Latest Senate elections News

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....

James admits 'terrible error' after swastika shown in TV ad

Oct. 15, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James of Michigan said Monday he made a "terrible error" by inadvertently showing a swastika in his campaign's first TV ad of the general election. The ad began airing two weeks ago and already was being phased out for a new one, James said, when a...

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...

Trump to headline Monday rally in Houston for GOP candidates

Oct. 15, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign office has announced it will host a rally at NRG Arena in Houston to "expand" Republican majorities in Congress, but doesn't specifically mention Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The campaign office says the event takes place Oct. 22 at the 8,000-seat convention hall....

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage

Oct. 15, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated that she has some Native American heritage, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as "Pocahontas." The Massachusetts Democrat...

The Latest: Cherokee Nation faults Sen. Warren on DNA test

Oct. 15, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a DNA analysis pointing to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage (all times local): 7:57 p.m. A Cherokee Nation official says Sen. Elizabeth Warren "is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage." Cherokee Nation Secretary...

McCaskill brings in another $8.5M for Senate re-election bid

Oct. 15, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Data released Monday shows Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill brought in $7.8 million in roughly two months for her tough re-election bid, breaking records and raising nearly double what her Republican opponent did. McCaskill's haul appears to break Missouri records...

Housley compared Michelle Obama's posture to a chimp in 2009

Oct. 15, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Minnesota Senate hopeful Karin Housley's campaign said Monday that a 2009 Facebook post in which she compares Michelle Obama's posture to that of a chimpanzee was being taken out of context. Housley's comments about the former first lady were one of a handful of...

The Latest: McCaskill outraises, outspends Hawley

Oct. 15, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on fundraising in the Missouri U.S. Senate race (all times local): 3 p.m. Republican Josh Hawley brought in about $3.4 million and spent nearly $2.9 million in recent months in his bid to unseat Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Data provided by the...