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Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio files defamation suit

Dec. 11, 2018 6:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain. The...

Surprising fellow Republicans, Sen. John Kennedy won't challenge Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2019

Dec. 3, 2018 10:07 AM EST
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Surprising fellow Republicans, Sen. John Kennedy won't challenge Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2019.

Dem defeated in Mississippi US Senate race could run in 2020

Nov. 30, 2018 6:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat who lost a contentious U.S. Senate runoff in Mississippi this week is preparing to run again in two years. A document filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday creates a "Mike Espy for Senate Campaign Committee" for 2020. The form was electronically signed by...

O'Rourke gets New Hampshire invite as 2020 buzz grows

Nov. 30, 2018 3:29 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The New Hampshire Young Democrats have invited Rep. Beto O'Rourke to the home of the nation's first presidential primary amid heightened buzz the Texan could run for the White House after narrowly losing his state's Senate race. The invitation arrived Nov. 10. Democrats in Iowa, whose...

Takeaways from Mississippi's Senate runoff

Nov. 28, 2018 10:56 PM EST

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory in Mississippi's Senate election runoff was closer than usual in the GOP-dominated Deep South state. But she still was never really threatened by Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday's contest, which brought the state's long history of racial politics into sharp relief. Some...

Divisive race ends with win for Republican Sen. Hyde-Smith

Nov. 28, 2018 10:15 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about "public hanging." Hyde-Smith on Tuesday defeated Democrat Mike Espy, a...

GOP US Sen. Hyde-Smith wins divisive runoff, keeps her seat

Nov. 28, 2018 1:37 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state's first African-American senator since Reconstruction. The runoff was rocked by...

The Latest: Man dies before voting, wife returns to vote

Nov. 28, 2018 12:23 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Election officials say a Mississippi man collapsed and died on the way to vote with his wife who went back later to cast her ballot. Precinct bailiff Keith Varnado tells The Enterprise-Journal...

GOP US Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins runoff in Mississippi, keeps seat; race was rocked by her 'public hanging' remark

Nov. 27, 2018 10:23 PM EST
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — GOP US Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins runoff in Mississippi, keeps seat; race was rocked by her 'public hanging' remark.

'The Hate U Give' author votes in Mississippi Senate race

Nov. 27, 2018 6:17 PM EST

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — The author of the young adult novel "The Hate U Give" says a remark by a Republican candidate in the Mississippi senate race reveals the state still has a long way to go when it comes to race issues. Angie Thomas was voting in Tuesday's election. She voted for Democrat Mike Espy,...