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Kaine, Stewart agree to US Senate debate in October

Jul. 16, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican challenger Corey Stewart have accepted invitations to participate in Virginia's oldest and most widely broadcast televised debate this fall. "The People's Debate" will be held on Oct. 2 in the studio of WCVE-TV — Virginia Public...

Billionaire Kochs won't back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate

Jun. 18, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity has announced it won't support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. The...

Trump enough? Defeat of GOP congressman begs the question

Jun. 14, 2018 1:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cross President Donald Trump. That's the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford's surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of the president. The outcome...

Primary election lesson for GOP: Don't cross the president

Jun. 13, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cross President Donald Trump. That's the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford's surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of the president. The outcome...

The Latest: Ryan dismisses Sanford loss as "what happens"

Jun. 13, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on reactions to the primary election results (all times local): 11 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Rep. Mark Sanford's primary loss in South Carolina is "just what happens." He spoke Wednesday after President Donald Trump congratulated himself for his Election Day tweet...

Stewart wins GOP primary; Wexton wins 10th District Dem race

Jun. 13, 2018 5:34 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republicans chose Corey Stewart, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump and defender of Confederate monuments, as their nominee for the state's U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, while Democrats picked an establishment favorite to run in Virginia's marquee U.S. house race. Stewart,...

The Latest: Legal pimp defeats Nevada lawmaker in GOP race

Jun. 13, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 2:40 a.m. The owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada has ousted a Republican state lawmaker running for re-election. Dennis Hof defeated incumbent Assembly member James Oscarson and a third candidate in a GOP primary race Tuesday. Hof starred in the...

The Latest: Devoted Trump supporter wins Va. GOP Senate nod

Jun. 12, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on voting in Tuesday's primary elections in Virginia (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Corey Stewart has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia and will face incumbent Tim Kaine in the November general election. Stewart beat state lawmaker Nick Freitas and...

A look at Republicans running for Senate in Virginia

Jun. 9, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The three Virginia Republicans looking to unseat Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine are all relative political newcomers with limited financial backing. Corey Stewart, Nick Freitas and E.W. Jackson are vying for the GOP Senate nomination in what's expected to be a difficult year for...

Little-known Virginia Republicans vying for US Senate shot

Jun. 7, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Not long ago, several prominent Republicans were jockeying for a U.S. Senate run against incumbent Tim Kaine. Former presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina floated a possible run, as did conservative broadcaster Laura Ingraham. Several U.S. House members and other elected officials were...