Latest Senate elections News

MJ Hegar launches 2020 Senate run against Texas' John Cornyn

Apr. 23, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat MJ Hegar, an Air Force veteran whose viral campaign ads nearly helped her get elected in one of Texas' most Republican-friendly congressional districts last year, set her sights higher on Tuesday and launched a run for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent John Cornyn....

Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations

Apr. 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed Monday in Perdue's campaign finance...

Tribes denounce North Dakota ID law in congressional hearing

Apr. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American voters face poor access to polling sites, discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements, tribal leaders told members of Congress who traveled Tuesday to a reservation in North Dakota where voting rights were a key issue in last year's U.S....

Susan Rice says she won't challenge GOP Sen. Collins in 2020

Apr. 11, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama, won't be challenging Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020. Rice told former Obama administration official Alyssa Mastromonaco at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday in New York that...

The Latest: Sanders reintroduces 'Medicare for All' proposal

Apr. 10, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on "Medicare for All" legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (all times local): 1 p.m. Bernie Sanders has come out with a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan. He says it's "not a radical idea to say that in the United States, every American who goes to a doctor...

Out-of-state funding boosts Collins' coffers

Apr. 8, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins has out-raised a liberal crowdfunding effort to unseat her, thanks to out-of-state donors, according to campaign finance reports recently filed with the Federal Election Commission. Collins' federal campaign finance reports filed Friday show she's raised...

After 2016 loss, Democrats know they need white male voters

Apr. 7, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

UPPER ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — When he moved to Pennsylvania about five years ago, it was a coin toss which party Brian Heitman would register with. No longer. Since Donald Trump's election in 2016, Heitman, who is 42 and white, has become a reliable Democrat. Last week, he voted for the Democratic...

Ex-Sen Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings of South Carolina dies at 97

Apr. 7, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman during...

Ex-Auburn football coach Tuberville to run for Ala. Senate

Apr. 6, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is joining the Republican race to win back the Alabama Senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones in 2020. Tuberville announced his candidacy Saturday on Twitter, saying: "After more than a year of listening to Alabama's citizens, I have...

Special election to test Pittsburgh's suburbs ahead of 2020

Apr. 1, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh's suburbs, perhaps the most politically poked and prodded territory in Pennsylvania recently, are under the microscope again in a state legislative election that some see as an early test of President Donald Trump's strength in a critical battleground ahead of 2020. The...