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Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore — Kennedy's middle name — his "candidacy would be a joke." Fortunately for Kennedy, he shared a...

Key Senate panel approves $250 million for election security

Sep. 19, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate panel on Thursday approved $250 million to help states beef up their election systems, freeing up the money after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came under criticism from Democrats for impeding separate election security legislation. The Kentucky Republican announced...

Georgia congresswoman McBath says she won't run for Senate

Sep. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic congresswoman Lucy McBath said Thursday that she won't be a candidate in either of Georgia's U.S. Senate contests. McBath said she would instead focus on winning a second House term in 2020. The gun control advocate, who last year upset incumbent Republican Karen Handel to win her...

AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

Sep. 19, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy's plans told The Associated Press that Kennedy will...

Special election to be called for race with 1-vote margin

Sep. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A special election has been ordered for a Mississippi Senate district where a candidate won by a single vote. The Sun Herald reports the certification of Dixie Newman as the winner of Senate District 50 in Harrison County was vacated by special judge Richard McKenzie on Tuesday....

AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey

Sep. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey.

Everybody in the pool: Georgia flush with Senate hopefuls

Sep. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An up-and-coming GOP congressman is angling for a Senate appointment. A former congressman has hinted he's interested, too. The list of Democrats quietly mulling over a bid include a congresswoman and members of the state legislature. Then there's the Democratic mayor, former mayor, former...

New Mexico state Sen. Carlos Cisneros dies at 71

Sep. 17, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state Sen. Carlos Cisneros, a Democrat from Questa who served in the Legislature for 35 years as a key negotiator on state spending, has died. He was 71. Cisneros' death Tuesday from a heart attack was confirmed by Legislative Council Service Director Raúl Burciaga....

Georgia governor asks citizens to apply online for US Senate

Sep. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Who wants to be a senator? Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is asking Georgians who think they have what it takes to apply online. Kemp will soon get to appoint a replacement for three-term U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who announced that he's stepping down in December due to health issues. And he'd like...

NC Sen. Tillis highlights Trump in first re-election bid ad

Sep. 17, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Sen. Thom Tillis' first ad for his re-election campaign emphasizes an endorsement from President Donald Trump and immigration-related legislation that he has filed. The Republican incumbent's campaign unveiled on Tuesday the television commercial airing statewide that...