This rematch is getting interesting.
New York state's top police official announced Wednesday he was quitting, the second acting superintendent to step down in as many weeks.
CNN's Jack Cafferty asks: Why do you suppose New York Governor David Paterson won't just resign?
In the early days of his campaign for governor in Virginia, Republican Bob McDonnell hired longtime GOP pollster Glen Bolger to take the pulse of the state's notoriously independent-minded voters.
It was late December 2007, and all eyes were on South Carolina.
CNN's Candy Crowley and The State's Leroy Chapman discuss the latest developments in the Mark Sanford saga.
South Carolina Republican Party Chairwoman Karen Floyd seemed to suggest Wednesday that the time had come for GOP Gov. Mark Sanford to consider resigning from office.
Gov. Mark Sanford, who has admitted having an extramarital affair with an Argentine woman, met Friday with members of his Cabinet, saying he wanted to apologize to them personally.
One week and counting. An unprecedented number of states have only days left to pass their fiscal 2010 budgets.
Gov. Mark Sanford will return to his office Wednesday following widespread confusion over his whereabouts, a spokesman for the South Carolina Republican said.
Gov. Mark Sanford is set return to his office Wednesday following widespread confusion over his whereabouts, a spokesman for the South Carolina Republican said.
Gov. David Paterson will announce plans Thursday to introduce same-sex marriage legislation in the state Assembly, according to an assemblyman who was asked to be present for the announcement.
Though they support some federal action to help their states recover from the recession, several Republican governors said Sunday they plan to turn down a portion of what's offered in the stimulus bill that President Obama signed last week.
CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on how President Obama's economic stimulus plan will soon mean more money in your paycheck.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn urges Sen. Roland Burris to resign his post.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called Friday for Sen. Roland Burris to resign.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said the budget package passed by state lawmakers early Thursday is "the perfect medicine for our ailing economy."
Kansas leaders Wednesday ended a standoff that had delayed tax refunds and state paychecks by agreeing to borrow $225 million from various state accounts, a spokeswoman for the governor's office said.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued 10,000 layoff notices Tuesday, affecting a wide spectrum of state employees and aimed at dealing with the state's budget crisis, a spokesman said.
Illinois Republican leaders on Sunday called for a perjury investigation of Sen. Roland Burris, questioning whether he "purposely deceived the public" last month by failing to tell state lawmakers that then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother solicited him for campaign cash.
Democratic former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother asked Roland Burris to contribute or help raise up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Burris was named a U.S. senator on December 30, according to a Burris spokesman.
In his first executive order as Illinois governor, Pat Quinn established Friday the Illinois Reform Commission as an official state body under the governor's office.
Democrat Pat Quinn is sworn in as Illinois' new governor, replacing Rod Blagojevich.
Rod Blagojevich says he is 'saddened and disappointed' by the Illinois senate verdict but wasn't surprised by it.
The Illinois Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to remove impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich tells CNN's Larry King that he'll "fight until the very end" to prove he did nothing wrong.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was absent again Tuesday from his Senate impeachment trial, but state senators who will decide whether to remove him from office heard him loud and clear on FBI recordings of his phone calls.
Gov. David Paterson had no intention of appointing Caroline Kennedy to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, a source close to the New York governor told CNN Thursday.
Watch this clip of Caroline Kennedy discussing her political aspirations with Dominic Carter of CNN affiliate NY1.
New York Gov. David Paterson met with Senate hopeful Caroline Kennedy Saturday afternoon, but the governor's spokesman said details of the meeting will be kept private.
Roland Burris, Gov. Blagojevich's Senate appointee, talks to the press in Washington.
Illinois' highest court validated the appointment of Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat Friday, ruling that the Illinois secretary of state does not have to sign off on it.
Cornelia Wallace, ex-wife of four-time Alabama Gov. George Wallace, has died, the governor's office announced. She was in her late 60s.
Roland Burris on Thursday denied any quid pro quo with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for his appointment to the U.S. Senate during testimony before a panel weighing whether to impeach Blagojevich.
An Illinois legislative committee Thursday unanimously recommended impeaching embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich amid corruption allegations.
Did Roland Burris secure his appointment to Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat through some kind of pay-to-play politics of the very sort that have tainted the man who appointed him, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich?
