Senate elections

In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sits behind the wheel of a tractor during a tour of Gibson's Green Acres Dairy in Ogden, Utah. If Romney becomes Utah's next senator, many Republicans are looking to the him to take up John McCain's mantle as an elder statesman, willing to take on Donald Trump and serve as a political and moral counterweight to a president they see as divisive and undignified. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)`
February 17, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...
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This undated photo provided by Washington County, Minn., shows Democratic candidate for Minnesota Senate Karla Bigham. Bigham is running in a special election in Senate District 54 on Feb. 12, 2018, to succeed Democrat Dan Schoen, who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. (Tomy O'Brien/Washington County, Minn. via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 11:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats in Minnesota held on to a state Senate seat in a rare Monday special election, preserving their hopes of retaking the chamber later this year. But there was little evidence of Democratic backlash against President Donald Trump and his party that spurred a series of...
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February 10, 2018 - 12:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party is endorsing candidates closely identified with President Donald Trump in contested primaries to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. Saturday's endorsements of gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner and Senate...
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January 29, 2018 - 3:53 pm
Some Republican Senate candidates who once trumpeted the blessing of former White House adviser Steve Bannon are now denying he ever endorsed them. Bannon's backing was once seen as coveted validation with Republicans' unsettled base but has now become a predicament since his falling-out with the...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, Dominick Scafidi, left, in charge of field and digital operations and Jake Wiegman, right, special projects manager put up a sign during a brainstorming session at the Unite America office in Denver. The constant fighting in Washington is giving new motivations to groups trying to lower the importance of partisanship in U.S. politics. Unite America is recruiting candidates to run as nonpartisans for various U.S. Senate and governors seats. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
January 25, 2018 - 2:44 am
DENVER (AP) — In a Denver co-working space between a brewpub and a shop serving the Hawaiian raw fish salad called poke, four possible independent candidates for U.S. Senate and governorships recently plotted how to pry loose Republicans' and Democrats' grip on U.S. politics. Terry Hayes, Maine's...
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January 14, 2018 - 12:24 pm
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. Three days after making her intention known to federal election officials, Manning tweeted "yup, we're running for senate" with an attached campaign video indicating her intention to...
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January 12, 2018 - 7:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey reports that he's heading into his re-election year with $8.6 million in campaign cash, easily leading his rivals. Casey's campaign reported the tally Friday. Jan. 31 is the deadline to give full campaign finance reports to the Federal Election...
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January 09, 2018 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California have been appointed to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, becoming just the second and third African-Americans to serve on the committee in its 200-plus-year history. Democrats had to replace Sen. Al...
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President Donald Trump, right, welcomes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., third from left, to the podium to speak during a news conference after participating in a Congressional Republican Leadership Retreat at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Also pictured is House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, second from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, second from right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 06, 2018 - 1:19 pm
THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings at Camp David with congressional leaders (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's done campaigning for insurgents challenging incumbent Republican members of Congress. Trump tells reporters after huddling with...
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Three remaining copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff are displayed at a Barnes & Noble store, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newport, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 05, 2018 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. The new fissure in an already...
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