us senate elections

Kris Kobach to run for Kansas Senate seat

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced Monday his run for US Senate, igniting a divisive primary between Republicans who view him as a conservative crusader and those fed up with his recent failed campaign for governor and long record attempting to crack down on supposed voter fraud.

Roy Moore announces 2020 bid for US Senate seat

Former Judge Roy Moore announced Thursday he'll run for the US Senate seat in Alabama again following his failed bid in 2017 after three women alleged he sexually abused them when they were teenagers decades ago.

Elizabeth Warren supports removal of Sackler from Harvard buildings

Sen. Elizabeth Warren supports removing the Sackler name from all Harvard buildings and museums, a campaign aide told CNN Wednesday, on the heels of the senator's release of an opioid epidemic plan in which she excoriated the family behind the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma.

Big-name 2020 Democrats struggle to stand out in the Biden era

As Joe Biden set out on his first 2020 campaign swing this week atop polls and swarmed by cameras, Beto O'Rourke traveled a gravel road here in Central California on an ATV, off on a fact-finding mission that included inspecting a series of irrigation canals.

Warren, Gillibrand and Sanders enter 2019 with cash edge

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders enter 2019 with a significant initial cash advantage over other Democrats running or thinking about running for president in 2020, according to new reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Pompeo considering Kansas Senate bid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is considering a run for a Kansas Senate seat seriously enough that he met Sunday with leading GOP consultant Ward Baker, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CNN.

Beto O'Rourke stokes 2020 speculation

As Beto O'Rourke weighs whether to run for president in 2020, he and his top aides are carefully keeping alive expectations that he'll ultimately seek the Democratic nomination.

Sanders says he wasn't aware of harassment allegations

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he was not aware of the sexual harassment and pay disparity allegations during his 2016 presidential campaign, and apologized to "any woman who feels like she was not treated appropriately."

Elizabeth Warren takes major step toward potential 2020 run

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a major step toward a presidential run on Monday, announcing in a video message and email to supporters that she is forming an exploratory committee ahead of an expected campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2020.