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FILE - Journalist Carl Bernstein attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York on May 22, 2018. Bernstein took to Twitter to specifically ‘out’ 21 Republican senators that he says have privately expressed contempt for President Donald Trump. It was an unusual form of reporting for Bernstein, who with former partner Bob Woodward broke stories that led to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump

Nov. 23, 2020 9:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Watergate sleuth Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to list the names of 21 Republican senators who he says have “repeatedly expressed contempt” for Donald Trump and his fitness to be president. Bernstein's post was condemned Monday by some of those involved. It was an...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a campaign rally on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

In South, most Black Senate candidates since Reconstruction

Nov. 5, 2020 2:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding more Black candidates than it has since Reconstruction. In South Carolina, Jaime Harrison is raising a previously unfathomable amount of money in what has become a competitive fight to unseat one of the...

Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison, left, and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, right, write notes as they prepare to debate on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. As he has before, Harrison brought a plexiglass barrier to separate him from Graham. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

SC's Graham, Harrison clash on criminal justice, health care

Oct. 30, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the Friday night before Election Day, Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison met in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia for their second and final debate, clashing over issues related to criminal justice reform, health care and political...

Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison and Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., face off in the South Carolina U.S. Senate debate at Allen University in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)

Graham challenger pushing conservatives toward 3rd candidate

Oct. 13, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a state known for its political shenanigans, the Senate race in South Carolina is living up to that reputation as campaigning between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison enters its closing days. This week, Harrison has been mounting a campaign to...

Republican challenger and state Rep. Nancy Mace and Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham greet each other prior to their debate, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at the SCETV studios in Beaufort, S.C., in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat race. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)

Cunningham, Mace hit same themes at SC 1st District debate

Oct. 6, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

In their second and final planned debate for the 1st Congressional District seat in South Carolina, the surprise Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger continued Tuesday to hit on the same themes of missing votes and the future of the Marine base on Parris Island. The attacks were still there, but a...

Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of Nambé, N.M., seeks support from local party delegates at the Democratic Party preprimary convention in Pojoaque, N.M., Saturday, March 7, 2020. Candidates for open congressional and Senate seats underwent the first test of their political might as the Democratic and Republican parties of New Mexico held statewide conventions. The conventions decide the ballot order for candidates in the state's primary election on June 2. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Bitter US Senate contest dwells on crime, coronavirus

Oct. 6, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates in an open U.S. Senate race outlined clashing visions for the future of health care, policing strategies and civil rights struggles in the first public debate of the campaign, aired live on local network television Monday. Retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Udall has endorsed as...