Latest Senate elections News

Pennsylvania lawmaker switches from Democrat to independent

Nov. 19, 2019 5:46 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A moderate Democrat in Pennsylvania’s state Senate from an area that shifted decisively to support Donald Trump in 2016’s presidential election is switching his registration to become an independent and said Tuesday that he will caucus with the Republican majority. In a...

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...

Coons, US Senator from Delaware, will face primary challenge

Nov. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s junior U.S. senator will face a primary challenge next year. The Delaware State News reported Monday that Jessica Scarane plans to run against U.S. Sen. Chris Coons in the state’s Democratic primary. Scarane is a Wilmington-based digital strategist who serves as...

Warren unveils a plan to combat white nationalist crime

Nov. 19, 2019 9:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has released a proposal to combat white nationalism that includes making prosecuting crimes committed by hate groups a top priority for the departments of Justice and Homeland Security. The Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate promises to use both...

Bevin sets special election for Kentucky state Senate seat

Nov. 19, 2019 4:39 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Dan Seum of Louisville. The special election will be Jan. 14 for the 38th District seat, which covers Bullitt County and part of Louisville. The 79-year-old Republican...

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...

Roy Moore files lawsuit over ’17 campaign ads

Nov. 16, 2019 12:22 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Roy Moore has filed a lawsuit against people involved with a group that spent millions against him in the 2017 U.S. Senate race. Moore announced the defamation lawsuit Friday. In a press statement, he said it was part of “fraudulent campaign tactics” against...

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...

Arizona Senate ad targets McSally health care vote

Nov. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A dark-money group opposing Republican Sen. Martha McSally began airing a new ad Thursday blasting her recent vote on a health care measure, the latest effort by Democrats and their allies to focus the top-tier Senate race on an issue that worked well for them in 2018. McSally has been the...

Indiana Democratic chairman entering state Senate race

Nov. 14, 2019 4:07 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Democratic Party chairman says he will remain in that position while he starts a campaign for a state Senate seat. John Zody announced Thursday he would seek to replace Democratic Sen. Mark Stoops of Bloomington, who said last week that he wouldn’t seek a third...