The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court, a decision that could swing the court rightward for a generation.
A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend.
The announcement Wednesday afternoon kicked off a $25 million fundraising campaign, the proceeds of which will help establish a scholarship program and endowed faculty positions.
After a dramatic flurry of last-minute negotiations, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh cleared a key procedural hurdle Friday, but his confirmation prospects were still deeply uncertain as Republicans agreed to ask for a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations.
The criticism of Mike Braun’s performance reflects a sudden sense among the GOP that Senate contests in several states President Trump carried may be tougher than expected and that control of the Republican-led chamber could be at stake.
An NBC News/Marist Poll released Wednesday shows 49 percent of likely voters supporting Joe Donnelly and 43 percent backing Mike Braun in a head-to-head race, with a margin of error of 5 percentage points.
As a Democratic U.S. senator in a state Trump won by about 20 points in 2016, Donnelly has to court all voters if he wants to win re-election against Republican Mike Braun.
The money flowing into a competitive U.S. Senate race can weave an intricate web of sources.
No one has paid ad-firm Jamestown Associates more during this election cycle than Republican Mike Braun, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat.
Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton agreed to two debates, which both will be held within a month of the Nov. 6 general election.
One of the first independent polls of the general election season shows Indiana’s U.S. Senate race slightly leaning Republican.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s assets, on the other hand, are much lower and fall somewhere between $872,000 and $1.9 million.
Political strategists say it’s not surprising: The candidates and outside groups could spend more than $100 million on the Senate race, which makes self-funding extremely difficult.
With the U.S. Senate race deemed one of the most competitive in the country, the RNC decided to commit early to Indiana.
But political experts say a Trump-centered strategy might not be the best move now that Mike Braun has won the GOP primary race and will face Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the fall election.
Mike Braun, who almost entirely self-funded his campaign and billed himself as the political outsider, will face incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly after defeating Todd Rokita and Luke Messer.
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U.S. Senate GOP hopefuls Luke Messer, Todd Rokita and Mike Braun faced off Monday night in the last debate before Primary Election Day.