Latest Senate elections News

Officials describe threats following 2020 election

Oct. 26, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Election officials told a congressional committee Tuesday they've received graphic threats to their safety since the 2020 election and warned that pressure on election workers is a threat to democracy. Experienced election administrators are increasingly...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Oct. 26, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 25, 2021. Editorial: Was Schmitt’s Texas trip a campaign event or official action? Both, it seems. In a transparent political stunt reminiscent of his silly lawsuit against China’s government, Missouri Attorney...

Wisconsin Republicans plan 2nd election investigation

Oct. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans plan to launch another investigation of 2020 election administration, GOP leaders announced Monday. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, Senate President Chris Kapenga and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dan Feyen said in a...

6 candidates for US Senate in Ohio vie for evangelical votes

Oct. 25, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The lone Republican moderate at a U.S. Senate candidate forum in Ohio on Sunday said at one point he felt “like a Browns fan in Pittsburgh Stadium.” The crowd of about 950 at the evangelical Genoa Baptist Church in the northern suburbs of...

Senate GOP again blocks Democrats' election bill

Oct. 20, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time this year, Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions sweeping conservative-controlled states. Once again, Republicans blocked...

Guilty plea entered in state senate election fraud case

Oct. 20, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former campaign worker for a Connecticut state senator pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges that she conspired to fraudulently obtain public funds for the senator's 2018 legislative campaign. Tina Manus, 42, of Stratford, worked on the...

'Black Hawk Down' pilot Durant enters Alabama Senate race

Oct. 20, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mike Durant, best known as the helicopter pilot shot down and held prisoner in the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident, is joining the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Durant, now the founder and president of an aerospace company in Huntsville,...

Passidomo tapped as next Florida Senate president

Oct. 19, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Kathleen Passidomo has been named the next president of the Florida Senate. The Naples Republican was formally tapped as Senate president-designate for the 2022-2024 legislative term during a ceremony Tuesday in the Senate chamber. ...

Warnock raises $9M as cash flows in 2022 Georgia Senate race

Oct. 19, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock raised an eye-popping $7.2 million this spring. For his encore in the three months ended Sept. 30, he opened the firehose a little wider. Warnock raised more than $9 million during the quarter, leaving him with $17.2...

Barnes leads Democrats in fundraising for Senate race

Oct. 18, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes raised more money from donors over the past three months than any other Democrat in the crowded primary race for U.S. Senate. Fundraising reports covering July through September show Barnes brought in $1.1 million. State...