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 - 12:22 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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Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema talks to volunteers at a get-out-the-vote phone bank in Phoenix, Ariz., alongside members of the "Veterans for Sinema" group in this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 photo. Both major parties are worrying about so-called “spoilers” as election day nears. In tight races, third party candidates can make the difference by drawing away voters who’d otherwise support the Democrat or Republican. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
November 02, 2018 - 5:24 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race. The wild card: Angela Green, a Green Party candidate who...
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FILE - In this combination of Oct. 21, 2018 file photos Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speak during a CNN debate in Tampa, Fla. Races for governor, legislative seats and other state-level offices have attracted more than $2 billion in campaign contributions this year. That nearly matches contributions to congressional elections, the highest profile political events this year. The top states this year for reported contributions to candidates are, in order, Illinois, California, Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Polls have consistently shown a tight race in Florida between DeSantis, a loyalist to President Donald Trump, and Tallahassee Mayor Gillum. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, Files)
November 01, 2018 - 4:17 pm
The story of money in politics doesn't stop with spending on races for Congress. Candidates for governor, legislature and other state offices this year have brought in $2.2 billion in campaign contributions — nearly matching the combined total of $2.4 billion for candidates for the U.S. House and...
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, photo, Minnesota Independence Party chairman Phil Fuehrer discusses the plan for minor parties to cooperate with each other in hopes of achieving major party status in St. Paul, Minn. The Independence Party lost major party status in 2014, losing automatic ballot status and far more generous public campaign subsidies along with it. (AP Photo/Kyle Potter)
October 31, 2018 - 5:09 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Call it collusion or a gentleman's agreement, but three of Minnesota's minor political parties are working together to climb back into relevance. In the two decades since professional wrestler-turned politician Jesse Ventura jolted Minnesota with a third-party upset win to...
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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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October 14, 2018 - 7:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Tech political group says 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...
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President Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Lebanon, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 9:02 pm
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a "really historic week for America" that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey. Jocular and boastful, Trump...
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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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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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Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party activist Manilan Houle, of Minneapolis, is the first person waiting in line outside a polling station in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, on the first day of early voting in Minnesota in the 2018 midterm elections. Minnesota law allowed in-person voting to begin Friday — a full 46 days early — making it the first battleground state to begin casting actual votes in the broader fight for control of Congress. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
September 21, 2018 - 6:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up...
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