Newly elected Mexican governor, senator killed in aviation crash

REUTERS/Imelda Medina A Mexican governor and her husband, a former governor of the same state, were killed in a helicopter crash in the center of the country on Monday. Martha Erika Alonso, the new governor of the central state of Puebla, and her husband, Senator Rafael Moreno, died when their helicopter came down not far from the […]

Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor, congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis

Associated Press/Steve Cannon Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded the Florida governor’s race and congratulated his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis. Gillum initially conceded on election night, but retracted it after the vote margin narrowed. After a recount, DeSantis still led the race by more than 30,000 votes. Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race […]

Trump claims ‘forged ballots’ have ‘infected’ Florida recounts of governor & Senate votes

Recounts to decide Florida’s next governor and senator have been tainted by foul play, Donald Trump has claimed, sparking accusations that the president is undermining the democratic process by pushing conspiracies. Ascending once again to his presidential Twitter pulpit, Donald Trump wrote on Monday that the Florida recounts were a sham and that the elections […]

Florida orders recount of neck-and-neck Senate & governor races

Florida is officially holding a recount of votes in its Senate and governor races, where Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis have led over their Democratic rivals, Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum, both by a small margin. With the results of both races falling within the margin of triggering a recount, Florida secretary of state […]

New York’s governor jokes he’ll change his name to ‘Amazon Cuomo’ to win the HQ2 bid hours before a report that New York City will be home to one of the company’s new headquarters (AMZN)

Kevin Hagen/AP “I’ll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that’s what it takes,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said to reporters on Monday in reference to his determination to land Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2. On Monday evening, The New York Times reported that Amazon is finalizing plans to open HQ2 in Long Island City […]

Oprah is hitting the campaign trail for Stacey Abrams in Georgia, where she could become the nation’s first African-American woman governor

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Oprah Winfrey will campaign in Georgia for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams during the midterm elections. Abrams is in the middle of a heated race against her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State. If Abrams wins, she will become the first African-American female governor in the US. Kemp warned his supporters […]

Trump claims ‘Florida will become Venezuela’ if Andrew Gillum is elected governor

President Donald Trump claimed that “Florida will become Venezuela” if Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee, the Democratic candidate running in Florida’s gubernatorial election, is elected over Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis. Trump alluded to Venezuela’s hyperinflation crisis, which has spurred riots, and caused power, food, and medicine shortages. Trump gave DeSantis, a vocal supporter of Trump, […]

Israel ‘abducts’ Palestinian governor of East Jerusalem & intel chief suspected of ‘kidnapping’

Israel has confirmed detaining two senior Palestinian officials in charge of running Jerusalem’s affairs and suspected of aiding a kidnapping. The Palestinian leadership has condemned the detention as a “crime” and “abduction.” The detention of the Palestinian Authority Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, and the arrest of Jihad Fakih, Palestinian intelligence chief in the holy […]

Alaska’s governor dropped his reelection bid and endorsed a Democrat against his GOP challenger who is leading in the polls

Mark Thiessen/AP Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign and endorsed his Democratic challenger, former Sen. Mark Begich. Neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner, former state Senator Mike Dunleavy. Walker said his decision to bow out was based entirely on what he felt was “best for Alaska.” Public […]

Storm Michael: Midterm campaigning in disarray after Florida governor declares state of emergency

Florida has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Michael which is due to hit the US coast next week. The cyclone has already affected some of the campaign trails of the 2018 midterm election hopefuls. On Sunday, Republican Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 counties in the […]