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U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Dec 18, 2011 (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Political Fight Begins In U.S. Senate Over Superstorm Sandy Aid Package

Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Monday began trying to push the $60.4 billion emergency spending plan for Superstorm Sandy victims through Congress by Christmas.

12/17/2012

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov)

Gillibrand Re-Elected To U.S. Senate, Routs Republican Long

When Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was projected the winner Tuesday night, the crowd went wild at New York Democratic headquarters, with many putting their thumbs up and saying, “Yes! Yes!”

11/06/2012

Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon (credit: Murphy Campaign, McMahon Campaign)

CBS: Murphy Defeats McMahon In Testy Race For U.S. Senate In Connecticut

County results and exit polling showed Murphy with 65 percent of the vote, compared with 34 percent for McMahon.

11/06/2012

Gov. Chris Christie campaigns with Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon Oct. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Campaigns With Linda McMahon In Close Connecticut Senate Race

The Stamford rally was Christie’s first of three campaign appearances with McMahon, who is in a battle with Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Joe Lieberman.

10/22/2012

Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon (credits: Chris Murphy for Senate, Linda McMahon for Senate 2012)

Cheers, Boos Interrupt Conn. Senate Debate Between Murphy, McMahon

Members of the crowd repeatedly hurled boos and erupted in cheers, as well as shouting and applause, during the third Connecticut U.S. Senate debate between Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon.

CBS New York–10/15/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Endorses Friend For Senate Seat

Gov. Chris Christie has wasted no time endorsing longtime friend Joe Kyrillos for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.

02/18/2012

Sen. Chuck  Schumer (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images); Sen. John  McCain (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McCain Takes A Big Swipe At Long Island; Schumer Calls Them Fighting Words

Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain likely won’t be vacationing on Long Island any time soon. Not after what he said Wednesday, and certainly not as a guest of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

11/30/2011

Linda McMahon is seen during a debate with Richard Blumenthal - Hartford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images

Linda McMahon Prepares For New U.S. Senate Run

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in the Nutmeg State and things are starting to heat up.

09/08/2011

The Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz is seen at an Election Night gathering - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010

Connecticut’s Susan Bysiewicz Eyes U.S. Senate

Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz says she’s running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Joe Lieberman in 2012.

01/18/2011

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

Compromise Could Lead To 9/11 Bill Passage

Supporters were finally confident that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will be approved before the lame duck session ends.

12/20/2010

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (L) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Senators Optimistic Of GOP Support On 9/11 Health Bill

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer said Sunday they are offering a less-costly alternative to the original version of the James Zadroga bill.

12/19/2010

Sen. Schumer (L), Sen. McConnell (R) (Photos/AP)

Schumer Criticizes Senate GOP On Tax Cut Measure

The NY senator accused Republicans of siding with “millionaires and billionaires” after they rejected proposals that would have let tax cuts expire for those making $200,000 and above.

12/04/2010

Schumer (L), Gillibrand (R) (Photo/Associated Press)

Schumer, Gillibrand Victorious In Senate Bids

On a night when Republicans were victorious all over the country, the status quo was maintained in New York State — at least in the races for U.S. Senate seats.

11/02/2010

Congress

What Will A Shakeup In D.C. Mean For You?

Americans headed to the polls Tuesday, bringing an end to a long and bitter midterm battle. If the Republicans assume control in Congress expect an attempt at big changes.

11/02/2010

Connecticut Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, left, is escorted away from protesters, rear left and far right, by campaign traveling press secretary Jodi Latina during a campaign stop at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Skirmish Breaks Out At Linda McMahon UConn Visit

A new poll shows Democrat Richard Blumenthal still leading Republican Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s Senate race, but the gap appears to be closing.

11/01/2010

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