State governments

FILE - In this combination photo, New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro, left, speaks at a news conference in New York on Sept. 14, 2018, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, speaks a news conference in in Tarrytown; N.Y., on May 8, 2018. Cuomo and Molinaro are poised to debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 in New York City in their only showdown scheduled before the Nov. 6 election election. (AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews, left, and Julio Cortez, Files)
October 22, 2018 - 10:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro are poised to debate in their only showdown scheduled before next month's election. Tuesday's debate at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City will be broadcast at 7 p.m. on CBS affiliates around the state...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows South Dakota gubernatorial candidates, Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, left, and Democrat Bille Sutton. The first general election debate in the top-tier race for South Dakota governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem has sought to dispel Democratic challenger Billie Sutton’s moderate image, while Sutton has portrayed Noem as a Washington politician working for special interests. (AP Photo/File)
October 22, 2018 - 9:52 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The first debate in South Dakota's race for governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem is trying to punch holes in hard-charging Democrat Billie Sutton's moderate image. Noem, a four-term congresswoman, is favored to become the conservative state's first female governor. But...
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Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, left, shakes hands with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum after a CNN debate, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 22, 2018 - 4:24 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn't a big fan of Donald Trump, but he said during a televised debate that he'd gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects. "That's just not the way it works," said his opponent Ron...
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, and Republican challenger state Rep. Geoff Diehl participate in a U.S. Senate debate, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Springfield, Mass. (Frederick Gore/The Republican via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 9:49 pm
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke at her...
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FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos show Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting Texas and the president himself coming on Monday, Oct. 22, Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers to ensure O’Rourke doesn't upset him. O’Rourke is countering with the opposite, blowing off top Democratic brass for celebrity-style cool he hopes transcends politics. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
October 21, 2018 - 9:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him. O'...
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CORRECTS TO LOCAL 226, NOT 266 Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters during a Nevada Democratic Party rally at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, in downtown Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Biden is urging union members in Las Vegas to get out the vote for Democrat Jacky Rosen in Nevada's U.S. Senate race. (Christopher DeVargas/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 4:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke of working class struggles and said President Donald Trump is shredding American values as the Democrat rallied union members in Las Vegas to support Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats. Rosen, a freshman congresswoman from the Las Vegas-...
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October 20, 2018 - 12:18 pm
COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about U.S. House races along the Southern border, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Nancy Pelosi as U.S. House majority leader. She is the minority leader. A corrected version of the story is below: Border towns key in close US House races amid...
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The body of a victim of Friday's train accident is carried in for cremation in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing more than 50 people and injuring dozens more, police said. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
October 20, 2018 - 6:19 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday. R.C. Yadav, former chairman of Punjab state's Workers Welfare Board, said that many of the 60 killed and dozens injured...
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces he will drop his re-election bid while addressing the Alaska Federation of Natives conference Friday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Walker's re-election plans were dealt a blow earlier in the week after his running mate, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, resigned after making an inappropriate overture toward a woman. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
October 19, 2018 - 9:42 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has dropped his re-election bid, shortly after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker's announcement, made Friday at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in...
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Massachusetts Senate candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, and her opponent State Rep. Geoff Diehl shake hands before a debate in Boston, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
October 19, 2018 - 7:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's decision to release a DNA test during their first debate Friday. The meeting was combative at times, with the...
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