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United States Senate elections, 2010
Elections to the United States Senate are scheduled to be held
on November 2, 2010, for 36 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate. A special election for a 37th seat was held in Massachusetts on January 19, 2010, for a term that ends in January 2013.
Thirty-four of the seats are for six-year terms, beginning January 3, 2011, and ending January 2017. They will join Senate Class III, which traces its roots back to the Senators who served full six-year terms from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1795. The other two races are for shorter terms: Delaware ending January 2015 and New York ending January 2013.
After the 2008 elections and their subsequent events, the Senate is composed of 57 Democrats, 41 Republicans, and two independents who caucus with the Democrats. Of the remaining seats currently up for election in 2010, 18 are held by Democrats (5 of whom are retiring) and 18 are held by Republicans (7 of
whom are retiring).
Polling and predictions
The following 12 seats are considered safe in all current predictions. Therefore, to reduce visual clutter, they do not appear in the table below:
Democratic (4): Hawaii, Maryland, New York (Schumer)*, Vermont
Republican (8): Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah
Source Safe Democratic Likely Democratic Leans Democratic Tossup Leans Republican Likely Republican Safe Republican
as of March 18, 2010 Oregon California
North Dakota Arizona
The Cook Political Report
as of April 29, 2010 Oregon
Washington New York*
as of May 13, 2010 New York*
Wisconsin California Colorado
as of April 23, 2010 Connecticut
Washington California Colorado
New Hampshire Arkansas
North Carolina North Dakota
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball
as of April 2, 2010 Oregon
New York* California
North Carolina Arizona
Real Clear Politics
as of May 12, 2010 Connecticut
The Rothenberg Political Report
as of April 30, 2010 New York*
The Swing State Project
as of April 29, 2010 New York*
Ohio North Carolina
* There are two elections in New York: Schumer (safe) and Gillibrand (* in the table above).
Overview of races (36 seats)
Retiring Democrats (5 seats)
Retiring Republicans (7 seats)
Democratic incumbents (13 seats)
Republican incumbents (11 seats)
A special election for a 37th seat was held in Massachusetts on January 19, 2010.
Retiring Democratic Senators (5 seats)
Christopher Dodd of Connecticut
United States Senate election in Connecticut, 2010
Five-term Democratic incumbent Christopher Dodd was reelected with 66% of the vote in 2004.Facing grim prospects for reelection, Dodd announced on January 6, 2010, that he is not running for Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) plans to run for the seat, which is expected to improve the Democrats' chances of holding the seat in November.
On the Republican side, Euro Pacific Capital President and noted financial pundit Peter Schiff, an outspoken libertarian who has gained attention for correctly predicting the subprime mortgage crisis despite mockery from other industry analysts, announced he is running for Senate on September 17, 2009, after raising more than a million dollars.. Additionally, former Congressman Rob Simmons and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Linda McMahon have announced their candidacies.Vincent Forras who originally filed for the seat as an Independent has decided to enter the hotly contested Republican Primary.
The Connecticut for Lieberman Party has nominated John Mertens as its candidate; Dr. Mertens is a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College, and is also seeking the nominations of the Independent, Green and Libertarian Parties.
Barack Obama won Connecticut with 60.59% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Ted Kaufman of Delaware
United States Senate special election in Delaware, 2010
Democratic Senator Joe Biden was simultaneously reelected to the U.S. Senate and elected Vice President of the United States on November 4, 2008. Although Biden was sworn in for his seventh term on January 6, 2009, he tendered his resignation effective January 15 in preparation for taking office as Vice President on January 20, 2009.
On November 24, 2008, Democratic Governor of Delaware Ruth Ann Minner announced Biden would be replaced by Democrat Ted Kaufman, his former chief of staff, sometime in January 2009. He was subsequently sworn in on January 15. A special election for the remainder of the term, which expires on January 3, 2015, will be held in 2010. Kaufman announced that he will not be a candidate in the special election.The seat will be up for election again in 2014 for a full six-year term.
FormerGovernor of Delaware and U.S. Representative Mike Castle, who represents the state at large in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced in October, 2009 that he would run for the seat.
Christine O'Donnell, who ran against and lost to Joe Biden in 2008, has announced that she will run again.
Newcastle County Executive Chris Coons is likely to be the Democratic candidate.
Ocean View Town Councilman Perry J. Mitchell
Vice President Biden's son, Beau Biden, the current Attorney General of Delaware who returned September 25, 2009 from serving in Iraq with the Delaware National Guard, has declined to run for the Democratic nomination.
The Libertarian Party of Delaware has Jim Rash listed on the ballot
Barack Obama won Delaware with 61.91% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Roland Burris of Illinois
United States Senate election in Illinois, 2010
The primary elections on February 2, 2010 had the following winners:
Alexi Giannoulias, the state treasurer, was the Democrat
Representative Mark Kirk was the Republican
Author LeAlan Jones was the Green
The Libertarian Party has selected Michael Labno as its candidate. To qualify for the ballot Labno's campaign will have to gather 25,000 valid signatures by June 21, 2010.
The Constitution Party has nominated Randall C. Stufflebeam as its Candidate.
