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Kobach fires Kansas Senate campaign aide over hateful posts

Oct. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website. The latest campaign finance report filed by Kobach's campaign shows it paid Joe Suber...

Recount sets two-candidate runoff for Louisiana Senate seat

Oct. 17, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A vote recount has pushed one Republican candidate out of the runoff for a Louisiana state Senate seat. News media report that a hand count of paper absentee and early voting ballots Thursday determined Franklin Foil narrowly edged Steve Carter out of the second-place spot. Both men...

Edwards strikes at Rispone on Medicaid, ties to GOP donor

Oct. 17, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday accused Republican opponent Eddie Rispone of intending to kick hundreds of thousands of people off Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program, ending their health insurance coverage, if he wins the runoff election. The Deep South's only Democratic...

Former prosecutor drops out of US Senate race in Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor from Kansas abandoned his Senate run on Thursday and endorsed a fellow Democrat who just entered the race. Barry Grissom urged Democrats to unite behind state Sen. Barbara Bollier, a retired Kansas City-area anesthesiologist who made headlines in December by...

Correction: Election 2020-Senate-Tennessee story

Oct. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Manny Sethi has loaned his campaign $1 million total. He has loaned his campaign $1.5 million total. A corrected version of the story is below: Prominent donors take sides in...

Sen. Doug Jones leads fundraising in Alabama race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight. The Deep South Democrat raised $2 million last quarter, more than all the GOP primary candidates combined, according to the latest campaign fundraising reports. He has a...

Donor offers judgeship backing if Senate candidate left race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Republican donor trying to keep a three-way Louisiana Senate runoff from giving Democrats an advantage offered to help a GOP candidate run for judge if he dropped out of the Senate race. GOP businessman Lane Grigsby, a high-spender on political campaigns, confirmed Wednesday to...

McGrath fundraising tops $10 million in Senate race

Oct. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Showing her mettle as a campaign fundraiser, retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath hauled in more than $10.7 million since launching her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath has outpaced the powerful Republican lawmaker in fundraising since...

Kansas lawmaker who left GOP running for Senate as Democrat

Oct. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of four Kansas legislators who made headlines last year by defecting from the Republican Party is running for the U.S. Senate as a "pragmatic" Democrat, entering a race in which some GOP leaders are worried about immigration hardliner Kris Kobach 's chances should he win their...

Tillis, Cunningham raise most for US Senate in last 3 months

Oct. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham have raised the most money for next year's U.S. Senate race in North Carolina during the past three months. Federal campaign reports due this week show Tillis had the most cash in his campaign account on Sept. 30 with $4.9...