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  • Candidates similar on issues in NC Senate debate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:40 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The four leading candidates in North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate primary differed little from each other on issues important to the conservative base Wednesday night during their second televised debate in as many days.

  • APNewsBreak: Grimes wants Keystone pipeline OK'd 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:10 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes called Wednesday on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

  • Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:06 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting on Wednesday demanded a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering.

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:34 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

  • Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:56 pm
  • DAVIDSON, North Carolina - The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to challenge him face to face.

  • Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:41 pm
  • CHICAGO - Some of Illinois' highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that's stalled in the U.S. House as a "morally right" and business-minded decision, an election-year move they hoped would help break the stalemate.

  • Cotton defends vote against farm bill 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:06 pm
  • NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

  • Rounds has clear cash edge heading toward primary 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:05 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Former Gov. Mike Rounds has the clear edge in campaign cash heading toward the June Republican primary for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson.

  • 4 NC GOP Senate hopefuls meet on stage for debate 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:04 am
  • DAVIDSON, North Carolina - Four of the eight Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina are meeting on the same stage for a live debate two weeks before the May 6 primary.

  • Ex-Rep. Roger Roth declares Wisconsin Senate run 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:25 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Former state Rep. Roger Roth says he is running for the state Senate seat now held by retiring Senate President Mike Ellis.

  • New Democratic contender in key Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:04 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - There's a new Democratic candidate in the race for the seat being vacated by Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom.

  • Peters submits signatures to run for US Senate 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:15 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Democrat Gary Peters has turned in more than 26,000 signatures to run for U.S. Senate in Michigan.

  • GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:15 pm
  • LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.

  • US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:27 pm
  • CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago.

  • Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:12 pm
  • GROVETOWN, Georgia - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

  • Sullivan opens field office in Fairbanks 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:41 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan has opened a campaign field office in Fairbanks.

  • Ky. speaker: Hacker tweeted anti-McConnell remarks 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:26 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked into his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:08 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they've held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.

  • Sullivan brings in $1.4M in first quarter 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:42 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan raised more money during the first quarter than he previously reported.

  • US Chamber endorses Kingston in Ga. Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:36 pm
  • ATLANTA - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Rep. Jack Kingston in Georgia's crowded Republican Senate primary.

  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:30 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.

  • Senate candidate Ravnsborg raises $3,100 during 1Q 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:02 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Yankton attorney and soldier Jason Ravnsborg (ROUNDS'-berg) has raised slightly more than $3,100 during the first three months of 2014 for his campaign for U.S. Senate.

  • SD Democrat Weiland raises $204K during 1Q of 2014 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:19 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has raised nearly $204,000 during the first three months of 2014 for his campaign to win the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson.

  • Father of US Senate candidate Harris dies at 89 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:18 pm
  • WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The father of North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Mark Harris has died.

  • McFadden takes aim at Franken in hockey TV ad 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:30 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden is taking aim at Democratic incumbent Al Franken in a hockey-themed cable television ad.