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stage set for georgia’s may primaries for governor, congress


atlanta (ap) — the list of candidates running for federal, state and local elections in georgia’s may 22 primary is set, and many of the state’s most prominent political figures face stiff competition within their own party. according to the list of candidates released by secretary of state brian kemp’s office friday, 13 of georgia’s […]






rauner, pritzker spent more than $100 per vote to win illinois governor primarie


republican gov. bruce rauner and democrat j.b. pritzker spent a combined $105.2 million to win their respective party nominations — the equivalent of more than $100 per vote cast in last month’s primaries, new campaign finance records show. pritzker, a billionaire hyatt hotel heir and philanthropist,...






the latest: polls close in jersey governor's race primaries


the latest on the new jersey primary races for governor (all times local):






christie deputy, ex-goldman sachs executive win primaries


a wealthy former goldman sachs executive and republican gov. chris christie's top deputy immediately took aim at each other after winning primaries tuesday in the race to replace the unpopular governor, continuing campaign attacks that have marked the first statewide primary election since president donald trump took office.






christie deputy, ex-goldman sachs executive win primaries


trenton, n.j. (ap) — a wealthy former goldman sachs executive and republican gov. chris christie's top deputy immediately took aim at each other after winning primaries tuesday in the race to replace the unpopular governor, continuing campaign attacks that have marked the first statewide primary election since president donald trump took office.






candidate won't leave governor's forum, is dragged off stage


a democratic candidate for connecticut governor who refused to leave a forum where she wasn't invited and had to be dragged off the stage by police is facing criminal charges.






trump punts his top priorities to congress, setting the stage for a year-end sho


in kicking his top priorities to congress, president trump is setting the stage — intentionally or not — for weeks of messy horse-trading that may culminate in a year-end standoff to avoid another government shutdown. trump is betting he can pressure congress into breaking its gridlock and squeeze...






will a romance novelist be the next governor of georgia?


if georgia democrats get their way, the next governor of the state might be a prolific author of romance novels. stacey abrams, the minority leader of the georgia house of representatives, filed paperwork tuesday for a gubernatorial run, the atlanta journal-constitution reports. abrams says she...






republican gov. bruce rauner, democrat j.b. pritzker win primaries in illinois g


the race for illinois governor will be a battle between two deep-pocketed candidates who've already sunk more than $120 million combined into the contest, putting it on pace to become the costliest such campaign in u.s. history. republican gov. bruce rauner, a wealthy former private equity investor,...






new jersey holds governor primaries under shadow of unpopular christie


new jersey governor chris christie is barred by state law from running for a third consecutive four-year term this year, but the unpopular former republican presidential candidate remains a central figure in the campaign to replace him. voters head to the polls on tuesday to choose republican and de...






dem candidates for governor spar over education, protests


atlanta (ap) — georgia’s democratic hopefuls for governor sparred monday over who is the better advocate for public education, while rehashing the details of a national liberal conference this summer where activists booed one of the candidates off the stage. but stacey abrams and stacey evans, a pair of former state lawmakers meeting for the […]






the latest: goldman executive, christie deputy win primaries


the latest on the new jersey primary races for governor (all times local):






connecticut candidate dragged off stage from governor forum


brookfield, conn. (ap) — a democratic candidate for connecticut governor is facing criminal charges after refusing to leave a forum where she wasn’t invited, leading police to physically drag her off the stage. video of monday night’s event at brookfield high school shows lee whitnum sitting in a row with seven invited candidates, yelling that […]






governor proposes slashing taxes after federal ‘windfall’


atlanta (ap) — the governor and lawmakers have announced a proposal to slash income taxes in georgia in response to federal tax changes passed in december. republican gov. nathan deal on tuesday unveiled what he called one of the largest income tax reforms in georgia’s history. the governor’s office estimates georgia could collect $4.7 billion […]






massachusetts to plug gap if congress blocks planned parenthood funds


massachusetts will plug any holes in the budget of the state chapter of planned parenthood if the u.s. congress moves to block the use of medicaid funds for treatment at the women’s health care organization, governor charlie baker said on friday. the move by the republican governor of a democr...






