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Perdue Will Not Challenge Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

February 23, 2021
Former Senator David Perdue of Georgia has decided he will not run against an incumbent Democrat, Senator Raphael Warnock, in 2022, just a week after Mr. Perdue announced he had filed paperwork to kick-start a possible new campaign.Mr. Perdue, a Republican and former businessman who lost in a January runoff election to the state’s other

Senate Republicans tried to force Democrats to take a tough vote on a $15 minimum wage but it did not go as planned

February 5, 2021
Drew Angerer/Staff/Getty ImagesThe Senate unanimously voted to prohibit raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour during the pandemic, which neither party ever supported.The amendment was proposed by Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa.The effort came as Democrats are trying to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.Visit the Business section of Insider for more

Georgia Awaits Election Result With Senate in Balance

January 6, 2021
ATLANTA — Democrats moved a major step closer to gaining control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday morning as Georgia voters elected the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the pastor at the storied Ebenezer Baptist Church, in a hard-fought runoff contest that became roiled by President Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the state.Mr. Warnock’s victory

Partisan spat over face mask erupts on Senate floor

November 17, 2020
A debate over following the rules about wearing a mask on the Senate floor during the coronavirus pandemic exploded into an ugly partisan spat Monday. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), speaking in the Senate chamber, noticed that Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), who presided over the meeting from the podium, wasn’t wearing a face covering. “Please wear

Alaska win puts GOP a seat away from keeping Senate majority

November 11, 2020
Dan Sullivan won re-election in Alaska on Wednesday — putting the Republicans within one seat of maintaining their majority in the U.S. Senate. The Republican incumbent defeated independent challenger Al Gross who was running with the backing of Democrats, meaning control of the Senate will come down to two runoff elections in Georgia between GOP

Spending on Georgia Senate runoff elections could top $200M: report

November 6, 2020
Spending on potential runoff elections for Georgia’s two US Senate seats — which could decide control of the chamber — will likely exceed $200 million and shatter records, according to a report. Republicans plan to pour at least $100 million into efforts to return GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler to the Capitol, CNBC said. The prediction

Trump might sink vulnerable Senate Republicans even in states he manages to win

October 19, 2020
What this suggests is that Trump’s wild support among MAGA enthusiasts isn’t making the 1-to-1 transfer to his Senate colleagues—meaning their blind loyalty to Trump hasn’t paid the dividends they anticipated. At the same time, Senate Republicans’ studied obsequiousness to Trump has hobbled their chances of winning enough moderate and independent voters to be assured they

Ernst Struggles in Iowa as Republicans Battle to Hold Senate Amid Trump’s Woes

October 18, 2020
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Toby Keith music blared from loudspeakers as Senator Joni Ernst, carrying an energy drink, worked a crowd of bikers in this town near the Nebraska border, shaking hands and giving out hugs.Human-size Trump signs stood in the Harley-Davidson store parking lot beneath a bright, almost cyan blue sky, but there

Iowa’s Senate race is anyone’s to win as Republican advantage withers away

August 31, 2020
Ernst faces a well-funded challenge from Democrat Theresa Greenfield, prompting major outside groups from both sides to spend massive sums and reserve even more advertising time for the fall. National Republicans may have hoped that they could weaken Greenfield by going on the offensive right after her June primary win, but surveys taken since then

Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary, Easing Republican Worries

August 5, 2020
Kansas Republicans on Tuesday rebuffed the Senate bid of Kris W. Kobach, a polarizing figure in state politics and a staunch ally of President Trump’s. The result was a major relief to party leaders in Kansas and Washington who had worried that he would uniquely jeopardize the seat in the general election.Representative Roger Marshall, a
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