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McCaskill's husband invested in hedge fund tied to Caymans

Jun. 20, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four years after Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill co-sponsored legislation targeting tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, her husband began investing in a hedge fund tied to the Caribbean nation — an investment that has paid off handsomely. The Kansas City Star reported...

Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

Jun. 19, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally is becoming for Republicans facing voters this...

AP FACT CHECK: It's true Heitkamp votes often with Trump

Jun. 19, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, facing a tough re-election in a red state this November, is telling voters she can work with Republican President Donald Trump. In a television ad released last week, Heitkamp speaks directly to viewers and says she's voted more than half...

Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Jun. 19, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months, giving him a large financial edge on his Republican opponent in the Utah primary, records show. The ex-presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor also spent $1.4 million in the...

Illinois candidate apologies for decade-old blackface photo

Jun. 19, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A candidate for the Illinois Senate has apologized for a decade-old photo from a Halloween party that depicts him dressed in blackface as a rapper. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton told The Belleville News-Democrat that most rappers at the time were black and he didn't intend the...

Democratic ad slams Hawley over allegations against donor

Jun. 19, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley for not investigating allegations of corruption involving a past top donor to Hawley's attorney general campaign, although his authority to take action is limited. A Senate...

Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller

Jun. 18, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, officials confirmed Monday. Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican senator seeking re-election this year because...

Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats

Jun. 18, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. Vukmir, a state senator,...

Billionaire Kochs won't back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate

Jun. 18, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity has announced it won't support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. The...

In Senate race launched by #MeToo, 2 women have inside track

Jun. 17, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's surprise race to fill Al Franken's former Senate seat, the two women running tell their own versions of a familiar story. Democrat Tina Smith, who filled the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member's seat in January after he resigned, recalls being asked if she could...