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Sen. Thom Tillis vies against Democrat Cal Cunningham in a competitive US Senate race in North Carolina

Former State Senator Cal Cunningham Gerry Broome/AP; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Former State Senator Cal Cunningham is challenging GOP Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina in one of the most highly-watched Senate races of 2020. Tillis, who was first elected in the Republican wave year of 2014, is up for a tough re-election battle in 2020. Cunningham posted impressive fundraising numbers in his campaign and has led with Tillis with substantial margins in recent polls of the state, with Til...
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Sen. Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly face off in the special election for US Senate in Arizona

Mark Kelly, left, is running for US Senate in Arizona against GOP Sen. Martha McSally REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Sen. Martha McSally is running in a special election against Democrat Mark Kelly US Senate in Arizona. McSally was appointed to serve in the Senate seat held by the former Sen. John McCain and is running to serve out what would have been the rest of his term until 2022.  Kelly, a gun prevention advocate and former astronaut, is a prolific fundraiser and formidable opponent, making th...
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Sen. Cory Gardner defends his seat against Democrat John Hickenlooper in Colorado

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is running for US Senate. Associated Press Former Governor John Hickenlooper will face first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado 2020 US Senate's race.  Hickenlooper has a long track record in Colorado as a former two-term mayor of Denver and a former governor, serving from 2011 to 2019.  Since 2014, Colorado has rapidly transformed from a swing state to a much more reliably Democratic one at the federal and state levels. Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Commission, US Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Denver, Clinton, Democratic, Election 2020, AARP


What you need to know about Maine's US Senate election between Susan Collins and Sara Gideon

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is facing the toughest re-election battle of her career against Maine State House Speaker Sara Gideon.  For decades, Collins has cultivated a unique political brand as an independent, moderate New England Republican. Trump winning the presidency and taking over the GOP mantle made it much more difficult for Collins to thread the needle between being a member of the Republican party and cultivating her own unique brand. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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Democratic Sen. Doug Jones faces a tough reelection fight against Tommy Tuberville in Alabama

2020 Alabama Republican US Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville AP Photo/John Minchillo, File Sen. Doug Jones, the lone Democratic Senator from the Deep South, is running for a full term against Tommy Tuberville in Alabama.  Jones narrowly won a December 2017 special election to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions, but now faces much tougher odds against Tuberville.  Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, has earned President Donald Trump's endorsement, and easily defeated Session...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, US Senate, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Jones, Trump, Roy Moore, Election 2020


Democratic Senator Gary Peters faces Republican John James in Michigan

John James speaks in Detroit, Michigan after winning his primary election in August 2018. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Republican John James is challenging Democratic Sen. Gary Peters for US Senate in Michigan. For Democrats, ensuring that Peters keeps his seat will be key to winning back the Senate majority as they play offense to defeat Republicans in several other states. James previously unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018. Still, his compelling background and fundrais...
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A Republican who posed in a QAnon shirt and tweeted the conspiracy theory's hashtag just won a Senate primary in Delaware

A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 1, 2020. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Lauren Witzke, a far-right activist who's previously expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, won the Republican primary for a US Senate seat in Delaware on Tuesday.  Witzke has posed in a QAnon-branded t-shirt and repeatedly tweeted out the QAnon motto, WWG1WGA, which stands for Where We Go One We Go All. In January, however, Witzke told the As...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Gop, House, Iowa, US Senate, Associated Press, Republican, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump


Ted Cruz is 'honored' Trump is considering him for a Supreme Court seat, but he said he's not interested in leaving the Senate

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leaves the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Hart Building on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said he wasn't interested in serving on the Supreme Court after President Donald Trump included his name of a list of possible future appointments to the nation's highest court. “It is deeply honoring,” Cruz said during an appearance on Fox News. “It's humbling to be included in the list. I'm gra...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Trends, Cotton, Joe Biden, Gop, Missouri, Ted Cruz, Arizona, US Senate, Fox News, Donald Trump


Trump claims US is 'rounding the corner' as coronavirus death toll nears 200,000 – live

President makes remark at press conference amid fallout from bookRepublican ‘skinny’ relief bill fails in SenateAt least seven dead and thousands displaced as fires scorch US westPelosi: Trump’s comments to Woodward showed ‘contempt for the American people’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.25pm BST During his White House press conference moments ago, Trump acknowledged he had spent much of the past 24 hours watching Fox News.Trump admits that he watched Fox News all night last night a...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, NewsMax, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Fox News Trump, US elections 2020


Republican 'skinny' relief bill fails in Senate as fallout continues over Woodward book – live

No current path is clear on next coronavirus relief packageTrump will travel to Michigan today for campaign event At least seven dead and thousands displaced as fires scorch US westPelosi: Trump’s comments to Woodward showed ‘contempt for the American people’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.26pm BST Across the aisle, across the country, across the world.New York’s Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (erstwhile of the 2020 race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, ultim...
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LIVE UPDATES: Follow the results of New Hampshire's primaries for governor and US Senate

