- Montana governor has nearly $600K in bank for election bid Updated: Jul-07-15 5:25 pm
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock now has $596,000 in the bank for his re-election bid, sitting on half a million dollars more than any other candidate for public office in Montana despite raising considerably less money this spring than he did in winter.
- Conway launches first 2 TV ads in governor's race Updated: Jul-07-15 10:51 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic nominee for governor Jack Conway began flexing his financial muscle on Tuesday by airing a pair of TV ads statewide.
- 1984 Indiana governor candidate Wayne Townsend dies Updated: Jul-03-15 5:09 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Wayne Townsend, the 1984 Democratic nominee for Indiana governor who broke a barrier by picking a woman as his running mate, died Friday at age 89.
- Bevin, Conway to campaign in Campbellsville on July Fourth Updated: Jul-03-15 4:03 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's two major party candidates for governor are not taking a day off for Independence Day.
- Utah denies proposed ballot initiative imposing term limits Updated: Jul-02-15 3:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's elections office has rejected a proposed initiative petition to impose term limits on those appointed to serve on hundreds of state boards and commissions.
- Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement Updated: Jul-02-15 1:26 pm
LAS VEGAS - Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately become part of an interstate connecting Las Vegas with Phoenix.
- Former GOP US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids jail Updated: Jul-01-15 6:26 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth will not have to serve immediate jail time for elections violations provided she meets the conditions of three years of probation, according to a sentence handed down by a circuit court judge on Wednesday.
- Ohio elections chief gets text of anti-monopoly measure Updated: Jul-01-15 5:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The text of a hastily passed proposal to ban monopolies and cartels in Ohio's constitution has been delivered to the state elections chief for placement on the November ballot.
- Britney Spears tickets used to attract donors for Edwards Updated: Jul-01-15 3:08 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Donate baby one more time?
- Collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers Updated: Jun-30-15 11:20 am
A collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers:
- Kobach: No plans to change dual voter registration system Updated: Jun-29-15 5:14 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas residents can register to vote using a federal form without having to provide proof of citizenship under Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, but they won't be allowed to vote in state and local elections, the state's top election official said.
- Gay marriage political fallout may show up first in Kentucky Updated: Jun-29-15 3:21 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Political fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage will likely show up first in Kentucky, one of the few conservative states where Democrats still control state government.
- The Latest: Gay couples issued licenses, supporters rally Updated: Jun-26-15 8:22 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The latest on Kentucky reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states (all times local):
- Welch skips race for governor, will seek return to Congress Updated: Jun-26-15 5:09 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Congressman Peter Welch announced Friday that he's passing up a possible campaign for governor in 2016 and will seek re-election to the U.S. House, opening the field for other Democratic candidates.
- State, AFSCME OK ongoing talks without lockout or strike Updated: Jun-25-15 8:29 pm
CHICAGO - Negotiations on a contract with Illinois' largest public employee union will continue without the possibility of a strike or lockout for one month after the contract expires next week.
- Montana moves to reveal corporate campaign spending Updated: Jun-25-15 6:41 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana, a state that has long prided itself on strict campaign finance laws, is giving up on barring corporations from political spending and is instead attempting to expose every penny spent by them in elections.
- Allegation that LePage pressured school shocks lawmakers Updated: Jun-25-15 5:36 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Even Maine lawmakers accustomed to Gov. Paul LePage's aggressive style of politics said Thursday they were troubled by accusations that the Republican had the top Democrat in the House of Representatives removed from his new job at a school for at-risk youth by threatening to cut off funds to the institution.
- Democrats blast Illinois Gov. Rauner's budget vetoes Updated: Jun-25-15 4:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats are criticizing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to veto budget legislation.
- Bevin backed pro-Confederate flag candidate in 2004 Updated: Jun-24-15 1:29 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin's choice for president in 2004 was a third-party candidate who defended the Confederate flag and was supported by a racist group.
- AFL-CIO in New Hampshire to get new president after 26 years Updated: Jun-24-15 9:28 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire chapter of the AFL-CIO is about to get a new president, the first since 1989.
- Sly James re-elected as Kansas City mayor Updated: Jun-24-15 8:59 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Sly James was re-elected to a second term as Kansas City mayor in an election with extremely low voter turnout.
- Kentucky lieutenant governor candidates to appear in forum Updated: Jun-24-15 4:03 am
PADUCAH, Kentucky - The Democratic and Republican candidates for Kentucky lieutenant governor will participate in a forum in Paducah later this year.
- Blackfeet man says he'll run for US House in 2016 Updated: Jun-23-15 6:54 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Blackfeet tribal member said Tuesday he is running for Montana's U.S. House seat as a Democrat in 2016.
- Conway offers plan to boost job, industry growth in Kentucky Updated: Jun-23-15 1:22 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Wages tend to be deflated in states with right-to-work laws, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway said Tuesday, as he released his jobs plan to promote Kentucky's homegrown industries and expand broadband access to areas lacking high-speed Internet service.
- Democrat running unopposed in special election for House Updated: Jun-23-15 11:56 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Democratic candidate is running unopposed in a special election for a suburban House seat.