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Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)
2022 Elections
Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)
2022-11-15 17:21:49
by TWN Staff

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family that knows the value of a dollar and the dignity of hard work. She learned the value of service from... Read More

2022 Elections
Nevada Governor: Joe Lombardo (R)
2022-11-12 20:25:59
by TWN Staff

About the State The son of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo was born in Sapporo, Japan, on Nov. 8, 1962. He lived in Japan for over a decade before his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read More

2022 Candidate Profiles
Oregon Governor: Tina Kotek (D)
2022-11-11 22:35:38
by TWN Staff

About the State Tina Kotek, the governor-elect of Oregon, previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives (2013-2022) and made history twice in that position — being the first openly lesbian person to hold the position and being the state’s... Read More

2022 Candidate Profiles
Arkansas Governor: Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R)
2022-11-11 22:33:26
by TWN Staff

About the State Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. She advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two-and-a-half years, Sanders worked... Read More

2022 Candidate Profiles
Nebraska Governor: Jim Pillen (R)
2022-11-11 22:33:15
by TWN Staff

About the State Born in Columbus, Nebraska, Jim Pillen, Nebraska’s new governor-elect, grew up on a farm in Platte County where he raised pigs with his father Dale.  After graduating from Lakeview Junior-Senior High School in 1974, he earned a... Read More

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Maryland Governor: Wes Moore (D)
2022-11-11 22:33:08
by TWN Staff

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations, has devoted his life’s work to a basic principle: No matter your start in... Read More

2022 Candidate Profiles
Massachusetts Governor: Maura Healey (D)
2022-11-11 22:32:59
by TWN Staff

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents met in Gloucester, where her grandfather worked on the fishing docks and her grandmother, whose ancestors settled on the Parker... Read More

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Pennsylvania Governor: Josh Shapiro (D)
2022-11-11 22:32:25
by TWN Staff

About the State Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor-elect, has served as the state’s attorney general since 2017. Raised in Montgomery County, outside of Philadelphia, he studied political science at the University of Rochester and earned his law degree from Georgetown... Read More

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Hawaii Governor: Josh Green (D)
2022-11-11 22:32:13
by TWN Staff

About the State Josh Green is a husband, a father, an ER doctor and Hawaii’s lieutenant governor. More than 20 years ago, he started caring for local families as a doctor in a small clinic on the Big Island. He... Read More

Debates
Kemp, Abrams to Debate on 1st Day of Early Voting in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Early in-person voting begins in Georgia on Monday, hours before the candidates for governor meet in the first of two scheduled debates. Democrats in particular are trying to push their supporters to cast ballots early in races that include a... Read More

2022 Elections
GOP Nominee for Nevada Gov. Says He'll Fight US Abortion Ban

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The GOP's nominee for Nevada governor said Thursday he would fight against a national abortion ban if Congress were to pass one. “It’s the vote of the people within the state of Nevada, and I will... Read More

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Shapiro Breaks With Dems on COVID Policies in Pa. Gov. Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As attorney general, Josh Shapiro went to court repeatedly to defend Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration against legal challenges to his pandemic-era mandates and shutdowns. Now, as he's running to succeed Wolf as governor, Shapiro says... Read More

2022 Elections
DeSantis Rival to Emerge From High-Stakes Florida Primary

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is poised to learn the identity of his general election opponent on Tuesday as Democrats choose between a man who spent a lifetime in politics — much of it as a Republican — and a... Read More

2022 Elections
GOP Warms to Far-Right Gubernatorial Nominee in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans are warming up to Doug Mastriano. When he crushed a nine-person field to win the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania governor in May, some in the party warned that Mastriano's far-right views on everything from abortion to the... Read More

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Lee Zeldin, GOP Nominee for NY Governor, Attacked at Rally

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of attacking U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, at an upstate event by apparently trying to stab the congressman was arrested and charged with attempted assault. “I’m OK,” Zeldin said in... Read More

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Andrew Giuliani Invokes Famous Dad in Bid for NY Governor

