Senate elections

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, shake hands following their first debate for the Texas U.S. Senate in Dallas, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
September 21, 2018 - 9:10 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments...
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In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 photo, Washington U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is shown at a gathering in Vancouver, Wash.. Democratic incumbent Cantwell has easily won re-election for U.S. Senate in Washington state in previous years but as she seeks her fourth-term this November, she is facing her most recognizable opponent, Republican Susan Hutchison. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
September 21, 2018 - 4:28 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Beto O'Rourke speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. O'Rourke will have the first of three scheduled debates Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Dallas against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
September 20, 2018 - 5:19 pm
ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke's mother is typically asked how her son got his name or if he was a troublemaker. But in a rural county Donald Trump overwhelmingly won in 2016, a supporter brings up different family history: Accusations her son pushed a project that would benefit his...
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September 20, 2018 - 3:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is criticizing Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, her Republican opponent in November's Senate race, over Heller's reported comments on controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Nevada Independent and The New York Times reported that Heller...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen speaks at a summit on the opioid crisis in Nashville, Tenn. Bredesen said Sept. 19 that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault “has a very credible story.” But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
September 20, 2018 - 5:49 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath. "She has...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen speaks at a summit on the opioid crisis in Nashville, Tenn. Bredesen said Sept. 19 that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault “has a very credible story.” But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, poses for photos in his campaign office in Los Angeles. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California Senate, rarely have much in common. But they’re united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein is playing a central role in the battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 19, 2018 - 12:22 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The top Democrat on the Senate...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale speaks during the America First Policies event at MetraPark's Montana Pavilion in Billings, Mont. Democrats are questioning whether Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association after an audio recording surfaced of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign. (Bethany Baker/The Billings Gazette via AP, file)
September 13, 2018 - 5:41 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrats questioned Thursday whether U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association based on an audio recording of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign. Rosendale spokesman Shane Scanlon called...
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In this July 29, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, Chris Pratt, center, and George Skarich, executive vice president of sales at Mid Continent Nail Corporation, walk through a shut down line at the Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff, Mo. This nail production line was shut down by the company and some people were laid off because of tariffs. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 1:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a Missouri nail manufacturer suffering under President Donald Trump's steel tariffs has put Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley in a bind between his support for the president's trade strategy and a local plant that says it could be forced to close. Mid...
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to students and supporters at the University of Missouri - St. Louis Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. McCaskill is running for re-election. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 12, 2018 - 7:42 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Josh Hawley on Wednesday released their 2017 tax returns, but McCaskill's decision not to release her rich husband's return prompted GOP allegations that she's not as open as she should be about...
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