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Stories with subject: Senate elections
  • Landry picks up GatorPAC backing in attorney general's race 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 4:08 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Former U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness says his super PAC is supporting Jeff Landry in the Louisiana attorney general's race.

  • Connecticut's 2016 Senate race a quieter contest than past 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:20 pm

    STAMFORD, Connecticut - A one-time Olympian and political newcomer is the only Republican candidate so far to officially jump into Connecticut's 2016 Senate race, foreshadowing what could be a much different election from a recent string of highly contentious contests that attracted big money and national attention.

  • GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans" 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:01 pm

    TAMPA, Florida - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.

  • Warren, coy on whether to seek re-election, stockpiles cash 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:08 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is stockpiling campaign cash from liberal supporters across the country even though she hasn't committed to a 2018 re-election bid.

  • President Obama lands in Vegas for energy summit, fundraiser 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:23 pm

    LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama is visiting the home of Las Vegas Sun publisher Brian Greenspun for a Democratic party fundraiser following remarks at the National Clean Energy Summit.

  • Eldridge says he's looking at US Senate race in Arkansas 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 5:23 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former federal prosecutor Conner Eldridge said Monday he's considering challenging Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman in Arkansas next year and plans to make a decision in the coming weeks.

  • Kentucky GOP OKs caucus; allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:56 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus for Rand Paul - but only if he shows them the money.

  • Paul, Bevin campaigns converge in central Kentucky 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 8:27 pm

    SOMERSET, Kentucky - Rand Paul and Matt Bevin were both little known businessmen with big political ambitions who decided to take on U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Rauner 'attacks' 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 5:47 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an "epic struggle" with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in opposition while a potentially bruising primary for a U.S. Senate race took shape.

  • Poll: Walker leads GOP foes, trails Clinton in Wisconsin 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:43 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker leads other Republican presidential candidates in his home state of Wisconsin but trails Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton there in a potential general election matchup, according to the first statewide poll since Walker announced his candidacy.

  • Poll shows tightening of Feingold, Johnson US Senate race 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 1:33 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A new poll shows a tightening in the race for U.S. Senate between former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.

  • Koch group jumps into Senate fight with anti-Strickland ad story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 3:27 am

    WASHINGTON - Americans for Prosperity, one of the biggest outside groups backed by billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch, this week begins a $1.4 million television advertising campaign against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, now a leading Democratic candidate for Senate.

  • Clarification: Ohio US Senate candidates story 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 4:08 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press summarized a critic of Ted Strickland as saying the former Ohio governor made his money in lobbying. The story should have made clear that Strickland oversaw the lobbying arm of the Center for American Progress but that he was not himself a lobbyist.

  • Former head of The Arc of Indiana, running for Senate 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 5:16 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - A political newcomer who has spent his career advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities announced Saturday he is running for the Democratic nomination to replace retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Coats.

  • GOP senator from Stillwater won't seek re-election 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 6:29 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A Republican state senator from Stillwater says he won't seek a third term in office next year.

  • Heck plans to extend 'aggressive' Hispanic outreach effort 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:32 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Rep. Joe Heck says his team has a great relationship with the Latino community in his district and plans to replicate their "aggressive" outreach efforts on a statewide scale for his Senate campaign.

  • Sen. Kirk's campaign defends putting caregiver on payroll 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:54 pm

    CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's campaign manager said Wednesday the Illinois Republican did things "by the book" when he gave a campaign job to a personal caregiver hired to assist him following a 2012 stroke.

  • Oklahoma governor sets special election to replace senator 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 7:43 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has called a special election to replace Republican state Sen. Rick Brinkley, who has announced he will resign at the end of the year.

  • Ex-candidate Wolf declining to release Kansas board's letter 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 5:06 am

    WAMEGO, Kansas - Former U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Milton Wolf says he won't publicly release a letter from Kansas' medical board closing an investigation over his past Facebook postings of X-ray images.

  • Obama to co-host fundraiser for Senate hopeful Cortez Masto 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 1:18 pm

    LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama is co-hosting a fundraiser in Las Vegas for Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto.

  • State workers' suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:38 pm

    JONESBORO, Illinois - A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the most competitive 2016 Senate races.

  • Democrat Katie McGinty to run for US Senate in Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:53 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The former top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says she is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate next year.

  • Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:19 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday that the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries on Facebook.

  • Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:04 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries.

  • Race to replace convicted NY state senator's seat firms up 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:41 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Candidates from each of the major parties have emerged to campaign for a state Senate seat representing New York's Southern Tier after its previous occupant was convicted of lying to the FBI.