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  • The Georgia GOP Governor’s Primary Focuses On Guns And Immigration

    WASHINGTON – The race for Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial nomination is all about the culture war. The three leading candidates have aired ads showing themselves wielding rifles and handguns. One declared he owned a “big truck” just in case he needed to round up criminal illegals and “take them home...
  • Cagle, Abrams leading in Georgia primaries for governor

    ATLANTA – An exclusive poll conducted for FOX 5 Atlanta shows Lt. Governor Casey Cagle leading the race for the Republican nomination for Governor and former State Representative Stacey Abrams with a big lead for the Democratic nomination. Opinion Savvy conducted the poll for FOX 5 Atlanta of likely...
  • Missouri Governor Eric Greitens no longer facing sex-related charge

    ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens declared victory as prosecutors abruptly dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy charge alleging he had taken a revealing photo of a woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair. The St. Louis circuit attorney’s office said it still plans to pursue the case,...
  • California GOP divided over governor in tough election year

    SAN DIEGO (AP) – California Republicans desperate to break a long losing streak are betting that anger over higher gas taxes and illegal immigration will give their candidates an edge in races for governor and other marquee offices this year. But they are also facing division from within. At...
  • Missouri Gov. Greitens accused of violence, sexual assault, blackmail: What to know

    Missouri lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling on Gov. Eric Greitens to resign following a report that an affair he had was at times violent and nonconsensual. Missouri lawmakers have announced they will hold a special session on May 18 to confer about impeaching Greitens. It will...
  • Iowa’s fetal ‘heartbeat bill’ passed by lawmakers, sent to governor

    Lawmakers in Iowa this week passed the so-called “heartbeat bill” which would ban abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, or roughly around the sixth week of pregnancy. The bill is now headed to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ desk for a signature. Reynolds, who is pro-life, could...
  • Dem chair: Michigan candidate for governor is ‘pathetic, bigoted fool’

    DETROIT — State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, a Republican candidate for Michigan governor from Canton, told a group earlier this month that he believes one of his Democratic rivals is part of a Muslim plot to take on positions of influence in America and start a “civilization jihad.” Giving a...
  • Kentucky governor apologizes for child sex abuse remarks

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — 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. The Republican issued his apology in a nearly four-minute video posted online, saying “it is not...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’s running for Senate

    Washington (CNN)Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is running for the US Senate, he told Politico in an interview published Monday, setting up a serious challenge to the state’s incumbent Democrat, Bill Nelson. “You’re probably surprised, but I’m going to announce I’m running for senator,” Scott told Politico, joking that...