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GOP Candidate Says 2020 Election Wasn't Stolen. But...

Wisconsin's Eric Hovde, running for US Senate seat, says nursing home turnout was exceedingly high

(Newser) - Not even two months ago, Eric Hovde's political campaign was described as "lackluster." Now, the Wisconsin Republican running against incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin for her US Senate seat is finally generating some attention, though for statements that may not play well with his state's older demographic....

Biggest Test in Tuesday's Voting: Trump's Clout

Former president is backing Bernie Moreno in Tuesday's Ohio contest

(Newser) - It's another voting day in a handful of states, and the big race to watch is the GOP primary in Ohio for Senate. For one thing, the race will have national implications come November when the winner faces off against incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown. For another, the race is...

Blaming Death Threat, Lawmaker Quits Another Race

GOP Rep. Matt Rosendale dropped Senate candidacy last month

(Newser) - For the second time in a month, Rep. Matt Rosendale has dropped out of a congressional race. The Montana Republican, who earlier ended his Senate campaign, posted Friday that he will no longer seek reelection to the US House. Rosendale said he's been the subject of defamatory rumors and...

Race to Fill Feinstein's Seat Is One to Watch
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Baseball Star May Defeat 2 Prominent Progressives

GOP's Steve Garvey has decent chance of moving on to general election in California's Senate primary

(Newser) - The biggest nonpresidential contest on the Super Tuesday ballot is the race to fill the Senate seat of the late Dianne Feinstein in California. The big twist in the deep-blue state is that Republican Steve Garvey has shaken up the race and is in decent position to advance to the...

Kari Lake Preps for a New Fight
Kari Lake
Preps for a
New Fight

Kari Lake Preps for a New Fight

Republican to announce run for Arizona Senate seat next month, per 'WSJ'

(Newser) - While still appealing her loss in last year's Arizona gubernatorial race, Kari Lake will mount a new fight—to snag Kyrsten Sinema's Senate seat. The former TV news anchor tells the Wall Street Journal that she'll launch her campaign with a rally on Oct. 10, setting up...

Greene Says Senate, VP Are Possibilities

GOP congresswoman from Georgia isn't ruling either out

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene's social media has been ablaze ever since her home state Georgia indicted former President Trump on Monday, along with 18 others . The congresswoman is mainly in "defend Trump" and " slam Fani Willis " mode, but on Tuesday, Greene also revealed something else that's...

Strong Challenger Emerges for Ted Cruz's Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Colin Allred will reportedly announce his candidacy soon

(Newser) - It looks like Ted Cruz will have a serious Democratic challenger on his hands next year. Politico and the Dallas Morning News report that Rep. Colin Allred will announce as soon as this week that he intends to run for Cruz's Senate seat in Texas. The 40-year-old is probably...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Running for Manchin's Seat

Manchin has not yet announced whether he will run for reelection

(Newser) - West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday that he is running for Democrat Joe Manchin’s US Senate seat in 2024, setting up what could be a hard-fought campaign between two of the state’s most prominent politicians, the AP reports. Justice, an ultrawealthy businessman who is barred from...

Another Big Name Joins Race for Feinstein's Seat

Rep. Adam Schiff launches bid ahead of senator's expected retirement

(Newser) - For the record, Dianne Feinstein has yet to announce that she won't run for reelection to the Senate. But that apparent technicality isn't stopping big Democratic political names in California from launching their bids for her seat. First came Rep. Katie Porter . Now fellow member of Congress Adam...

Trump Steering Clear of Georgia Runoff

Former president doesn't plan a rally for Herschel Walker, which could backfire

(Newser) - As the Senate runoff in Georgia heads into crunch time, one big name won't be playing a public role. Politico and the New York Times report that Donald Trump has no plans to stage one of his signature rallies for Herschel Walker. Trump is still a strong supporter of...

Fetterman, Oz Too Close to Call as Polls Close
John Fetterman Wins
Pennsylvania Senate Race
election 2022

John Fetterman Wins Pennsylvania Senate Race

Media outlets are calling the race for Fetterman over Dr. Mehmet Oz

(Newser) - Nobody expected one of election night's biggest races—Democrat John Fetterman vs. Republican Mehmet Oz for the Senate in Pennsylvania—to be called early, given how close the polls had been. The stakes are huge, of course, with control of the Senate potentially in the balance. About the only...

