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UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Roy Moore announces bid for U.S. Senate again in 2020

Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations.


Jonathan Bernstein: McConnell’s Senate is making judges, not laws

Mitch McConnell’s Senate has almost completely given up on legislating.


Gonzaga alum U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto pulling for Zags (and bipartisanship)

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who made history with her election victory for her Nevada Senate seat, is a proud alumna of Gonzaga Law School.


Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicks off Arizona Senate bid

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is casting his Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate as a “mission for Arizona” as he kicks off his bid to finish John McCain’s last term in …


Bill to protect salmon, steelhead from sea lions clears U.S. Senate

A bill designed to curb sea lions preying on at-risk fish populations on the Columbia River and select tributaries passed through the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.


Florida starts painstaking hand recount in U.S. Senate race

Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose …


Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the …


2018 was a wave election, but the size and color are up for debate

For voters and most candidates, the wave election of 2018 has washed over them and passed.


2018 was a wave election, but the size and color are up for debate

For voters and most candidates, the wave election of 2018 has washed over them and passed.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Cantwell wins fourth Senate term

Democrat Maria Cantwell is heading back to Washington, D.C., for another term in the U.S. Senate.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

U.S. Senate candidates debate taxes, guns, civility

Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison clash on taxes, guns and the Kavanaugh hearings during their first debate.


Maria Cantwell seeking fourth term in U.S. Senate in race against Susan Hutchison

Republican challenger Susan Hutchison has a tough assignment in a campaign against three-term incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell.


Lawmaker: U.S. Senate staff targeted by state-backed hackers

A U.S. lawmaker says foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides – and that the Senate’s security office won’t help defend them.


Primary candidates want recount of 25 precincts to check for ‘anomalies’

Primary candidates seek hand recount of ballots in what they believe are suspicious precincts.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Sen. Cory Booker to Democrats at Cantwell rally: Stand up to adversity

Sen. Cory Booker urges Democrats to stand up in this “moral moment.”


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 12:10 a.m.

Cantwell tops U.S. Senate field, faces Hutchison in November

Three-term Sen. Maria Cantwell is headed for a general election showdown against former GOP State Chairwoman Susan Hutchison after the two finished far ahead of the field in Tuesday’s Washington …


Today’s primary: Seats up for grabs; results open to interpretation

The primary ballot is the gateway to the general election for candidates seeking federal, state and local offices, but the results are always open to interpretation. Ballots have to be …


28 hopefuls chase Cantwell in U.S. Senate primary

A wide array of personalities and philosophies want Washington to send them to the U.S. Senate.


How the trade war is changing minds in a Senate battleground

Jimmy Tosh’s sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.


U.S. Senate primary: Cantwell and 29 challengers

U.S. Senate race draws a near record number of candidates and Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race grows to five on final day of filing week.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

Senate race gets 11 hopefuls as candidates file for office Monday

Washington’s U.S. Senate race got crowded in a hurry Monday, as 10 challengers filed to run against incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

Spokane keeps its peace as Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson stages event

Fears of violence were quashed Sunday as political rallies for and against a conservative U.S. Senate candidate who’s become a magnet for the alt-right went off without a hitch.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 9:14 a.m.

Cybersecurity firm: U.S. Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm …


Will: Trump debases presidency by backing Moore

After the president’s full-throated support of the grotesque, he should be icily shunned by all but his diehard collaborators.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Things to know about Alabama’s new US senator, Doug Jones

Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state’s new …


Trump chooses legislative agenda over GOP repulsion of Moore

President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama’s next senator “would be a disaster,” making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at …


Interior secretary’s wife backs newcomer for US Senate seat

The wife of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is backing a political newcomer for the U.S. Senate seat that Montana Republicans had hoped Zinke would run for himself.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump

In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

Cantwell schedules town hall of her own at Gonzaga University

Washington’s junior senator will take questions on Aug. 15 on any topic constituents want to talk about, her staff said Monday. It will be Cantwell’s fifth town hall this summer …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

Controversial appointment clouds U.S. Senate race in Alabama

Alabama Sen. Luther Strange got his appointment to Congress earlier this year from a governor who later resigned under the cloud of an ethics scandal.