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Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 5, 2016 2:05 AM EDT
Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 3, 2016 9:32 AM EDT
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump will visit a predominantly black church in Detroit this weekend and, his campaign says, "outline policies that will impact minorities and the disenfranchised in our country.

Sep. 2, 2016 4:25 PM EDT
McCain defeats Republican challengers to win Arizona primary

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Aug. 31, 2016 2:56 AM EDT
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that's guaranteed to be nasty as each party grapples for a majority in the chamber.

Aug. 30, 2016 11:10 PM EDT
A guide to Florida's primary election

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters will select Tuesday the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.

Aug. 30, 2016 3:53 AM EDT
On Syria, Democrats look to deflect the conversation

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made six references to the conflict in Syria, pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world's turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism.

Aug. 29, 2016 6:56 AM EDT
Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies.

Aug. 27, 2016 8:04 PM EDT
Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year.

Aug. 27, 2016 10:57 AM EDT
'Religious vote' hears messages from both candidates

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve "religious liberty" and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians.

Aug. 27, 2016 2:42 AM EDT
Maine governor leaves obscene voicemail on lawmaker's phone

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator, leaving him a voicemail message that said "I am after you" and telling reporters he wished it were 1825 so he could challenge the lawmaker to a duel and point a gun between his eyes.

Aug. 26, 2016 1:37 PM EDT
Candidates capitalize on the ever-powerful 'religious vote'

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve "religious liberty" and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians.

Aug. 26, 2016 12:04 PM EDT
Sanders: I'll campaign for Clinton, down-ticket Democrats

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he'll campaign actively this fall to send Democrat Hillary Clinton to the White House and bolster the party's congressional candidates, with swings already planned in New Hampshire, New York and Washington state.

Aug. 24, 2016 5:11 PM EDT
Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive?With 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump's declining standing in the polls has GOP Senate candidates preparing for the worst, and they're maneuvering now to put as big a margin as they can between themselves and the top of the ticket.

Aug. 23, 2016 5:56 PM EDT
Trump-Clinton race tests Senate race in reliably GOP Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson insists he won't be a "volunteer apologist" for Donald Trump or anyone else who utters something stupid, but that defiant independence is being sorely tested by the GOP presidential nominee's sinking support and Democrat Hillary Clinton's push into surprisingly competitive Georgia.

Aug. 21, 2016 5:58 PM EDT

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