John Blyth, William Boyd, Michael Dorsey, Stan Jagla, Eric Wallace, Robert Zadek are all attempting to get on the ballot as independents.
Barack Obama won Illinois with 61.85% of the vote in the presidential election of 2008.
Evan Bayh of Indiana
United States Senate election in Indiana, 2010
Two-term incumbent and former two-term Governor Evan Bayh was reelected with 62% of the vote in 2004. Senator Bayh is not running for re-election in 2010.
Congressman Brad Ellsworth has declared himself as a candidate for the Democratic nomination.
The Republican candidate is:
Former Republican Senator Dan Coats announced that he will come out of retirement to run for the seat
Running under the Libertarian Party is Rebecca Sink-Burris, a former teacher from Bloomington, Indiana.
Indiana also has two Independents attempting to make the ballot for the General Election; they are Don Harris and Timothy Frye
Barack Obama narrowly won Indiana with 49.86% of the vote in 2008.
Byron Dorgan of North Dakota
United States Senate election in North Dakota, 2010
Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced on January 5, 2010 that he will not seek re-election.In 2004, he won the election with 68% of the vote.
State Senator Tracy Potter is the only Democrat to have formally announced a candidacy for Senate. All other major candidates have announced that they will not be running, including former Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp, and 2006 secretary of State nominee Kristen Hedger.
On the Republican side, North Dakota Governor John Hoeven has announced his candidacy.
The Libertarian Party of North Dakota will be represented on the ballot by Keith Hanson
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won North Dakota with 53.15% of the vote in 2008.
Retiring Republican Senators (6 seats)
George LeMieux of Florida
United States Senate election in Florida, 2010
Republican George LeMieux was originally appointed to replace Mel Martinez, who resigned on September 9, 2009. He has stated that he would not seek reelection in 2010.
On the Republican side:
Former Republican Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Marco Rubio is running and positioning himself as a more conservative candidate than Crist. Opinion polls suggested that Rubio had overtaken Crist and held a large advantage. In late April Crist decided to run as an independent.
Rubio is joined by 9 other Republicans
On the Democratic side, the announced candidates are:
U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek, who represents Florida's 17th congressional district
North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns,
Pastor Tyrone Brown,
Key West resident "Trinidad Joe" Allen
They are joined by four other Democrats seeking the nomination
Incumbent Republican Governor Charlie Crist announced his candidacy and was considered to be the favorite in the race, initially holding a large double-digit lead over challenger Marco Rubio. However, his poll numbers collapsed over several months and on April 28, he made clear his intention to withdraw from the Republican primary and run as an independent.
Bernie DeCastro is the Constitution Party Nominee.
Alexander Snitker is the Libertarian Party Nominee.
Piotr Blass and Dave Roberts have filed as Independent candidates.
Lewis Jerome Armstrong, Bobby Bean, Bruce Riggs and Todd Oifer will be listed as No Party Affiliation
Barack Obama won Florida with 50.91% of the vote in 2008.
Sam Brownback of Kansas
United States Senate election in Kansas, 2010
2008 Republican presidential candidate and two-term incumbent Sen. Sam Brownback has stated that he will not run for reelection in 2010 because of self-imposed term limits.
On the Republican side, U.S. Representative Jerry Moran of Kansas's 1st congressional district has filed papers with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to run for the U.S. Senate seat.Another Republican U.S. Representative, Todd Tiahrt of Kansas's 4th congressional district, has also announced his candidacy for the seat, setting up what is expected to be a bruising GOP primary.
Democratic retired advertising executive Charles Schollenberger plans to wage a grassroots campaign for the Democratic nomination. Joining Mr. Schollenberger in the Democratic Primary is Stanley Wiles
The Reform Party has nominated Joe Bellis
Former Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius was seen as a potential candidate with name recognition because of term limits preventing her from seeking another term as Governor. Instead, Sebelius accepted the nomination by President Barack Obama to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, laying to rest the possibility that she will run for the U.S. Senate.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Kansas with 56.50% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Jim Bunning of Kentucky
United States Senate election in Kentucky, 2010
Two-term Republican incumbent Sen. Jim Bunning was narrowly reelected by 51% to 49% in 2004 against his Democratic opponent, then-state Senator Daniel Mongiardo, after several of Bunning's controversial actions made the race close. Bunning had intended to run for reelection, but the Republican Party had long been lukewarm to his relatively weak candidacy. On July 27, 2009, Bunning announced that he would retire rather than seek a third term.
Secretary of State Trey Grayson filed for the GOP primary on January 14, 2010. Eye surgeon Rand Paul, son of U.S. Representative and 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul, formed an exploratory committee, then announced in August 2009 that he would seek the Senate seat and has raised almost two million dollars.
Two Democrats, both of whom have won statewide elections, have announced their candidacies. Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo, a practicing surgeon, announced in January 2009 that he would run again for the seat and received the endorsement of Democratic Governor Steve Beshear. In April 2009, Attorney General Jack Conway announced that he would enter the race, with the support of Kentucky's Democratic Congressmen, Ben Chandler and John Yarmuth, as well as state Auditor Crit Luallen and state House Speaker Greg Stumbo.Former U.S. Customs Agent Darlene Fitzgerald Price has also announced her candidacy.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Kentucky with 57.37% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Kit Bond of Missouri
United States Senate election in Missouri, 2010
Four-term incumbent Republican Senator Kit Bond was reelected with 56% of the vote in 2004. He has announced that he will not seek reelection.
