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Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said their former law firm's work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual...

Trump announces US ambassador to run for Tennessee Senate

Jul. 12, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday announced in a tweet that U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty would launch a bid for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat, giving the top Republican contender an unconventional entry into the state's most competitive 2020 contest. "Tennessee loving...

Former Tennessee Gov. Haslam won't run for US Senate seat

Jul. 11, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam won't run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander, a move sure to draw new interest in the race from other would-be candidates. When Alexander announced in December that he wouldn't seek a fourth term in 2020,...

The Latest: US Rep. Mark Green won't pursue Senate seat

Jul. 11, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Tennessee's open Senate seat (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Tennessee's U.S. Rep. Mark Green is the latest Republican contender to say he won't run for the state's open U.S. Senate seat in 2020. Green made the announcement Thursday, shortly after former Tennessee Gov....

McGrath flip-flops on Kavanaugh confirmation after backlash

Jul. 10, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath said she would have voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and then just hours later she changed her mind. The Courier Journal reports that the reversal came after her comments were slammed on social media by both liberals...

McGrath Senate campaign says she raised $2.5M in 24 hours

Jul. 10, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Senate campaign for Amy McGrath says she raised over $2.5 million within 24 hours of announcing her run against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. According to a Wednesday news release, donations to the Marine combat aviator came in the form of 69,188 individual...

2020: Democratic field for Georgia's US Senate seat grows

Jul. 10, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The young Democratic mayor of an Atlanta-area city known for embracing progressive and immigrant-friendly policies announced a challenge of Republican Sen. David Perdue on Wednesday. Ted Terry is the 36-year-old mayor of Clarkston, Georgia, which bills itself as "the most ethnically diverse...

Kobach launches US Senate bid in Kansas; some in GOP wary

Jul. 8, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a nationally known advocate of tough immigration policies and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a campaign Monday for the U.S. Senate in Kansas amid hostility from some Republicans worried that his loss in the governor's race could threaten the party's...

The Latest: Kobach announces run for US Senate in Kansas

Jul. 8, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Kansas (all times local): 1:09 p.m. Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate next year. Kobach filed paperwork Monday with the Federal Election Commission forming a campaign committee and made his...

Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces US Senate bid in Virginia

Jul. 8, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he's running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner in a state that's become increasingly hostile to the GOP. Taylor kicked off his campaign Monday on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," saying Virginia has a...