Political debates

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gives two thumbs up during the gubernatorial debate at Newberry Opera House in Newberry, S.C. With less than three weeks until Election Day, South Carolina voters are getting a chance to see a matchup between the two candidates vying to be their next governor. Gov. Henry McMaster and his Democratic challenger, state Rep. James Smith, meet for a debate on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence. (Andrew Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP, File)
October 17, 2018 - 5:12 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the first of two general election debates between the candidates competing for South Carolina governor (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The men vying to be South Carolina's next governor are drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them in...
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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, reaches to shake the hand of California Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, after a debate on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in San Francisco. Feinstein shared the stage with an opponent for the first time since 2000 when she debated state Sen. Kevin de Leon. The two Democrats are facing off in the Nov. 6 election. Public Policy Institute of California CEO and debate monitor Mark Baldassare is seen at center. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 17, 2018 - 4:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Sen. Kevin de Leon tied U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Washington dysfunction during a Wednesday event and pledged to "fight like hell" for immigrants and other Californians if elected to replace her, while Feinstein crafted herself as a problem solver and argued...
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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, take part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)
October 17, 2018 - 4:37 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most closely watched...
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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, center, ducks through the rain as he arrives for rally, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in San Antonio. O'Rourke is taking a sharper tone in his campaign heading into the final scheduled debate with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 15, 2018 - 9:51 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Frank Randazzo, a retiree near Houston, volunteers for his local GOP office knocking on doors of undecided voters amid the most expensive U.S. Senate race in the country. He did a double take when a man with a Beto O'Rourke sign in his yard declared he was voting Republican. "He told...
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FILE--In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office on primary election day in Phoenix. Republican Martha McSally and Sinema will confront each other at a debate Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in a race for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, which could determine which party controls the Senate next year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
October 15, 2018 - 1:05 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen will face off in the sole Arizona Senate debate Monday evening, capping a contest that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. The race pits two triathletes and congresswomen against each other who have won multiple elections in swing districts. Martha...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. Political observers say a key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 stick with the president and support Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale this year. Democratic leaders and advocacy groups say women are highly motivated to vote in the Nov. 6 election with absentee ballots being mailed out on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 13, 2018 - 8:51 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester went on the attack Saturday against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale as the Montana Democrat fights to keep his seat in a tightening Senate race. Tester is one of 10 Senate Democrats seeking re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. He...
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This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos show Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. O'Rourke says there's still work to do after being asked about Hispanic outreach in his race against Cruz. O'Rourke needs a broad electorate in November to have a chance at pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the 2018 midterms. His path to victory includes getting more Latinos to the polls, which Texas Democrats have struggled to do for decades. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2018 - 6:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Friday that he raised more than $38.1 million for his Texas Senate campaign in the last three months, a record haul that more than triples rival Ted Cruz's total despite recent polls showing a widening lead for the Republican incumbent. O'Rourke said...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, right, speaks during the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate Debate with Democratic candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen at The University of Tennessee Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)
October 10, 2018 - 7:27 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn repeatedly attempted to tie her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen to national Democrats in their second and final debate. Meanwhile, the former Tennessee governor deflected the attacks by once again promising to improve bipartisanship in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., left, shakes hands with Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun following a U.S. Senate Debate in Westville, Ind. Donnelly is hoping a visit from former Vice President Joe Biden will help his effort to run up the vote in the Democratic stronghold of northwest Indiana. Vice President Mike Pence will be appearing at a fundraising dinner in Indianapolis around the same time to rev up support for Braun. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool, File)
October 08, 2018 - 7:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican businessman Mike Braun don't agree on much. But both conceded one point Monday night, during their first debate: they support President Donald Trump. "I go against my party all the time," Donnelly said from the debate stage in...
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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, points to Republican challenger Corey Stewart after their final debate in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 02, 2018 - 7:43 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and GOP challenger Corey Stewart traded accusations of hypocrisy and bad faith Tuesday in a campaign debate heavily focused on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some members of Congress. In their...
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