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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks with members of the media after touring the Culinary Health Center, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Klobuchar shifts on immigration before Nevada caucuses

Feb. 15, 2020 12:45 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she no longer believes English should be the national language of the U.S., disavowing a vote she took more than a decade ago as she tries to build support in a state where Hispanics make up a critical constituency. Campaigning in Las...

FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2020 file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., smiles before a re-enactment of her swearing-in, by Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington. An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 that her initial concerns were based on information

Anti-abortion group flips views on new Georgia senator

Feb. 14, 2020 6:05 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday that her initial concerns were based on...

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, arrives for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

Democrats tear into GOP Sen. Collins over acquittal vote

Feb. 7, 2020 12:41 PM EST

Republican Sen. Susan Collins drew attention with her deliberative approach to the impeachment trial, giving Democrats hope she might vote to convict President Donald Trump. She listened, took notes, asked questions. Then she pondered some more. Then she did just what many Democrats figured she would do: She...

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. Both Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins were in the audience as Trump spoke for more than an hour at the White House, where the 2020 election rivals were among a number of GOP lawmakers the president thanked by name for supporting him throughout his impeachment that ended with his acquittal Wednesday by the Senate. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump praises 2 Republicans seeking Georgia Senate seat

Feb. 6, 2020 5:41 PM EST

In his post-impeachment victory lap, President Donald Trump had high praise Thursday for Georgia's newest senator as well as a fellow Republican Congress member challenging her in an election where Trump's endorsement could give either a potent advantage. Both Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins were in...

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Senate: Obama officials hamstrung by Russia election attack

Feb. 6, 2020 3:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration was ill-prepared to handle and failed to respond effectively to Russian interference during the 2016 election, according to a bipartisan congressional report released Thursday. It said officials feared getting caught up in a heavily politicized environment and...

In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 photo, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, makes a point during a debate for GOP Senate candidates at a Kansas Republican Party convention in Olathe, Kan. Wagle is using her high profile in an anti-abortion cause to boost her campaign. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Abortion is unlikely complication in Senate race in Kansas

Feb. 5, 2020 3:42 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A fight in the Kansas Legislature over protecting its power to restrict abortion has become an unlikely complication in the Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat, even though the top candidates all oppose abortion. Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle is campaigning for higher...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon. Campaign finance disclosures show that Georgia's incumbent Republican U.S. senators have built a healthy fundraising advantage over their rivals in the state's dual Senate races. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith, File)

Republicans lead fundraising in Georgia's dual Senate races

Feb. 3, 2020 3:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s incumbent Republican U.S. senators have built a healthy fundraising advantage over their rivals in the state’s dual Senate races, newly filed campaign finance reports show. Sen. David Perdue, who is seeking a second term in November, reported raising nearly $1.9...

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, left, a Republican candidate, speaks during a debate for GOP candidates at a statewide Republican convention, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Olathe, Kan. Also participating are Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, center, of Wichita, and U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, of western Kansas. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas Senate rivals try to minimize Kobach's ties to Trump

Feb. 1, 2020 4:50 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Hardline conservative Kris Kobach tried Saturday to reassure his fellow Kansas Republicans that if they nominate him for the U.S. Senate, they wouldn't have to worry that he'd lose to a Democrat again because no one is closer than he is to President Donald Trump in a state that Trump is...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for a re-enactment of her swearing-in, Monday Jan. 6, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Crowded Senate battle in Georgia likely won't end until 2021

Feb. 1, 2020 9:25 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a month after being sworn in as Georgia's new U.S. senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler faces a 2020 election battle that's already shaping up to be so contentious that odds are it won't be over until 2021. Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer, is running her...

National Democrat group backs Georgia's Warnock for Senate

Jan. 31, 2020 3:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Friday endorsed the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, over two fellow Democrats in the Georgia race to challenge newly sworn-in Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. "When there is a...