It is total hypocrisy for the naysayers of embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to assert that he didn't have the legal right to appoint Roland Burris to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Roland Burris, the man embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich has appointed to fill President-elect Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate, is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to confirm that nomination.
In the glow of his election victory in fall 2002, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich stood on the stage at the victory celebration held in the steel mill where his father had worked and promised "reform and renewal," and an "end to business as usual."
The attorney for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Monday night that he does not believe Blagojevich will resign.
The Illinois Attorney General files a motion with the state's supreme court to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday asked her state's highest court to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office temporarily.
President-elect Obama says he's appalled about allegations the Illinois governor tried to sell his Senate seat.
Key Illinois Democratic legislators are circulating a letter urging support for the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested this week on federal corruption charges relating in part to the selection of President-elect Barack Obama's successor as a U.S. senator.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on the role of the governor's wife as gleaned from the telephone wiretaps.
Despite Patricia Blagojevich's myriad charitable endeavors, she is now thought of as the goading voice in the background of a November phone call taped by the FBI.
Illinois lawmakers were quickly moving to take the decision of who will replace President-elect Barack Obama in the Senate out of the hands of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
CNN's Drew Griffin is in the courtroom as Gov. Rod Blagojevich appears in court to face corruption charges.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returned to work Wednesday, a day after his arrest on federal corruption charges related in part to the selection of a successor to Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
FBI says tapes reveal Illinois' governor wanted to exchange Obama's Senate seat for personal benefits.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday declared a fiscal emergency, calling for fast legislative action to alleviate the state's $11.2 billion shortfall in revenue.
Democrats celebrated victories in two open gubernatorial seats early Wednesday, including the history-making election of North Carolina's first female governor.
CNN's Louise Schiavone looks at the critical gubernatorial races around the country.
Alaska's Personnel Board concluded Monday that Gov. Sarah Palin did not violate ethics law by trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state police, contradicting an earlier investigation's findings.
Top state police officials urged Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's aides and husband to stop pushing for the firing of her ex-brother-in-law, with one warning it could cause "an extreme amount of discomfort and embarrassment."
Legal expert Sunny Hostin discusses the conclusions of the investigation of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
An investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner can proceed, Alaska's Supreme Court ruled Thursday, clearing the way for a Friday report to the state Legislature on the issue.
The investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's dismissal of a state official moved forward on two fronts Wednesday.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband has agreed to answer written questions in the state Legislature's investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner, campaign officials said Monday.
Seven employees of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's administration have agreed to give statements in the state Legislature's investigation into her firing of the state's public safety commissioner, the attorney general and lawmakers involved in the probe said Sunday.
Lawmakers investigating Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner accused the McCain-Palin campaign on Thursday of stonewalling the probe by helping witnesses refuse to comply with subpoenas.
Republican campaign officials indicated they are done answering questions about an investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner Tuesday, citing a request by a state investigator.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's lawyer met Monday with the independent counsel hired by the state Personnel Board to discuss that agency's investigation into her firing of Alaska's public safety commissioner, campaign officials said.
The investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin for allegedly abusing her powers will be finished before the election, despite refusals by key witnesses to testify, including the governor's husband, the legislator heading the probe said Friday
He's the man Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin affectionately calls her "first dude."
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband won't comply with a subpoena issued by state lawmakers investigating her firing of Alaska's public safety commissioner, the McCain-Palin campaign said Thursday.
CNN's Randi Kaye delves deeper into a state probe involving Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her former brother-in-law.
Aides to Gov. Sarah Palin won't comply with subpoenas issued by state lawmakers investigating the firing of Alaska's former public safety commissioner because Palin "has declined to participate" in the probe, her attorney general says.
Alaska lawmakers voted Friday to subpoena Gov. Sarah Palin's husband, several aides and phone records in their investigation into Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner, setting up what one senator called a "branch-versus-branch smackdown."
A former ethics adviser to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin warned in July that firing her public safety commissioner would become a "grave concern" for her administration.
Sen. John McCain introduces Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate.
Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin wants a quick ruling from the state Personnel Board she has asked to investigate her firing of the state's public safety commissioner, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Gov. David Paterson of New York has told state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states and countries where they are legal, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Ellen will be married at the Bush ranch and given away by Sen. John McCain. Wait, what?! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
With New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation, Lt. Gov. David Paterson will become the first African-American governor of the state and the fourth in U.S. history.
