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Collins criticizes Trump for failing to condemn Proud Boys

Sep. 30, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday criticized President Donald Trump for his failure to condemn white supremacists during a debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The president was asked Tuesday whether he would condemn white supremacist groups, such as the Proud Boys,...

Minnesota candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis stands after being recognized by Vice President Mike Pence at Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.(Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Judge rejects candidate's challenge to Minnesota virus rules

Sep. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis to Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions, turning aside the former congressman's arguments that the rules unconstitutionally limit his freedom to campaign. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank...

Mike Espy readies to speak with reporters in Jackson, Miss., after winning the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. After his victory Tuesday, he will face Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Libertarian candidate Jimmy Edwards in November. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Biden endorses Democrat Espy in Mississippi US Senate race

Sep. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is endorsing Mike Espy in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race as the former agriculture secretary again tries to unseat Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican loyal to President Donald Trump. Hyde-Smith was appointed to the Senate in the spring of 2018...

Salon owner Shelley Luther begins to speak to the media after she was released from jail in Dallas, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Luther was jailed for refusing to keep her business closed amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Salon owner who defied lockdown makes Texas Senate runoff

Sep. 29, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Dallas salon owner who was sent to jail for defying coronavirus lockdown orders and became a symbol of conservative angst over COVID-19 restrictions advanced to a runoff for a Texas Senate seat on Tuesday night. Republican Shelley Luther finished in a virtual dead heat with...

FILE-In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photoCourtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, in Dallas, Ga. Georgia election officials say they’re implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state’s new voting machines. But election integrity activists say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Lawyers spar over Georgia voting machine glitch, planned fix

Sep. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials say they're implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state's new voting machines. But election integrity activists say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk. During preelection testing on the new...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. A pair of new high-profile endorsements are adding fuel to an already contentious special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Former Gov. Nathan Deal has endorsed Republican Rep. Doug Collins in his bid to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a fellow Republican. Former president Jimmy Carter endorsed Democrat Raphael Warnock in the race. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Pair of endorsements adds more fuel to Georgia Senate race

Sep. 29, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A pair of new high-profile endorsements are adding fuel to an already contentious special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Former Gov. Nathan Deal endorsed Republican Rep. Doug Collins on Monday, backing his bid to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a fellow Republican. That puts Deal on...

FILE - This pair of file photos shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, right, who are running for Senate in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. (AP Photos, File)

Collins, Gideon clash over Supreme Court, pandemic in debate

Sep. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Monday over the Supreme Court and the response to the pandemic during their second debate in the closely watched Senate race. Gideon, the Maine House speaker, accused the four-term Collins of failing to...

Gov. Steve Bullock, back left, and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., back right, prepare for their televised debate on Montana PBS at the KUFM-TV studio at the University of Montana on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Missoula, Mont. (Ben Allan Smith/The Missoulian via AP)

Health care, high court battle dominate Montana Senate race

Sep. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock sought to keep the focus on health care and the pandemic in the race for a Montana U.S. Senate seat, while Republican incumbent Steve Daines put the spotlight on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy during a heated Monday night debate. With mail ballots going...

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, a Democrat, signs the registration book as he qualified for the U.S. Senate race, on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. Perkins is challenging Republican incumbent Bill Cassidy for the Senate seat. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Edwards supports Adrian Perkins in Louisiana US Senate race

Sep. 28, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that he's backing Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. The idea of Edwards, the Deep South's only Democratic governor, endorsing a fellow Democrat for the seat isn't surprising. But Louisiana's governor has had a...

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., speaks as House Democrats hold a news conference in Washington. New Mexico is deciding on final contenders in open races for a U.S. Senate seat and a northern congressional slot that last changed hands a dozen years ago, as the sun sets on a Democratic political dynasty that emerged from a territorial 19th century legislature.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden endorses Luján for US Senate bid in New Mexico

Sep. 28, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is throwing his support behind Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján for U.S Senate in New Mexico. The former vice president said Sunday that Luján is a “proven leader” who has helped craft legislation like the CARES Act — the COVID-19 relief...