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  • Reichert to announce decision on governor's race next week 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:30 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert will announce next week his decision on whether or not he'll jump into the gubernatorial race in Washington state.

  • Maine directs residents to referendum election guide online 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 4:06 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap wants residents to familiarize themselves with the state's upcoming public referendums, including one about campaign finance laws.

  • Ethics Lawyer: Paul Davis can stay on voter rules lawsuit 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 8:05 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Former Democratic lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis can continue as an attorney in a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration restrictions, an attorney for the Kansas Ethics Commission said Thursday.

  • Gubernatorial candidates make pitches to coal group 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 6:54 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway tried to reinforce his friend-of-coal credentials Thursday, pledging to promote the industry and look for tax incentives to boost production as he distanced himself from a president routinely blamed for coal's downturn.

  • The state Senate races to watch on Election Day 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 3:53 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Partisan control for Virginia's state Senate is up for grabs this November.

  • Super PAC backing Democrats spends $1M in 3 Assembly races 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 2:02 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A super political action committee focused on electing Democratic lawmakers has spent more than $1 million in three contested New Jersey Assembly districts ahead of Election Day.

  • Miss. governor up with TV ads, but no air time yet for Dem 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:40 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's campaign is running its first TV commercials this election season, but a new analysis shows his Democratic challenger, truck driver Robert Gray, hasn't bought any air time.

  • TV ad spending in Louisiana election at $9.4M and rising 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:28 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Spending on TV advertising for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election has reached nearly $9.4 million, with the governor's race accounting for most of the money. But spending by candidates for attorney general and lieutenant governor are on the rise as the election nears.

  • Correction: Missouri Governor-Brunner story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 10:45 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - In a story Oct. 5 about John Brunner's entry into the 2016 race for Missouri governor, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Brunner so far had donated at least $87,600 to an exploratory committee. He had donated about $62,600, according to the latest campaign finance records available.

  • The Latest: Candidates say tax break cuts would help budget 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 9:33 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The latest on the Louisiana governor's race as three of the major candidates debate issues affecting the state:

  • Republicans introduce bill reforming elections board 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 2:56 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Assembly Republicans have unveiled a bill that would dramatically reform the state elections board.

  • CEO criticizes tax breaks for corporations 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 10:59 am

    SALT LAKE CITY - During campaign stops during his run for Utah governor, former President and CEO Jonathan Johnson has been critical of tax breaks the governor's office uses to lure corporations to the state - tax breaks his own company received.

  • Candidates bicker on range of issues in gubernatorial debate story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:18 pm

    DANVILLE, Kentucky - Democrat Jack Conway spoke out against arming teachers as a way to prevent schoolhouse shooting sprees, while Republican Matt Bevin advocated random drug testing for people receiving public assistance as the gubernatorial candidates bickered on a range of issues in a televised debate Tuesday night.

  • Sen. Karen Fraser announces run for lieutenant governor 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 12:53 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state Sen. Karen Fraser says she's running for lieutenant governor.

  • Ohio elections chief offers website as early voting begins 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:05 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - As early voting begins in Ohio, the state's elections chief is offering first-ever online videos describing three statewide fall ballot issues.

  • Iowa Rep. Linda Miller says she won't seek re-election 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:54 pm

    BETTENDORF, Iowa - Rep. Linda Miller, a Republican lawmaker representing a portion of eastern Iowa, says she won't seek re-election next year.

  • New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:37 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Monday she would challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, setting the stage for a highly competitive race that will be critical in determining majority control of the Senate in the next president's first year.

  • N. Idaho lawmaker navigates Kootenai County politics 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 11:51 am

    BOISE, Idaho - Luke Malek is a young lawyer, a North Idaho resident since the second grade with deep ties in the community, and the son of two local physicians. A Republican, he worked for former Sen. Larry Craig and Sen. Mike Crapo, and was recruited by former Gov. Jim Risch to be the state's first governor's representative to North Idaho. He comes from a religious family; his brothers are Matthew, Marc and John.

  • History against outsider candidates for Missouri governor 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:17 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner is expected to join the GOP race for governor this week with former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, meaning there'll be two candidates who have never held public office. It's a trait that nationally has propelled political outsiders, such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump, but is historically unpopular in Missouri.

  • Coal group to webcast Kentucky candidate presentations 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 4:01 am

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The Kentucky Coal Association says it will webcast presentations by Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and attorney general during the group's annual meeting next week in Lexington.

  • Ohio court sides with elections chief on county board matter 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:46 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with the state's elections chief in a dispute over two Republicans picked to fill vacancies on a county elections board in northwest Ohio.

  • Voter registration deadline for Ohio's election is Monday 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:31 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans who want to cast a ballot in the fall election have until Monday to register to vote or update their voter information.

  • GOP candidates for governor raise more than $760K this year 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:54 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Jonathan Johnson, his 2016 re-election challenger, have raised a combined $760,000 so far this year, according to state campaign finance reports filed Wednesday.

  • Election fraud case goes to Kentucky Supreme Court 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 1:51 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Attorneys for a Magoffin County official have asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that would force the official out of office for election fraud.

  • Iowa sex offender who lost election still faces abuse charge 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:05 am

    CHARLES CITY, Iowa - A judge says he won't dismiss a sex abuse charge filed against a convicted sex offender who received 14 percent of the votes in losing a Charles City school board election last month.