Senate elections

May 20, 2019 - 2:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a...
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Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announces that he will not run for a fifth term in 2020 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Gillette, Wyo. The 75-year-old made the announcement in his hometown, where he owned a shoe store before becoming mayor in 1975. That was the start of a successful political career that led him to the Senate in 1996. (Rhianna Gelhart/Gillette News Record via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 8:49 pm
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announced Saturday that he will not run for a fifth term in 2020, costing the GOP a loyal conservative senator but likely not the seat. Enzi, 75, announced his pending retirement in his hometown of Gillette, where he owned a shoe store...
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File-This April 17, 2019, file photo shows U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, center, leaving a news conference in Austin, Texas. Castro, the Texas Democrat who leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said Wednesday he was again passing up a Senate run despite hinting for months that 2020 might finally be his year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 01, 2019 - 6:33 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Joaquin Castro, the Texas Democrat who leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said Wednesday he was again passing up a Senate run despite hinting for months that 2020 might finally be his year. It makes Castro, whose twin brother Julián Castro is running for president, the...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. Abrams tells The Associated Press she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020 despite being heavily recruited by national party leaders. Abrams left open the possibility of running for president, though she says she’s in no hurry to make that call as she continues her advocacy on voting rights and educating citizens ahead of the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 30, 2019 - 7:20 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and renewing speculation about her political future after last year's unsuccessful run for governor catapulted her to national acclaim. Abrams, 45, came...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2015, file photo, electricians, Adam Hall, right, and Steven Gabert install solar panels on a roof for Arizona Public Service company in Goodyear, Ariz. Over the last five years, Arizona’s largest utility has broken away from its decades-long practice of not meddling in elections involving their regulators. Arizona Public Service recently acknowledged giving $10 million to groups that backed the utility’s favored candidates in 2014 elections for the commission regulating it. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 26, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Facing what it saw as a threat to its monopoly from a surging rooftop solar industry, Arizona's largest utility secretly funneled millions of dollars to back favored candidates for the state commission regulating it. Arizona Public Service Co. recently acknowledged it gave money to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/APTN, File)
April 07, 2019 - 1:38 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville walks off the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Memphis in Cincinnati. Tuberville is joining the Republican race to win back the Senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones in 2020. Tuberville is set to announce his candidacy Saturday, April 6, 2019 according to a person familiar with Tuberville’s decision. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 06, 2019 - 1:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is joining the Republican race to win back the Alabama Senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones in 2020. Tuberville announced his candidacy Saturday on Twitter, saying: "After more than a year of listening to Alabama's citizens,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, DCCC Chair Ben Ray Luján, left, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gesture after speaking to a crowd of volunteers and supporters of the Democratic party at an election night event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján will run for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat in 2020. The 46-year-old Democrat announced his Senate bid Monday, April 1, 2019, in a video posted on Twitter that takes aim at Republican Senate leadership. Luján hails from a prominent New Mexico political family and helped his party retake the U.S. House majority in 2018 midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 01, 2019 - 4:00 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján — the No. 4 ranked Democrat in Congress — announced his campaign Monday for the state's open U.S. Senate seat in 2020. Democrats hope to keep their hold on the seat held by Sen. Tom Udall, who announced last week that he won't seek a third term. He...
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FILE - In a Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 31, 2019 - 5:34 pm
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes. Senate Democratic Leader Schumer said Sunday that Boeing should be suspended from...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2019, file photo, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., talks to reporters in her office in Reno, Nev. Democrats hoping to capture Senate control next year face a far more promising map than last year, when they had to defend most of the seats that were in play. “It’s trending in our favor, and I think we’ve got an opportunity to take back the majority in the Senate,” said Cortez Masto. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
March 30, 2019 - 6:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to capture Senate control next year face a far more promising map than last year, when they had to defend most of the seats that were in play. In 2020, it will be Republicans holding most of the seats that are up for grabs. And just one incumbent Democrat seems in...
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