Gubernatorial elections

FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Hawaii lawmakers applaud after Gov. David Ige, who is running for a second term in office, signed legislation in Honolulu. Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who is giving up her seat in Congress to block him from a second term. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
August 09, 2018 - 5:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige wants voters to look at his four years of accomplishments, including his handling of the Big Island's erupting volcano, as reasons to give him a second term. But U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, his main opponent in Saturday's Democratic primary in the heavily blue...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, right, answers a question from reporters as Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, left, listens during a news conference in Topeka, Kan. Colyer and immigration hardliner Kris Kobach were virtually tied atop a seven-candidate field with nearly two-thirds of the precincts counted in the primary, late Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
August 08, 2018 - 3:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Out-of-power Kansas Democrats smelled opportunity Wednesday in the tight, unsettled GOP primary race for governor between Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a close political ally of President Donald Trump and a conservative lightning rod who alienates even...
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his family greet supporter Jim Barrett before the polls close on primary election day, Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, in Midland, Mich. Schuette's post-election event is being held at Dow Diamond, the home of Midland's minor league baseball team. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 9:29 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Democratic legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer and Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette won the nominations to run for Michigan governor on Tuesday, advancing to a November showdown to succeed term-limited Republican Rick Snyder. Whitmer, the first-ever...
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August 06, 2018 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state's GOP gubernatorial primary. In a Monday morning tweet ahead of the Tuesday contest, Trump says Kobach has his "full & total Endorsement!" Kobach advised the Trump campaign...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Johnson is considering jumping into the race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico as the current Libertarian candidate prepares to drops out, Johnson consultant Ron Nielson told The Associated Press on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 04, 2018 - 9:44 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate Gary Johnson received a formal invitation Saturday to run for the U.S. Senate under the Libertarian Party banner. The central committee of New Mexico's Libertarian Party offered Johnson the party's nomination...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidates who will square off in a debate Wednesday night, July 11, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. From left, are: Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka; former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer; and former state Agriculture secretary Joshua Svaty. Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and there’s pressure to break it. That pressure has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win the governor's race this year. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
August 04, 2018 - 4:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and the pressure to break it has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win the governor's race this year. Democrats nationally...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidates from left: former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer; entrepreneur Shri Thanedar; and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit's former health director. Corporate donations have become a central issue in the Michigan Democratic contest for governor as the three candidates try to woo progressive voters ahead of the Aug. 7 primary. (AP Photo/File)
August 04, 2018 - 11:01 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former legislative leader with the establishment's backing is hoping to fend off two political newcomers who have staked out positions to her left in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Michigan governor. On the Republican side in Tuesday's state primary, Michigan's...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, state Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, makes a comment during a forum for Democratic candidates for governor in Topeka, Kan. Kelly the leading Democratic candidate for Kansas governor is under attack for her past backing of tough voter identification policies as her party prepares for the possibility that the champion of those measures, conservative Kris Kobach, will win the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
August 01, 2018 - 7:26 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The leading Democratic candidate for Kansas governor is under attack for her past backing of tough voter identification policies as her party prepares for the possibility that the champion of those measures, conservative Kris Kobach, will win the Republican nomination. Democrats...
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July 31, 2018 - 4:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — While running in the Republican primary for Georgia governor, Brian Kemp was "unequivocally opposed" to a proposed sales tax exemption on jet fuel that would have saved Delta Air Lines, one of the state's largest employers, millions of dollars per year. Now as the GOP nominee for...
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, second from right, is introduced to applause from Republican gubernatorial nominee and Secretary of State Brian Kemp, third from left, during a unity rally, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Peachtree Corners, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 27, 2018 - 12:12 am
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — With the Georgia governor's race now set, Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams returned to the campaign trail Thursday, where their approaches proved just as different as their starkly contrasting policies. Kemp, hoping to unite his party on the heels of a...
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