Senate race

JACKSON, Miss | Polls close; ‘hanging’ comment on Mississippi voters’ minds

JACKSON, Miss. — The last U.S. Senate race of the midterms was coming to a close Tuesday as Mississippi residents chose between a white Republican Senate appointee whose “public hanging” comments angered many people and a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was in the White House. History will be made either … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss | Polls close; ‘hanging’ comment on Mississippi voters’ minds

JACKSON, Miss | ‘Hanging’ comment on voters’ minds in Mississippi runoff

JACKSON, Miss. — The last U.S. Senate race of the midterms was coming to a close Tuesday as Mississippi residents chose between a white Republican Senate appointee whose “public hanging” comments angered many people and a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was in the White House. History will be made either … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss | ‘Hanging’ comment on voters’ minds in Mississippi runoff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | As Florida recount wraps up, little change in US Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— With just hours to go, most Florida counties had finished their hand recount in the state’s contentious U.S. Senate race. The smattering of results publicly posted on Saturday showed that Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson was only gaining a few hundred votes in his bitter contest with outgoing Gov. Rick Scott, a … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | As Florida recount wraps up, little change in US Senate race

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson could not be counted by machine. The hand recount is … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida starts hand recount in acrimonious US Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — A hand recount began Friday in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast. State law requires a hand review when the victory margin is … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida starts hand recount in acrimonious US Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida: Hand recount begins for tight US Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— A hand recount began Friday in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes out of more than 8 million votes cast. Under state law, a hand review is required when the victory … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida: Hand recount begins for tight US Senate race