Senate elections

Mitt and Ann Romney walk in the Strawberry Day Parade Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican primary against a conservative state lawmaker. At stake is being the party's representative to vie for the Senate seat long held by retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 23, 2018 - 6:57 pm
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an...
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Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, from left, Donald Trump Jr. and Republican U.S. senate candidate Matt Rosendale, pose for a photo at the Montana Republican Party's annual convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Friday, June 22, 2018, in Billings, Mont. Trump Jr. told the crowd of about 300 people that incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is out of step with the state's voters. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
June 23, 2018 - 12:02 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state's voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. Tester came into the crosshairs...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to supporters as he campaigns for re-election at the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 offices in Edinburg, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 7:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters...
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FILE - In a Friday, May 25, 2018 file photo, Missouri Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley takes questions from the media after touring the POET Biorefining ethanol plant, in Macon, Mo. A Democratic political action committee is targeting Hawley over allegations of corruption by a past top donor, although Hawley’s authority to take action against the donor is limited. A Senate Majority PAC ad claims Hawley is “refusing to investigate” as attorney general. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 19, 2018 - 12:30 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley over allegations of corruption by a past top donor, although Hawley's authority to take action against the donor is limited. A Senate Majority PAC ad claims Hawley is "...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 18, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump will be in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to headline the Nevada Republican Party's annual convention and appear at a fundraiser with Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller, Nevada officials confirmed Monday, June 18. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 18, 2018 - 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, officials confirmed Monday. Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican running for re-election this year because...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump hands a pen to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., right, after signing the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Heitkamp, in one of the most challenging Senate re-election races this year, mixes pro-Trump record with Democratic leanings, though describing them as non-partisan and not part of Democratic resistance movement. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 11, 2018 - 1:55 am
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp has no patience for resisting. That's what the North Dakota Democrat says, though resistance also is a luxury Heitkamp can little afford in one of the nation's most Donald Trump-friendly states. The first-term U.S. senator, among the most vulnerable in her party...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., arrives for the state Democratic party convention in Grand Forks, N.D. Heitkamp, in one of the most challenging Senate re-election races this year, mixes pro-Trump record with Democratic leanings, though describing them as non-partisan and not part of Democratic resistance movement. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)
June 09, 2018 - 9:13 am
MANDAN, North Dakota (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp is a first-term Democratic senator running for re-election this year in North Dakota, one of the most Donald Trump-friendly states. She's maneuvering herself as both an ally of the president on policy and a polite opponent at other times. Heitkamp's record...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Mitt Romney speaks with a group during a breakfast campaign stop in Green River, Utah. Romney's annual gathering of top Republicans, wealthy political donors and powerful business leaders kicks off Thursday, June 7 in the Utah ski town of Park City with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan among the expected attendees at a three-day event that comes just weeks ahead of Romney's primary election in his bid to win the U.S. Senate seat in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 07, 2018 - 10:16 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — He once called Donald Trump "a con man," but Mitt Romney is predicting that Trump will "easily" win his party's presidential nomination in 2020 and "solidly" win a second term. Romney, the GOP's failed 2012 presidential nominee from Massachusetts, now a Republican Senate...
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June 07, 2018 - 2:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley is making a 100-stop tour of Missouri businesses. Hawley's next stops are Friday in Springfield and Conway. He says the goal is to highlight workers and what he described as the "collapse of the middle class." Hawley is running...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018 file photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., departs after a vote on Gina Haspel to be CIA director, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feinstein is facing a challenge from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon, currently California state Senate president pro tem, in the upcoming California Primary on June 5. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 06, 2018 - 11:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein trounced a field of 31 competitors in California' primary and will face a general election challenge by a Democratic state senator who is promising generational change. "I'm running for the United States Senate to protect California in what are...
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