Senate elections

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stands near cows during a tour of Gibson's Green Acres Dairy Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Ogden, Utah. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate plans to bid for the seat being vacated by retiring seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 16, 2018 - 10:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Having been one of the Republican Party's...
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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right, poses for a photo as he greets students at Utah Valley University, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Orem, Utah. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate plans to bid for the seat being vacated by retiring seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 16, 2018 - 8:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mitt Romney's run for a Utah Senate seat (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Mitt Romney says he has a cordial relationship with President Donald Trump but would continue to speak out when he disagrees with the president if elected to the U.S. Senate seat in Utah...
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February 16, 2018 - 12:59 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Board of Examiners has approved a $5.1 million contract with an outside legal team to help fight President Trump's proposal to restart the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Las Vegas. The Nevada Appeal reports the panel chaired by...
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February 15, 2018 - 10:41 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on North Dakota's U.S. Senate race (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Rep. Kevin Cramer is preparing to announce his entry into North Dakota's Senate race, granting Republicans' wish for a top candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. A source close to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference, in Salt Lake City. Romney plans to announce his Utah Senate campaign Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Three people with direct knowledge of the plan say Romney will formally launch his campaign in a video. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for Utah's Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue his biting criticism of President Donald Trump. Romney, who once called Trump "a phony" who was unfit for...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on Rep. Kevin Cramer reconsidering running for a North Dakota Senate seat (all times local): 2:30 Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer says billionaire oilman Harold Hamm has agreed to be his finance chairman if he runs against Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November...
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February 14, 2018 - 6:07 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rep. Kevin Cramer says he may get into North Dakota's U.S. Senate race after all. Cramer was Republicans' preferred candidate against Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a race the GOP regarded as one of its best chances to flip a seat nationwide. He announced last month he was...
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February 13, 2018 - 8:09 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Republican candidate for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat said Tuesday he's quitting the race because he expects GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp after all. Gary Emineth said he's talked with Cramer several times in the past week and expects...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with pharmaceutical executives including Celgene Corp.'s Executive Chairman Bob Hugin, second from right, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Hugin, who retired from the pharmaceutical firm on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, announced in a Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, email he will challenge the re-election bid of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., by competing for the Republican nomination in New Jersey's Tuesday, June 5, 2018, primary against technology consultant Richard Pezzullo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 13, 2018 - 3:33 pm
DELRAN, N.J. (AP) — The Republican running to unseat Sen. Bob Menendez launched his campaign alluding to the Democratic New Jersey senator's dropped corruption charges and promising to stand up to President Donald Trump. Bob Hugin (HYOO'-gihn) served as a top executive at the New Jersey...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:08 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmaceutical company executive and supporter of Chris Christie's presidential campaign is entering New Jersey's Republican Senate primary in an attempt to oust incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez. Bob Hugin announced his campaign on Monday in an email. Hugin served as...
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