Welcome to the Friday news roundup. These are the major news headlines that appeared in the past 24-48 hours concerning the gubernatorial candidates.


Asa Hutchinson (R) backs the call to review the criminal justice system.


The California Republican Party Convention is this weekend.

Neel Kashkari (R) rejected Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s (R) offer to debate at the California Republican Party Convention this weekend.


Janet Rowland, a former running mate of gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (R), endorsed Mike Kopp (R).


Tom Foley (R) rejected any debates until after the Connecticut Republican Party Convention.


A.J. Balukoff (D) criticized the guns-on-campus bill Governor Butch Otter (R) signed into law.


Local leaders from northern Illinois endorsed State Senator Kirk Dillard (R).

The final Republican gubernatorial primary debate occurred last night. The Chicago Tribune also covered the debate.


The Maryland Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance endorsed Attorney General Doug Gansler (D).

WYPR’s Midday with Dan Rodricks interviewed Larry Hogan (R).


Charlie Baker (R) called on Massachusetts to restart its medical marijuana store licensing process from square one.


Katie McGinty (D) released the details of a worker training plan.

Rhode Island

The United Nurses and Allied Professionals endorsed gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell (D).

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D) and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (D) argued over the transparency of the relationship between Providence and Point Judith Capital, a venture capital firm Gina Raimondo founded.

South Carolina

Governor Nikki Haley (R) signed a bill to allow military homeowners to pay a lower property tax rate.


Governor Matt Mead (R) will travel to Australia to attend the International Advanced Coal Technology Conference next week.