Gubernatorial elections

J.B. Pritzker speaks to the media as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and others look on at MacArthur's Restaurant in Chicago on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 6:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the "least offensive" African-American to appoint to a Senate seat. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Rep. Jeanne Ives (42nd) meet with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board at Tribune Tower in Chicago. Ives, who is trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. is standing by a campaign ad that's being blasted as racist, homophobic and "repulsive." Ives, a social and fiscal conservative, says the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP governor's "chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made." The ad features actors portraying people including a transgender woman and a Chicago Teachers Union member, all thanking Rauner.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 1:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Republican lawmaker trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is standing by a campaign ad that has been blasted as racist and homophobic, despite the state party chairman's call for her to stop airing it and apologize. State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a social and fiscal conservative,...
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January 30, 2018 - 12:57 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Backers of Kansas' incoming Republican governor expect his elevation to boost his chances of keeping the job after this year's elections. Many Democrats are more worried about a high-profile independent candidate becoming a spoiler benefiting the GOP. Republican Jeff Colyer is...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having an extramarital affair. The Republican's spokesman, Parker Briden, said Monday, Jan. 15, that the governor will still unveil his policy goals this week, but that he's delaying a promotional tour. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
January 16, 2018 - 8:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Facing new calls to resign from some fellow Republicans, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens instead affirmed his intent Tuesday to remain on the job while seeking forgiveness for an extramarital affair that he described as a "personal mistake." Greitens, who has stayed out of...
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New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy walks out of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart following a prayer service for him, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Newark, N.J. New Jersey's next governor is kicking off a series of events leading to his inauguration. Murphy and Lt. Gov.-elect Sheila Oliver plan to visit various towns on Saturday to promote opportunities for transit. Events are planned on Sunday and Monday before they are sworn into office at the War Memorial in Trenton on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Wall Street executive and Obama administration diplomat was sworn in as New Jersey's governor Tuesday, replacing Republican Gov. Chris Christie and returning full control of state government to Democrats. Phil Murphy, 60, succeeds Christie after two terms and promises...
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In this Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy, left, gathers with community leaders to discuss gun violence in Chicago at a press conference accompanied by, from left, Chicago Alderman Rick Munoz, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, Rev. Paul Jakes, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush in Chicago. Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy. Now the 54-year-old Democrat has made the issue a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 10:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Few candidates for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy. The Democrat was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated. Now he's made the issue a centerpiece of his Illinois...
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FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference at the Integrity House drug addiction rehabilitation center in Newark, N.J. Christie is set to deliver his final state of the state address on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Christie will be turning over state government control to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office on Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's leaving the state in much better shape than when he took office eight years ago. The Republican delivered his last state of the state address Tuesday. He's handing over state government to Democrat Phil Murphy next week...
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January 09, 2018 - 3:54 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey has officially terminated a consent decree prohibiting the Republican National Committee from engaging in tactics that can lead to voter intimidation, ending a legal dispute that dates back to President Ronald Reagan's first term. The decree was to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announces that he is a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor at "Lilly's Kitchen Table" Restaurant in Grove City, Ohio. Cordray is joining forces with former congresswoman and Obama-era official Betty Sutton in the Ohio governor's race as Democrats position to win back the key battleground state in November. (Brooke LaValley/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
January 09, 2018 - 2:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray will join forces with former congresswoman and Obama-era official Betty Sutton on Wednesday in the race for Ohio governor, a Democrat close to the campaign told The Associated Press. The move comes as Democrats position to win...
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