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McSally appointed to McCain's Senate seat after losing race

Dec. 18, 2018 2:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state's other spot in the Senate. McSally, a former...

Arizona governor appoints U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to fill late Sen. John McCain's seat until 2020

Dec. 18, 2018 10:39 AM EST
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona governor appoints U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to fill late Sen. John McCain's seat until 2020 .

GOP Sen. Alexander of Tennessee not seeking 2020 re-election

Dec. 17, 2018 6:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2020, giving the red state its second open Senate contest in two years. Alexander said in a news release that he was deeply grateful for being elected to more combined years as...

The Latest: Haslam giving Senate bid 'serious consideration'

Dec. 17, 2018 5:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Tennessee (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he will give a U.S. Senate bid "serious consideration" after GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander announced he wouldn't run again in 2020. Haslam also told the Chattanooga Times...

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he is not running for re-election in 2020

Dec. 17, 2018 12:22 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he is not running for re-election in 2020.

McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year

Dec. 14, 2018 4:50 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. Jon Kyl is resigning from the seat he was appointed to less than four months ago following the death of John McCain, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday, a development which gives Ducey a second opportunity to fill the position. Kyl, 76, had said he was only committed to serving through...

Arizona's governor says Republican Sen. Jon Kyl will resign at the end of the year

Dec. 14, 2018 10:28 AM EST
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor says Republican Sen. Jon Kyl will resign at the end of the year.

CNN: Anchor promptly made on-air correction about Arpaio

Dec. 13, 2018 9:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleged in a defamation lawsuit earlier this week against three news organizations that CNN made no effort to correct anchor Chris Cuomo's erroneous statement that the lawman was a convicted felon. But CNN released a statement Thursday saying Cuomo corrected his...

Florida Senate won't block election chief's suspension

Dec. 13, 2018 6:44 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate will not take any action to block the suspension of an embattled county elections supervisor who drew fierce criticism during this year's contentious election recount, a leading state lawmaker said Thursday. Brenda Snipes, who had been in charge of elections in...

Hatch laments loss of civility for US Senate in 'crisis'

Dec. 12, 2018 2:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the disappearance of political civility, kinship and cross-party collaboration during a farewell speech Wednesday where he called the Senate a legislative body in "crisis." Hatch, 84, will step down next month as the longest-serving...