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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo,  Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally for President Donald Trump in Phoenix. McSally is volunteering at the Salvation Army. Mark Kelly is using his background as an astronaut to entertain kids stuck at home. The global pandemic that is shaking up life is also forcing Arizona's U.S. Senate candidates to reinvent the political playbook when voters are much more concerned about staying healthy and paying the bills than they are with politics. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Arizona Senate campaigns get creative amid virus scare

Apr. 3, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Martha McSally is volunteering at the Salvation Army. Mark Kelly is using his background as an astronaut to entertain kids stuck at home. The global pandemic that is shaking up the nation's way of life is also forcing Arizona's U.S. Senate candidates to reinvent the political playbook when...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Democratic congressional candidate Amy McGrath speaks during a campaign event in Owingsville, Ky. Democrat Amy McGrath's campaign released a TV ad Friday, April 3, 2020, lambasting the Kentucky Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for “taking a victory lap against the coronavirus.

McGrath offers quick response to McConnell virus-related ad

Apr. 3, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath has punched back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing him of seeking a political windfall from an economic aid package while the coronavirus crisis worsens. McGrath's campaign released a TV ad Friday lambasting the Kentucky Republican for...

FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces his resignation during a news conference in Jefferson City. Greitens has re-emerged in public in recent months, leading to speculation that he might be open to running for office again. The Republican resigned as governor in June 2018 after facing charges connected to an extramarital affair and campaign finance issues. The charges were dropped when Greitens resigned. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Greitens' re-emergence fuels speculation of a comeback

Apr. 2, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has re-emerged after nearly two years out of the public eye, fueling speculation that his resignation after a tawdry scandal didn't kill his political aspirations. He won’t run for governor this year, at least not as a Republican. The filing...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, where a deal has been reached on a coronavirus bill. The 2 trillion dollar stimulus bill is expected to be voted on in the Senate Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

McConnell releasing ad tied to his role in virus rescue bill

Mar. 31, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to capitalize on his leadership post during the coronavirus crisis, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is launching a campaign ad in his home state that touts his role in passing the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package. The TV ad debuting across Kentucky on Wednesday...

Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama's primary election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. The former Attorney General is part of a seven person field in the state's Republican Senate primary, along with former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, jockeying for the GOP nomination and the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Alabama delays March 31 GOP Senate runoff to July 14

Mar. 18, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is postponing a closely watched Republican primary runoff between former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions and a formidable rival because of the coronavirus, the governor announced Wednesday. The Senate runoff between Sessions and former football coach Tommy Tuberville will now be...

A voter drops off a ballot for the Arizona Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Switching remaining primaries to vote-by-mail not so easy

Mar. 18, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

Voting rights groups and the head of the Democratic National Committee want the states with remaining primary elections to offer voting by mail as a way to ensure that voters can safely cast their ballots amid the coronavirus outbreak. A quick and easy fix? Not always. For states that don’t already have...

Arizona elections chief seeks move toward all-mail elections

Mar. 18, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top election official asked lawmakers Wednesday to let counties run elections entirely by mail later this year if it's necessary to protect election workers and voters from the coronavirus outbreak. As public health officials recommend increasing restrictions on social...

Former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, right, look on as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin endorses former Vice President Joe Biden during a press conference at the Union League Club, Friday, March 6, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Ex-sheriff wins Illinois GOP Senate primary; faces Durbin

Mar. 17, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago-area sheriff emerged from a crowded Republican field Tuesday in the Illinois primary, advancing to mount a long-shot challenge against Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Mark Curran, who had perhaps the most name recognition of all the candidates, said he ran because he...

Mark Curran wins Republican Senate primary in Illinois

Mar. 17, 2020 10:35 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Curran wins Republican Senate primary in Illinois.
Jeff Sessions addresses the crowd at his watch party following Alabama's state primary, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Trump endorsement of Sessions' rival roils US Senate race

Mar. 12, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Jeff Sessions’ rival in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama is a blow to the former attorney general — once beloved but later scorned by Trump — as he attempts a political comeback in the state where he was for years a...