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Cruz, O'Rourke debate may be last chance for big moment

Oct. 16, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas is taking a sharper tone in his campaign heading into the final scheduled debate with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The debate Tuesday in San Antonio comes after O'Rourke last week announced a record-breaking fundraising haul of $38 million from...

McSally accuses Sinema of backing "treason" in Senate debate

Oct. 16, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Rep. Martha McSally accused her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, of supporting "treason," citing a 15-year-old radio interview -- a charge that Sinema dismissed as part of a "ridiculous" negative campaign during Monday's debate in the race for Arizona's open Senate seat....

The Latest: Senate candidate accuses her opponent of treason

Oct. 15, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the Arizona Senate debate (all times local): Rep. Martha McSally is accusing her opponent in the Arizona Senate race of "treason." McSally made the allegation in the final moments of the only debate in the race. Her opponent is Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. Last week CNN...

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

Oct. 14, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci repeatedly criticized incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown as being a...

Tester goes on the attack in Montana US Senate race debate

Oct. 13, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester went on the attack Saturday against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale as the Montana Democrat fights to keep his seat in a tightening Senate race. Tester is one of 10 Senate Democrats seeking re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. He got...

The Latest: Governor's debate to be canceled due to storm

Oct. 13, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The first debate between the two candidates running for Florida governor is going to be cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced Saturday on Facebook that he cannot...

Tennessee governor candidates remain cordial in final debate

Oct. 12, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No fireworks. No barbs. No swipes. That was the tone of Tennessee's third and final gubernatorial debate on Thursday. But in a race that has struggled to find air up against Tennessee's competitive and tense U.S. Senate race, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean were content...

O'Rourke raises record $38M, triples Cruz amid sagging polls

Oct. 12, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Friday that he raised more than $38.1 million for his Texas Senate campaign in the last three months, a record haul that more than triples rival Ted Cruz's total despite recent polls showing a widening lead for the Republican incumbent. O'Rourke said the...

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark & Company is an insurance company. Karen Clark & Company is a risk-modeling firm. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by...

Rauner, Pritzker trade jabs over leadership, taxes at debate

Oct. 11, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' candidates for governor again traded accusations over leadership, taxes and alleged corruption in a debate Thursday that was their final one to be televised before the Nov. 6 election. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker both tried to deflect...