Senate elections

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., attends a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has endorsed Tillis, handing a significant political asset to the first-term Republican senator seeking reelection in 2020 in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted Tuesday, June 25, his "full and total endorsement" to Tillis as he already faces a primary challenger. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 25, 2019 - 8:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, handing a significant political asset to the first-term Republican senator seeking reelection next year in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted late Tuesday his "Full and Total Endorsement" to Tillis as he...
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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 - 11:41 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 - 9:41 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 - 3:06 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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Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, joined by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., right, arrives at the Capitol to extend her perfect Senate voting record to 7,000, as she prepares for a 2020 campaign , in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Susan Collins has taken her 7,000th consecutive vote in the U.S. Senate as she gears up for what is expected to be a competitive reelection race in 2020. Collins has gone to great lengths over the years to keep her perfect voting streak intact. The senator said...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, file photo, then-gubernatorial candidate Betsy Sweet speaks at the Democratic convention, in Lewiston, Maine. Sweet, a progressive Democrat who ran for governor of Maine in 2018, has announced her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
June 13, 2019 - 11:03 pm
GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Betsy Sweet, a progressive Democrat who ran for governor of Maine last year, has announced her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. The former State House lobbyist announced her candidacy Thursday at Sebago Lake Distillery. In a statement, she criticized "the...
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June 13, 2019 - 2:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Roy Moore speaks at a rally in Fairhope, Ala. President Donald Trump is warning that the “consequences will be devastating” if failed Alabama Republican Roy Moore runs again for a senate seat in 2020. Moore lost in the once-reliably red state in a 2017 special election amid sexual misconduct allegations which he denied. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
May 29, 2019 - 1:23 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate in 2020, saying that Moore cannot win and the "consequences will be devastating" for his party and policies if Democrats retain the seat. Moore lost in the once-reliably...
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May 22, 2019 - 5:43 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wealthy Republican political donor from Wyoming says he's thinking about running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Republican Sen. Mike Enzi recently announced he will retire at the end of his current term. Foster Friess told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday he will be...
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This combination of undated photos provided by Cavalry LLC, a political consulting firm working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign, shows t-shirts used for McConnell's campaign. McConnell is capitalizing on a fellow Republican's attack by selling "Cocaine Mitch" shirts on his campaign's website. (Michael Duncan/Cavalry LLC via AP)
May 09, 2019 - 5:46 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is capitalizing on a fellow Republican's attack by selling "Cocaine Mitch" shirts on his campaign's website. The Kentucky lawmaker's 2020 reelection campaign tweeted Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest...
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