Republican U.S. Representative Roy Blunt, who represents Missouri's 7th congressional district (Southwest Missouri), has announced his candidacy. Former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, who sought but narrowly lost the Republican gubernatorial nomination in August 2008 to Kenny Hulshof, was also considering a run for the Republican nomination. However, Ms. Steelman announced on 16 September 2009 she would not be a candidate for any public office this year. Former U.S. Senator Jim Talent, who was narrowly unseated in 2006 by Democrat Claire McCaskill, has announced that he will not run.
Mr. Blunt is joined by 10 other Republicans on the Primary Ballot.
The Progressive Party of Missouri has selected Midge Potts as their candidate. She announced in June 2009.
On the Democratic side, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (daughter of former U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan and former Governor Mel Carnahan) entered the race on February 3, 2009, and is widely considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. In 2008, Carnahan won her second term as Secretary of State with near 1.7 million votes, the most votes ever cast for a single candidate in Missouri state history, and winning all but 4 of Missouri's 114 counties.
Ms. Carnahan is joined by two other Democrats on the primary ballot.
The Constitution Party of Missouri will have three candidates to chose from at its convention they are Jerry Beck , Joe Martellaro and Mike Simmons
The Libertarian Party has two choices for its convention; Jonathan Dine and Cisse Spragins
Glenn Miller is seeking election as a write in candidate
Republican presidential nominee John McCain narrowly defeated Barack Obama 49.36% to 49.23% in Missouri in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Judd Gregg of New Hampshire
United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 2010
Three-term Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Judd Gregg was reelected in 2004 with 66% of the vote. Gregg had originally announced his intention to run for a fourth term, but was nominated to the position of United States Secretary of Commerce by President Barack Obama in early February 2009. However, Gregg withdrew his nomination on February 12, 2009, citing "irresolvable conflicts" over policy related to the Commerce Department.Gregg has stated he will not run again.
Democratic U.S. Representative Paul Hodes is running for this seat.
On the Republican side:
On July 7, 2009, state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte announced that she was seriously considering running, and on July 20, she filed paperwork to form an exploratory committee.
Businessmen Bill Binnie
1996 gubernatorial nominee and attorney Ovide Lamontagne.
The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire has nominated self-employed realtor and perennial candidate Kenneth Blevens
George Voinovich of Ohio
United States Senate election in Ohio, 2010
Two-term Republican incumbent George Voinovich was reelected with 64% of the vote in 2004. Voinovich, a former Mayor of Cleveland, Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Ohio, announced that he was going to retire rather than seek reelection to a third term in 2010.
Republican and former U.S. Representative, U.S. Trade Representative and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Rob Portman won the primary on May 4, 2010.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher defeated Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner by a 56% to 44% margin in the May 4, 2010 primary.
Constitution Party: General Electric field service engineer Eric Deaton filed with the party on February 18, 2010, and has been certified to the ballot.
Socialist Party of Ohio, a state-affiliate of the Socialist Party USA, has nominated Dan La Botz.
There are also several independent candidates who have announced that they will run: Eric Gregory, and Adam Shaffer., Dave Meyers, and Bill Pierce.
Barack Obama won Ohio in the United States presidential election, 2008 by 51.38% to 46.80%.
Republican Senators defeated in Primary Nomination (1 seat)
Bob Bennett of Utah
Main article: United States Senate election in Utah, 2010
Three-term Republican Bob Bennett was reelected with 69% of the vote in 2004. Bennett intended to run for reelection.. In May 2009, Bennett released an early advertisement, in which former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney expresses his support for Bennett, to discourage a primary challenge.
At the May 8 Republican nominating convention, Bennett was defeated, finishing third in the balloting and resulting in not being eligible to run in the Republican primary (to be held Sept 14, 2010) which will feature the top two finshers, Tim Bridgewater and Mike Lee. Utah party nominations are decided by nominating conventions, where turnout tends to favor single-issue activists. Bennett's vote for the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 incensed the Tea Party enthusiasts. Bennett's defeat in the convention raised Democrats' hopes of winning the seat in this usually Republican state.
The Democratic nominee will be Sam Granato, Chairman of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control commission.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Utah with 63% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Democratic incumbents (13 seats)
Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas
United States Senate election in Arkansas, 2010
Two term Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln was reelected with 56% of the vote in 2004. Lincoln will seek reelection and has already held a major fundraiser with Vice President Joe Biden.
In the Democratic primary, Lincoln faces two announced opponents:
Bill Halter, the state's Lieutenant Governor, who entered the race on March 1, 201, and raised more than $1 million dollars in his first 48 hours.
State senator Kim Hendren
State senator Gilbert Baker.
Retired US Army colonel Conrad Reynolds.
Little Rock Businessman Curtis Coleman.
Real estate investment firm owner Fred Ramey.
Harvard alumnus Tom Cotton.
University of Arkansas Housing Director and Washington County Tea Party Vice-Chair Randy Alexander.
Tom Cox, founder of the state branch of the Tea Party movement.