Andru Volinsky, who is running for New Hampshire Governor, speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Exeter, N.H. AP Photo/Elise Amendola New Hampshire is holding congressional and state primaries on September 8.  The most competitive race of the night will be the Democratic primary for governor between State Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes and Andru Volinsky.  Polls in most of the state close at 7 p.m. ET.  V...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Trends, Gop, New Hampshire, US Senate, State Department, Republican, Donald Trump, US Army, Vermont, Sierra Club, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Democratic


Eight-term incumbent Rep. Michael McCaul will face Democrat Mike Siegel in Texas' 10th Congressional District

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, talks with reporters after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. Associated Press/Evan Vucci Rep. Michael McCaul will face Democrat Mike Siegel in Texas' 10th congressional district. The district is located in southeast Texas and contains portions of the Greater Houston and Greater Austin areas. Siegel has only $165,000 remaining in cash on hand – over seven times less than McCaul. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, America, Trends, Austin, House, US Senate, Donald Trump, Democratic, Election 2020, Sen Ted Cruz, Trump Tower, SIEGEL, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul


First-term Rep. Chip Roy looks to defend his seat against Wendy Davis in Texas' 21st Congressional District

LM Otero/AP First-term Rep. Chip Roy will face Democrat Wendy Davis, a former state senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate, in Texas' 21st Congressional District. The district is home to much of Austin and the suburbs north of San Antonio, including some of Texas' Hill Country. President Trump carried Texas' 21st District by a margin of ten points in the 2016 election.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  First-term Rep. Chip Roy looks to retain his new seat against Dem...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, Austin, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, House Of Representatives, Davis, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Roy, Gillespie, San Antonio, Cruz, Trump, Greg Abbott


First-term Rep. Colin Allred squares off against Genevieve Collins in Texas' 32nd Congressional District

Members chant H.R.3 during President Donald Trumps State of the Union address in the House Chamber on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The chants were in reference to the House-passed bill requiring Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images First-term Rep. Colin Allred will face Republican Genevieve Collins in Texas' 32nd Congressional District. The district was established in 2003 after Texas added two more congressional districts following the...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, Israel, Trends, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Tennessee, House, Mitt Romney, Medicare, Dallas, US Senate, National Football League, Republican


Voting in the 2020 presidential election officially starts today as North Carolina sends out over 600,000 mail ballots

Mike Babinski opens applications for voter ballots at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Cleveland AP Photo/Tony Dejak Voting in the 2020 presidential election officially starts on September 4 as North Carolina begins sending out mail ballots. The Tar Heel State, which allows all registered voters to cast votes by mail, is the first state in the nation to start sending mail ballots 60 days before Election Day.  Over 643,000 North Carolinians have already requ...
Tags: Politics, Voting, News, Mississippi, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, US Senate, University of Florida, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Election 2020, McDonald, Eric


What's next for Joe Kennedy III after becoming the first Kennedy to ever lose an election in Massachusetts

Rep. Joe Kennedy III gives a concession speech following his Democratic primary defeat to Sen. Ed Markey. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Following his loss in Tuesday's Democratic Senate primary, Rep. Joe Kennedy III became the first member of the family to lose an election in Masssachusetts history, breaking a 26-0 streak going all the way back to 1946. Kennedy's star was so bright in the Democratic party that he gave their official response to Trump's 2018 State of the U...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, House, US Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Trump, Frank, Boston Globe, Democratic


Jake Auchincloss wins the race to replace Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts' 4th District

Newton City Councilor Jake Auchincloss Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Jake Auchincloss won the Democratic nomination in the open race for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District Auchincloss has served on the Newton City Council since 2015 and is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. This safe Democratic seat includes parts of the suburbs around Boston and stretches down to the state's South Coast area. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   The stakes: Newton C...
Tags: Politics, Boston, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, US Air Force, Kennedy, South Coast, Boston Globe, Emily, Julian Castro, US Marine Corps, Federal Election Commission


Ed Markey defeats primary challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy, in a major victory for the left

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, left, D-Mass., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., debate Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Boston. WBZ-TV via AP, Pool Sen. Ed Markey defeated Rep. Joe Kennedy III, his 39-year-old challenger, in a contentious and expensive Democratic primary.The 74-year-old's win is a huge victory for the left wing of the Democratic party.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had endorsed Markey, a longtime advocate of pro-climate policies.Kennedy is now the first member of his storied family political...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Boston, Massachusetts, Politico, US, Trends, House, House Of Representatives, PAC, John F Kennedy, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kennedy


A Twitter DM and the promise of money: An American Putin critic tells us how they became an unwitting tool of a Russian state influence operation

Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call with health workers at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, on June 20, 2020. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS Facebook announced on Tuesday it had uncovered an operation on its site linked to Russian's Internet Research Agency, which interfered in the 2016 US election to help elect President Donald Trump.The target audience of the operation, called Peace Data, was "Democratic Socia...
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LIVE UPDATES: 7 candidates compete in a heated primary for Massachusetts 4th Congressional District

