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New high in spending by outside groups in Wisconsin election

Dec. 05, 2022 12:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outside special interest groups spent at least 50% more than the previous record high in the midterm election in Wisconsin this year, pouring more than $93 million into races for governor and other state offices, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported Monday. ...

Referendum targeting foreign government influence approved

Dec. 01, 2022 16:23 PM EST

A proposed referendum aimed at restricting foreign government influence on Maine elections has enough signatures to appear on the 2023 ballot, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said Thursday. The proposal was spurred by the costliest referendum in state history — a proposal to stop...

Obama to campaign for Warnock on Dec. 1 before Ga. runoff

Nov. 21, 2022 10:24 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, reprising his battleground blitz ahead of the midterm elections, will campaign again for Sen. Raphael Warnock as the Georgia Democrat tries to withstand a strong challenge from Republican Herschel Walker before their Dec. 6 runoff. ...

Surging Montana GOP eyes big prize: US Senate seat in 2024

Nov. 13, 2022 10:02 AM EST

LOCKWOOD, Mont. (AP) — Republicans emboldened by a string of electoral victories in Montana this midterm election are quickly turning their attention to a prize that has repeatedly eluded them: the U.S. Senate seat held by three-term Democrat Jon Tester that is up for grabs in 2024. ...

Surging Montana GOP eyes big prize: US Senate seat in 2024

Nov. 12, 2022 12:16 PM EST

LOCKWOOD, Mont. (AP) — Republicans emboldened by a string of electoral victories in Montana this midterm election are quickly turning their attention to a prize that has repeatedly eluded them: the U.S. Senate seat held by three-term Democrat Jon Tester that is up for grabs in 2024. ...

McMullin loss in Utah raises independent candidacy questions

Nov. 12, 2022 11:05 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats' decision to back an independent rather than nominate a member of their own party to take on Republican Mike Lee transformed the state's U.S. Senate race from foregone conclusion to closely watched slugfest. Independent Evan McMullin, an...

Montana Republicans dominate as Zinke, Rosendale prevail

Nov. 10, 2022 15:24 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans tightened their control in Montana, picking up a newly created U.S. House seat in the midterm election as former Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke narrowly captured the state’s western district and incumbent Matt Rosendale rolled over his opponents in the...

Why AP called Pennsylvania governor race for Josh Shapiro

Nov. 09, 2022 01:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Doug Mastriano could not catch up to Democrat Josh Shapiro's lead in the Pennsylvania governor's race. The deeper into the night it got, the clearer it was that the GOP state senator couldn't overtake Shapiro's lead. That's when The Associated Press...

New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan wins 2nd Senate term

Nov. 08, 2022 23:55 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan won a second term representing New Hampshire on Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Don Bolduc to keep a seat once viewed as ripe for a GOP pickup. Hassan, a former governor, had been considered vulnerable given her...

Florida's Marco Rubio wins 3rd Senate term, defeats Demings

Nov. 08, 2022 23:39 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has won a third term, defeating U.S. Rep. Val Demings and holding a key seat as the GOP tried to regain control of a closely divided Senate. Rubio, 51, faced perhaps his toughest battle since he was first elected in 2010...