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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, second from right, arrives to speak at a campaign event, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden's Texas ad signals opportunity in GOP stronghold

Jul. 15, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

Joe Biden targeted Texas with a modest advertising investment that raised new questions about President Donald Trump's vulnerability in the longtime Republican stronghold as coronavirus infections explode. Biden, the former vice president and the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee in 2020, ignores Trump...

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks outside of the Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital during a press conference, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Greenville, Ky. McConnell made the appearance to express his gratitude for Kentucky's front-line healthcare workers and to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

McConnell: GOP virus proposal for schools, others out soon

Jul. 15, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators as soon as next week and suggested it will include new funding for school reopenings, some unemployment benefits and money for health care providers. Expected to hit...

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,...

Trump's former doctor wins House GOP nomination in Texas

Jul. 15, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former White House physician and onetime pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs won the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat in Texas on Tuesday in an election that unfolded amid an alarming spread of the coronavirus. Ronny Jackson, a...

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...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, R-Kan., makes a point during a town hall meeting, in Topeka, Kan. Watkins, a freshman Kansas congressman who had listed a UPS Inc. store as his residence on a voter registration, was criminally charged Tuesday, July 14, 2020, with four crimes, including unlawful voting. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

Kansas freshman GOP Rep. Watkins charged with 3 felonies

Jul. 14, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman who had listed a UPS Inc. postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form was charged Tuesday with three felonies, including illegal voting. The charges against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins came three weeks before the state's Aug. 4 primary...

Former Texas GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, who spent more than 20 years in Congress, wins primary runoff in new district

Jul. 14, 2020 10:59 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, who spent more than 20 years in Congress, wins primary runoff in new district.

Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s former White House physician, wins GOP nomination for Texas congressional seat

Jul. 14, 2020 10:37 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s former White House physician, wins GOP nomination for Texas congressional seat.
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. 14, 2020 10:34 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...

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks outside of the Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital during a press conference, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Greenville, Ky. McConnell made the appearance to express his gratitude for Kentucky's front-line healthcare workers and to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

McConnell: GOP virus proposal for schools, others out soon

Jul. 14, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators as soon as next week and suggested it will include new funding for school reopenings, some unemployment benefits and money for health care providers....