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Sins of the past don’t always fade away

Embattled Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s last chance of surviving his use of blackface for entertainment in 1984 collapsed Saturday evening when Virginia’s two Democratic...

GOP stays on top in Florida politics

This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after...

Money dominates many state campaigns in 2018

The story of money in politics doesn't stop with spending on races for Congress. Candidates for governor, legislature and other state offices this year have...

Transgender candidate takes Vermont Democratic primary

A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she’ll...

VP Pence had private email as governor

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as governor of Indiana, his office said in a statement...

McDonnell paid a price for his freedom

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is officially a free man, but he paid a heavy price to get there. Prosecutors announced Thursday they will not...

A nasty feud between current, former governors

Kentucky's two most recent governors are feuding, but they can agree on one thing: the FBI is investigating. While peaceful transitions of power are a...

Democrat wins in Louisiana

Democrats in Louisiana rejoiced as they reclaimed the governor's mansion for the first time in eight years, while the state's GOP leader insisted "our...

Missouri auditor, governor candidate kills himself

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself in what police described as an apparent suicide,...

Oregon governor resigns amid corruption probe

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber resigned on Friday amid influence-peddling allegations involving his fiancée that have triggered a criminal corruption probe and led to a...