State governments

Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt celebrates his victory over Mick Cornett at his watch party in Jenks, Okla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 4:29 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa mortgage company owner won the GOP nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor, setting up a November contest in which education will undoubtedly be a top issue. Kevin Stitt, a 45-year-old political newcomer, defeated former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick...
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Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, right, speaks to supporters with his wife Casey at an election party after winning the Republican primary Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
August 29, 2018 - 4:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump got his man in battleground Florida, but he watched a prominent immigration ally fall in Arizona in what was another eventful night in the 2018 midterm season. Arizona and Florida held primaries Tuesday, both of which tested Trump's influence. There were also...
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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. Sinema is seeking the current U.S. Senate seat occupied by outgoing Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, and will face the Republican primary winner of the race between Rep. Martha McSally, former state Sen. Kelli Ward, and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, if Sinema wins the Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 29, 2018 - 1:21 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was once a member of the liberal Green Party and a self-described "Prada socialist," but now she's one of the congressional Democrats most likely to vote with President Donald Trump and a champion of moderate compromise. Though she had token opposition from the...
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Andrew Gillum addresses his supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 28, 2018 - 10:43 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP. Those primary races Tuesday set up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political...
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U.S. senatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., celebrates her primary election victory, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. McSally will face U.S. Rep. Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., in the November election as they seek the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 28, 2018 - 10:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Martha McSally won the Republican nomination for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, setting up a November contest with Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. Republicans picked the candidate backed by the party establishment and seen by analysts as the GOP's best chance at holding...
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A voter cast his ballot at the Miami-Dade County Palm Springs North Fire Station, during the Florida primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 28, 2018 - 9:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Ann Kirkpatrick has won a seven-way primary to become the Democratic nominee for a congressional district seat being vacated by Arizona Rep. Martha McSally...
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In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, photo Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt, right, speaks during a candidate forum in Oklahoma City. At left is Republican candidate Mick Cornett, who Stitt will face in a runoff Tuesday, Aug. 28. At center is Democratic candidate Drew Edmondson, who will face the winner in November. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
August 28, 2018 - 7:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt, who criticized his opponent as being inadequately supportive of President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination Tuesday in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor. The 45-year-old owner of Gateway Mortgage Group defeated...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a rally in Tampa, Fla. Florida voters are going to the polls, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to select nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of Trump. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 28, 2018 - 6:29 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for Florida governor Tuesday, pulling off an upset against better funded and better known candidates on his quest to become the state's first black governor. Gillum will now face GOP nominee U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis...
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Gov. Jerry Brown holds a copy of a bill to end bail he signed Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, co-authored by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, third from right, and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, right, makes California the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial. Also seen are Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, left, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, second from left, and California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, second from right, (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 28, 2018 - 3:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial and replace it with a still murky risk-assessment system under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown's signature gives the state's judicial council broad authority to reshape...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2017 file photo, a person buys marijuana at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. The first full year of legalized marijuana for recreational use in Nevada pushed taxable pot sales past the $500 million mark statewide and raised nearly $70 million in tax revenue, including $27.5 million for schools. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 the $529.9 million in taxable pot sales for recreational and medical use combined exceeded expectations by 40 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 28, 2018 - 3:37 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first full year of legal marijuana sales in Nevada exceeded expectations by 40 percent, state tax officials said Tuesday. Taxable pot sales statewide totaled $529.9 million and raised nearly $70 million in tax revenue, including $27.5 million for schools, the Nevada Department...
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