Former state Senator Jim Holt,
Congressman John Boozman..
Former Green Beret Trevor Drown has announced his candidacy as an independent
Greenland Mayor John Gray is seeking the Green Party nomination.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Arkansas with 58.72% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Barbara Boxer of California
United States Senate election in California, 2010
Three-term Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer was reelected with 58% of the vote in 2004. In February 2007, she announced that she would seek a fourth term in 2010. Mickey Kaus, a blogger, journalist, and political analyst, is challenging Barbara Boxer for the Democratic nomination in the 2010 Democratic primary.
On the Republican side, state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore of California's 70th State Assembly district has announced his candidacy. Telecommunications sales executive Al Ramirez announced the formation of an exploratory committee to test the waters starting in November 2008 and officially launched his campaign to challenge Boxer on October 28, 2009 at the National Republican Senatorial Committee Headquarters. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced on August 18, 2009 that she had begun the "formal process" of exploring a challenge for the seat.On January 13, 2010, current law professor and former US Congressman Tom Campbell, who had earlier declared himself a candidate for the state's governorship, announced he would seek the Senate seat instead.
Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has ruled out a run for U.S. Senate when his term as Governor expires.
Donald J. "Don" Grundmann has filed paperwork for the American Independent nomination.
Jerry L. Carroll has filed as an Independent.
Barack Obama won California with 60.94% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Michael Bennet of Colorado
United States Senate election in Colorado, 2010
Following the resignation of first term Democratic Senator Ken Salazar to become President Barack Obama's Secretary of the Interior, Democratic Governor Bill Ritter selected Michael Bennet, the former Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, to fill Salazar's seat for the remainder of his term. Bennet has stated that he will run for a full term in 2010.
Former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Andrew Romanoff has indicated that he will challenge Bennet in the Democratic primary, creating an exploratory committee in September 2009.
On the Republican side, Former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck,, former state Senator Tom Wiens , and businessman Cleve Tidwell have announced their candidacies. In addition, radio talk-show host Dan Caplis is considered a potential candidate.
Barack Obama won Colorado with 53.66% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Daniel Inouye of Hawaii
United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2010
Eight-term incumbent Senator Daniel Inouye was reelected with 76% of the vote in 2004 and has announced that he will seek another term.
Inouye is being challenged in the Democratic Primary by Andy Woerner.
Barack Obama won Hawaii with 71.85% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Barbara Mikulski of Maryland
United States Senate election in Maryland, 2010
Four-term incumbent Sen. Barbara Mikulski was reelected with 65% of the vote in 2004.. After 24 years in office, the incumbent Senator is seeking a 5th term.
Republican challengers include:
Corrogan R. Vaughn, a political consultant and small business owner.
Eric Wargotz, a physician currently serving as president of the Queen Anne's County Commission.
Jim Rutledge III, an attorney from Jarrettsville.
Daniel McAndrew, an engineer from Forest Hill
Carmen Amedori, a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing Carroll County(withdrew from race)
Robert Brookman is listed on the ballot as Unaffiliated
Barack Obama won Maryland with 61.92% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Harry Reid of Nevada
United States Senate election in Nevada, 2010
Four-term incumbent and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was reelected with 61% of the vote in 2004. He will seek a fifth term in 2010.
Dr. Robin L. Titus, a prominent physician from Wellington who has served as Lyon County's health officer since 1989, has declared her candidacy as a Republican. Attorney Danny Tarkanian of Las Vegas, State Senator Mark Amodei of Carson City, former state Representative Sharron Angle, former Nevada Republican Party chairwomen Sue Lowden, attorney Chuck Kozak, conservative activists Mike Wiley and Bill Parson, banker John Chachas,[ former Nevada Board of Education member Greg Dagani,and blogger Mark Noonan are also competing for the Republican nomination.
Jerry Carter and Jeffrey Durbin are currently on the ballots as Independents.
Wil Stand is currently listed on the ballot as No Party Designation.
Barack Obama won Nevada with 55.15% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
United States Senate special election in New York, 2010
Incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed by Democratic Governor David Paterson to fill this seat on January 23, 2009, after former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton resigned to take up her appointment as U.S. Secretary of State. Gillibrand will serve until the seat is filled in the November 2010 special election, with her term ending January 2013. Gillibrand has filed paperwork to run in the 2010 election.. Jonathan Tasini, a progressive challenger who ran for Senate in 2006, is running against Gillibrand in the Democratic primary. Former Tennessee congressman Harold Ford, Jr. has opted not to run.
On the Republican side, David Malpass, president of Encima Global and a former chief economist at Bear Stearns, has filed paperwork, on March 16, 2010, to run for US Senate in New York; he plans to anounce his candidacy in mid-April. And in March 2010, former NY congressman Joe DioGuardi indicated that he will enter the 2010 Republican primary the Senate seat.
Barack Obama won New York with 62.88% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Chuck Schumer of New York
United States Senate election in New York, 2010
Two-term incumbent Democrat Chuck Schumer, the former chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) was reelected with 71% of the vote in 2004. He is unlikely to face strong competition in 2010.
Barack Obama won New York with 62.88% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
]Ron Wyden of Oregon
United States Senate election in Oregon, 2010
Two-term incumbent Sen. Ron Wyden (D) was reelected with 64% of the vote in 2004.
