Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTRepublicans expanded their slender majority in the Senate Tuesday, grabbing seats from the Democratic Party in at least four southern states, staving off challenges in other tight races.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTSenate Minority Leader was on the verge of being swept from Congress as a surge in GOP strongholds strengthened Republican control of the Senate and House.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTFederal lobbyists have a clear preference who they want to win election to the Senate: the people who are already there.
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Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTIf the battle for control of the Senate is as close as some analysts suggest, the outcome may not be known until Louisiana finishes voting, more than a month after the polls have closed everywhere else.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTIn one of the biggest surprises of the sharply contested and unpredictable battle for control of the Senate, Democrat Inez Moore Tenenbaum has made the race for the South Carolina seat competitive.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTSen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), 53, the suburban mother and onetime pre-school teacher, is running for a third term against a former Congressman.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTThe sign on the outside of a tobacco warehouse here proclaims a big "thanks" to Republican Senate candidate Richard Burr for helping tobacco farmers get a $9.6 billion buyout as part of major legislation passed by Congress this month.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTIn a year of tossup races that could determine control of the Senate, the Republican effort to unseat Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) ranks as a very long shot.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTPipkin's hard anti-tax line in Annapolis was a rough draft of the message he is bringing to voters in his U.S. Senate race against Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski, who, he says, has made a career of voting for higher taxes.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTTAMPA -- Mel R. Martinez was in his element, a gathering of Hispanic movers and shakers, many with immigrant success stories like his own. The perfect spot, in other words, to roll out a few pearls from his father, who followed him from Cuba to 1960s Florida.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTRepublican Sen. Jim Bunning, beset by campaign missteps and murmured questions about his mental health, sought to regain his footing today by lashing out at his Democratic opponent and the media.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTDemocrats in South Dakota have spent even more money than Republicans, making this lightly populated prairie state the unlikely epicenter of the battle for control of the Senate.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTIn the space of six weeks, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes has branded his Democratic opponent an "academic socialist" and said Jesus would not vote for him. He has likened the Illinois political machine to Third World despotism. He has said homosexuals, including Vice President Cheney's daughter, Mary, are "selfish hedonists."
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTRegardless of which party wins control in November, the chamber will face significant changes in some of its most influential leadership and policy posts over the next two years.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTConcerned about Daschle and other Democrats in close races in conservative-leaning states, Senate Democrats have indicated they are unlikely to employ the kind of confrontational tactics that contributed to election losses two years ago.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTA woman who claimed in a lawsuit 13 years ago that the Republican Senate candidate here, a family physician, sterilized her without her consent came forward Thursday to stand by her story, throwing one of the most competitive Senate races in the country into further turmoil.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTIn one of the most competitive Senate races in the country, former GOP congressman and obstetrician Tom Coburn has had to respond to published reports that he committed Medicaid fraud 14 years ago.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTFormer Bush administration Cabinet member Mel R. Martinez won a bitterly fought Republican Senate primary on Tuesday in what appeared to be a smoothly conducted election that allayed some fears about Florida's oft-troubled voting system.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMTSunscreen surely would have been a good idea. But Betty Castor forgot, leaving her light-skinned shoulders exposed as she worked almost invisibly along the sidelines of a pee-wee football game in the full afternoon scorch of Florida summer.