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FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C. Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection contest, “is looking forward to campaigning

Democrat outraises N. Carolina senator nearly 3-to-1 in Q2

Jul. 16, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis was outraised nearly 3-to-1 by his Democratic challenger in the last quarter, according to campaign reports that signal a more precarious reelection bid for the Republican in the presidential battleground state. Cal Cunningham's campaign took in a...

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) addresses the media at Deaconess Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Ky., Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2020. McConnell was expressing his gratitude to healthcare workers for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic as well as discussing the Economic Security Act and coronavirus aid.  (Denny Simmons/Evansville Courier & Press via AP)

McGrath outpaces McConnell in fundraising for Senate seat

Jul. 16, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic challenger Amy McGrath continued her blistering fundraising pace in the spring, outdistancing Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another quarter in their bruising, free-spending campaign in Kentucky. Despite her prodigious pace, McGrath ended the quarter...

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Alabama Senate race shapes up to be a contentious slugfest

Jul. 16, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With control of the U.S. Senate on the line, Alabama’s race is shaping up to be a contentious showdown between a college football coach backed by President Donald Trump and the body’s most endangered Democrat, who will need to motivate his base and court moderate...

Hearing determining if independent candidate stays on ballot

Jul. 16, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state has scheduled a hearing about a challenge of the petitions filed by an independent candidate for U.S. Senate. Independent Max Linn is running for Senate in a race where the high profile candidates are Republican incumbent Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sara...

House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, greets news media near a polling station, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Portland, Maine. Gideon is one of three Democrat candidates seeking the party's nomination for U.S. Senate in the July 14 primary. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

With primary win, Gideon reaps $3.7M more for Collins fight

Jul. 15, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With her victory in Maine's Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, Sara Gideon is reaping a crowdsourced windfall of $3.7 million, which will be added to her $23 million war chest. The fund was created for Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ eventual challenger...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks in Des Moines, Iowa.   Hickenlooper's Senate campaign reported Wednesday, July 15, 2020, a $5.2 million fundraising haul over the past three months, calling it a record for any Senate candidate in state history. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

In Colorado, Hickenlooper outraises Gardner, lags in cash

Jul. 15, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's Senate campaign reported raising $5.2 million over the past three months and said that a record for a Colorado Senate candidate. The campaign of his Republican opponent, Sen. Cory Gardner, said it took in $3.6 million from April 1 to June 30. But the...

House speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, speaks to news media near a polling station, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Portland, Maine. Gideon is one of three Democrat candidates seeking the party's nomination for U.S. Senate in the July 14 primary. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Democrat Gideon wins primary, will face GOP Sen Collins

Jul. 15, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon beat two other Democrats on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a race that’s critical to the battle for control of the Senate. Gideon, who’s raised a staggering $23 million in her Senate bid, easily...

Peter McDonald casts his ballot, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Democrat MJ Hegar wins Senate nomination in Texas

Jul. 15, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ MJ Hegar won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a primary runoff Tuesday that was postponed months over fears of the coronavirus, only to be held as the outbreak is worse than ever. President Donald Trump’s former doctor in the White House, Ronny Jackson,...

MJ Hegar wins Democratic Senate primary in Texas

Jul. 15, 2020 12:30 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — MJ Hegar wins Democratic Senate primary in Texas.
Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville gestures while greeting supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

Jul. 14, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. Tuberville, 65, beat...