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Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race

Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's RaceIn a speech to her supporters on Friday night, Democrat Stacey Abrams



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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Governor's Race To Democrat Laura Kelly

Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Governor's Race To Democrat Laura KellyDemocratic state Sen. Laura Kelly has won the Kansas governor's race,



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Kris Kobach defeated in Kansas governor's race

Kris Kobach defeated in Kansas governor's raceLaura Kelly, a state senator from Topeka, had been neck-and-neck with Republican Kris Kobach, who currently serves as Kansas's secretary of state.



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Georgia Governor's Election Is Too Close To Call

Georgia Governor's Election Is Too Close To CallThe Georgia governor's race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican



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Migrant caravan gives Kobach fresh ammunition in deadlocked Kansas governor's race

Migrant caravan gives Kobach fresh ammunition in deadlocked Kansas governor's raceThough the capital of Kansas is about 1,000 miles from the southwest border, Kris Kobach has seized on the immigrant caravan story to make illegal immigration a key issue in his incredibly close governor’s race with Democrat Laura Kelly.



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Georgia's fraught history with 'outsiders' shapes a tight governor's race

Georgia's fraught history with 'outsiders' shapes a tight governor's raceThe race for governor of Georgia, which rarely attracts much national interest, is suddenly exciting this year, with a charismatic Democratic candidate in Stacey Abrams facing off against a standard-issue Southern Republican, Brian Kemp.



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Key Afghan police chief killed in shooting at governor's compound after meeting with US general

Key Afghan police chief killed in shooting at governor's compound after meeting with US generalA powerful Afghan police general has been assassinated in an insider attack, robbing president Ashraf Ghani of a key security official and threatening his fragile grip on southern Afghanistan. Gen Abdul Razik was shot dead alongside the Kandahar spy chief and provincial governor shortly after a meeting with the top US military commander in the country. The Taliban said they were behind the attack which saw one of the provincial governor's bodyguards open fire after a meeting with Gen Scott Miller, the top Nato and US commander in Afghanistan. Gen Miller was unhurt, but two Americans were wounded. The assassination dealt a severe blow to Mr Ghani's security forces less than 48 hours before he attempts to hold nationwide parliamentary elections against a backdrop of brutal insurgent violence. Gen Raziq had been the most powerful government figure in southern Afghanistan for much of the past decade, where as Kandahar police chief he had been an aggressive opponent of the Taliban. A NATO helicopter lands at the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan Credit: MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS His young age and boyish looks belied a ruthless commander and he was accused of systematic torture, extrajudicial killings, and enforced disappearances. He denied the accusations. However Western commanders considered him a bulwark against the encroaching Taliban and one of their most effective partners as he brought a measure of stability to Afghanistan's second city. He estimated he had survived dozens of assassination attempts. The Taliban named the attacker as Abu Dujana and said: “The brutal police chief of Kandahar has been killed along several other officials.” Said Jan Khakrezwal, the head of the provincial council, told Reuters: "Provincial officials including the governor, the police chief and other officials were accompanying the foreign guests to the plane when the gunshots happened." The shooting wiped out the top of Kandahar's security apparatus at a stroke, also killing the province's intelligence chief Abdul Mohmin and provincial governor Zalmay Wesa. The killings came only a day after a prominent politician, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, became the tenth election candidate to die ahead of Saturday's polls when a Taliban bomb was hidden under his chair. Graeme Smith, a former UN political analyst in Kabul said: “The incident will make the military balance in southern Afghanistan considerably more fragile, as Raziq was often at the forefront of government efforts to slow the Taliban’s advances.” Saturday will see Afghanistan's only third parliamentary election since the Taliban were ousted. The insurgents have vowed to disrupt what they call a bogus poll.



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Democrats And Republicans In Florida's Governor's Race Got The Opponent They Wanted

Democrats And Republicans In Florida's Governor's Race Got The Opponent They WantedFlorida Republicans and Democrats both got the opponents they most wanted to



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Kris Kobach's Lead In Kansas Governor's Race Shrinks After Vote Count Discrepancy

Kris Kobach's Lead In Kansas Governor's Race Shrinks After Vote Count DiscrepancyKansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach saw his lead in the Republican



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Trump Slams Republican Ed Gillespie Following Democratic Win In Virginia Governor's Race

Trump Slams Republican Ed Gillespie Following Democratic Win In Virginia Governor's RacePresident Donald Trump has backed a losing horse once more.



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