James Huffman, a Lewis and Clark Law professor, entered the race as a Republican.
Conservative Real Estate Broker, Tom Stutzman, likely will challenge James Huffman for the nomination in the Republican Primary.
Barack Obama won Oregon with 56.75% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Specter of Pennsylvania
United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 2010
Five-term incumbent Arlen Specter was reelected as a Republican by a 53% to 42% margin in 2004.On April 28, 2009, Specter announced he was leaving the Republican Party and would seek a sixth term in 2010 as a Democrat.
Based on polling, the 2004 primary results and a smaller, more conservative Pennsylvania Republican electorate, Specter judged that he would lose the Republican primary, and since Pennsylvania law would bar him from running as an independent under such circumstances, he decided to switch parties. As a long-standing moderate, Specter has had tensions with the conservative base of the GOP dating back to 1987 when he played a key role in derailing President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court. Recently, Specter had further antagonized the GOP base in Pennsylvania by voting in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 otherwise known as the economic stimulus bill. In return for joining the Democratic Party, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid all discouraged candidates from challenging Specter in the Democratic primary.
For the Democrats, retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and current U.S. Representative Joe Sestak (PA-7) announced on August 4, 2009, that he would challenge Specter for the nomination despite the support for Specter amongst the Democratic leadership.
On the Republican side, former U.S. Representative and former President of the Club for Growth Pat Toomey, who came within 1.7% of defeating Specter in the 2004 GOP primary, has announced that he will run for the Republican nomination. Mitt Romney has announced his support for Toomey. Other Republican candidates include businessman Larry Murphy, who challenged Specter in the 1998 primary, 1994 and 1998 Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Peg Luksik, and Retired Federal Air Marshal Robert Townsend. Specter was thought to be favored until polls 2 weeks before the Democratic primary began showing a dead heat between Specter and Sestak.
Barack Obama won Pennsylvania with 54.47% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Patrick Leahy of Vermont
United States Senate election in Vermont, 2010
Six-term incumbent Democrat Patrick Leahy was reelected with 71% of the vote in 2004. Leahy will run for reelection.
Leahy faces a primary challenger in the form of Daniel Freilich; currently a Captain in the United States Naval Reserve and a physician specializing in internal medicine.
Cannabis legal reform activist and perennial candidate Cris Ericson has announced her candidacy as an independent. John A. LaPierre has also announced his candidacy as an independent.
Len Britton has announced his candidacy as a Republican.
Barack Obama won Vermont with 67.46% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Patty Murray of Washington
United States Senate election in Washington, 2010
Three-term incumbent Democrat Patty Murray was reelected with 55% of the vote in 2004. She has announced she will be seeking reelection.
So far the announced Republican candidates are businessman and inventor Paul Akers ,energy trader and nuclear engineer Craig Williams , physician Art Coday , Army Vet Wayne Glover , 2000 Congressional Candidate Sean Salazar , electrical engineering instructor Scott Johnson , electrician and former US Marine Rod Rieger , and former pro football player Clint Didier. Motivational speaker Chris Widener, also a Republican Senate candidate, pulled out from the race on April 23, 2010. Dino Rossi who lost the 2004 and 2008 gubernatorial elections,(in 2004 by the closest margin ever in United States Gubernatorial election history, and after winning the initial count and the first recount before losing a second recount), has also been mentioned as a possible candidate, and he is currently (as of May 1st) doing things a candidate would typically do. He also comes closer in all of the polls than any other candidate, either showing a dead heat or a lead in some polls. Every other GOP candidate trails Murray by far. The Democrats have also already started working on attacks against him, anticipating his possible run. Barack Obama won Washington with 57.34% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Russ Feingold of Wisconsin
United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 2010
Three-term incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold was reelected with 55% of the vote in 2004.
Feingold has announced his campaign staff for reelection and is expected to announce his formal election intentions soon.
He is being challenged by Republican businessman Dave Westlake of Watertown and Republican Terrence Wall, a real estate developer from Middleton.
Constitution Party candidate Rob Taylor is also running.
Barack Obama won Wisconsin with 56% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Republican incumbents (11 seats)
Richard Shelby of Alabama
United States Senate election in Alabama, 2010
Four-term incumbent Republican Richard Shelby, a former Democrat who switched parties in 1994 when Republicans took control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, was reelected with 68% of the vote in 2004. Shelby's 2010 campaign committee had over $13 million on hand as of September 30, 2008, and will stand for reelection in 2010.
John McCain won Alabama with 61% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
United States Senate election in Alaska, 2010
Incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, appointed in 2002, was reelected to a full term in 2004 with 48.6% of the vote.
Murkowski has announced that she will seek reelection and will have fundraising aid from former Governor Sarah Palin.. She has already raised over $400,000 from oil interests
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Alaska with 60% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
John McCain of Arizona
United States Senate election in Arizona, 2010
2008 Republican presidential nominee and four-term incumbent John McCain was reelected with 77% of the vote in 2004.. He is running for re-election.
Two Republicans have announced that they will challenge McCain in the primary on Aug 24, 2010:
former Arizona congressman J. D. Hayworth, who announced on February 15, 2010 that he was running .
