sen·a·to·ri·al | \ˌse-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl \

Definition of senatorial 

: of, relating to, or befitting a senator or a senate senatorial office senatorial rank

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The event will be held at the Union League, a spokesperson for Barletta’s senatorial campaign confirmed. Wire Reports,, "Mike Pence to headline Lou Barletta fundraiser at Union League," 12 July 2018 Each has a gubernatorial or senatorial race and three states – Minnesota, Ohio, and Nebraska – have both. NBC News, "In Trump's trade war, China takes aim at vulnerable counties," 24 June 2018 An anti-purge senatorial candidate is targeted by the corrupt NFFA for assassination., "Why People Either Really Love Or Hate The Purge Movies," 3 July 2018 The national Republican senatorial campaign is going to put money into this. Fox News, "Sen. Toomey on move to curb Trump's trade authority," 10 June 2018 On March 13, the night Conor Lamb was elected to Congress, my old friend and former senatorial colleague Rick Santorum made an important point on CNN. Joe Lieberman, Time, "Joe Lieberman: A New Way to Keep Ideologues Out of Congress," 13 Apr. 2018 But #MeToo remains politically inclusive: Beverly Nelson, the woman who accused Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore of molesting her as a child,was a Trump voter. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "On #MeToo and Democrats’ Moral Authority," 18 May 2018 In December 2017, Glasgow’s tireless work contributed to the upset victory of Doug Jones in the special senatorial election in which Donald Trump had supported Jones’ opponent, accused child molester Roy Moore. Kirsten West Savali, The Root, "Exclusive: Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, Beloved Voting-Rights Organizer, Speaks Out About Capital Murder Charges He Faces in Alabama: ‘I Am Innocent’," 27 Apr. 2018 Watch Gary Varvel's method of drawing the Indiana GOP senatorial debate in this time lapse video. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "7 takeaways from Indiana's 2nd GOP Senate debate," 15 Apr. 2018

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1740, in the meaning defined above

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