Senate elections

FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump hugs Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D. The conservative Koch brothers' network declared July 30, that it will not help elect Cramer, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better than the Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 31, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The war of words intensified between two titans in Republican politics on Tuesday as President Donald Trump trashed the conservative billionaire Koch brothers as a "total joke in real Republican circles." The presidential insult followed a weekend gathering of Koch officials who...
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President Donald Trump departs after signing an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 19, 2018 - 11:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup. A White House meeting...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2011. file photo, emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez, second from right, an intern for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, move Giffords after she was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. Bobby Wilson, a Republican Arizona state Senate candidate, has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Wilson says he shot and killed his mother after she shot at him with a rifle one night in their Oklahoma farmhouse in 1963. (AP Photo/James Palka, File)
July 17, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, says he is among the political figures who were pranked by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series. "Who Is America?” premieres Sunday, July 15, 2018, on Showtime. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 13, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Some politicians are going through the several stages of panic associated with an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen: remorse, damage control, anger and regret for being duped. One of the comedian's latest targets, defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore, is threatening a defamation lawsuit over an...
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In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, photo provided by the Leah for Senate campaign, Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, gives a thumbs up while taking part in a conga line with Gov. Scott Walker, left, during a party at the executive residence in Madison, Wis. (Leah for Senate campaign via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 12:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker hasn't officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir. The latest? A smiling Vukmir joined Walker in a conga line at a Fourth of July party Saturday night...
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In this June 14, 2018, photo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen, left, talks with David Womack, a farmer and former American Soybean Development Foundation president, during a visit to Farrar Farm in Flat Creek, Tenn. Trade and tariff concerns are roiling high-profile Senate contests across Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania and even North Dakota _ states where Republican candidates are being forced to answer for the trade policies of a Republican president they have rallied behind on virtually every other major issue. Bredesen faces Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the November election for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
July 09, 2018 - 12:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of President Donald Trump's trade policies and the...
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July 05, 2018 - 3:33 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tasty typo mistakenly turned a U.S. Senate candidate's name into that of a sandwich. The Connecticut Post reports that a banner on Connecticut Senate candidate Dominic Rapini's website's read "Approved by Dominic Panini." When told about the mistake, Rapini told the...
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U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., center, and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, speak to the Associated Press in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A U.S. senator who is part of a congressional delegation visiting Russia says Moscow could help improve ties by not meddling in the midterm U.S. election in November. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)
July 04, 2018 - 10:50 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Visiting U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Russia not to meddle in the U.S. midterm election in November if it wants to improve strained bilateral ties. The senators were in Russia as part of a congressional visit taking place two weeks ahead of a summit between the nations' presidents...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, speaks at a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz. The outrage sparked by the sights, sounds and stories of children separated from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border underscores the outsized role immigration will play in the midterms of this border state. Both Democrats and Republicans think the issue can propel them to victory in Arizona, a state with a large percentage of residents born abroad. (AP Photo/Matt York, file)
July 01, 2018 - 12:17 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The outrage sparked by the sights, sounds and stories of children separated from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border underscores the outsized role immigration will play in the midterms in Arizona. On all sides of the political spectrum, campaigns are emphasizing immigration policies...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. Trump was in Fargo to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Kevin Cramer, who is hoping to unseat Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 29, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening on the Supreme Court has created a dilemma for Democratic senators up for re-election this year in the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The choice on whether to support the upcoming nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy will be a test for several...
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