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Georgia’s US Sen. Isakson bids farewell to Senate colleagues

Dec. 3, 2019 6:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson made a plea for bipartisanship in a farewell speech Tuesday that took aim at the bitter division between the GOP and Democrats embroiled in a presidential impeachment investigation and nearing the start of a high-stakes election year. Stating bluntly that...

Trump: Would talk to Pompeo if GOP risks losing in Kansas

Dec. 3, 2019 12:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he would talk to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about running for an open Senate seat in Kansas if Republicans appeared at risk of losing it next year. Trump’s comments to reporters Tuesday during a NATO meeting in London came as Pompeo dismissed speculation...

Kemp expected to pick newcomer to succeed Isakson in Senate

Dec. 2, 2019 8:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor is expected to appoint a wealthy business executive to replace an outgoing U.S. senator, according to a GOP political consultant, bypassing President Donald Trump’s preferred pick and betting instead that a moderate woman can garner enough support to hold...

GOP rival to North Carolina Sen. Tillis won’t run after all

Dec. 2, 2019 4:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former investment firm CEO who announced months ago his Republican primary challenge of North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis now says he won’t officially enter the race after all. Garland Tucker’s decision on Monday’s opening day of state candidate filing appears to...

AP Source: Georgia governor has chosen GOP donor and financial services executive Kelly Loeffler for US Senate

Dec. 2, 2019 1:13 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — AP Source: Georgia governor has chosen GOP donor and financial services executive Kelly Loeffler for US Senate.

Alabama secretary of state exits Senate race, cites Sessions

Dec. 1, 2019 10:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill suspended his campaign for the U.S. Senate on Sunday, citing former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ entrance into the crowded Republican race. Merrill announced his decision in a statement posted on his Facebook page. Merrill said he...

McConnell highlights leadership role in 2020 reelection bid

Nov. 25, 2019 5:10 PM EST

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Setting likely themes for his 2020 reelection bid, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that his leadership role in Congress allows Kentucky to “punch above its weight” in national politics. Speaking to a business group in London, Kentucky, the Republican...

Bolivian lawmakers approve new elections, bar ex-president

Nov. 23, 2019 10:40 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian lawmakers on Saturday unanimously approved a measure calling for new presidential elections that would exclude former leader Evo Morales — a key step toward pacifying a nation rocked by unrest since an Oct. 20 marred by reported irregularities. The bill was first...

As impeachment swirls, Trump nods toward Pompeo Senate run

Nov. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to open the door for the top U.S. diplomat, Mike Pompeo, to leave his post to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas. Talk about a Senate run has picked up as Pompeo has come under criticism for not defending U.S. diplomats who...

Kobach’s brand still sells with GOP in Senate race in Kansas

Nov. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach isn’t fazed that fellow Republicans worry he’s unpopular or too brash in pushing his hard-right views to keep Kansas’ open Senate seat in GOP hands next year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others are so concerned that they’ve spent...