Senate elections

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the seedlings of a Democratic presidential campaign to reclaim the White House. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 21, 2018 - 9:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and...
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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, talks to supporters during an election night results party, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hazleton, Pa. Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2018 - 8:56 am
President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just...
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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, waves to supporters after speaking during an election night results party, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hazleton, Pa. Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2018 - 8:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating two of his favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, who won their U.S. Senate primaries. In a pair of tweets Wednesday morning,...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, pastor Robert Jeffress, of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, speaks as he introduces President Donald Trump during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. In a tweet Sunday, May 13, 2018, Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says the prominent Baptist minister, Jeffress, shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he's a "religious bigot." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 14, 2018 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he's a "religious bigot." In a tweet Sunday night, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee...
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In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018 photo, Congressman Robert Pittenger, second from right, and his wife, Suzanne, right, talk with constituents at the Hilltop restaurant in Monroe, N.C. The Rev. Mark Harris narrowly defeated Pittenger in the 9th District GOP primary Tuesday, according to complete, unofficial results — a reversal of their 2016 primary that Pittenger won by only 134 votes. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans surveying the midterm election landscape are sharpening their message and assessing their standing with voters after watching their colleagues' wipeout in high-profile primary elections. Republican congressmen lost across the board in key races Tuesday. Two of...
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Denise Morrisey stands next to her husband, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as he speaks at his campaign headquarters Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Kearnesville, W.Va. (Ron Agnir/The Journal via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 11:25 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by Trump himself. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two sitting...
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GOP Senate candidate and former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship speaks to the media about current polling results in the Marriott Charleston Town Center on the night of primary Election Day in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 7:50 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local): 7:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says the GOP "had a great night," after West Virginia Republicans rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in state's Senate primary. Trump says on Twitter Wednesday: "The...
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Denise Morrisey stands next to her husband, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as he speaks at his campaign headquarters Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Kearnesville, W.Va. (Ron Agnir/The Journal via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 12:19 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship Tuesday in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two...
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Voters fill out their ballots at the Cincinnati Public Library precinct on primary election day, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Cincinnati. Ohio's roller-coaster gubernatorial primary season will be decided Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats vote for their nominees to replace term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 08, 2018 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States still doesn't know — and may never know — the extent of Russian interference in state election systems in 2016, according to bipartisan findings released Tuesday by the Senate intelligence committee. Lawmakers say they do know the U.S. is still vulnerable to such...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Blankenship went from prison to politics after serving a one-year sentence related to the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. His quest: To take down the man he blames for fueling public distrust of him, Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 07, 2018 - 9:06 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A defiant Don Blankenship fired back Monday after President Donald Trump urged West Virginia voters to support opponents of the former coal executive — and former convict — in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. Blankenship said in a statement: "I will win the primary and I...
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