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GOP Adds to Majority With Wins in South

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Republicans 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.



Daschle's Seat at Risk As GOP Wins Senate

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Senate 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.



Lobbyists Rain Largess on Senate Incumbents

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Federal lobbyists have a clear preference who they want to win election to the Senate: the people who are already there.



Video: Challenger Pipkin Faces Off With Mikulski

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT




La. Could Decide Party Control of Senate in December

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

If 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.



Democrat Narrows Lead in S.C. Senate Race

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

In 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.



Sen. Murray Holds Lead Vs. Former Term-Limiter

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), 53, the suburban mother and onetime pre-school teacher, is running for a third term against a former Congressman.



GOP's Burr Is Back to Basics in N.C. Contest

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

The 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.



GOP Considers Unseating Feingold a Long Shot

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

In 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.



Pipkin's Hard Line on Taxes, Mikulski

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Pipkin'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.



Rhetoric May Hurt Martinez At Polls

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

TAMPA -- 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.



Incumbent's Gaffes Narrow Ky. Senate Race

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Republican 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.



8 Senate Races Key to Democrats' Hopes

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Democrats 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.



Ill. GOP Watches Take-No-Prisoners Campaign

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

In 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."



Changes in Store for Senate Leaders

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Regardless 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.



Tight Race in S.D. Constrains Daschle

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Concerned 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.



Woman Who Sued Coburn Goes Public

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

A 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.



Okla. Senate Candidate Is Accused of Fraud

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

In 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.



Martinez Will Face Castor for Senate

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Former 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.



Heated Senate Race in Florida Incites Unusual Rancor

Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:06 GMT

Sunscreen 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.