texas governor estimates harvey damage at up to $180bn


us president asked congress for nearly $8bn for recovery efforts after storm, but governor says texas needs a lot more.






texas governor estimates harvey damage at up to $180bn


us president asked congress for nearly $8bn for recovery efforts after storm, but governor says texas needs a lot more.






champion of obamacare to give response to trump


the man who will give the democrats’ response to president donald trump’s address to a joint session of congress tuesday is a champion of obamacare and former governor of a state that trump triumphed heavily in last november. former kentucky gov. steve beshear will take center stage despite not bein...






trump affects virginia primaries, but not as expected


president donald trump had an outsized effect on virginia's primary contests for governor, but not in the ways most people expected.






state funeral planned at georgia capitol for zell miller


atlanta (ap) — a state funeral is planned wednesday at the georgia capitol for zell miller, a former u.s. senator and two-term georgia governor. miller died friday in his old family home in the north georgia mountain town of young harris. he was 86. he served his terms as georgia governor from 1991 until 1999 […]






federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries


with the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected russian interference.






hogan says congress must act on immigration program


baltimore (ap) — maryland gov. larry hogan says congress needs to act on immigration reform in light of president donald trump’s plan to phase out a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. the baltimore sun reports the republican governor gave his first direct remarks thursday about trump’s decision. the governor adds […]






justices reject challenge to hawaii, montana open primaries


the supreme court has turned away challenges to open primaries in hawaii and montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations.






former president obama steps back onto the campaign stage to spur voters


barack obama returned to the campaign stage on thursday to denounce the politics practiced by his successor, president trump, as unbefitting a nation yearning for unity rather than division. speaking in new jersey and virginia on behalf of democratic candidates for governor in next month’s off-year...






colorado republicans vote to keep 2018 primaries open to unaffiliated voters


a move to close the 2018 republican primaries to unaffiliated voters was stopped saturday after a majority of the party leaders voted against the proposal during a central committee meeting.






georgia governor: tourism had $60.8 billion impact last year


jekyll island, ga. (ap) — georgia’s governor says tourism had a record-breaking economic impact of $60.8 billion statewide last year. gov. nathan deal spoke thursday at the 2017 georgia governor’s tourism conference on jekyll island. he said more than 450,000 jobs across the state were somehow tied to tourism in 2016. state department of economic […]






michigan helped make donald trump president. is it ready to elect the nation's f


the democratic candidate for michigan governor stood before liberal activists, alone on stage, delivering a message of hope and inspiration. his beloved state, he said, the state where he was born, where he summered on crystal lake, where he spoke for his graduating class at the university of michigan...






pearce to run for governor instead of seeking re-election to u.s. house


u.s. rep. steve pearce has decided to run for governor instead of seeking another term in congress.






march 27 letters: why congress must not defund early stage research


gop must not defund the early stage research that has led to many silicon valley innovations






goldman executive, christie deputy win primaries


voters on tuesday chose a wealthy former goldman sachs executive and republican gov. chris christie's top deputy to run to replace the unpopular governor.






georgia governor criticizes 'unbecoming squabble' over delta


georgia's governor on wednesday criticized the "unbecoming squabble" that has engulfed the state capitol since fellow republicans threatened to punish delta air lines for cutting business ties with the national rifle association.






georgia governor criticizes “unbecoming squabble” over delta


georgia's governor on wednesday criticized the "unbecoming squabble" that has engulfed the state capitol since fellow republicans threatened to punish delta air lines for cutting business ties with the national rifle association.






rep. perlmutter exits colorado governor’s race


golden, colo. (ap) — rep. ed perlmutter officially ended his campaign for colorado governor on tuesday three months after announcing it, saying he lacked “the fire in the belly” to campaign in an increasingly crowded democratic primary field while also representing the denver suburbs in congress. once viewed as the democratic front-runner for governor, perlmutter […]






black steps down as us house budget chair amid governor bid


u.s. rep. diane black announced wednesday that she is stepping down as house budget committee chairwoman, but will remain in congress as she runs for governor of tennessee.






gop rep. steve pearce runs for governor, will leave congress


republican congressman steve pearce kicked off his campaign for governor of new mexico on monday, giving up a firm hold on a vast congressional along the u.s.-mexico border.