Senate elections

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks to a group of supporters at her Columbia Democratic Party headquarters in Columbia, Mo., on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Hunter Dyke/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 11:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill coasted to the Democratic nomination Tuesday in Republican-dominated Missouri, but GOP challenger Josh Hawley could prove to be one of her toughest opponents in a lengthy political career that also included stints as a state legislator and auditor...
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August 07, 2018 - 8:22 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white...
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August 06, 2018 - 5:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio argued the benefits of gun ownership to a tiny toy doughnut in the latest episode of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new prank show. Arpaio often seemed taken aback during the interview that aired Sunday in which Baron Cohen portrayed a Finnish TV host...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 03, 2018 - 1:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Basking in the afterglow of an emphatic Republican primary victory in her bid for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaimed it a win for the agenda of President Donald Trump, a statement from Tennessee voters that they want to give him their full support. "We...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller is considered the most vulnerable incumbent...
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July 31, 2018 - 4:51 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing in on Wyoming's U.S. Senate race, endorsing incumbent John Barrasso over a wealthy opponent in an upcoming Republican primary. Trump tweeted Tuesday that Barrasso doesn't need his help because he is "absolutely outstanding in every way" but...
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This combination of 2013 and 2012 file photos shows brothers David, left, and Charles Koch. In July 2018, an estimated 500 Koch donors _ each having committed at least $100,000 annually _ gathered in the mountains of Colorado for an invitation-only “seminar” that featured a handful of elected officials and high-profile influencers. The conservative network remains one of the nation’s most influential political forces. (Phelan M. Ebenhack, Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 2:05 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The conservative Koch network is refusing to help the Republican Party win North Dakota's high-profile Senate contest after determining the GOP challenger in the race is no better than the Democrat. Koch leaders said the strategy could change in the coming weeks. For...
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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. speaks on May 29, 2018, at the Capitol in Phoenix. Sinema has come a long way from her days as a green party activist as she seeks to become the first Democrat to represent Arizona in the Senate in 30 years. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 22, 2018 - 9:32 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an "important function." She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan...
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