Tag: Elections, Senate

Amy McGrath, Running to Unseat Mitch McConnell, Raises $2.5 Million in 24 Hours

Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot who is seeking to unseat Senator Mitch McConnell in 2020, raised $2.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign, her campaign manager said Wednesday. The fund-raising haul eclipsed the first-day total raised by some heavyweight contenders for the Democratic nomination for president, like […]

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Susan Collins, a Fixture in Maine, Has Twin Troubles: Trump and Kavanaugh

EASTPORT, Me. — Senator Susan Collins jogged her way through the Fourth of July parade in this picturesque little port city, handing out American flag stickers to cheers and shouts of “Thank you!” But beneath the bonhomie, there were hints that the once untouchable Republican may be in trouble because of two men: Justice Brett […]

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A Day After Bruising Debate, Biden Pushes Back Against Criticism on Civil Rights

CHICAGO — A day after a bruising debate in which his rivals attacked his record and age and Senator Kamala Harris laced into his history on civil rights, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. provided a lengthy defense of his record, saying that “30 seconds to 60 seconds on a campaign debate exchange can’t […]

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Biden Has Not Changed. The Politics, Culture and Mood of His Party Have.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. was addressing an elite audience, describing how as a young senator he had learned to work with Jesse Helms, the right-wing North Carolinian known for his fierce opposition to civil rights and his open loathing of gay people. He once believed Mr. Helms had “no redeeming social value,” Mr. Biden said, […]

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Roy Moore, Polarizing Republican, Will Again Run for Senate in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Roy S. Moore, the polarizing Alabama Republican whose Senate campaign in 2017 was fueled by his reputation as a champion of the evangelical right and then derailed by allegations of sexual misconduct, said Thursday that he would seek a rematch next year. His decision was an unsurprising act of overt defiance toward […]

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When It Comes to the Senate, the Democrats Have Their Work Cut Out for Them

For Democrats to overcome the Republican advantage in the struggle for control of the Senate, they will need a massive turnout effort and a wave election even more powerful than the one that won them the House in 2018. But first let me backtrack for a minute. The political landscape would seem, on the surface, […]

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Senate Republicans Warn White House Against Mexico Tariffs

WASHINGTON — Republican senators sent the White House a sharp message on Tuesday, warning that they were opposed to President Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, just hours after the president said lawmakers would be “foolish” to try to stop him. Mr. Trump’s latest threat — 5 percent tariffs on all goods imported […]

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Despite Warning From Trump, Roy Moore Says He Can Win Alabama Senate Seat

Donald J. Trump is publicly making the case that Roy Moore, the controversial former Alabama judge, could cost Republicans a Senate seat in an overwhelmingly conservative state if he chooses to run again. One person he hasn’t convinced is Mr. Moore himself. “There’s a lot I have to offer,” Mr. Moore said in an interview […]

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Can Jaime Harrison End the Democrats’ Drought in South Carolina?

Let’s begin with the obvious: No Democrat has won a statewide race in South Carolina since 2006. That includes nationally recognizable names like Bakari Sellers, the former state legislator who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor and is now a CNN commentator, and moderates like James Smith Jr., who lost his race for governor last year […]

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Trump Warns Roy Moore Against Alabama Senate Run

President Trump on Wednesday issued a highly public warning to the former Alabama judge Roy Moore not to make a second run for Senate, or else to risk losing a seat in a solidly Republican state again. Mr. Moore, who was defeated in a 2017 special election after being accused of pursuing relationships with teenage […]

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A Senator Wants to Have a Greater Impact. So He’s Leaving the Senate.

WASHINGTON — It is quite a testament to the current state of the Senate that a successful veteran lawmaker of two decades believes he can accomplish more by quitting than by trying to stick it out another six years. “This place is definitely broken,” said Senator Tom Udall, Democrat of New Mexico and a longtime […]

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