Tag Archives: US Senate

Senator Marco Rubio Returns To Actual Senate

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) returned to the Senate on Thursday, two days after ending his presidential campaign. Alex Burgos, a spokesman for Rubio, posted a video of the senator walking in the Russell Senate Office Building, saying that “Senate staff welcomed him back to the office.” The video shows Rubio’s staff clapping as he walked toward his …

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REPORT: GOP Leaders To Ask Ben Carson To Drop Out, Run Instead For Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat In Florida

Sorry about that, Florida. Via CNN: GOP operatives told CNN early Wednesday morning that they’ll push Ben Carson to drop out of the Republican presidential race, and instead run for a U.S. Senate seat from Florida. It’s unclear how receptive the retired neurosurgeon will be to their pleas. Carson did not appear to be going anywhere as Tuesday night drew …

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Sen. Jeff Sessions Endorses Trump [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), whose hard-line conservative stances on immigration and trade have made him a favorite of the party’s base, endorsed Donald Trump’s White House bid during a joint appearance here in his home state Sunday. “Politicians have promised for 30 years to fix illegal immigration. Have they done it? Donald Trump will do it,” …

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Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill: I Have Breast Cancer

From her announcement: I very recently learned that I have breast cancer. It was detected through a regular mammogram. It’s a little scary, but my prognosis is good and I expect a full recovery. I will be in St Louis for the next 3 weeks receiving treatment. During this time my staff will continue to assist Missourians and I will …

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KENTUCKY: Openly Gay Lexington Mayor Jim Gray To Challenge Rand Paul For US Senate [VIDEO]

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will file to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week, and he “absolutely” believes he can win …

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MARYLAND: Gay Republican Runs For US Senate

Tuesday night openly gay Maryland Republican Chrys Kefalas formally announced his bid for the US Senate on Fox News. DCist reports: Maryland has an interesting candidate for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski when she retires in 2017. Chrys Kefalas served as a speechwriter for U.S. Attorney Eric Holder, is engaged to the “Ryan …

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Former Sen. Fred Thompson Dies At Age 72

Former US Senator, actor, and ad pitchman Fred Thompson died of lymphoma today at the age 72. NBC News reports: Thompson, a towering, burly man with a deep, Southern-inflected voice, parlayed his fame as a key investigator of the Watergate scandal into a TV and movie career before he was elected to finish the Senate term of Al Gore of …

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