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Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

Montana’s Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money’s corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect …


Otter pardons man convicted of selling marijuana 30+ years ago

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday announced the fourth pardon he’s issued in his 12 years in office, pardoning a man who was convicted more than three decades ago of …


14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive.


Jordan edges closer to Little, poll shows

A survey released recently shows that Medicaid expansion is likely blazing a trail for gubernatorial hopeful Paulette Jordan.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

Despite a challenging first term marked by both natural and man-made disasters, Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, …


Trump breaks with aides, tweets endorsement of Kobach

President Donald Trump is endorsing controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state’s GOP gubernatorial primary.


Eye on Boise: Little disappointed as Labrador misses grazing hearing

When Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little went to Washington, D.C., to testify on Thursday at a congressional hearing on public lands grazing, he expected to see Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador …


Donate to Cynthia Nixon campaign for N.Y. governor, win a bong

Cynthia Nixon fans who agree with the former “Sex and the City” star that marijuana should be legalized can support her campaign for governor of New York by entering a …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Former Gov. Ray, who helped relocate refugees to Iowa, dies

Former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray, who helped thousands of Vietnam War refugees relocate to the state and defined Iowa’s Republican politics for years, has died. He was 89.


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

President Donald Trump’s effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday in South Carolina where voters are choosing between two GOP gubernatorial candidates.


With general election contest still ahead, Idaho gov hopefuls already have spent more than $11 million

The post-primary numbers are in for campaign spending in the primary race for Idaho governor this year, and they’re pretty eye-popping.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

New Jersey’s governor kicked off a new era of gambling Thursday in the state that led the charge for the entire nation to bet on sports legally.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

In key governor’s races, Democrats split on education

A subterranean divide among Democrats between backers of teachers unions and those of charter schools and other education innovations is helping shape key gubernatorial primaries, even as red-meat issues like …


Prosecutor dropping computer tampering case against Greitens

One of two criminal cases against Missouri Gov Eric Greitens will be dismissed, now that the Republican governor has announced his resignation, St. Louis’ top prosecutor said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns amid widening investigations

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a sometimes brash political outsider whose unconventional resume as a Rhodes scholar and Navy SEAL officer made him a rising star in the Republican Party, resigned …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

It’s Paulette Jordan vs. Brad Little for Idaho governor

Paulette Jordan, a two-term state representative and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, pulled off an upset win in Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday over the party’s 2014 nominee, Boise …


Balukoff vs. Jordan

With Idaho’s 2018 primary election just around the corner, Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidates A.J. Balukoff and Paulette Jordan spoke in separate interviews with the Daily News in the past two …


Jordan: Campaign email wasn’t meant to mislead Idaho voters

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is not apologizing for sending a campaign email that critics argued misled voters into thinking she had been endorsed by the Idaho Democratic Party.


Idaho Democratic candidates vary slightly in debate

Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state’s biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

GOP legislative leaders call on Missouri governor to resign

Missouri’s top Republican legislative leaders abandoned fellow GOP Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday, calling on him to resign instead of continuing to fight allegations that he illegally took advantage of …


Kentucky Gov. Bevin apologizes for child sex abuse remarks

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Vermont’s Republican governor signs new gun restrictions

Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat – the first significant gun …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Bundy leader of standoffs says he’ll run for Nevada governor

A leader of two high-profile armed standoffs with U.S. agents whose Bundy ranching family has decried federal ownership of public land says he’ll mount an independent campaign for Nevada governor.


Lawmakers consider charge facing embattled Missouri governor

Missouri lawmakers returned to the Statehouse Monday for the first time since Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair; wife had roots in Spokane

A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom …


Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog’s campaign for governor.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Singer, actress Cher endorses Idaho lawmaker for governor

Singer and actress Cher has endorsed Democratic state Rep. Paulette Jordan in the race to become Idaho’s next governor.


Hawaii governor didn’t correct false missile alert sooner because he didn’t know his Twitter password

Though Ige was informed by the state’s adjutant general that the alert was false two minutes after it was sent, he waited until 8:24 a.m. to tweet, “There is NO …


Christie leaving governor’s office as Democrat takes over

New Jersey will say farewell to blunt-talking Republican Gov. Chris Christie as a wealthy former Obama administration diplomat and businessman is sworn in as governor.