Latest Senate elections News

Reaction to Bob Dole's death from US dignitaries, veterans

Dec. 05, 2021 15:57 PM EST

U.S. dignitaries and military veterans are mourning former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a World War II veteran and former Republican presidential candidate who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole, who had stage 4 lung cancer, died Sunday at age 98, according to his wife, Elizabeth. ...

Rich? Want to be a U.S. senator? Welcome to Pennsylvania!

Dec. 03, 2021 15:01 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rich, Republican and want to be a U.S. senator? Pennsylvania might as well hang a welcome sign. The presidential battleground state’s high-stakes race for an open Senate seat is seeing candidates with big bank accounts and...

Several TV stations pull 'Oz' show as host runs for Senate

Dec. 01, 2021 18:08 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — TV stations in Philadelphia, New York City and Cleveland said Wednesday that they are taking down the "Dr. Oz Show," now that the show's host, Mehmet Oz, has formally become a candidate for U.S. Senate. The stations were compelled by the Federal...

Watchdog files 2nd complaint against Senate hopeful Greitens

Dec. 01, 2021 13:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal elections watchdog group on Wednesday filed another complaint against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, alleging that money from his old gubernatorial campaign was illegally spent on kickstarting his campaign to run for retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's seat. ...

Former Maine speaker who lost to Collins will donate $3.5M

Dec. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and U.S. Senate candidate said Wednesday she is donating $3.5 million in leftover campaign money to a civil legal aid nonprofit group in the state. Sara Gideon, a Democrat, lost to Republican...

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s "Dr. Oz Show" after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. Oz, 61,...

Former US Senate candidate Smith endorses Beasley in race

Nov. 30, 2021 16:51 PM EST

GASTON, N.C. (AP) — Erica Smith, a previous 2022 U.S. Senate candidate who switched to a congressional run, threw on Tuesday her support in the Senate Democratic primary to former Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. Smith, who revealed about 10 days ago she...

Trump endorses 2 Arizona audit supporters for state Senate

Nov. 29, 2021 19:38 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has given his influential endorsement to two Arizona legislative candidates who gained national notoriety for promoting the state Senate's partisan review of the 2020 election. Trump issued statements Monday endorsing Sen....

GOP field in Pennsylvania's Senate race heads for reshuffle

Nov. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican field of candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election is churning anew, with the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump out and intriguing new candidates possibly in. Out is...

Attorney wins state senate seat in eastern Mississippi

Nov. 24, 2021 11:28 AM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — An attorney won a seat in the state senate representing eastern Mississippi during a special election Tuesday. According to complete, but unofficial returns, Rod Hickman won the runoff against optometrist Dr. Minh Duong, getting 60% of the vote,...