U.S. Navy veteran and businessman Jim Deakin.
On the Democratic side:
Rodney Glassman, former Vice-Mayor of Tucson, is the likely Democratic nominee . Glassman is a businessman, author, and social entrepreneur who has raised over $1 million for charities that serve under-privileged children. He also serves in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) of the United States Air Force.
Rudy Garcia, the former mayor of Bell Gardens, California has also declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination.
During his presidential campaign, McCain won Arizona with 54% of the vote.
Johnny Isakson of Georgia
United States Senate election in Georgia, 2010
Freshman Republican Johnny Isakson was elected with 58% of the vote in 2004. Isakson has announced that he will run for reelection.
Republican Congressman Paul Broun may challenge Isakson in the Republican primary
On the Democratic side, RJ Hadley, the chief of staff to the Rockdale County Commission, has indicated that he will seek the Democratic nomination.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Georgia with 52% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Mike Crapo of Idaho
United States Senate election in Idaho, 2010
Two-term Republican incumbent Mike Crapo was reelected against only token write-in opposition with 99% of the vote in 2004 after Idaho Democrats failed to produce a candidate before the filing deadline.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Idaho with 61% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Chuck Grassley of Iowa
United States Senate election in Iowa, 2010
Five-term Republican incumbent Chuck Grassley was reelected with 70% of the vote in 2004. Grassley will run for reelection. Conservative Republicans suggest Grassley may face a primary challenge due to his lack of support for their issues. Among those is conservative activist Bill Salier, who said "Grassley was the dominant force and had an enormous amount of loyalty. That has so eroded out from underneath him" during an interview on WHO-AM radio.
Lawyer Roxanne Conlin, former state legislators Bob Krause, and Tom Fiegen are running for the Democratic nomination. Krause has said that Grassley's more than half-century in public office is too long. "As a good farmer, Sen. Grassley must recognize that 51 years, or 58 years at the end of his term, is a long time to go without rotating crops," Krause told about 50 supporters in Des Moines.Krause cited Grassley's support in 1999 for legislation that allowed banks and insurance companies to begin offering other investment products. "Please remember that Farmer Grassley was one that opened the barn door and let the cow out at AIG," Krause said.
Barack Obama won Iowa with 54% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
David Vitter of Louisiana
United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2010
Freshman Republican David Vitter was elected with 51% of the vote in 2004. This was actually an impressive victory considering Louisiana's election process in 2004 was an all-party "open primary" where candidates of all parties and no-party ran together in the same election. In receiving 51% of the vote Vitter won the election outright without the need for a run-off election. Congressman Chris John, a Democrat, finished second to Vitter with only 29% of the vote. Five other candidates completed the field receiving 20% combined. Vitter has announced that he will seek reelection, though his reelection bid may become complicated by a prostitution scandal that was revealed in 2007.
Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne was a potential challenger to Vitter in the Republican primary, as was pornographic actress Stormy Daniels. Retired Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré is strongly considering running in 2010 as a Republican, with one source saying that the ex-United States Army commander was "more than 50% sure that he will run."
Democratic United States Congressman Charles Melancon (LA-03) announced on August 27, 2009 that he would seek the Democratic nomination for the seat.
Libertarian from Mandeville Anthony "Tony G" Gentile announced on June 16, 2009 that he would seek the Libertarian nomination for the seat. Gentile was a candidate for Governor in 2007 and U.S. House District 1 in 2008.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Louisiana with 59% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Richard Burr of North Carolina
United States Senate election in North Carolina, 2010
Freshman Republican Richard Burr was elected with 52% of the vote in 2004. Burr is considered a potentially vulnerable incumbent due to his poor approval ratings and low profile statewide. Burr will be challenged in the May Republican primary by Asheboro businessman, community leader, and sitting City Council Member Eddie Burks.
Army veteran and frequent candidate John Hendrix, attorney Kenneth Lewis, former state Senator Cal Cunningham and North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall are running for the Democratic nomination.
On June 22, 2010, Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham will participate in a run-off primary election for the Democratic nomination as no candidate reached the necessary 40% vote to win outright.
Dr. Mike Beitler is running as a Libertarian.
Barack Obama narrowly won North Carolina with 50% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Tom Coburn of Oklahoma
United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2010
Freshman Republican Tom Coburn was elected with 53% of the vote in 2004. Coburn announced on June 1 that he would be running for a second, and final term.
Former Republican Party Activist Stephen Wallace is challenging Coburn as an Independent.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won Oklahoma with 66% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Jim DeMint of South Carolina
United States Senate election in South Carolina, 2010
Freshman Republican Jim DeMint was elected with 54% of the vote in 2004. DeMint has raised $2.2 million for his intended reelection bid.. DeMint is considered safe, but Democrats blame him for holding up the confirmation of Erroll Southers to the Transportation Security Administration. DeMint also said in July 2009, that the defeat of health care reform would be Obama's Waterloo.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won South Carolina with 54% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
John Thune of South Dakota
United States Senate election in South Dakota, 2010
Freshman Republican John Thune was elected with 51% of the vote in 2004. Thune will likely run for a second term in 2010.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain won South Dakota with 53% of the vote in the United States presidential election, 2008.
