state elections

GOP could lose another red-state gubernatorial election

It's down to the wire in Louisiana's gubernatorial runoff election. In the Saturday election, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is trying to hold on against Republican Eddie Rispone. It's the second election in a deep red state in as many weeks that's pitted local versus national factors.

Facebook halts activist's fake ad plan

A San Francisco man tried to call out Facebook's controversial false ads policy by running false ads of his own. Now the company is barring him from doing so — and the man told CNN Business he's now considering legal action.

Man runs for governor of California so he can run false Facebook ads

A San Francisco man is going to extreme lengths to call out Facebook's controversial policy of allowing politicians to run false ads on its platform. On Monday morning, he registered as a candidate in California's 2022 gubernatorial election -- not with the primary goal of becoming governor, but so he can run false Facebook ads of his own.

Democratic governor in the deep South on the verge of reelection

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, is facing off against opponents from both political parties in Saturday's jungle gubernatorial primary, in which all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run against each other. If Edwards can emerge with greater than 50% of the vote, he'll win reelection outright. If he doesn't, a runoff will be held in November between the two top vote getters.

Former Fla. candidate admits to lying about treating Pulse victims

A former Florida Democratic House candidate recently admitted to lying about removing 77 bullets from dozens of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, a claim that led to her being cited with violating state law, according to documents released last week.

Bullock scores endorsement from Iowa attorney general

Steve Bullock won the endorsement of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Thursday, the governor's campaign announced, making the Montana Democrat the first presidential candidate to win the support of an Iowa Democrat elected statewide.

Stacey Abrams slams Trump administration

Democratic Party rising star Stacey Abrams sharply criticized the Trump administration and Republican leadership on Tuesday night in her response to the President's State of the Union address.

Georgia senator turns himself in on fraud charges

When he ran for governor of Georgia this year, Michael Williams made headlines by promising to put undocumented immigrants on his "deportation bus" and send them back to Mexico. Now he's making headlines again, but this time he's the one accused of wrongdoing.

Stacey Abrams calls Kemp Georgia's 'legal' governor

Former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Sunday that while her opponent, Republican Brian Kemp, was the legal victor of the state governor's race, she would not call him the legitimate winner.

Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race to Ron DeSantis

Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, conceded to his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, on Saturday, ending a protracted fight that saw the Tallahassee mayor take back his Election Day concession during a statewide recount.