Senate elections

In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 21, 2019 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020. Pompeo, who represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017, says he'll serve as secretary of state as long as President Donald Trump wants him to. Pompeo was...
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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 - 9:58 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 14, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Kelly's campaign for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning. The Arizona Republic reports the 54-year-old retired astronaut and Tucson Democrat touted his financial...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2017, file photo former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., right, listens as her husband Mark Kelly, left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kelly said Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, that he's running to finish John McCain's term in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 12, 2019 - 6:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate. If he wins the Democratic...
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February 07, 2019 - 4:26 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 - 8:46 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. 11, 2018 file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during the signing of an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands, at EPA headquarters in Washington. Ernst says she turned down Donald Trump's request to run as his vice president in 2016 because of family concerns. Ernst made the claim in an affidavit in a divorce proceeding in October that was first reported by CityView, a Des Moines weekly newspaper. The filing was unsealed earlier this month after Ernst and her former husband of 25 years, Gail Ernst, settled their previously contentious divorce. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:02 pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst on Wednesday denied allegations leveled by her ex-husband that she had an affair with a subordinate while she served in the military. The Iowa Republican answered questions from reporters about that and other allegations at a town hall event on the...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before having lunch with Republican senators in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, as Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, listens. Ernst says she turned down Donald Trump's request to run as his vice president in 2016 because of family concerns. Ernst made the claim in an affidavit in a divorce proceeding in October that was first reported by CityView, a Des Moines weekly newspaper. The filing was unsealed earlier this month after Ernst and her former husband of 25 years, Gail Ernst, settled their previously contentious divorce. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 22, 2019 - 2:02 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst says she turned down Donald Trump after interviewing to be his running mate, according to a court filing that describes an "extremely painful journey" that led to her divorce from a man she alleges was abusive. The Iowa Republican wrote in an affidavit in her...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., arrives at the Senate Chamber for an abbreviated pro-forma session at the Capitol in Washington. Republican senators up for re-election in 2020 are trying to figure out how closely to align themselves with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 20, 2019 - 8:29 am
DENVER (AP) — Republican senators up for re-election in 2020 are trying to figure out how closely to align themselves with President Donald Trump. Sen. Cory Gardner helped devise the GOP's strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to Trump in 2018. But heading into his own re-election bid in...
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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 - 7:37 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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