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Trump, impeachment could loom large in Sen. Collins’ race

Nov. 17, 2019 12:46 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins has a well-funded Democrat prepping to challenge her next year. She has national women’s groups ready to attack her over her vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh. And she’s a moderate facing an electorate that increasingly...

Radio host says he won’t run to unseat Mitch McConnell

Nov. 15, 2019 10:43 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky radio host returned to the airwaves after a hiatus to announce he won’t enter the race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020. Matt Jones left his popular sports talk show last week when the Kentucky Republican Party complained he was using it to...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

Democrat drops bid to challenge Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. Josh Mahony announced on Twitter that he was ending his campaign, two...

Another Democrat considers run against McConnell

Nov. 11, 2019 2:32 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker says he's forming an exploratory committee to determine whether he'll run against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Louisville Democrat said in a statement Monday that he'll begin traveling across the state to talk with people about issues...

N Carolina senator has latched on to Trump. Will he hold on?

Nov. 9, 2019 11:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Thom Tillis is following a simple formula for reelection in closely divided North Carolina: Stand with Donald Trump. It seems far less complicated than his winning approach in 2014. Back then, he pleased the Republican base when he advanced tax cuts and a gay marriage ban...

Trump noncommittal on backing Jeff Sessions for Senate

Nov. 8, 2019 7:01 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he won't campaign against his former attorney general, whom he publicly mocked in the past, as Jeff Sessions tries to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Senate. Trump, whose relationship with Sessions soured when the attorney general recused himself from the...

The Latest: Trump will have 'no more vigorous advocate'

Nov. 8, 2019 2:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Jeff Sessions' Senate run (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he is running for Senate because he wants to finish work on immigration, trade and other issues that both he and President Donald Trump have championed. In a telephone interview...

Sessions, an Alabama icon, faces uncertain path to Senate

Nov. 8, 2019 2:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he's been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s. But it's already clear that President Donald Trump's enmity toward him, along with an established...

The Latest: Sessions stresses support for Trump in ad

Nov. 7, 2019 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Attorney General Jeff Sessions running for U.S. Senate (all times local): ___ 8:50 p.m. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions released an ad on social media stressing his support for President Donald Trump as he announced his bid for his old Senate seat. In the ad...