Senate elections

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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February 07, 2019 - 3:26 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A top official with the Democratic National Committee says he feels he has the national connections and fundraising ability to mount a challenge to Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. DNC associate chairman Jaime Harrison told The Associated Press on Thursday he is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, then-Arizona Republican senatorial candidate Martha McSally, speaks with voters, at Chase's diner in Chandler, Ariz. he Federal Election Commission says Arizona Sen. Martha McSally may have accepted $270,000 in campaign contributions that exceeded legal limits. Federal candidates can collect $2,700 from a single donor during a primary election and an additional $2,700 from that same person during the general. But agency flagged dozens of contributions to McSally that appear to exceed those limits. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
January 31, 2019 - 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, whose fundraising practices have drawn scrutiny in the past, appears to have accepted more than $270,000 in excessive campaign contributions during the recent midterm campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission. Federal candidates can...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018 file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a photo opportunity with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide at the State Department in Washington. At least eight Kansas Republicans have expressed interest in running for Senate next year, while others in the party continue to encourage U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to seek the job. Many Republicans believe Pompeo would be a lock to win the seat being vacated by Republican Pat Roberts, who is retiring after four terms. Pompeo does not seem interested much for now, saying his focus is on his work as the nation's top diplomat. But he's also stopped short of ruling the idea out. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 24, 2019 - 1:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — At least eight Kansas Republicans have expressed interest in running for Senate next year, while others in the party continue to encourage U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to seek the job. Many Republicans believe Pompeo would be a lock to win the seat being vacated by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30 2018 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. The future of a contentious multi-state voter registration database is uncertain now that former Kansas Secretary of State Kobach no longer holds that office. A spokeswoman for Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the office is reviewing Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program and consulting with other member states. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
January 18, 2019 - 6:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump and an advocate of tough immigration laws, confirmed Friday that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 after losing the Kansas governor's race. Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, joins a crowded field...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the 2018 GQ's Men of the Year Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wilde will make her directorial debut in "Booksmart," at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The film is about graduating high-schoolers determined to cram four years of fun into one night. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, Senate Agriculture Committe Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, speaks during the signing of an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands, at EPA headquarters in Washington. The veteran Republican Senator is preparing to announce Friday whether he will seek re-election in 2020. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 04, 2019 - 3:13 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the longest-serving member of Congress in Kansas history, announced Friday that he won't run again in 2020, setting up a scramble to replace him in a GOP-leaning state where Democrats are energized by key victories in last year's midterm elections...
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December 27, 2018 - 6:00 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's attorney general said Thursday that his office is reviewing whether allegedly deceptive social media tactics used in last year's U.S. Senate race might have violated the law. Attorney General Steve Marshall told The Washington Post that reports about the effort are...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Arizona Republican senatorial candidate Martha McSally, speaks with voters, at Chase's diner in Chandler, Ariz. Arizona's governor has named McSally to replace U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl in the U.S. Senate seat that belonged to Sen. John McCain. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, that McSally will take over after Kyl's resignation becomes effective Dec. 31. McSally lost the Senate race to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
December 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor has named Rep. Martha McSally to replace U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl in the U.S. Senate seat that belonged to Sen. John McCain. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that McSally will take over after Kyl's resignation becomes effective Dec. 31. McSally last month lost...
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December 14, 2018 - 9:58 am
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl is resigning from the U.S. Senate seat he was appointed to less than four months ago following the death of Sen. John McCain, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday. Kyl's decision means the Republican governor will need to appoint another replacement lawmaker...
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