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WASHINGTON | Trump to rally for GOP’s Senate candidate in Mississippi

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is heading to Mississippi for two rallies to try to keep a Senate seat in Republican hands. Trump will be campaigning Monday for GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a runoff Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy. The former congressman was agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton. Espy is trying … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to rally for GOP’s Senate candidate in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. | Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. — National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi’s U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans. Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Alabama last December after Moore was hit by accusations of sexual misconduct. Now in Mississippi, Mike Espy is challenging Republican Sen. … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema flips Arizona Senate seat

In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party’s biggest coup — flipping a red state’s U.S. Senate seat. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake. The race against Republican Rep. Martha McSally was tight enough that a winner wasn’t … Continue reading Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema flips Arizona Senate seat

PHOENIX | Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

PHOENIX — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. The three-term congresswoman won after a slow vote count that dragged on for nearly a week … Continue reading PHOENIX | Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

AUSTIN, Texas | Despite loss, Beto O’Rourke’s run reveals a changing Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Beto O’Rourke didn’t turn Texas blue. But for the first time in decades, it’s looking much less red. The midterm elections in Texas ousted a Republican who carried a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, drove out a GOP lawmaker who called federal immigration agents on Hispanic protesters and gave Democrats in Houston … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Despite loss, Beto O’Rourke’s run reveals a changing Texas

SALT LAKE CITY | Romney hits Utah campaign trail, differs from Trump on media

SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is stumping for fellow Republican candidates as he sails toward a likely victory Tuesday in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah and a return to public office. While he’s largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald Trump since a scathing speech in … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Romney hits Utah campaign trail, differs from Trump on media

SALT LAKE CITY | Romney hits GOP trail, differs from Trump at Senate race end

SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is stumping for fellow Republican candidates as he sails toward a likely victory Tuesday in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah and an official return to public office. While he’s largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald Trump since a scathing speech … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Romney hits GOP trail, differs from Trump at Senate race end

SUN CITY, Ariz | President’s son stumps for McSally, Sinema rallies backers

SUN CITY, Ariz. — U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally campaigned with Donald Trump Jr. in a Republican stronghold in metro Phoenix. Her Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, rallied supporters at a phone bank in Phoenix. Thursday’s events in the waning days of the campaign for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake mirror … Continue reading SUN CITY, Ariz | President’s son stumps for McSally, Sinema rallies backers

PHOENIX | McSally, Sinema to face for Arizona Senate seat

PHOENIX  — Rep. Martha McSally won the Republican nomination for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, setting up a November contest with Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. Republicans picked the candidate backed by the party establishment and seen by analysts as the GOP’s best chance at holding the open seat in what is shaping up to … Continue reading PHOENIX | McSally, Sinema to face for Arizona Senate seat

PHOENIX | Rep. Sinema wins Arizona Democratic primary for US Senate

PHOENIX  — Rep. Kyrstem Sinema has won the Democratic nomination for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, giving her party its best chance in decades to take a Senate seat in a conservative-leaning state. Sinema, a onetime Green party member turned centrist Democrat, had the full support of party leadership against her underfinanced liberal primary rival, activist … Continue reading PHOENIX | Rep. Sinema wins Arizona Democratic primary for US Senate

Democrats hold Minnesota Senate seat in high-stakes election

PAUL, Minn./February 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Democrats in Minnesota held on to a state Senate seat in a rare Monday special election, preserving their hopes of retaking the chamber later this year. But there was little evidence of Democratic backlash against President Donald Trump and his party that spurred a series of upset victories in GOP-held … Continue reading Democrats hold Minnesota Senate seat in high-stakes election

Al Franken to officially leave US Senate seat on Jan. 2

PAUL, Minn. /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Sen. Al Franken plans to officially leave the U.S. Senate on Jan. 2. The announcement Wednesday from a Franken spokesman should put to rest questions surrounding the timing of the Minnesota Democrat’s departure and concern that he might reverse his planned resignation. Franken announced earlier this month that … Continue reading Al Franken to officially leave US Senate seat on Jan. 2