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Democrat says registration key to ousting SC's Tim Scott

Apr. 12, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than a year and a half ahead of the 2022 general election, a Democratic state lawmaker is mounting a bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, saying her campaign — with the aim of registering 150,000 new voters across South Carolina — has what it takes to...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 10, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 09, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

Trump endorses Mo Brooks among Alabama GOP Senate contenders

Apr. 07, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks over any other Republican contenders in Alabama's 2022 Senate race, siding with the conservative firebrand who whipped up the crowd before the Capitol riot in January. Trump announced his...

GOP candidate easily wins state Senate seat vacated by Bice

Apr. 07, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state Senate seat vacated by now-U.S. Rep. Stephanie Bice will remain in GOP control. Republican Jake Merrick of Yukon easily won the Senate District 22 special election Tuesday, capturing more than 65% of the vote against Democrat Molly Ooten....

Kelly raises $4.4 million for Senate re-election bid

Apr. 07, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly said Tuesday he raised nearly $4.4 million for his re-election campaign during the first quarter of 2021. The formidable haul gives the Arizona senator a head start against Republicans looking to challenge him in 2022, when...

Dr. Amy Acton roils US Senate race by saying she won't run

Apr. 06, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director whose entry into the U.S. Senate race in Ohio had been highly anticipated, said Tuesday she will not run, after all. Acton, a Democrat, would have brought limited political experience to the race but...

U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Jackson raises about $1.3 million

Apr. 05, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic senate candidate Jeff Jackson raised nearly $1.3 million since entering the race in January, his campaign announced on Monday. The campaign said it received contributions through the end of March from more than 14,000...

Suburban Philly county commissioner launches US Senate bid

Apr. 05, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The chairperson of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners said Monday she is seeking the 2022 Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Val Arkoosh, a Democrat, joins Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta in planning to seek...

EXPLAINER: What does Georgia's new GOP election law do?

Apr. 02, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The sweeping rewrite of Georgia's election rules represents the first big set of changes since former President Donald Trump's repeated, baseless claims of fraud following his presidential loss to Joe Biden. Georgia has been at the center of that storm....