gubernatorial races

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.

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.

Florida recount Day 7: State of Play

Florida's recount is now in Day 7. The results from machine recount were due Thursday. The margin in the governor's race was wide enough -- more than .25% -- that they will stop counting votes in that race. Former Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis won the recount, but the votes won't be certified until Tuesday.