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Stories with subject: Senate elections
  • Indiana students to vote in mock election this November 
    Updated: May-05-16 7:35 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Students throughout Indiana will get a chance to make their choices for president, governor and senator through a mock election this November.

  • Senate Dems field large roster of women in the Year of Trump story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 3:46 am

    WASHINGTON - If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that won't be a coincidence.

  • Gov. Sandoval plans to vote for Trump after Kasich drops out 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:01 am

    LAS VEGAS - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he plans to vote for Donald Trump after Ohio Gov. John Kasich, his preferred candidate, became the final Trump challenger to drop out of the Republican presidential primary.

  • Trump at top of ticket is wild card in Indiana Senate race story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 4:47 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The race to be Indiana's next U.S. senator would appear to be Rep. Todd Young's to lose after his resounding victory in the Republican primary Tuesday, but the outcome of his faceoff with Democrat Baron Hill in November is no forgone conclusion.

  • Rolling Stones ask Trump to stop playing their songs story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 2:46 pm

    The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events.

  • The Latest: Stutzman blames loss on negative ad blitz 
    Updated: May-04-16 2:02 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Latest on Indiana's primary election (all times local):

  • Wealthy newcomer grabs US House nod; Young wins for Senate story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 12:49 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - A wealthy political newcomer and a state senator won the Republican primaries for Indiana's two open congressional seats on Tuesday as businessman Donald Trump scored a big victory in the presidential race and Rep. Todd Young captured the GOP's Senate nomination.

  • Whittemore finishes sentence in San Francisco halfway house 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:26 pm

    RENO, Nevada - Former Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore is a free man after spending 21 months of a two-year prison term in federal custody for breaking campaign contribution laws.

  • Senator alarmed by Philippine candidate's plan on guerrillas story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 9:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A Philippine senator expressed alarm Tuesday over a presidential frontrunner's plan to allow communist guerrillas to play a political role in the government if he wins, saying this would cause rumblings within the military.

  • Indiana GOP voters pick between differing styles for Senate story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 2:55 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Republicans will choose a U.S. Senate nominee on Tuesday from two congressmen who rode a tea party wave to Washington in 2010 but now offer voters a stark style choice of either confrontation or pragmatism.

  • Democratic Senate candidates defend Obama during forum 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:48 pm

    FLORENCE, Kentucky - After years of being battered as a political punching bag in Kentucky, President Barack Obama received some favorable reviews Monday evening from several Democrats running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rand Paul.

  • Democrats win NY state Senate seat vacated by ex-GOP leader 
    Updated: May-02-16 8:42 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Democrat Todd Kaminsky was declared the official winner Monday of a close New York state Senate race for the convicted former GOP majority leader's Long Island seat, handing the Democrats a majority of seats in the chamber.

  • Indiana GOP to choose confrontation or pragmatism for Senate story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 6:14 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Republicans will choose a U.S. Senate nominee on Tuesday from two congressmen who rode the tea party wave to Washington in 2010 but now offer voters a stark style choice of confrontation or pragmatism.

  • GOP Senate candidates make pitches at state convention 
    Updated: May-01-16 7:08 pm

    BURLINGAME, California - Republican candidates for U.S. Senate made cameo appearances Sunday before a sparse crowd at a state party convention, underscoring the scant public attention the contest has generated in a state dominated by Democrats.

  • TV attack ads start fast in Pennsylvania Senate race 
    Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey before TV attack ads began flying in a general election contest that could tilt political control of the U.S. Senate.

  • Boozman, Eldridge split over health care at APME forum 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 3:05 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Poor people on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion could still get coverage under a block-grant system if President Barack Obama's health overhaul is repealed, Republican Sen. John Boozman said Saturday.

  • Senate candidate paid relative $170K for past campaign work story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 12:49 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana Senate candidate who has railed against out-of-control government spending paid his brother-in-law nearly $170,000 to manage the finances of his congressional campaign. The relative worked as a car salesman and actor but had no experience rounding up political donations.

  • Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 12:22 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.

  • Clinton, Sanders camps to speak at state Democratic event 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 10:59 am

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota Democrats will be hearing from the campaigns of presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at a large party event.

  • Stutzman, Young near end of biting GOP Senate campaign story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 2:08 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The farmer versus the U.S. Marine - those are the wholesome self-portraits the two candidates seeking Indiana's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate have tried their best to paint for voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

  • Colorado's Jon Keyser makes state GOP US Senate primary 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:32 pm

    DENVER - Colorado Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jon Keyser will appear on his party's primary after all, a Denver judge ruled Friday.

  • Feingold refuses to say if he voted for Clinton 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:30 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - U.S. Senate hopeful Russ Feingold refused to say Thursday whether he voted for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary earlier this month, but he suggested that Sanders should start thinking about dropping out of the race.

  • Blunt donates amount equal to contribution from Hastert PAC 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:03 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The campaign committee for Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has given a Missouri children's group $11,000 - the same amount he had received from the political action committee of a disgraced former House speaker.

  • The Latest: Ballot count continues in NY Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:54 pm

    ALBANY, New York - The Latest on the counting of absentee ballots in the contested New York state Senate election on Long Island (all times local):

  • Democrats eye Senate takeover after establishment wins story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democrats are increasingly optimistic they will take back control of the Senate in November, buoyed by establishment wins in Maryland and the key battleground state of Pennsylvania.