Senate elections

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., center, poses for a photo with Delali Dzirasa after speaking with members of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore in Baltimore, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Cardin, who has served two terms in the U.S. Senate, is facing a Democratic challenger after Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, confirmed via Twitter on Sunday her intention to run in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chelsea Manning's high-profile bid for the U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. The former U.S. Army private convicted of leaking over 700,000 classified documents has an uphill battle to defeat Sen. Ben Cardin. But Manning's international fame will...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT RANK TO INTELLIGENCE ANALYST - FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Chelsea Manning speaks during the Nantucket Project's annual gathering in Nantucket, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. She will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin who has served two terms. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 14, 2018 - 9:38 am
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. Manning on Sunday tweeted "yup, we're running for senate" with an attached campaign video . She sent a subsequent tweet seeking donations to her campaign. The 30-year-old Manning filed her...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, House Homeland Security Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., right, speaks during a news conference with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. on Capitol Hill in Washington. McSally called on the national GOP to "grow a pair of ovaries" as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, Jan. 12, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider playbook in one of the nation's premier Senate contests. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 12, 2018 - 9:42 am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to "grow a pair of ovaries" as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider playbook...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, North Dakota state Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, speaks in Bismarck, N.D. Cramer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, he won't run for U.S. Senate, depriving Republicans of the candidate many saw as the party's best chance to unseat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
January 11, 2018 - 3:15 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to challenge popular...
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Former Maricopa County Sheriff and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio speaks at his office, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Arpaio, who was spared a possible jail sentence when President Donald Trump pardoned him for disobeying a judge, announced Tuesday, Jan. 9, that he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 10, 2018 - 9:46 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — People have been comparing the political styles of President Donald Trump and former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio since the allies starting appearing together at campaign events. The 85-year-old Arpaio noted those similarities Wednesday, a day after he announced his candidacy for the...
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FILE- In this July 6, 2017, file photo, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz. Arpaio is running for the Arizona U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
January 09, 2018 - 12:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old Arpaio is a Republican and close ally of President Donald Trump. Arpaio tweeted Tuesday he seeking the post to support Trump's agenda "in his mission to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Mitt Romney talks with reporters after eating dinner with then President-elect Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York. Romney was treated for prostate cancer in 2017. That’s according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive health issue. The aide said Jan. 8, 2018, that Romney was diagnosed with “slow-growing prostate cancer” and the cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide continued. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 08, 2018 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican presidential nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, was treated for prostate cancer last year. That's according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly. The aide said Monday that...
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January 05, 2018 - 5:26 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife has identified the "Jewish" attorney she referred to at a campaign rally. He's a practicing Christian. Kayla Moore created a stir just before her husband lost to Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama senate race, when she denied...
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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2012, file photo, Ohio state Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, right, accompanied by his wife Ilana Shafran Mandel, left, concedes defeat to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on election night in the ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Mandel was again seeking the Republican party nomination to challenge Brown in the 2018 general election, but announced Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in an open letter that he decided to drop his bid, citing his wife's health. (AP Photo/Mike Munden, File)
January 05, 2018 - 4:30 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Friday he is dropping his second bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, citing his wife's health. Mandel's decision came in an open letter to friends and family and leaves Cleveland banker Mike Gibbons for now as the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1982, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, addresses a group from the Alliance of Metalworking industries on the steps of the Capitol in Washington. Hatch said he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his power after helping to push through an overhaul of the tax code and persuading President Donald Trump to downsize two national monuments. Retirement also...
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