Senate elections

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, waves to supporters after speaking during an election night results party, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hazleton, Pa. Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2018 - 8:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating two of his favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, who won their U.S. Senate primaries. In a pair of tweets Wednesday morning,...
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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, talks to supporters during an election night results party, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hazleton, Pa. Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2018 - 4:56 am
President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just...
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May 13, 2018 - 11:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he's a "religious bigot." In a tweet Sunday night, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee...
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FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., gets on an elevator after arriving for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York. During Pennsylvania's Tuesday, May 15, 2018, primary election, Republican Party voters in the state will select Barletta or Pennsylvania state Rep. Jim Christiana as their nominee to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey's re-election bid. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 12, 2018 - 10:26 am
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's thus-far sleepy U.S. Senate race could nonetheless help determine whether Republicans maintain control of the chamber. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is heavily favored over state Rep. Jim Christiana in Tuesday's Republican primary election. Republicans control the...
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In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018 photo, Congressman Robert Pittenger, second from right, and his wife, Suzanne, right, talk with constituents at the Hilltop restaurant in Monroe, N.C. The Rev. Mark Harris narrowly defeated Pittenger in the 9th District GOP primary Tuesday, according to complete, unofficial results — a reversal of their 2016 primary that Pittenger won by only 134 votes. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans surveying the midterm election landscape are sharpening their message and assessing their standing with voters after watching their colleagues' wipeout in high-profile primary elections. Republican congressmen lost across the board in key races Tuesday. Two of...
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Denise Morrisey stands next to her husband, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as he speaks at his campaign headquarters Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Kearnesville, W.Va. (Ron Agnir/The Journal via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 11:25 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by Trump himself. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two sitting...
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Denise Morrisey stands next to her husband, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as he speaks at his campaign headquarters Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Kearnesville, W.Va. (Ron Agnir/The Journal via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 12:19 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship Tuesday in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Blankenship went from prison to politics after serving a one-year sentence related to the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. His quest: To take down the man he blames for fueling public distrust of him, Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 07, 2018 - 9:06 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A defiant Don Blankenship fired back Monday after President Donald Trump urged West Virginia voters to support opponents of the former coal executive — and former convict — in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. Blankenship said in a statement: "I will win the primary and I...
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In this April 30, 2018, photo, Senate candidates from left, Todd Rokita, Luke Messer and Mike Braun speak with each other following the Indiana Republican senate primary debate in Indianapolis. As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in the November election. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
May 05, 2018 - 5:34 pm
As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in November. Primaries in four states on Tuesday, all in places Donald Trump...
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In this April 14, 2018, photo, Deb Patterson prepares to canvass in Independence, Ore.. hoping to win the Oregon May 15 primary and unseat four-term Republican Sen. Jackie Winters in November. A win could propel Democrats into a "supermajority" in the Oregon Legislature, with the ability to increase state revenue without Republican support. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
April 29, 2018 - 1:28 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Unfazed by signs banning soliciting and dogs that barked at her in almost every home she visited, a political newbie knocked on doors, handed out campaign flyers and asked voters to elect her to the Oregon Senate. Deb Patterson, who canvassed in the riverside town of...
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