- Republican hopes to unseat Senate's longest-serving member Updated: May-26-16 6:13 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Republican Scott Milne made it official Thursday: He's looking to unseat the U.S. Senate's longest-serving member, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.
- Ryan Frazier makes Colorado GOP US Senate primary Updated: May-25-16 7:03 pm
DENVER - It's official. Colorado Republicans will choose among five U.S. Senate hopefuls next month.
- Progressive Vermont candidate gets Sanders boost Updated: May-25-16 12:21 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont Rep. Chris Pearson, a Progressive Party candidate for the state Senate from Chittenden County, has received a big and unexpected boost from Bernie Sanders.
- The Latest: Barksdale wins Democratic Senate primary Updated: May-24-16 11:49 pm
ATLANTA - The Latest on Georgia's primary elections (all times local):
- Lawyer denies ex-rebel leader tied to attack on Haiti police Updated: May-24-16 5:45 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The lawyer for a Senate candidate and ex-rebel leader said Tuesday that his client had nothing to do with a deadly attack on a police station in southern Haiti this month.
- Decision by charged senator to seek re-election not popular Updated: May-24-16 4:42 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A state senator's decision to seek re-election despite facing trial next month on felony sexual assault charges is not drawing much support from senior colleagues.
- Sanders raises money for California Senate candidate Updated: May-24-16 2:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is urging his network of donors to contribute to a candidate for the California state Senate.
- Governor endorses Democratic Senate candidate Kamala Harris Updated: May-23-16 8:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown is endorsing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris barely two weeks before California's June 7 primary election.
- Maine Ethics Commission considers charge against state rep Updated: May-23-16 1:23 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Ethics Commission is considering a complaint from a Portland man that a state representative and senate candidate sent a mailer to voters without disclosing financing.
- After Democrats' primary, some see a need for fence mending Updated: May-21-16 9:57 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's primary polls looked grim in mid-March for Katie McGinty, the candidate recruited by Democratic heavy hitters in Washington in their multimillion-dollar quest to recapture the U.S. Senate majority.
- At NRA meeting, Paul urges elimination of gun free zones Updated: May-20-16 5:09 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Days after securing a re-election match-up with a wealthy Kentucky Democrat, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul declared his support for allowing guns in every school, movie theater and supermarket in America in a speech to the National Rifle Association.
- The Latest: Keyser case spurs need for election reforms Updated: May-19-16 6:25 pm
DENVER - The Latest on Colorado petition verification changes (all times local):
- Senator takes aim at online employers in the 'gig economy' Updated: May-19-16 4:30 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking aim at the so-called "gig economy" generated by online companies and workers piecing together odd jobs.
- Republican Senate leader says election head in jeopardy Updated: May-19-16 10:21 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Republican leader of the state Senate says the bipartisan choice to lead Wisconsin's new Election Commission may be rejected by the GOP-controlled Senate.
- In Wisconsin Senate race, split over new OT rule Updated: May-18-16 6:13 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A new overtime pay rule from the Obama administration is getting two different reactions in Wisconsin's Senate race.
- Feingold says Johnson trying to fool voters on Trump Updated: May-18-16 5:48 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrat Russ Feingold accused Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday of trying to fool voters with Washington double-speak when he says that he supports but does not endorse Donald Trump for president.
- Judge sets trial date in lawsuit against Duckworth Updated: May-18-16 5:19 pm
JONESBORO, Illinois - A judge in southern Illinois has set an Aug. 15 trial date in a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth.
- Democrat Gray takes on Sen. Paul, casts himself as outsider Updated: May-18-16 3:51 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jim Gray came out swinging in his uphill fight against Republican Sen. Rand Paul, aiming to land some early shots to undermine the incumbent's advantages in GOP-trending Kentucky.
- The Latest: Clinton declares victory in Kentucky primary Updated: May-17-16 11:09 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The Latest on the Kentucky primary election in which voters are casting ballots on a slate of local, state and federal races including the Democratic presidential primary (all times local):
- Illinois professors protest Gov. Rauner's board nomination Updated: May-17-16 4:14 pm
URBANA, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice to fill the college faculty slot on the Illinois Board of Higher Education has prompted backlash from faculty at the University of Illinois and across the state.
- Senate GOP leader: Most White House hopefuls release taxes Updated: May-17-16 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican leader in the Senate says most candidates for president have released their tax documents as presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump insists he'll wait until after an IRS audit.
- Ballot box stolen, votes discarded in Oregon county Updated: May-17-16 2:10 pm
BEND, Oregon - Klamath County officials say someone broke into a ballot box and threw the mail-in ballots into a nearby dumpster.
- Koch group puts another $2.2 million into Ohio's Senate race Updated: May-17-16 8:38 am
WASHINGTON - Political groups backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch are spending $7.7 million on television and online advertising in the Ohio Senate race - part of a broader plan to focus on the Republican-led Senate instead of the presidential race.
- Florida Sen. Rubio uses Twitter to shoot down speculation Updated: May-17-16 8:07 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - In a series of tweets, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says he still has no plans to seek re-election.
- Florida man running for US Senate calls Obama 'animal' Updated: May-16-16 3:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Florida businessman seeking to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate is standing by comments where he called President Barack Obama an "animal."