A Mexican mayor campaigning for the president's sister in a gubernatorial race was fatally shot in the southeastern state of Michoacan, the state attorney general's office said.
Acting on the governor's orders, Georgia state police officers barred a local TV crew from attending a press event at the state capitol Friday -- their exclusion coming one day after the same station aired a piece critical of Gov. Nathan Deal.
When it comes to political contributions, Donald Trump has no problem spreading the wealth around.
Nigeria will proceed with national gubernatorial elections Tuesday, despite continuing violence that has raised fears that an Islamist group will step up attacks against voters.
After a complicated election process, Goodluck Jonathan is declared the winner of Nigeria's presidential election.
Concerned about ongoing violence, Nigerian election officials Thursday delayed gubernatorial elections in two states.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the fallout over the election of incumbent Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria's president.
A gubernatorial candidate in the northern Nigerian state of Borno was assassinated, and five police officers and the governor's brother were also killed in a gun attack outside a mosque Friday, said Borno state police commissioner Abubakar Mohammed.
Independent candidate Eliot Cutler conceded the Maine governor's race to Republican Paul LePage on Wednesday after results showed the two separated by less than 8,500 votes.
Leaders of the burgeoning Tea Party movement say their projected midterm election victories should send a strong message: watch out in 2012.
Here's what you need to know right now as results come in for Tuesday's midterm election:
With roughly 500 races in 50 states, there's no shortage of indicators to keep an eye on this Election Day. But there's an unlikely state that could help measure the extent of Republican gains Tuesday -- New York.
President Obama talks with WGCI in Chicago, encouraging the public to get out and vote.
Harry Truman's only friend in Washington may have been a dog, but that's probably because he didn't have his loved ones scattered throughout the nation's political infrastructure, as many of today's elected officials and candidates do.
With Election Day just hours away, the rhetoric keeps getting more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.
President Obama is off the campaign trail ahead of midterm elections, but plenty of other top Democrats will be making a last-minute push for party candidates around the country Monday.
As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.
A campaign aide to Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has been removed after the Democratic nominee was sent a text message during a televised debate -- in violation of the rules that the candidates agreed to.
Alex Sink is caught on camera reading a mobile device during the CNN Florida governor's debate.
As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.
CNN's Tony Harris shares his random moment of the day
Two candidates for Ohio governor address the race's importance and who has more momentum two weeks from Election Day.
When President Obama flew into Columbus, Ohio, this past Sunday, party organizers turned out a crowd of 35,000 people, the largest gathering he'd addressed since his inauguration.
A Green Party candidate in the California's governor's race was arrested Tuesday after trying to get into a debate she was not allowed to participate in.
American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Joe Hagan with New York Magazine about the upcoming California governors race.
New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino criticized gays Sunday, saying he didn't want children "to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option," compared to heterosexuality.
New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino says homosexuality isn't "equally valid" with heterosexuality.
In a high school gymnasium packed with more than 1,000 supporters, former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech touting the achievements of embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and criticizing his Republican challenger in an attempt to energize Democratic supporters.
New York's GOP gubernatorial candidate defends comments about homosexuality. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
An Orthodox rabbi who endorsed New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Wednesday he is withdrawing that endorsement after Paladino apologized for making anti-gay remarks.
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes' daughter and two granddaughters were injured in a traffic collision in Cobb County, Georgia, Sunday, police said.
The California governor's race has devolved into a skirmish over the word "whore."
Gloria Allred said she has proof that Meg Whitman knew more about her housekeeper's citizenship than she is revealing.
Former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony corruption charge for his key role in a wide-ranging state pension fund scandal.
Federal authorities had little to say Wednesday about reports New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was preparing to yank the plug on a multibillion-dollar train tunnel -- partially funded by stimulus dollars -- beneath the Hudson River.
A confrontation Wednesday night between New York gubernatorial hopeful Carl Paladino and a reporter threatened to turn physical.
New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Post reporter get into a spat after a question posed by the reporter.
California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman defends firing her housekeeper after hearing she was an illegal immigrant.
A recent confrontation between New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and a newspaper columnist illustrates the multimillionaire's brash and unpredictable nature, a political observer said.
South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint says the GOP "is dead" if it doesn't deliver on promises, if it gains the majority.
Tempers flew at a Massachusetts gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, as the four candidates hashed out their positions just six weeks before the election.
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Tim Cahill and Charlie Baker exchange heated words.
While 2010 might be the year of the Tea Party, a second storyline is the rise of Republican women candidates.
Republican Carl Paladino says he can win the left-leaning state's top spot despite his controversial stances on issues.
New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino discusses his stance on specific issues.
CNN's John King explains what the Tea Party is and how it might impact November elections in the U.S.
Tea Party favorites won two primary elections over more mainstream Republicans on Tuesday, demonstrating again the clout of the conservative political movement on the political right.
California's attorney general Wednesday sued eight former and current municipal officials in a small Los Angeles suburb, where ultra-high salaries sparked local outrage and national attention.
Tuesday's round of primaries in seven states and Washington, D.C., is the last big event in the run-up to November's midterm elections. Hawaii holds the last nominating contest of this election cycle on Saturday.
A key prosecution witness said Wednesday that he heard the accused plot the murders of 57 people in what is considered the worst politically motivated killings in recent Philippine history.
Republican Gov. candidate Rick Scott talks about Tuesday night's victory in Florida with CNN's John King.
Republican primary voters yesterday sent shock waves of earthquake proportions from Florida to Alaska.
Rick Scott has the money and the drive, and he can't be challenged when he calls himself an outsider in a year when anti-establishment sentiment is high.
