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  • Snyder touts expanded Medicaid in re-election bid

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday touted Michigan's successful Medicaid expansion as part of his re-election bid, saying 63,000 more low-income adults have signed up than projected this year, with 3½ months left. The Republican governor said about 385,000 enrolled between April,...

  • Florida GOP makes final push for Gov. Scott

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Buoyed by a significant cash advantage and polls that show Gov. Rick Scott either tied or leading, optimistic Florida Republicans on Saturday contended they are focused and ready for the November election. The Republican Party of Florida met at one of World Disney World's...

  • NY primary exposes Cuomo's problems with the left

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Incumbent governors with national aspirations, a long list of accomplishments and flush bank accounts typically don't worry about primary challenges, especially one mounted by a little-known professor who moved to the state five years ago. So it was unusual when New York...

  • Poll: Few know California GOP governor candidate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown has a strong lead over his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, in a new statewide poll released Friday, but 1 in 4 likely voters could not even identify Kashkari, demonstrating the challenge he faces in selling himself to voters...

  • Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate. Republicans who have hammered the...

  • Astorino, Hawkins call for debates in NY gov race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's two main election rivals repeated their call for debates Friday — though they disagree on who should participate. Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins says Friday that he should be included in debates along with Cuomo and the Republican candidate,...

  • Rough governor's primary gives hope to Cuomo foes

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bumpy win in the Democratic primary is energizing his general election opponents, who said Wednesday that a little-known liberal challenger's better-than-expected showing exposed big problems for the governor within his own party. The governor...

  • Rauner, Quinn go personal in televised appearance

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois governor's race got personal Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner took pointed jabs at each other's character and honesty over issues such as hiring, taxes and finances while sitting side-by-side during a televised editorial session. The nearly...

  • Clinton juggernaut hits 2014 campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton juggernaut hits the midterm campaign trail this week as the power couple lends fundraising prowess and their seal of approval to Democratic candidates shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama. For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the events with Democratic donors and...

  • Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation....

  • Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face a shortened September session with a tight must-do list: Pass a temporary spending bill to fund federal...

  • A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Torres sees a reflection of herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months. More than four decades ago in Guatemala, Torres' parents told her she was going to the United States on a vacation. They declined to...

  • Key New York Senate Republican faces primary

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A high-ranking New York state senator is getting a primary challenge Tuesday. The state Board of Elections on Friday officially lists a Republican primary challenge to Binghamton-area Sen. Thomas Libous from Denver Jones. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports...

  • Wealth, minimum wage pop up in governor race

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois's gubernatorial race turned to the question of whether a candidate's personal wealth should be a qualifying factor in holding public office with the Democratic lieutenant governor candidate saying Thursday that Republican Bruce Rauner is too rich to be governor. Paul...

  • Two different polls, two different leaders in Florida governor race

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Two different fresh polls show two different leaders in the race to become Florida’s next governor. Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is now running as a Democrat, is facing current GOP Gov. Rick Scott in the general election. Crist A Friday...



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