Lt. Gov. David Paterson will become Governor Monday, after scandal forced Gov. Eliot Spitzer from office. Brian Todd reports.
Aides to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the state's lieutenant governor have begun planning for a possible transition after federal prosecutors linked Spitzer to a high-end prostitution ring, a top legislative staffer said Tuesday.
As Spitzer resigns, David Paterson becomes New York's governor and a pioneer. But can he end the state's gridlock?
The New York governor, the vaunted enemy of corruption is accused of patronizing a prostitution ring. Will he survive?
Barack Obama started early in trying to carve out a reputation as an eager, hard-working Illinois state senator when he was elected in 1996.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will deliver the Democratic response to President Bush's final State of the Union address - a marquee assignment for a woman who leads a state with fewer than 2 million voters.
The GOP has held on to the governorship in Mississippi but failed to keep one in Kentucky and reportedly has lost control of the Virginia state Senate for the first time in 12 years.
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mired in a mess of his own making. The governor's political fortunes are now in jeopardy because of his brash and impulsive style. Unfortunately, he is also jeopardizing the safety of New Yorkers and debasing their citizenship rights as he flails against the facts, the law and the will of the people.
During a tour of communities devastated by the rainstorms that hit California last week, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger stood atop a battered levee reinforced by stacks of sandbags and previewed his next crusade. He was preparing to ask the legislature to support a 10-year, $222 billion proposal to fortify eroding flood banks and other decrepit infrastructure. Surveying the swollen canal nearby, Schwarzenegger closed by saying, "I hope we can move forward with [the plan]. It's just the sandbags protecting us from a disaster here."
When a Hollywood studio invests heavily in a movie that turns out to be a box-office flop, the polite euphemism is: "The film didn't find an audience". California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a similar problem finding his audience in the state's special election yesterday. The former Hollywood star had backed four government reform propositions; by Wednesday morning it was clear that all four were voted down in a crushing rejection of the governor's program for change.
When it comes to raw political talent, there's not a Bill Clinton in this group. But these are the rainy days. And charisma doesn't keep you dry. A roof does. Meet the hardest-working carpenters.
Raising the stakes in his feud with state Democrats, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has turned to the ballot process that brought him to power, calling for a November special election.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pulled up in an SUV outside Mule Creek State Prison in the Sierra foothills.
New governors will take the helm in six states, with voting reflecting a party shift in four of them -- two for Democrats and two for Republicans.
Democrat Brian Schweitzer will defeat Republican Bob Brown for the open governor's seat in Montana, becoming the first Democratic governor in that state in 20 years, CNN projects.
New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey -- who said he would step down in November after admitting an extramarital gay affair -- faced pressure Friday to resign immediately amid accusations that he abused his office and power to pursue a sexual relationship with the man.
The political universe is a lot bigger today, if only briefly.
There is no more interesting tale of power--how to get it, how to leverage it, how to wield it--than the one unfolding now in Sacramento. Here, a deeply bronzed, well-chiseled creature of Hollywood...
Amid a federal corruption probe, embattled Gov. John G. Rowland of Connecticut announced Monday evening that he is leaving office.
Gov. John Rowland of Connecticut has sued a state House committee investigating him after he was subpoenaed to testify as its first witness in a case that could lead to his impeachment.
As coalition forces rolled into Najaf on Thursday to take over the governor's office, CNN Bahgdad bureau chief Jane Arraf was there.
The big test for the Republicans in this year's midterm elections won't be on Capitol Hill, where House Republicans are stumbling over one another in the rush to impeach President Clinton. Rather, ...
The dusty West Texas village of Socorro--home to Democrats and Mexican Americans--should be enemy territory for a blue-blooded Republican like George W. Bush. But the Texas governor mixes easily wi...
The past few years have been tough on the nation's 50 states. A lingering recession followed by an anemic recovery has sapped state revenues, forcing $28.3 billion in tax hikes and fees since 1991 ...
Which grass roots do you listen to? The President believes Americans are ready to sacrifice. Governors hear that voters are sick of higher taxes. So even though the states are looking for every dim...