Republican primary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida’s pick for governor: Trump’s guy vs. liberal darling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Floridians will choose between one of President Donald Trump‘s most vocal supporters and an unabashed liberal when they elect a new governor Tuesday. The contrast couldn’t be greater between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be Florida’s first black governor and the first Democrat … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida’s pick for governor: Trump’s guy vs. liberal darling

DOVER, Del. | The Latest: Walker wins Delaware GOP House primary race

DOVER, Del.  — The Latest on Delaware’s primary election (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Scott Walker, a business owner and landlord who ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Democrat two years ago, has won the Republican primary for Delaware’s lone U.S. House seat. The 67-year-old Walker defeated actor and retired railroad industry worker Lee Murphy … Continue reading DOVER, Del. | The Latest: Walker wins Delaware GOP House primary race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: Sinema wins Ariz. Democratic primary for Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 11:43 p.m. Congresswoman Martha McSally has won the Republican primary for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat. She defeated former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Tuesday’s primary. McSally is an … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: Sinema wins Ariz. Democratic primary for Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump-backed DeSantis wins Florida GOP primary for governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — With the backing of President Donald Trump and more than 100 appearances on Fox News under his belt, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis sailed to victory in Florida’s Republican primary for governor Tuesday, defeating a longtime favorite of the GOP establishment with a campaign based largely around the president. DeSantis beat out Agriculture … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump-backed DeSantis wins Florida GOP primary for governor

What to watch during elections in Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma

Voters in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma head to the polls in the final multistate elections of the 2018 primary season. They offer another test of President Donald Trump’s imprint on the Republican Party. But the races, especially in Arizona, will take on special meaning following the death of Sen. John McCain, which has spurred a … Continue reading What to watch during elections in Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma

CHEYENNE, Wyo. | Wyoming rebuffs Trump, picks native son in GOP governor race

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — President Donald Trump tried his best to appeal to coal country but, amid a truckload of bad political news, the top coal-producing state didn’t love him back. Instead, Wyoming voters chose Secretary of State Mark Gordon, a rancher who grew up at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, over political mega-donor Foster … Continue reading CHEYENNE, Wyo. | Wyoming rebuffs Trump, picks native son in GOP governor race

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty’s comeback bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who once called Donald Trump “unhinged and unfit for the presidency,” lost to a lesser-known county official in the Republican primary, prematurely ending a bid to win back his old job. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, who won his party’s endorsement but still was considered an … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn. | Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty’s comeback bid

HONOLULU | Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who gave up her seat in Congress to run for governor. Ige had a challenging first term amid a series of natural and man-made disasters, including a false missile alert … Continue reading HONOLULU | Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

TOPEKA, Kan. | Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

TOPEKA, Kan. — The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer by 110 votes out of 313,000-plus cast after late mail-in ballots from all … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

TOPEKA, Kan | Governor’s demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he will remove himself from the further counting of votes while his Republican primary battle with Gov. Jeff Colyer hangs in the balance, describing it as a “symbolic” step in response to a public demand from Colyer. The governor publicly accused Kobach, the … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Governor’s demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas governor’s race turns nasty as Kobach’s lead dwindles

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he will remove himself from the further counting of votes while his Republican primary battle with Gov. Jeff Colyer hangs in the balance, describing it as a “symbolic” step in response to a public demand from Colyer. The governor publicly accused Kobach, the … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas governor’s race turns nasty as Kobach’s lead dwindles

TOPEKA, Kan. | ACLU attacks may help Kobach win GOP nod for Kansas governor

TOPEKA, Kan.— Conservative candidate Kris Kobach so relished criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union in the Kansas governor’s race that he waved the group’s mailer in the air before 250 supporters last week so they could groan in disapproval at the effort to prevent him from winning the Republican primary. Kobach, the Kansas secretary … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | ACLU attacks may help Kobach win GOP nod for Kansas governor

SALT LAKE CITY | Son of former NBA star Ainge wins Utah County seat primary

SALT LAKE CITY — The son of former NBA star Danny Ainge has won the Republican primary for a county commission seat in Utah County. Tanner Ainge told The Daily Herald in Provo his opponent, Tom Sakievich, called him Tuesday night to concede when Ainge was leading with about 70 percent of the vote. Results … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Son of former NBA star Ainge wins Utah County seat primary

LAS VEGAS | Nevada pimp Dennis Hof wins GOP primary, ousts incumbent

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He’ll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Nevada pimp Dennis Hof wins GOP primary, ousts incumbent