From left, the six declared candidates for the 4th Congressional seat Jesse Mermell, Jake Auchincloss, Ihssane Leckey, Becky Walker Grossman, Dave Cavell and Alan Khazei pose for a portrait at the Brookline Democratic Town Meeting in Brookline, MA on Oct. 20, 2019. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Seven Democrats are fighting for the Democratic nomination in the open race for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District This safe Democratic seat includes parts of the suburbs ar...
Tags: Politics, Boston, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, US Air Force, Kennedy, South Coast, Emily, Julian Castro, Federal Election Commission, Markey, Grossman


LIVE UPDATES: Senator Ed Markey faces the toughest reelection of his career against Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, left, D-Mass., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., debate Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Boston. The two are running for the Democratic nomination to U.S. Senate. WBZ-TV via AP, Pool The contentious Democratic primary in Massachusetts for Sen. Ed Markey's seat will reach its conclusion on September 1.Rep. Joe Kennedy, the 39-year-old challenger taking on Markey, 74, has and is currently trailing Markey outside the margin of error.Polls in Massachusetts close at 8 p.m. Easter...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Boston, Massachusetts, Politico, US, Trends, House, House Of Representatives, PAC, John F Kennedy, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kennedy


Democrats push to register 1m voters in attempt to rip Texas from Trump

The state is crucial for Republicans if they want to retain the presidency. Their opponents are hoping the young and people of color can help them to victoryAs the United States barrels toward the presidential election in November, could Democrats possibly come out on top simply through a massive effort on voter registration? They think they can, and Texas is key.“Absolutely, yes,” said Luke Warford, voter expansion director for the Texas Democratic party.Although Donald Trump is still favored t...
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Trump isn't the 'law and order' president. He's the 'lawless and disorder' president.

President Donald Trump Rick Loomis/Getty Images Throughout the Republican National Convention, speakers tried to paint President Trump as the "law and order" president.But Trump has routinely shown a disregard for the law, sown chaos across the country, and promoted disorder in our society.Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon.This is an opinion column. The thoug...
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Sri Preston Kulkarni faces off against Troy Nehls in Texas' 22nd Congressional District

Sri Preston Kulkarni speaks to a Houstonian supporter in 2018. David J. Phillip/AP Republican Troy Nehls face off against Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni in Texas' 22nd congressional district.The House seat is open after incumbent Rep. Pete Olson announced his plans to retire after finishing his term in 2020.The district contains much of the southern region and municipalities of the Greater Houston area.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Republican Sheriff Troy Nehls squares o...
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Everything you need to know about Kentucky's Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Amy McGrath

In this June 22, 2020, file photo, Amy McGrath, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to U.S. Senate, speaks to people during a visit to Thankful Hearts Food Pantry in Pikeville, Ky. Associated Press Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will face Democrat Amy McGrath, a 2018 US House candidate, in Kentucky's 2020 US Senate election. McConnell is one of the most high-profile politicians in the country and one of the most reviled among Democrats, helping McGrath raise an eye-popping $46...
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What you need to know about South Carolina's Senate race between Lindsey Graham and Jaime Harrison

Former South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Former state legislator Jaime Harrison is challenging GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham for US Senate in South Carolina. Graham, one of the most high-profile Republican Senators and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, is seeking a fourth term to office in 2020. Harrison is putting up a formidable fight in deep-red South Carolina, narrowly outpacing Graham in fundraising and tying him in recent polls. Visit Bu...
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Everything you need to know about Texas' US Senate election

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar talks with the media near an early polling site before voting, July 9, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP Photo Air Force veteran and 2018 House candidate MJ Hegar is challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in Texas in 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Air Force veteran MJ Hegar is challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in Texas in 2020.  The candidates: Cornyn, first elected in 2002, is seeking a fourth term to the US Senate....
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Republican convention: Trump fields speakers of color as well as family members – US politics live

GOP: Ivanka Trump will speak in personal capacity Trump sister criticises president in bombshell secret tapesBiden won’t rule out run for second term if electedOpinion: How Donald Trump canceled the Republican partySign up to our First Thing newsletter 5.20pm BST The Trump campaign has released its list of speakers for this week’s Republican National Convention.While many on the list are what you may expect - Melania, Ivanka and Eric Trump; pro-Trump Republicans such as Senator Tom Cotton an...
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Latinos Pressure Gov. Newsom On Possible US Senate Appointee

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Latino group openly pressured Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday to select a Hispanic replacement if U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ seat becomes vacant, saying it was time for a historic pick that would reflect the growing influence of Latinos in the nation’s most populous state. The letter to Newsom from the Latino Community Foundation marks a new public phase to the emerging competition for the seat, which would open up if Joe Biden and Harris, his pick for vice president, win in Novemb...
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Prez Trump finally announces full slate of (unlikely to be confirmed?) new nominees for the US Sentencing Commission

As many readers may know, the US Sentencing Commission has lacked a full slate of Commissioners for the entirety of Trump Administration.  With only two (of seven) Commissioners in place since the start of 2019, the USSC has lacked a quorum and thus cannot complete any formal work (including a lot of work that should and needs to be done in response the the FIRST STEP Act).  Part of the problem, as I have covered in this space, was that at least one of the four nominees that Prez Trump put forwa...
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