Latest United States Senate News

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Aug. 22, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. He made his announcement via a video message in which he blasted...

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he'll seek Democratic nomination for GOP Sen. Cory Gardner's Senate seat

Aug. 22, 2019 5:23 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he'll seek Democratic nomination for GOP Sen. Cory Gardner's Senate seat.

Pence steps up pressure for trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Aug. 21, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence stepped up pressure on Congress to support the Trump administration's new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch Wednesday to a congressional swing district in New Mexico. Speaking to a crowd at an oilfield services company in the Permian basin...

AP Analysis: Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

Aug. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as "disloyal" to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base....

Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat

Aug. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans declared they would have her back. Neither has forgotten its promises. Money is pouring into Maine's high-profile Senate race, threatening to...

State lawmaker announces bid to unseat Democrat Ben McAdams

Aug. 21, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah state lawmaker is the latest Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Congressman Ben McAdams, who won a razor-thin race last year. Utah Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert on Wednesday said he wants to represent conservative, free-market values against a growing interest...

Trump visits Kentucky to make pitch, raise funds for Bevin

Aug. 21, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Matt Bevin is a "great governor" who might not be fully appreciated, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, seeking to boost the incumbent's efforts against Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in this year's Kentucky election. During a speech Wednesday at the AMVETS...

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 21, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Trump, Jews and America: The president's disgusting divisiveness is beyond the pale New York Daily News Aug. 21 Because two members of the opposing party in the U.S. House of Representatives are vocal critics of Israel whose foreign...

Montana Editorial Roundup

Aug. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

Billings Gazette, Aug. 18, on outreach for the 2020 Census: Exactly how many people live in Montana? That question must be answered next year. It's important that all of us be counted in the constitutionally mandated decennial census of the United States. In past censuses, some folks have been hard to count...

Democrats spending millions to try to take back statehouses

Aug. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a longtime...