 2019 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about elections in Virginia and Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than twice as many people in Virginia voted in state legislative races than 2015. The number of ballots case Tuesday increased by more than 50% compared with four years...
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Democratic supporters cheer their candidates at a Democratic Party event in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. All seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and state Senate are up for election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
November 06, 2019 - 3:53 am
Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades on Tuesday while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear...
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Andy Beshear and Governor Matt Bevin greet each other before the final Kentucky gubernatorial debate between incumbent Republican Matt Bevin and Democratic candidate Andy Beshear on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 in Highland Heights, Ky. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)
November 05, 2019 - 7:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — While much of the political world is focused on 2020, a handful of states are hosting off-year elections on Tuesday. The stakes are high in the local races, but there are significant national implications as well. President Donald Trump has invested time and energy into...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in, Lexington, Ky., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 04, 2019 - 8:05 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Kentucky (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising an ally's call to unmask the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint served as the catalyst for Democrats' impeachment probe. Speaking at a rally...
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President Donald Trump takes the stage at a rally at BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Miss., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 01, 2019 - 10:27 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump campaigning in Mississippi (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump is citing the House impeachment inquiry as a reason that voters in Mississippi should vote for a Republican candidate for governor. Trump is in Mississippi trying...
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September 09, 2019 - 10:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats' debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party's leaders and presidential candidates to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate nationwide her 2018 effort to bring new minority and young voters to...
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U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., shakes hands with supporters after he announced he is going to run for the United States Senate seat currently held by the retiring Pat Roberts. Marshall, from Great Bend, made the announcement at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
September 07, 2019 - 4:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Western Kansas' congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by thwarting immigration hardliner Kris Kobach's bid for the party's nomination. Two-term Rep. Roger Marshall...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, state Sen. Jake LaTurner, R-Pittsburg, speaks to reporters after his appointment as state treasurer by Gov. Brownback during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. LaTurner has abandoned a campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat to challenge first-term GOP congressman Steve Watkins that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat.(AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
September 04, 2019 - 2:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican state treasurer on Wednesday abandoned a campaign for an open Senate seat to challenge a GOP freshman congressman that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat. Treasurer Jake LaTurner's announcement came little more than a week after former GOP Gov...
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U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, R-Kan., makes a point during a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Topeka, Kan. Watkins is getting heat from some frustrated constituents who want him to publicly endorse tougher gun-control measures in the wake of recent mass shootings. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
August 27, 2019 - 6:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer on Tuesday urged the state treasurer to drop his Senate bid and instead challenge freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in the GOP primary, arguing the move would help "nominate a candidate that can win." Colyer's public opposition to a...
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