NEW YORK (AP) — After 2020, Rudy Giuliani is not someone most politicians would summon to hold a news conference on their behalf. As the frontman of former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, Giuliani made notorious appearances before cameras where he... Read More

2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will... Read More

New York
DA: No Charges for Cuomo From Allegations by 2 Women

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won't face criminal charges stemming from allegations from two women — including a state trooper — that he planted unwanted kisses on their cheeks, a suburban prosecutor said Tuesday. It's... Read More

In The States
Gov. Hochul Aims to Hold Office Amid Primary Challengers
2021-12-02 20:51:00
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul took over for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, and her performance so far has strengthened her case for reelection with the state’s voters. Polling data suggests New Yorkers are generally supportive... Read More

Political News
Stacey Abrams Announces Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign
2021-12-02 00:28:48
by Reece Nations

ATLANTA — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams announced on Wednesday she will again run for governor in 2022. Abrams previously sought to become Georgia’s first Black female governor in 2018 when she lost to current Gov. Brian Kemp. That election came... Read More

In The States
Trump Won’t Be Making 11th-Hour Trip to Virginia, Youngkin Says
2021-10-28 23:23:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The hints were “Y-U-G-E.” But now Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for governor, has pretty well put the kibosh on former President Donald Trump coming to Virginia to campaign. “He’s not coming,” the candidate told WTOP-FM radio on... Read More

In The States
Hochul, NY's 1st Female Governor, Inherits Vast Challenges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, inheriting immense challenges as she takes over an administration facing criticism for inaction during Andrew Cuomo's distracted final months in office. Hochul, a Democrat... Read More

In The States
Hochul: I'll Run for Governor After Finishing Cuomo's Term

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who will serve out the remainder of Andrew Cuomo's term after he steps down amid sexual harassment allegations,  said Thursday she plans to run for governor in her own right next year.... Read More

In The States
Tom Perez Launches Bid for Maryland Governor
2021-06-23 21:03:51
by Brock Blasdell

Tom Perez, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland, seeking to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Perez, who served as labor secretary for then-President Barack Obama and also... Read More

In The States
Ciattarelli and McAuliffe Winners in Gubernatorial Primaries
2021-06-09 18:19:03
by Brock Blasdell

Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate Republican from New Jersey, and Terry McAuliffe, an establishment Democrat from Virginia, both had strong victories in last night's gubernatorial primaries against their respective party’s political competition. Now in the last stretch of a race to... Read More

In The States
Could Beto Be Back? O'Rourke Mulling Bid for Texas Governor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There's no road trip, no soul searching. No beard or blogging. But Beto O'Rourke is making a political life decision again. Three years after becoming Democrats' breakout star out of Texas, and a year removed from... Read More

In The News
Virginia Republicans to Select Statewide Nominees Saturday
2021-05-08 19:56:16
by Dan McCue

Republicans will gather at 39 sites around Virginia Saturday to choose a slate of statewide candidates, with no choice, of course, being more important than that of governor. In a year in which the battle for the future of the... Read More

In The States
Former Rep. Cunningham Running for S.C. Governor
2021-04-27 12:35:47
by Dan McCue

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Rep. Joe Cunningham put an end to months of speculation Monday, formally announcing that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in this year’s gubernatorial race. Cunningham became a political sensation in the Palmetto State... Read More

In The States
Rhode Island, Meet The New Boss
2021-03-08 14:09:00
by TWN Staff

Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Dan McKee was sworn in las week as the state’s new governor following former Gov. Gina Raimondo’s confirmation as the nation's next secretary of commerce. McKee was first elected as lieutenant governor in 2014, prior to which he... Read More

State News
UT Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
2020-11-06 18:22:44
by TWN Staff

About Cox:  Cox grew up in the heart of Utah, part of the sixth generation of a farming family in rural Fairview—and about as far away from Utah’s capitol as anyone could imagine. The oldest of eight children, Spencer learned... Read More

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