Senate contests in 2010
Party column: R is Republican, D is Democratic.
Re-election is also indicated by shading in the Incumbent column, which indicates a retiring Senator.
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State Incumbent Party Re-
election? Other candidates Primary
Date Last election results
AL Richard Shelby R YWilliam Barnes (D) 2010 06 01 Richard Shelby (R) 67.55%
Wayne Sowell (D) 32.35%
AK Lisa Murkowski R Y2010 05 18 Lisa Murkowski (R) 48.58%
Tony Knowles (D) 45.55%
Marc Millican (I) 2.88%
Jerry Sanders (AKI) 1.23%
Jim Sykes (G) 0.99
AZ John McCain R Y Jim Deakin (R)
J. D. Hayworth (R)
Rudy Garcia (D)
Rodney Glassman (D) 2010 08 24 John McCain (R) 76.74%
Stuart Starky (D) 20.62%
Ernest Hancock (L) 2.64%
AR Blanche Lincoln D Y Kim Hendren (R)
Tom Cox (R)
Chris Coleman (R)
Fred Ramey (R)
Conrad Reynolds (R)
Gilbert Baker (R)
Tom Cotton (R)
Jim Holt (R)
John Boozman (R)
John Gray (G) 2010 05 18 Blanche Lincoln (D) 55.90%
Jim Holt (R) 44.07%
CA Barbara Boxer D Y Chuck DeVore (R)
Al Ramirez (R)
Carly Fiorina (R)
Tom Campbell (R) 2010 06 08 Barbara Boxer (D) 57.71%
Bill Jones (R) 37.80%
Marsha J. Feinland (P&F) 2.02%
James P. Gray (L) 1.80%
CO Michael Bennet D Y Ken Buck (R)
Jane Norton (R)
Andrew Romanoff (D)
Cleve Tidwell (R)2010 08 10 Ken Salazar (D) 51.30%
Pete Coors (R) 46.53%
CT Chris Dodd D N Merrick Alpert (D)
Richard Blumenthal (D)
Rob Simmons (R)
Peter Schiff (R)
Linda McMahon (R) 2010 08 10 Chris Dodd (D) 66.35%
Jack Orchulli (R) 32.13%
DE A Ted Kaufman D N Mike Castle (R)
Chris Coons (D)
Christine O'Donnell (R) 2010 09 14 Joe Biden (D) 64.69%
Christine O'Donnell (R) 35.31%
FL George LeMieux R N Bob Coggins (R)
Charlie Crist (NPA)
Linda Vasquez Littlefield (R)
Gwendolyn McClellan (R)
Marco Rubio (R)
Marion Thorpe (R)
Tom Walsh (R)
Tyrone Brown (D)
Kevin Burns (D)
George Lovenguth (I)
Kendrick Meek (D)2010 08 24 Mel Martinez (R) 49.43%
Betty Castor (D) 48.32%
Dennis F. Bradley (V) 2.24%
GA Johnny Isakson R Y 2010 07 20 Johnny Isakson (R) 57.88%
Denise Majette (D) 39.98%
Allen Buckley (L) 2.14%
HI Daniel Inouye D Y 2010 09 18 Daniel Inouye (D) 75.51%
Campbell Cavasso (R) 20.99%
Jim Brewer (I) 2.23%
Lloyd Jeffrey Mallan (L) 1.27%
ID Mike Crapo R 2010 05 25 Mike Crapo (R) 99.18%
IL Roland Burris D N Primary held February 2010:
Alexi Giannoulias (D)
Mark Kirk (R)
LeAlan Jones (G)
2010 02 02 Barack Obama (D) 69.97%
Alan Keyes (R) 27.05%
Albert Franzen (I) 1.58%
Jerry Kohn (L) 1.35%
IN Evan Bayh D N Primary held May 2010:
Dan Coats (R)
Brad Ellsworth (D)
Rebecca Sink-Burris (L) 2010 05 04 Evan Bayh (D) 61.65%
Marvin Scott (R) 37.23%
Albert Barger (L) 1.13%
IA Chuck Grassley R Y Bob Krause (D)
Tom Fiegen (D)
Roxanne Conlin (D) 2010 06 08 Chuck Grassley (R) 70.18%
Arthur Small (D) 27.88%
Christy Ann Welty (L) 1.03%
KS Sam Brownback R N Jerry Moran (R)
Todd Tiahrt (R) 2010 08 03 Sam Brownback (R) 69.16%
Lee Jones (D) 27.49%
Steven Rosile (L) 1.93%
George Cook (Ref) 1.42%
KY Jim Bunning R N Jack Conway (D)
Daniel Mongiardo (D)
Darlene Fitzgerald Price (D)
Rand Paul (R) 2010 05 18 Jim Bunning (R) 50.66%
Daniel Mongiardo (D) 49.34%
LA David Vitter R Y Charlie Melancon (D)
Anthony "Tony G" Gentile (L) 2010 08 28 David Vitter (R) 51.03%
Chris John (D) 29.34%
John Neely Kennedy (D) 14.92%
Arthur Morrell (D) 2.56%
MD Barbara Mikulski D Y Donald Kaplan(Una)
Corrogan R. Vaughn (R)
Eric Wargotz (R)
Jim Rutledge (R) 2010 09 14 Barbara Mikulski (D) 64.77%
E. J. Pipkin (R) 33.71%
Maria Allwine (G) 1.07%
MAC Paul Kirk D N (note C) Elected Jan, 2010
2009 12 08 Ted Kennedy (D) 69.5%
Kenneth Chase (R) 30.5%
