Senate elections

In this Sept. 15, 2018 photo, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, poses for photographers at the HRC's National Dinner in Washington. Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 15, 2018 - 8:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, is stepping down as the organization's president. Griffin's announcement follows a midterm election in which the organization invested heavily in Democratic...
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Bins filled with ballots are stacked at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office as employees count ballots during a recount, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 14, 2018 - 4:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With time running out, Florida's election recount drama lurched forward Wednesday amid a maelstrom of courtroom arguments, broken machines, allegations of irregularities and President Donald Trump's criticism. Many counties have wrapped up their machine recount ahead of a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, is flanked by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., left, the senator-elect from Tennessee, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate in the undecided challenge to incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., during a meeting with new GOP senators at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 14, 2018 - 7:59 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Rick Scott is Florida's Republican governor, not a senator-elect. Yet there he was at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's left shoulder Wednesday when the Kentucky Republican welcomed GOP...
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Employees at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office feed ballots through a machine as they count votes during a recount, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 13, 2018 - 7:13 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When...
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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Augusta, Maine. Poliquin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap in an attempt to stop a tabulation of ranked-choice ballots in his race against Democratic challenger Jared Golden. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 13, 2018 - 1:10 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fighting for political survival, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Maine's new voting system, used for the first time last week in U.S. House and Senate elections. The lawsuit asks a federal judge to stop the vote tabulations and...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo Brenda Snipes, left, Broward County Supervisor of Elections, looks at a ballot with Betsy Benson, canvasing board chair during a canvasing board meeting in Lauderhill, Fla. Snipes is a target for the GOP, including former Gov. Jeb Bush, who appointed her to the post in 2003. Snipes, a Democrat, has been re-elected since then, and is unapologetic about her record. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File)
November 13, 2018 - 1:07 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. Lawyers for...
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 12, 2018 - 11:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House and...
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Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 12, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House of...
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Employees at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office check a machine as they sort ballots before being counted, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 12, 2018 - 4:02 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., speaks to supporters of her campaign during an election night party she shared with fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, right, in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the seat, is in a Nov. 27 runoff against Mike Espy in this non-partisan race. The winner will serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 9:05 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her...
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