Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year. In the heart of Trump country, the moderate Edwards cobbled together enough cross-party support with his focus on bipartisan, […]

Republican Lt. Gov. Reeves wins Mississippi governor’s race

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans are keeping their hold on the governorship in Mississippi, despite facing the best-funded Democrat to run for the position in more than a decade. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns. Reeves will succeed Gov. Phil Bryant, who […]

Puerto Ricans get their 3rd governor in 6 days

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico’s new governor Wednesday, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the island’s Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi’s swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional. Accompanied by her husband, Judge Jorge Díaz, and one of her […]

Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam’s choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America’s first black president. But sitting in a stylist’s chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked about […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Governor Abbott delivers State of the State Address, declares legislative emergency items

BREAKING NEWS! Austin, February 5 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State Address today, February 5, 2019. In his address, he identified six (6) emergency items, which are the only items the 86th Texas Legislature may take up in floor votes during the first sixty (60) days of the Legislative Session. […]

Virginia democrat governor Northam apologizes for racist imagery in yearbook

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a democrat, acknowledged Friday that he appears in a photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page that shows a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe. The revelation of the photograph prompted state Republicans and two Democratic presidential candidates to call for […]

Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams’ acknowledgement that she can’t win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the comments in a statement Friday, shortly after Abrams’ speech effectively ended the contest. The final result had been […]

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the unofficial results in both races fell within […]

Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid shortly after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker’s announcement, made Friday at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage right before he was to participate in a debate, was […]

The Golden Hammer endorses Governor Greg Abbott for re-election

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorses Governor Greg Abbott for re-election as Governor in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. Under the Texas Constitution, the Governor of Texas is not a particularly powerful position, but the office does give its holder an excellent platform to speak out […]