MO Kit Bond R N Roy Blunt (R)
Robin Carnahan (D)
Midge Potts (G) 2010 08 03 Kit Bond (R) 56.09%
Nancy Farmer (D) 42.80%
NV Harry Reid D Y John Chachas (R)
Danny Tarkanian (R)
Sharron Angle (R)
Sue Lowden (R)
Mark Noonan (R) 2010 06 08 Harry Reid (D) 61.08%
Richard Ziser (R) 35.14%
Thomas L. Hurst (L) 1.18%
NH Judd Gregg R N Kelly Ayotte (R)
Bill Binnie (R)
Jim Bender (R)
Paul Hodes (D)
Ovide Lamontagne (R) 2010 09 14 Judd Gregg (R) 66.18%
Doris Haddock (D) 33.72%
NY Chuck Schumer D Y 2010 09 14 Chuck Schumer (D) 71.16%
Howard Mills (R) 24.24%
Marilyn F. O'Grady (C) 3.30%
NY B Kirsten Gillibrand D Y Bruce Blakeman (R)
Joe DioGuardi (R)
David Malpass (R) 2010 09 14 Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) 67.00%
John Spencer (R) 31.01%
Howie Hawkins (G) 1.24%
NC Richard Burr R Y Primary held May 2010:
Dem runoff for June 22:
Elaine Marshall (D)
Cal Cunningham (D)
2010 05 04 Richard Burr (R) 51.60%
Erskine Bowles (D) 47.02%
Tom Bailey (L) 1.38%
ND Byron Dorgan D N John Hoeven (R) 2010 06 08 Byron Dorgan (D) 68.28%
Mike Liffrig (R) 31.72%
OH George Voinovich R N Primary held May 2010:
Rob Portman (R)
Lee Fisher (D) 2010 05 04 George Voinovich (R) 63.85%
Eric Fingerhut (D) 36.14%
OK Tom Coburn R Y 2010 07 27 Tom Coburn (R) 52.77%
Brad Carson (D) 41.24%
Sheila Bilyeu (I) 5.99%
OR Ron Wyden D Y Jim Huffman (R)
Pavel Goberman (D)
Tom Stutzman (R) 2010 05 18 Ron Wyden (D) 63.39%
Al King (R) 31.75%
Teresa Kean (G) 2.42%
Dan Fitzgerald (L) 1.66%
PA Arlen Specter D YJoe Sestak (D)
Peg Luksik (R)
Pat Toomey (R)2010 05 18 Arlen Specter (R) 52.62%
Joe Hoeffel (D) 41.99%
James N. Clymer (C) 3.96%
Betsy Summers (L) 1.43%
SC Jim DeMint R Y 2010 06 08 Jim DeMint (R) 53.67%
Inez Tenenbaum (D) 44.10%
SD John Thune R Y 2010 06 08 John Thune (R) 50.58%
Tom Daschle (D) 49.42%
UT Bob Bennett R N Tim Bridgewater (R)
Mike Lee (R)
Sam Granato (D) 2010 09 14 Bob Bennett (R) 68.73%
Paul Van Dam (D) 28.40%
Gary R. Van Horn (C) 1.90%
VT Patrick Leahy D Y Cris Ericson (I)2010 09 14 Patrick Leahy (D) 70.63%
Jack McMullen (R) 24.54%
Cris Ericson (M) 2.11%
Craig Hill (G) 1.30%
Keith Stern (I) 1.07%
WA Patty Murray D Art Coday (R)
Wayne Glover (R)
Dr. Sean Salazar (R)
Scott Johnson (R)
Rod Rieger (R)
Craig Williams (R)
Dr. Richard Curtis (I)
Clint Didier 2010 08 17 Patty Murray (D) 54.98%
George Nethercutt (R) 42.74%
J. Mills (L) 1.21%
Mark B. Wilson (G) 1.08%
WI Russ Feingold D Y Rob Taylor (C)
Dave Westlake (R) 2010 09 14 Russ Feingold (D) 55.35%
Tim Michels (R) 44.11%
A. Special election (to be held November 2010) due to the resignation of Joe Biden to become Vice President of the United States. The term will end January 2015.
B. Special election (to be held November 2010) due to the resignation of Hillary Rodham Clinton to become United States Secretary of State. The term will end January 3, 2013.
C. Special election (held in January 19, 2010) due to the death of Ted Kennedy in August 2009, and to succeed his appointed replacement Paul Kirk. The term will end January 3, 2013
United States House of Representatives elections, 2010. Similarly, United States presidential election, 2012 shows a list of states which will probably gain or lose House seats in the elections of 2012, due to the census of 2010.
United States gubernatorial elections, 2010
Party in Power - Shows which party controlled the Senate (as well as the House and Presidency) going back to 1945.
Senate pickups - Contains a graph of how many Senate seats each party gained during each election from 1946-2008.
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