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Lara Trump considers run for Senate in North Carolina

Lara Trump considers run for Senate in North Carolina

The president’s daughter-in-law is eyeing the seat that Republican Sen. Richard Burr will vacate in 2022, according to a person familiar with her plans.Lara Trump, who is married to the president’s son Eric, served as a campaign adviser to her father-in-law in 2016 and 2020. | Matt Slocum/AP PhotoLara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump, is considering a Senate run in North Carolina, according to two people familiar with her plans.She is looking at a possible run in 2022, as Republican Sen. Richard Burr’s term comes to a close. Burr has said he will not seek reelection after...

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The GOP’s Georgia boogeyman: Chuck Schumer

The GOP’s Georgia boogeyman: Chuck Schumer

Republicans are using the Democratic leader in Georgia Senate ads, the same way the House GOP has used Nancy Pelosi for years.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol. | Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was ecstatic when Joe Biden was declared president-elect, telling a celebrating Brooklyn crowd on Saturday that the Senate would be next to flip blue.“Now we take Georgia, then we change America!” Schumer said.But it’s Republicans who have been cheering ever since.For four days, the video clip of Schumer has...

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GOP Senate majority besieged on multiple fronts

GOP Senate majority besieged on multiple fronts

Entering the final week before the election, Democrats are on offense in a broad array of states.North Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis (pictured) is still slightly trailing behind Democrat Cal Cunningham, despite revelations of Cunningham's extramarital affair. | Tom Williams-Pool/Getty ImagesDemocrats began the 2020 election cycle with only a narrow path back to the Senate majority. But entering the final week before the election, there are competitive races everywhere.Republicans are scrambling resources into red and purple states alike — from Kansas and South Carolina to Iowa and North...

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Graham, Harrison spar over SCOTUS and Covid-19 in fiery Senate debate

Graham, Harrison spar over SCOTUS and Covid-19 in fiery Senate debate

The three-term Republican senator and his Democratic challenger are locked in a tight race in deep-red South Carolina.Harrison pushed back on the attacks linking him to more liberal elements in his party, saying clearly that he did not support defunding police and accused Graham of misleading viewers. | AP Photo/Meg KinnardJaime Harrison and have been battling it out over the airwaves for months. On Saturday night, as the surprisingly competitive South Carolina Senate race has reached a fever pitch, they finally met face-to-face on the debate stage.Harrison accused Graham of flip flopping...

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Top GOP super PAC jumps into red-hot South Carolina race

Top GOP super PAC jumps into red-hot South Carolina race

Senate Leadership Fund will spend at least $10 million to boost suddenly endangered Sen. Lindsey Graham, as it also goes on offense in Michigan.The Senate Leadership fund announced a $10 million ad blitz in South Carolina, a deep red state where Democrat Jaime Harrison is aiming to take down GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, shown here, in the most expensive election in the state’s history. | Ken Cedeno/Pool via APSenate Republicans’ top super PAC broadened the Senate map Thursday, going further on defense — and offense — with less than five weeks to go until Election Day.Senate Leadership Fund,...

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Poll: Democrat Greenfield has slight lead over Ernst in Iowa Senate race

Poll: Democrat Greenfield has slight lead over Ernst in Iowa Senate race

Greenfield leads Ernst, 45 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters, according to the poll from the Des Moines Register.Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference with Senate Republicans. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP PhotoDemocrat Theresa Greenfield holds a slim edge over Republican Sen. Joni Ernst in the Iowa Senate race, which has emerged as one of the most expensive and competitive in the country, according to the state's gold-standard poll.Greenfield leads Ernst, 45 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters, according to the from the Des Moines Register, which was conducted...

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Polls: Gideon leads Collins in Maine, McConnell up big in Kentucky

Polls: Gideon leads Collins in Maine, McConnell up big in Kentucky

A third Quinnipiac University poll shows a tied race in South Carolina, where GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham is seeking reelection.Sara Gideon, a candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at a "Supper with Sara" campaign event in Skowhegan, Maine. | AP Photo/Robert F. BukatyA new poll shows Democrat Sara Gideon opening up a large lead in the Maine Senate race over GOP Sen. Susan Collins, a result that diverges from other data showing a close contest as Collins seeks a fifth term this fall.The poll, from Quinnipiac University, was one of released on Wednesday: A poll in Kentucky shows Senate Majority...

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Top Democrats funded super PAC that meddled in Kansas GOP primary

Top Democrats funded super PAC that meddled in Kansas GOP primary

AdvertisementSenate Majority PAC and the super PAC arm of EMILY's List spent $5.3 million on a group that attacked the now-Republican nominee Roger Marshall and elevated controversial candidate Kris Kobach.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer arrives at a meeting at the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 7, 2020. | Alex Wong/Getty ImagesTwo top national Democratic groups funded a mystery super PAC that meddled in the Kansas Republican Senate primary by bashing the ultimate victor and elevating a candidate Washington Republicans opposed, Democrats involved in...

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Democrats dodge California lockouts

Democrats dodge California lockouts

Democrats were on track to avoid getting locked out of the general election in a number of key, battleground House districts as the vote count from California's top-two primary continued on Wednesday.The party has scrambled to avoid being shut out of the general election in three Southern California districts where large numbers of Democratic candidates split the party's votes. Under the state’s “jungle” primary system, that would have allowed two Republicans to advance to the November general election for seats Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.Story Continued BelowWith the votes still being...

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