Senate elections

In this July 1, 2019 photo, Air Force veteran MJ Hegar poses for a photo in Round Rock, Texas. Hegar is the most significant challenger so far to Republican Sen. John Cornyn and has already raised more than $1 million. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 22, 2019 - 10:02 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All." She mentions that during a narrow loss for a House...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., listens to testimony during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gardner had good news for Colorado voters and a planned rollout. But Trump’s tweets about four Democratic women of color overshadowed his success. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 17, 2019 - 8:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner had reeled in a big political fish. A major government agency, the Bureau of Land Management, was moving to his state and marking a victory years in the making for one of the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans. But Gardner's moment of triumph rolled...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, file photo, then Virginia's 2nd District Congressman Scott Taylor speaks during an interview in his campaign office in Virginia Beach, Va. Taylor says he’s running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 08, 2019 - 7:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he's running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner. Taylor said on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" on Monday "we have a leadership crisis in Virginia" and "we need a fresh start in the Senate." Taylor is...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, Associate DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison speaks at Jim Clyburn's "World Famous Fish Fry" in Columbia, S.C. Harrison has posted a record fundraising haul in his challenge to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Campaign officials tell The Associated Press that Harrison raised $1.5 million in the second quarter, a figure they call the highest quarterly posting for a Democrat challenging a sitting GOP senator in the state. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is backing Harrison in his bid to block Graham from a fourth term. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
July 02, 2019 - 7:33 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A top Democratic National Committee official has raised $1.5 million in his challenge to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Campaign officials tell The Associated Press that Jaime Harrison raised the money in the second quarter, which ended Sunday. The Democratic...
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Dave Lindstrom, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, discusses his campaign during an Associated Press interview, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, inside the Kansas Statehouse rotunda in Topeka, Kan. Lindstrom, a former Kansas City Chiefs player, says he is running partly because he's worried about what he sees as a growing embrace of socialism and, "I think our country's under attack." (AP Photo/John Hanna)
June 27, 2019 - 11:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Dave Lindstrom, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, launched his bid for the Republican nomination with an event...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, smiles at the Capitol in Washington, after the Senate passed a resolution to terminate President Trump's declaration of an emergency at the Southern border. Maine's Democrat Speaker of the House Sara Gideon announced Monday, June 24, 2019, that she will challenge longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 24, 2019 - 4:30 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives announced Monday that she is challenging longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who has found her long-standing image as a moderate sympathetic to abortion rights under fire in an increasingly polarized...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announces his run for the republican nomination for U.S. Senate Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
June 21, 2019 - 10:41 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Never one to back down from a fight, Republican Roy Moore is facing a wall of GOP opposition that includes President Donald Trump as he launches another U.S. Senate bid, testing whether he can overcome the sexual misconduct allegations that helped derail his last run. The...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announces his run for the republican nomination for U.S. Senate Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
June 20, 2019 - 9:47 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the Ten...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by his GOP leadership team, answers questions on Iran and the withdrawal of acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 18, 2019 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is against reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay. The Kentucky Republican told reporters at his weekly news conference on Tuesday that "No, I don't think reparations are a good idea." He added...
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June 13, 2019 - 10:14 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that shows President Donald Trump's influence on state politics and the high stakes in the 2020 congressional elections. Walker said he'll focus...
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