Latest Senate elections News

The Latest: Gillibrand accuses Trump of dividing people

Feb. 16, 2019 6:33 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in her second day of campaigning in New Hampshire, issued a rebuke of what she called President Donald Trump's divisive language. The New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of...

NY gives sex abuse victims more time to sue, press charges

Feb. 14, 2019 5:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Thursday long-sought legislation that gives the victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers. The law known as the Child Victims Act loosens one of the nation's tightest statutes of...

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly's campaign raises $1.1M since launch

Feb. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Kelly's campaign for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning. The Arizona Republic reports the 54-year-old retired astronaut and Tucson Democrat touted his financial grab...

Mark Kelly joins exclusive club of astronaut-politicians

Feb. 12, 2019 7:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly entered the race Tuesday to finish John McCain's term in the U.S. Senate, looking to join a small club of space explorers who have served in the U.S. Capitol. Kelly and his twin brother, Scott Kelly, joined NASA in 1996 after flying combat missions in the U.S....

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Feb. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate. If he wins the Democratic...

Iowa's Sen. Ernst repays $1,900 tax break claimed in error

Feb. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa repaid $1,900 to the Office of Tax and Revenue two days after a newspaper questioned her about a tax break she had been claiming on her condo in Washington for years. Ernst wrote a check for the agency's Washington, D.C., office last week, according to the...

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, to run for John McCain's Senate seat

Feb. 12, 2019 8:08 AM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, to run for John McCain's Senate seat.

Warren takes on Trump, says he may not be 'free' in 2020

Feb. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Back in Iowa as a full-fledged presidential candidate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took aim at President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying he "may not even be a free person" by next year's election. The Massachusetts senator also urged fellow candidates to avoid letting Trump define...

Top DNC official considers challenging Graham in S. Carolina

Feb. 7, 2019 5:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With confidence in his national connections and fundraising ability, a top official with the Democratic National Committee said Thursday that he is launching an exploratory committee with the goal of replacing Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in 2020. "If my hunch is...

State: 83,000 voters in Florida didn't cast a valid ballot

Feb. 5, 2019 6:57 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Whether they meant to or not, more than 83,000 Florida voters didn't cast a valid vote for governor, according to a new report prepared by state officials. The combined total of invalid ballots outnumbered Republican Ron DeSantis's margin of victory over Democrat Andrew Gillum by...