Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson in Florida Senate race after recount fight

Republican Rick Scott squeaked out a win Sunday against Democrat Bill Nelson to become the next U.S. senator to represent Florida. Nelson, who served three terms in the U.S. Senate, met his match in Gov. Rick Scott. Sunday marks Scott’s third close statewide win in less than a decade. The victory also marks the first time in more than a […]

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Olivia Wilde’s mom Leslie Cockburn loses House race to ‘bigfoot erotica’ fan

Actress Olivia Wilde’s mother, Leslie Cockburn, fell to Virginia Republican Denver Riggleman in the state’s 5th Congressional District race. The victory put a damper on the blue wave Democrats were hoping would roll through the region on Tuesday. Cockburn, a former journalist and first-time candidate, made headlines over the summer for statements she made about her opponent being a fan […]

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Pete Davidson criticized for mocking candidate who lost eye in Afghanistan

Pete Davidson, a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” is under fire for mocking the appearance of Dan Crenshaw, a Republican candidate for Congress in Texas who lost his eye in Afghanistan. In a segment that aired Saturday, Davidson gave his first impressions of several midterm candidates, including Rick Scott and Peter King. “This guy is kinda cool, Dan […]

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Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator

Voting machines in at least one US state already may have been compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the midterm elections, a Florida Democratic senator warned. Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson’s office […]

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