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As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

Jul. 23, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. He’s a business owner whose chicken products are distributed...

McCrory pushes for 3 GOP primary debates in Senate race

Jul. 22, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said on Thursday that he wants to participate in three televised debates ahead of the 2022 primaries, including one in late fall and two early next year. He is competing against U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former...

August hearings set on Indiana election redistricting

Jul. 22, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Public hearings have been set Indiana’s upcoming redrawing of congressional and legislative election districts, although no proposed new maps will be available by then. The hearings involving the House and Senate elections committees will be held...

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joins US Senate race

Jul. 20, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Tuesday joined the crowded Democratic field for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, vying to become the first African American from Wisconsin to serve in the Senate. Barnes, 34,...

Schmitt No. 1 fundraiser for Missouri Senate seat

Jul. 19, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaign finance records show Missouri’s disgraced former governor, Eric Greitens, has raised roughly $350,000 for his run for U.S. Senate. That means Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt raised the most out of any Missouri Senate...

Pennsylvania election audit gets GOP campaign trail embrace

Jul. 18, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen election have been debunked by the courts, his own Justice Department and scores of recounts. But in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, where Trump lost by 80,000 votes eight months...

Ohio car dealer Moreno top GOP fundraiser in US Senate race

Jul. 16, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland car dealer Bernie Moreno outraised the rest of the crowded Republican field vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio last quarter, pulling in more than all but the best known Democratic contender, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. Moreno, a first-time...

Fundraising for crowded Missouri US Senate race begins

Jul. 16, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri candidates for U.S. Senate have started racking in money to fuel what likely will be an expensive race for retiring Sen. Roy Blunt’s seat. Missouri’s Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a top contender, said he raised about $1.3...

Fetterman leads fundraising in Pennsylvania's US Senate race

Jul. 16, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat John Fetterman is showing his early fundraising prowess in the crowded stakes for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat ahead of next year's election. Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, reported $2.5 million raised in the three...

Warnock raises $7.2M in quest to keep Senate seat in 2022

Jul. 15, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock raised money at a brisk pace from April through June, outstripping his currently announced Republican rivals for the 2022 senatorial election in Georgia. Warnock's campaign raised $7.2 million during the second...