Gubernatorial elections

Former state Sen. Mark Leno speaks to reporters in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Leno pulled ahead in San Francisco's race for mayor by the slimmest of margins early Wednesday under the city's unusual voting system, although Board of Supervisors President London Breed maintained her lead in first-place votes. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 07, 2018 - 8:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In San Francisco, the candidate with the most first-place votes is trailing in a tight race for mayor. London Breed, the president of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, is some 10 percentage points ahead of former state Sen. Mark Leno in votes for first-place. Yet, Leno was...
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Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, waves with his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom after speaking at his gubernatorial campaign's primary night watch party in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 06, 2018 - 10:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Primaries in eight states bolstered Democrats' hopes for a "blue wave" in November, but President Donald Trump put his own spin on the races, declaring Wednesday "the Trump impact" had delivered a "great night" for Republicans. In California, Republicans avoided an embarrassing...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Judge Aaron Persky poses for a photo with a sign opposing his recall in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Northern California voters are deciding on Tuesday, June 5 whether to remove Persky from office for the first time in decades because he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Persky would be the first California judge recalled from office since 1932 if a majority of voters choose to remove him on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 3:35 a.m. California Democrats have been denied their supermajority in the state Senate. Democrats temporarily lost their...
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U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks to supporters in Albuquerque, M.M., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Grisham won the Democratic nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Juan Antonio Labreche)
June 06, 2018 - 2:27 am
Eight states cast midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Votes are being tallied in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. Some of the highlights: WOMEN IN THE...
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Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, waves with his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom after speaking at his gubernatorial campaign's primary night watch party in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 06, 2018 - 2:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holding hopes of a "blue wave" in November, Democrats fought to shape the political battlefield in primaries across eight states Tuesday, none more important than California where Republicans avoided an embarrassing setback in the race for governor. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newson, a...
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June 05, 2018 - 12:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor is opting against holding a special election that would have briefly filled the state Senate seat vacated by Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner's resignation. Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Stack announced Tuesday he wants to avoid the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Kansas Republican governor candidate Kobach rode in a parade on a jeep with a large replica gun mounted on it, prompting criticism on social media that the display was inappropriate at a time of school shootings. The sight of Kobach in the red, white and blue-decorated jeep at the Old Shawnee Days parade Saturday morning, June 2, 2018, stunned some onlookers, the Kansas City Star reported . (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 03, 2018 - 11:17 am
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City suburb has apologized after a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Kansas appeared in a parade atop a Jeep with what appeared to be a large gun mounted on the back . The Kansas City Star reported that some onlookers appeared stunned by the sight of Kansas...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Across televisions in Orange County, a flashy ad slams Chavez for supporting a California climate change program and a massive state budget. But it's not one of Chavez's Republican rivals excoriating him for siding with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, it's Democrats. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
June 01, 2018 - 1:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Across televisions in Orange County, a flashy ad slams GOP congressional candidate Rocky Chavez for supporting a California climate change program and a massive state budget. But it's not one of Chavez's Republican rivals who's criticizing him for siding on issues with...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resignation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens resigned amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair with his former hairdresser. Greitens said his resignation would take effect Friday. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 3:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens didn't follow the normal path to political power, nor is he taking the usual exit from office. Greitens, who won election as a political outsider promising to clean up government, will resign Friday after striking a deal with a prosecutor to...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resignation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens resigned amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair with his former hairdresser. Greitens said his resignation would take effect Friday. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 7:59 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a sometimes brash political outsider whose unconventional resume as a Rhodes scholar and Navy SEAL officer made him a rising star in the Republican Party, abruptly resigned Tuesday amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair with...
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