A former madam who claims to have provided prostitutes to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says she is running as an independent candidate for governor.
Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon won Connecticut's GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, setting up a general election face off against the state's attorney general.
President Obama and former President Bill Clinton are on opposite sides of a divisive Democratic Senate primary and a former pro-wrestling executive could take a big step toward winning election to the Senate -- those are just two of the storylines as Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia and Minnesota hold primary contests Tuesday.
U.S. Senate races in Kansas and Missouri and a ballot measure seen as a referendum on President Obama's health care reform are among Tuesday's primary elections.
Voters from the Great Lakes to the Plains head to the polls Tuesday with primaries in Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri. In the spotlight are a competitive Republican Senate contest and gubernatorial primaries, as well as a key provision in the new federal health care reform law.
Conservative firebrand Tom Tancredo will run for governor of Colorado despite strident objections from the state GOP, the former congressman is set to announce later Monday.
Setting national standards for U.S. students has been tried in the past without success -- but a new state-led effort is gaining momentum, according to an official of an educational think tank that compiled a nationwide study comparing standards.
Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes is a step closer to his goal of winning back his old job.
As voters in Georgia head to the polls Tuesday in primary elections, surveys indicate the high-profile battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination appears to be headed to a runoff.
As President Obama campaigned for Rory Reid's famous and powerful father in Nevada, the son was hundreds of miles away campaigning for governor.
Polls opened in Mexico on Sunday in an election that could provide a boost for the opposition party amid concerns over escalating violence.
Mexicans in 15 states will head to the polls Sunday in elections that are widely considered to be a referendum on Mexican President Felipe Calderon's strategy of fighting drug cartels and organized crime.
Egidio Torre Cantu, brother of slain Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre Cantu, was chosen by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to take his place on the ballot, a PRI official told CNN.
A gubernatorial candidate in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, was killed by gunfire Monday morning near Ciudad Victoria, a top government official reported.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been criticized for her take on why most undocumented immigrants come to Arizona.
Iowa Republican gubernatorial nominee Terry Branstad looks east when asked if he is concerned about a possible third-party candidacy by rival Bob Vander Plaats.
Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina grabbed the headlines out of California's primary vote last week. But the most important decision California voters made had nothing to do with nominating two technology industry CEOs to run for governor and senator.
In a night of many winners and more losers, Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln stood out Tuesday for successfully overcoming an aggressive, multimillion-dollar campaign by national unions and liberal interest groups who desperately sought to slap a pink slip in this Democrat's hands.
CNN's John Avlon recaps the big wins for female candidates in primaries held ahead of fall midterm elections.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas won the Democratic primary Tuesday, beating back a challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, whose campaign was fueled by unions and liberal activists.
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman wins the Republican nomination for governor in California.
State Rep. Nikki Haley is headed to a runoff in the South Carolina gubernatorial race.
The tumultuous and nasty race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in South Carolina will continue for another two weeks after Nikki Haley narrowly avoided winning Tuesday's four-way GOP primary outright.
Ron Sparks clenches the Democratic slot in Alabama's gubernatorial race.
Voters in New Mexico made history, while voters in Alabama did not. And a second party-switching lawmaker was ousted in a primary by his new party.
Three states -- Alabama, Mississippi, and New Mexico -- hold primaries Tuesday, and voters could make history in one of those states.
The campaign of a Mexican gubernatorial candidate vehemently denied accusations Wednesday that he has ties to drug cartels, calling the allegations politically motivated.
With his loss in the Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate primary, Sen. Arlen Specter became the latest high-profile candidate that a boost from President Obama couldn't save.
Does Sen. Arlen Specter's loss in Pennsylvania show a trend of candidates endorsed by President Obama losing?
CNN Political Editor Mark Preston looks at what Tuesday's primaries could say about the rest of 2010.
First-class commercial air travel for two or a private jet -- "must be a Lear 60 or larger" -- from Alaska to California and back. A deluxe hotel suite "registered under an alias." And two unopened bottles of still water with "bendable straws."
This rematch is getting interesting.
If this week's primary election in Texas is any indicator, incumbent Republicans can breathe a little easier.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry beat Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to win the Republican gubernatorial nomination on Tuesday.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry won his state's Republican gubernatorial primary outright on Tuesday, avoiding a potentially costly runoff election against Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
You could make a serious argument that Jerry Brown is the most unconventional politician America has ever known.
Did Sarah Palin have notes written on her hand during a talk at the Tea Party convention? CNN's Don Lemon takes a look.
As the National Tea Party Convention concluded this weekend, it's clear that the Tea Partiers are propelled by two competing claims -- a principled commitment to fiscal conservatism and a serious case of Obama Derangement Syndrome.
A member of a politically powerful family in the southern Philippines pleaded not guilty to dozens of murder charges filled against him in connection with a November massacre in Maguindanao province, Philippine news outlets reported.
People who live in the northern Illinois town of Thomson are happy that Guantanamo Bay detainees could soon be transferred to a correctional facility there.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lifted martial law in the country's south, which she declared after the massacre of 57 people last month, Philippine news outlets reported Saturday.
A Philippine government convoy was ambushed by gunmen Thursday in the same province that saw the bloody massacre of 57 people last month, a Philippine military spokesman said.
Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared martial law beginning Friday night in the southern province of Maguindanao, where 57 people were killed last week, an army spokesman told CNN Saturday.
One hundred more suspects -- including police officers -- could face arrest over a massacre in the Philippines, a government official said Friday after authorities charged the alleged architect of the killings.