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PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

Oct. 19, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. An ad from Black Americans for the President's Agenda in an...

The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'

Oct. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections next month (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The Missouri version of a radio ad that suggests Democratic victories in midterm elections endanger African-American men and...

AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

Oct. 19, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who's seeking her third Senate term. Hawley...

Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

Oct. 18, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican candidate Josh Hawley used a Thursday debate to try to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The candidates'...

Radio ad in Arkansas suggests 'lynching' if Democrats win

Oct. 18, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican congressman in central Arkansas and his challenger on Thursday condemned a political action committee's radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch black Americans if they win the midterm election next month. GOP Rep. French Hill criticized the ad from Black...

McCaskill-Hawley race turns nasty over sting videos

Oct. 17, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign manager on Wednesday called for her Republican rival Josh Hawley to launch an investigation of footage of her campaign taken by a conservative group known for "sting" videos of liberal organizations. "We have reason to believe...

Missouri officer accused of striking handcuffed suspect

Oct. 17, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Bonne Terre police officer for allegedly striking a handcuffed suspect several times in the face while wearing a pair of brass knuckles. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said in a news release Wednesday that his office has Travis W. Cozine with...

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Oct. 17, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The Republican, Attorney General Josh Hawley, says it's not...

Democrats dominate House GOP in money race ahead of midterms

Oct. 16, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

Democrats dominated Republicans in money races across the House map and in key Senate contests with three weeks left before midterm elections. Money is no guarantee of electoral outcomes, but the numbers suggest that Democratic voters' enthusiasm continues unabated in 2018, with small-dollar donors in particular...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Oct. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to...