Senate elections

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney looks on after filling out paperwork as he declares his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at the state elections office Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 15, 2018 - 6:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eight Republicans have stepped forward before a Thursday evening filing deadline to challenge former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the Utah Senate race, including a state lawmaker who says an "establishment insider" can't fix problems in Washington. Many of...
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This Saturday, March 3, 2018, photo, shows Mitt Romney during a tour of Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah. The former Republican presidential nominee continues his bid to become a U.S. Senator for Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 09, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MOAB, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is shaking hands, posing for pictures and cracking jokes as he barnstorms Utah seeking votes for his Senate bid. What he isn't doing is talking about his well-documented feuds with President Trump. Wearing blue jeans and flashing his famous smile, Romney strode into a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir, standing, asks a question of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin during a luncheon on in Madison, Wis. Vukmir is one of two Republicans running in the primary for a chance to take on Baldwin in the fall. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
March 09, 2018 - 1:00 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Tammy Baldwin was back home in Wisconsin, talking about guns, health care and other issues before a politically minded luncheon crowd, when one of her Republican challengers rose to confront her. Why, state Sen. Leah Vukmir wondered, had Baldwin voted against the GOP tax...
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March 08, 2018 - 6:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz slayed the Texas Republican establishment in 2012 with his Senate win, took Washington by storm as its leading conservative flamethrower and finished second only to Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. His success was built on a frenetic campaign and...
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Supporters of senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 4:06 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz smiled Wednesday when an interviewer raised the obvious point about his deriding an opponent for using a nickname: Cruz uses a nickname too. "You're absolutely right," the Texas Republican told CNN. "My name is Rafael Edward Cruz." Shortly after the polls closed Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018 file photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., leaves a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington. In places like Boston and Los Angeles, Democrats are blasting the new tax law as a boon to the rich and a corporate giveaway. In North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is lashing it, too. But in the VFW halls and farm co-ops of her state’s wind-swept prairies where cows outnumber people, Democrat Heitkamp sounds more like a deficits-hating Republican _ circa 2011 _ than she does her coastal colleagues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 01, 2018 - 12:33 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp is a Democratic senator, fighting for re-election in deeply Republican North Dakota. In the midst of her fight, she sometimes sounds more like a 2011-era Republican than she does her Democratic colleagues. One big example is the tax legislation that...
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State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, announces his candidacy to the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel will challenge current Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 28, 2018 - 11:22 pm
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state lawmaker Chris McDaniel, who lost a bitter Republican primary to the state's senior U.S. senator in 2014, said Wednesday that he is challenging the state's other Republican senator, Roger Wicker. The tea party-backed McDaniel casts himself as a...
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State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, is greeted by his wife, Jill McDaniel, prior to announcing his candidacy to the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel tried unsuccessfully to unseat U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in 2014. He will now challenge current Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 28, 2018 - 4:12 pm
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate race in Mississippi (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A Democratic state lawmaker says he running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. State Rep. David Baria (BARE-ee-ah) of Bay St. Louis announced his intentions Wednesday, a day before candidates'...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during an address before business leaders in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi lawmaker Chris McDaniel announced Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, that he will mount a primary challenge to the state’s other U.S. Senator, Roger Wicker. McDaniel had hinted at the decision for days and made the announcement at an afternoon rally in his hometown of Ellisville. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
February 28, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed state lawmaker who came close to unseating one of Mississippi's U.S. senators during a bitter 2014 race announced Wednesday that he will challenge the state's other U.S. senator, Roger Wicker. Conservative Republican Chris McDaniel had hinted at the...
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February 26, 2018 - 8:00 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed lawmaker who lost a hard-fought race against one of Mississippi's two U.S. senators in 2014 is strongly hinting he will run this year against the state's other Republican senator, Roger Wicker. Republican Chris McDaniel has said for months that he might...
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