Gubernatorial elections

In this Oct. 22, 2018 photo former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. In the past, Florida's top races were tug-of-wars over taxes and education and insurance. This time around the governor's race is a proxy battle between President Donald Trump, who brought GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis to prominence, and Democrats who oppose him. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 02, 2018 - 3:16 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is emerging as an epicenter of the nation's polarizing politics in the final days of the 2018 campaign. In the closely contested campaign for governor, President Donald Trump and GOP nominee Ron DeSantis have used what has been called racially coded language to slam...
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Voters cast their ballots early for the midterm elections at the Government & Judicial Center in Noblesville, Ind., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
October 26, 2018 - 5:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Less than two weeks before Election Day, early voting returns forecast a midterm election turnout not seen in decades, with Republicans and Democrats demonstrating engaged bases on each end of the political spectrum. That level of enthusiasm — turnout is well ahead of the 2014 pace...
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October 25, 2018 - 10:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make his first visit to Iowa since he acknowledged he's considering seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Biden is planning to headline a rally in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday for in support of Democratic candidates...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, Maine election workers begin scanning and uploading election results trickling in from across the state, in Augusta, Maine. A new system known as ranked choice voting was used to decide results in the Democratic primary and also will be used in the November general election. (AP Photo/Marina Villeneuve, File)
October 24, 2018 - 10:32 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Voters marking a single candidate on a ballot? That's so 20th century. A new way of voting in Maine allows people to rank candidates from best to worst with provisions for additional voting rounds, candidate eliminations and extra tabulations to ensure there's a consensus...
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Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum meet after a CNN debate, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 22, 2018 - 1:22 am
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum. It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could become the state's first African-American governor. Instead, The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., arrives on Capitol Hill, in Washington. A Georgia Tech political group says Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race. In a statement, a Perdue spokesperson said the senator thought he was being asked to take a picture, so he grabbed the phone to take a selfie. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 14, 2018 - 10:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Tech political group said Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race. Young Democratic Socialists of America's Georgia Tech chapter posted video from the phone on...
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Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, speaks during a briefing on Hurricane Michael in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018. In the days before Hurricane Michael made landfall, Gillum blanketed the national airwaves, sounding much like the man he wants to replace, Gov. Rick Scott, who constantly urged residents to seek shelter and take the massive storm seriously. (AP Photo/Gary Fineout)
October 11, 2018 - 12:58 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Crisis is often seen as a test of leadership for elected officials. Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor's race days before it came ashore, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee. The system slammed into...
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October 10, 2018 - 5:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner is hosting a fundraiser headlined by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro just days after he warned that he's "tapped out" and that establishment Republicans are working against him. Wednesday's fundraiser in York...
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October 10, 2018 - 1:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania students who wanted to know how the state's gubernatorial candidates would address school safety and funding have gotten a chance to ask them. Fourth and fifth graders from around the state were able to ask questions Wednesday of Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2011 file photo, then Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell holds up a sign with the amount of the year's Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks during a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. For decades, Alaska residents have shared in the state’s oil wealth and eagerly anticipated the reveal of the annual check’s amount and dreamed about how they’d use their portion. More recently, the excitement has been muted as Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have capped the payout in response to Alaska’s budget deficit. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
October 04, 2018 - 12:16 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — For decades, Alaska residents have shared in the state's oil wealth. They eagerly anticipated the reveal of the annual check's amount and dreamed about how they'd use their portion. But more recently, the excitement has been muted as Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have...
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