Senate elections

FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship speaks to supporters in Charleston, W.Va. Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Blankenship said he’s going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate. Blankenship’s campaign said in a news release Monday, May 21, that he’ll be running as a member of the Constitution Party, which nominated him by a unanimous vote. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert, File)
May 21, 2018 - 3:28 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship's announcement that he'll run for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A professor says if Don Blankenship is successful in making the U.S. Senate campaign a three-way race in West Virginia...
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May 21, 2018 - 8:52 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate. Blankenship's campaign said in a news release Monday that he'll be running as a member of the Constitution...
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File-This May 15, 2018, file photo shows ranking Member Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asking a question about separation of children from their parents at the border, of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill says that classified discussions she can’t share publicly persuaded her to vote against the new CIA director. McCaskill is one of the few Democrats facing difficult re-elections to oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel. She was confirmed Thursday, may 17, 2018, after a debate about her role in the CIA’s torture program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 19, 2018 - 10:19 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri on Saturday defended her vote against President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director but said the specific reasons were classified. McCaskill was one of the few Democrats facing a difficult re-election this fall to oppose the...
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May 17, 2018 - 11:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts is dropping a lawsuit he had filed against a city that asked him to remove a sign from a campaign bus reading: "Only a REAL INDIAN Can Defeat the Fake Indian." Shiva Ayyadurai (EYE'-ah-dur-ah) was born in India and is running as an independent...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nebraska voters on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, will pick U.S. Senate nominees for both parties out of crowded fields of candidates who hope to claim the seat held by incumbent Fischer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 15, 2018 - 10:42 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sen. Deb Fischer notched an easy Republican primary victory on Tuesday over four other GOP candidates, some of whom argued she wasn't conservative enough for deep-red Nebraska. Fischer will face Democrat Jane Raybould, a Lincoln city councilwoman who defeated three primary...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nebraska voters on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, will pick U.S. Senate nominees for both parties out of crowded fields of candidates who hope to claim the seat held by incumbent Fischer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 15, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sen. Deb Fischer notched an easy Republican primary victory on Tuesday despite challenges from four GOP candidates who sought to take her seat in deep-red Nebraska. Fischer will face Democrat Jane Raybould, a Lincoln city councilwoman who defeated three primary opponents...
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May 14, 2018 - 11:14 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters on Tuesday will pick U.S. Senate nominees for both parties out of crowded fields of candidates who hope to claim the seat held by incumbent Republican Deb Fischer. Fischer faces a primary challenge from four fellow Republicans but is expected to win the party's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during the a Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. Chafee, a Republican-turned independent-turned-Democrat, is considering a 2018 run for the Senate seat he lost to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse in 2006. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 13, 2018 - 7:56 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee stunned just about everyone when he announced he would likely mount a Democratic primary contest against U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. But Chafee is well-known for doing the unexpected, and he's...
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May 11, 2018 - 12:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year lies in battleground Nevada. Sen. Dean Heller is the only Republican running for re-election in the state that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried in 2016...
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May 11, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says a retired Air Force general who called Sen. John McCain "songbird John" for allegedly providing information to the North Vietnamese while he was a prisoner of war will not be invited back. The idea that McCain gave up information during the war was judged false years...
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