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Alabama's Roy Moore lags in 2020 fundraising, Jones leads

Jul. 17, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore has raised less than $17,000 for his U.S. Senate race, according to quarterly campaign reports filed this week. The fundraising report covered only the opening few days of his campaign but show Moore is starting from a financial disadvantage in the...

Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

Jul. 17, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner had reeled in a big political fish. A major government agency, the Bureau of Land Management, was moving to his state and marking a victory years in the making for one of the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans. But Gardner's moment of triumph rolled out Monday...

Matt Jones off Kentucky TV show while he mulls Senate race

Jul. 17, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A television station is pulling weeknight host Matt Jones from the show while he decides whether to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Tuesday that WLEX-TV general manager Patrick Dalbey...

New Mexico candidate wants US immigration agency abolished

Jul. 16, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to an open Senate seat announced her support Tuesday for disbanding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and turning its responsibilities over to the FBI and others. New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said in a...

Kelly outraises McSally in Arizona Senate race

Jul. 16, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly has again outraised Republican Sen. Martha McSally in the Arizona Senate race. Figures released by the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday show Kelly raised $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2019. Kelly, a retired astronaut, had just under $6 million in the bank on...

Out-of-state money pours into Maine Senate race

Jul. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars have flowed into Maine's Senate race this spring from out-of-state donors as Democrats and Republicans are poised to spend heavily in the race to oust GOP Sen. Susan Collins. In the last quarter, Collins reported bringing in $1.2 million from...

Man charged with embezzling from state Senate campaign

Jul. 16, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former treasurer of a state Senate campaign has been charged with embezzling more than $10,000 in campaign funds. State prosecutors say 45-year-old William Baker, of Farmington, took the money from the 2014 campaign of Republican Bill Wadsworth, a former state representative who...

Cunningham, Tucker lend to campaigns challenging Tillis

Jul. 16, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New political rivals of well-funded North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis are tapping into personal money to help get their campaigns off the ground. The federal campaign finance report from Tillis's 2020 re-election campaign shows it raised $1.9 million during the three months...

Daines raises $1.3M for re-election, Williams collects $430K

Jul. 16, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana says he collected over $1.3 million for his 2020 re-election campaign during the most recent fundraising period. That left the incumbent Republican with $3.5 million in the bank at the beginning of July, according to Federal Election Commission...

Mahony trails Cotton in fundraising for Arkansas Senate race

Jul. 16, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Democrat trying to unseat Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas is trailing the incumbent Republican lawmaker in fundraising. Josh Mahony on Monday reported raising about $110,000 during the three-month fundraising period that ended June 30. Cotton reported raising $1 million during the...