School Debunks Senate Candidate's 'Furries' Claim

Don Bolduc in New Hampshire repeats hoax about students using litter boxes

(Newser) - Again with the litter boxes . GOP Senate candidate Don Bolduc in New Hampshire was captured on audio telling supporters that too-lenient schools were allowing students who identify as cats to lick themselves and each other and use litter boxes instead of bathrooms. "I wish I was making it up,...

Polls Show Dr. Oz Closing Gap on Fetterman
Polls Are Looking
Better for Dr. Oz

Polls Are Looking Better for Dr. Oz

Fetterman still has an edge, especially with favorability ratings

(Newser) - According to Real Clear Politics' polling history of the Senate race in Pennsylvania, Republican Mehmet Oz hasn't led in any of the 18 major polls conducted since June, but the spread has narrowed considerably between him and Democratic opponent John Fetterman. Per Politico , a recent poll sponsored by the...

Herschel Walker Tries to Flip Badge Brouhaha in His Favor

Campaign of GOP Senate candidate from Ga. has ordered 1K plastic badges to use as fundraising tool

(Newser) - By now, many of us have seen the moment when Herschel Walker whipped out an honorary deputy sheriff's badge during his debate Friday with Raphael Warnock as they both vie for a seat in the US Senate out of Georgia. Walker took heat from one of the moderators for...

Mike Lee's Utah Race Is Surprisingly Tight
In Utah Senate Race,
a 'Wild Card' Emerges
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In Utah Senate Race, a 'Wild Card' Emerges

Independent Evan McMullin is close in the polls to GOP incumbent Mike Lee

(Newser) - One of the more intriguing Senate races in November is out of Utah, where Republican Sen. Mike Lee—a staunch ally of Donald Trump—is in a surprisingly tight race with independent challenger Evan McMullin. Real Clear Politics still projects Lee to hold the seat, but Lee is up by...

Herschel Walker: 'Yes, That's My Check'

But GOP Senate candidate still insists he didn't know money would go toward ex-partner's abortion

(Newser) - The Herschel Walker abortion saga continues. The GOP candidate for the US Senate out of Georgia has consistently pushed back on allegations that he paid for an ex's abortion, though in a Sunday chat with NBC News , Walker conceded on at least part of the story. "Yes, that'...

Empty Podium Takes Walker's Place in 2nd Ga. Debate

Dem Raphael Warnock, Libertarian Chase Oliver took the stage without the GOP candidate

(Newser) - Like Friday night's debate in Georgia, there were two Senate candidates onstage Sunday during the sequel. Unlike Friday's debate, however, one of those candidates wasn't Herschel Walker. The Hill reports that Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock, the incumbent senator, faced off against Libertarian Chase Oliver in the debate...

Herschel Walker on Badge He Flashed During Debate: It's 'Legit'

Senate candidate responds to debate controversy

(Newser) - Update: Herschel Walker on Sunday defended the moment he flashed a police badge during Friday's debate with Raphael Warnock. The Georgia Republican tells NBC News , "This is from my hometown. This is from Johnson County from the sheriff from Johnson County, which is a legit badge." A...

Senate Candidate's Relatives Come Out Hard—for His Rival

14 family members of Nevada's Adam Laxalt, a Republican, want voters to cast ballot for Dem

(Newser) - The GOP has claimed the mantle of being the party of "traditional family values," but Republican Adam Laxalt can't even get a good chunk of his own family on board his campaign as he runs for a US Senate seat in Nevada, a key toss-up state in...

It's Been a Wild 24 Hours for Herschel Walker
It's Been a
Wild 24 Hours
for Herschel

It's Been a Wild 24 Hours for Herschel Walker

First a media accusation on a purported abortion, then a string of accusations from his son

(Newser) - Since announcing his run for Senate in Georgia, Republican candidate Herschel Walker has been dogged by claims that he threatened an ex-wife , lied about his credentials, and criticized absentee fathers while being one himself . Now, in a new allegation of hypocrisy, the former football star who backs a total ban...

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