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Kansas Now Has 2 Teens Running for Governor

Tyler Ruzich joins race with Jack Bergeson

(Newser) - It's a long shot, but it's possible that when Kansas voters pick a governor next November, they will choose between two candidates whose combined age is currently 32. That's because a second teenager has joined the race. Tyler Ruzich, a 16-year-old junior at Shawnee Mission North High... More »

Michigan Doctor Wants to Be First US Muslim Governor

Democrat says it will send message to Trump

(Newser) - Michigan has one of the largest Arab populations outside the Middle East, but is it ready to elect a Muslim as chief executive? Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a liberal 32-year-old doctor in Detroit, says yes, and he is mounting a surprisingly robust bid to become the nation's first Muslim governor.... More »

A 16-Year-Old Is Running for Governor in Kansas

Jack Bergeson is hoping to win Kansas' top spot in 2018

(Newser) - Jack Bergeson won't be able to vote for himself when he appears on the Kansas ballot for governor in 2018—because he won't be 18 yet. As the director of elections with Kansas' secretary of state's office explains to the Wall Street Journal , the Sunflower State is... More »

Alabama Governor Resigns

Robert Bentley pleads guilty to campaign finance charges

(Newser) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges of violating state campaign finance law, the AP reports. The attorney general's office announced the resignation Monday with a plea deal. Bentley was addressing the media Monday afternoon at the Alabama Capitol. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey... More »

NC Dems 'Freaking Out' After GOPers Call Surprise Session

Republicans pull 11th-hour move to try to limit powers of Governor-elect Roy Cooper

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a meeting about hurricane relief, but a Wednesday gathering of North Carolina legislators left Democrats "freaking out," as Business Insider puts it. A General Assembly special session was suddenly extended by the GOP into a second special session after the hurricane talk, and... More »

Transgender Law Helps Lead to Historic Loss in NC

Gov. Pat McCrory concedes race; he signed restrictive measure into law

(Newser) - North Carolina voters finally know who their governor will be in January: Democrat Roy Cooper. A month after the election, Republican incumbent Pat McCrory conceded defeat as a recount was winding down, reports the News & Observer . McCrory gave in Monday afternoon when it became clear that he had no... More »

'Trump Train' May Have Left NC Gov. Behind

It's still too close to call

(Newser) - The Trump train that carried Republicans to victory all over the South may have left one car behind in North Carolina—Gov. Pat McCrory, who trailed by a few thousand votes Thursday in a still too-close-to-call race that played out amid anger over the state's transgender bathroom law. The... More »

GOP's Share of Governors' Mansions Could Swell

Republicans poised to pick up Democratic seats

(Newser) - It's not just the White House and Congress up for grabs: Governors are being chosen in a dozen states, as well as American Samoa and Puerto Rico, where the leading candidate plans a big push for statehood . Analysts say that even if Republicans struggle further up the ballot, the... More »

America's 10 Least Popular Governors

Chris Christie makes the list but doesn't top it

(Newser) - Morning Consult has released its rankings of the country's most and least popular governors, and a certain one-time presidential hopeful from New Jersey is near the top of the disapproval column. Politico reports Chris Christie is the third most unpopular governor in the country with a 68% disapproval... More »

An Unlikely Sex Scandal, Revealed by His Wife's iPhone

'GQ' digs into the travails of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley

(Newser) - Sex scandals are nothing new to politics, but GQ digs in to one more unusual than most that rocked Alabama politics earlier this year. It involves the state's grandfatherly 73-year-old governor, Robert Bentley, and his relationship with Rebekeh Mason, an aide 30 years his junior. Bentley remains in office,... More »

Feds Probe Virginia Gov. for a Year Without Him Knowing

Terry McAuliffe investigated over campaign donations

(Newser) - Not only are the FBI and Justice Dept. investigating Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe—they've been doing so for at least a year without him knowing, CNN reports. The investigation is at least partly trying to determine whether the Democrat received illegal donations during his 2013 gubernatorial campaign, officials say.... More »

Nevada Governor: Don't Pick Me for Court

Republican Brian Sandoval takes his name out of the running

(Newser) - The White House can stop vetting Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval: The Republican said Thursday that he's taking his name out of the running for Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court, reports USA Today . Sandoval's name surfaced Wednesday in multiple reports, with the White House apparently leaking... More »

Onetime Shoo-in Loses Runoff to Succeed Jindal

Dogged by old scandal, David Vitter loses to newcomer, will retire

(Newser) - Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008. Edwards, a state lawmaker, will take over the office from term-limited Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in January. Voters' rejection of Vitter... More »

GOP Scores Rare Win in Kentucky

Matt Bevin will be only 2nd Republican governor in four decades

(Newser) - One of the bigger races on Tuesday night's ballot has gone Republicans' way: Matt Bevin will be Kentucky's next governor, reports the AP . Bevin defeated Democratic State Attorney General Jack Conway, who had been leading in the polls, and will become only the second Republican governor in four... More »

Court Overturns Some Blagojevich Convictions

But it might not make much of a difference in his prison time

(Newser) - Rod Blagojevich got some news today that sounds great on the surface: A judge overturned five of the more "sensational" corruption convictions against the former Illinois governor and ordered him to be resentenced, reports AP . But as the Chicago Tribune notes, it may not ultimately affect his 14-year sentence,... More »

Bobby Jindal Refuses to Release Work Email

Louisiana governor's lawyer points to exemptions in law

(Newser) - Bobby Jindal has dinged Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while in office, but he appears less than eager to release his own work-related correspondence, the Advocate reports. When the newspaper asked for access to the emails, the Louisiana governor's team said that the documents were protected... More »

US About to Get First Bisexual Governor

Kate Brown to take over for John Kitzhaber in Oregon

(Newser) - When John Kitzhaber steps down as Oregon's governor on Wednesday, a little history will be made. He will be replaced by Secretary of State Kate Brown, who will become the nation's first openly bisexual governor, reports the Washington Post . Brown is married to Dan Little, but she began... More »

Oregon's Governor Resigns Amid Scandal

John Kitzhaber's fiancee is accused of shady financial dealings

(Newser) - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finally took the hint . He says he will resign amid allegations that his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich herself—a stunning fall from grace for the state's longest-serving chief executive. The decision capped a wild week in which Kitzhaber seemed poised to... More »

Chris Christie Faces New Criminal Investigation

Former prosecutor says he was fired unfairly

(Newser) - Chris Christie's administration is under investigation yet again, this time for allegedly quashing indictments against three of his political supporters, ABC News reports. A couple years back in New Jersey, former Hunterdon County Assistant Prosecutor Bennett Barlyn claimed he was fired for objecting when Christie officials canned indictments against... More »

Christie Travels Like a Rock Star —on Others' Dime

Luxury trips paid for by Adelson, Jerry Jones, King Abdullah

(Newser) - Chris Christie has built a reputation as a regular guy opposed to excessive government spending—but the New York Times reports that his own travels often "indulged a taste that runs more toward Champagne at the Four Seasons," adding that "he has also quietly let others pay... More »

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