Senate elections

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/APTN, File)
April 07, 2019 - 1:38 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville walks off the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Memphis in Cincinnati. Tuberville is joining the Republican race to win back the Senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones in 2020. Tuberville is set to announce his candidacy Saturday, April 6, 2019 according to a person familiar with Tuberville’s decision. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 06, 2019 - 1:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is joining the Republican race to win back the Alabama Senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones in 2020. Tuberville announced his candidacy Saturday on Twitter, saying: "After more than a year of listening to Alabama's citizens,...
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March 31, 2019 - 5:08 pm
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes. Senate Democratic Leader Schumer said that Boeing should be suspended from the...
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March 25, 2019 - 2:01 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Sen. Tom Udall's not running for re-election (all times local): 1:00 p.m. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is being praised by Democratic colleagues for his activism on environmental and Native American issues as he prepares to retire from the Senate. Presidential...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight of Customs and Border Protection's response to the smuggling of persons at the southern border, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 18, 2019 - 3:09 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term. Graham's campaign says Pence will be with Graham at events in Myrtle Beach and Greenville on March 30. In a release, Graham praised Pence as "a strong...
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Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, accompanied by other member of Congress, speaks about a resolution to block President Donald Trump's emergency border security declaration on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Washington. House Democrats have introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued last week to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border, setting up a fight that could result in Trump's first-ever veto. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 01, 2019 - 9:57 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas confirmed Friday that he will "seriously consider" running for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent John Cornyn, raising the remarkable possibility of charging into one of 2020's biggest races at the same time his twin brother is...
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Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, accompanied by other member of Congress, speaks about a resolution to block President Donald Trump's emergency border security declaration on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Washington. House Democrats have introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued last week to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border, setting up a fight that could result in Trump's first-ever veto. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 28, 2019 - 7:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro says his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, is considering a big run of his own in 2020 — a bid for U.S. Senate against Republican John Cornyn. Julian Castro told The Associated Press on Thursday: "He's considering that, but...
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February 23, 2019 - 2:50 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is kicking off his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday with a rally in Tucson, the city where his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, survived a shooting when she was a congresswoman. That attack in 2011 led Kelly to leave NASA and become a political activist,...
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FILE - This Feb. 24, 2011 file photo shows former gubernatorial candidate Bradley Byrne at a news conference in Montgomery, Ala. U.S. Rep Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Byrne is the first Republican to announce in the race as the GOP tries to win back the Senate seat from Sen. Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Phillip Rawls, File)
February 20, 2019 - 8:58 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Byrne, 64, is the first Republican to announce his candidacy in what is...
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February 12, 2019 - 7:14 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly says he's running to finish John McCain's term in the U.S. Senate. Kelly announced his plans Tuesday in a video message he tweeted . He's married to former Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived being shot in the head during a...
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