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Ben Cardin
Ben Cardin

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2007
Serving with Barbara Mikulski
Preceded by Paul Sarbanes
Succeeded by Incumbent (2013)

Born October 05, 1943 (1943-10-05) (age 63)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Spouse Myrna Edelman Cardin
Profession Lawyer
Religion Jewish[1]

Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States Senate representing the state of Maryland. On November 7, 2006, Cardin was elected to the United States Senate seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes, having defeated Republican challenger Michael S. Steele. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1511x1916, 677 KB) http://www. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Class 3 United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. ... Paul Spyros Sarbanes (born February 3, 1933), a Democrat, is the senior United States Senator representing the state of Maryland. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (279th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Paul Spyros Sarbanes (born February 3, 1933), a Democrat, is the senior United States Senator representing the state of Maryland. ... Michael Steele Michael S. Steele (born October 19, 1958) is the current Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, having been elected on the same ticket as Governor Robert L. Ehrlich in 2002. ...

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Political career

Maryland House of Delegates

Cardin served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1967 to 1986. He was chairman of the Ways & Means Committee from 1974 to 1979, and after that Speaker until he retired from that house. As Speaker, he was involved with reform efforts involving Maryland's property tax system, the school financing formula and the ethical standards for elected officials.[citation needed] The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ...


House of Representatives

In 1986, with then-Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Charles Mathias, Jr., Cardin ran for Mikulski’s seat representing the 3rd Congressional District. Cardin won the Democratic nomination with 82% of the vote and became Congressman in the general election with 79% of the vote against a perennial candidate, Republican Ross Z. Pierpont. Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Class 3 United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. ... Charles McCurdy Mac Mathias, Jr. ...

On the floor of the House, Rep. Cardin calls for the withdrawal of all troops from Iraq by 2007, June 12, 2006.
On the floor of the House, Rep. Cardin calls for the withdrawal of all troops from Iraq by 2007, June 12, 2006.

Cardin was reelected nine times, rarely facing serious opposition. In the 2000 round of redistricting, his was changed to add significant portions of Anne Arundel County, including the state capitol of Annapolis, to his Baltimore-based district. His last two opponents hailed from Anne Arundel and nearly carried the district's portion of that county. Image File history File linksMetadata Cardin_calling_for_troops_to_withdraw. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Cardin_calling_for_troops_to_withdraw. ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... City nickname: Americas Sailing Capital Location in the state of Maryland Founded 1649 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 19. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United...


In the House, Cardin was involved with fiscal issues, pension reform, and health care. His legislation to increase the amount people can store in their 401k plans and IRAs was passed in 2001. His bill to expand Medicare to include preventive benefits such as colorectal, prostate, mammogram, and osteoporosis screening was also enacted. He also authored legislation to provide a Medicare prescription drug benefit for chronic illnesses; fund graduate medical education; and guarantee coverage for emergency services.[citation needed] The 401(k) plan is a type of retirement plan available in the United States. ... It has been suggested that 401k_ira_matrix be merged into this article or section. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... President Johnson signing the Medicare amendment. ... In anatomy of the digestive system, the colon (> Greek ) is the part of the intestine from the caecum to the rectum. ... The prostate is a compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland of the male mammalian reproductive system. ... Mammography is the process of using low-dose X-rays (usually around 0. ... Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is altered. ...


Cardin has also advocated, via proposed legislation, welfare reform. His bill to increase education and support services for foster care children between ages 18 and 21 was signed into law in 1999.[citation needed] He authored bills to expand child support, improve the welfare-to-work program, and increase the child care tax credit.[citation needed] Foster care is a system by which a certified, stand-in parent(s) cares for minor children or young people who have been removed from their biological parents or other custodial adults by state authority. ...


In 1998, Cardin was appointed Chairman of the Special Study Commission on Maryland Public Ethics Law by the Maryland General Assembly. In 1997, he co-chaired the Bipartisan Ethics Task Force in an effort to reform ethics procedures in the House of Representatives. He also held leadership positions on the Organization, Study and Review Committee and the Steering Committee of the Democratic Caucus and served as Senior Democratic Whip. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... The Maryland State House in downtown Annapolis. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Rep. Cardin (at podium) joins Reps. Roscoe Bartlett (center) (R-MD) and Jo Ann Davis (left) (R-VA) in calling for a study of homeland security needs of the National Capital region, including Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Rep. Cardin (at podium) joins Reps. Roscoe Bartlett (center) (R-MD) and Jo Ann Davis (left) (R-VA) in calling for a study of homeland security needs of the National Capital region, including Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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Committee assignments

As of May 2006, Cardin served on the following House committees: A Congressional committee is a legislative sub-organization in the United States Congress that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress). ...

  • Member of the Ways and Means Committee.
    • Ranking member of the Trade Subcommittee.
    • Member of the Human Resources Subcommittee.
  • Ranking member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

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2006 U.S. Senate election

On April 26, 2005, Cardin announced that he would seek the U.S. Senate seat of current long-standing senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), following the announcement by Sarbanes that he will not be running for re-election in 2006. On September 12, 2006, Cardin faced a challenging primary battle with other Maryland Democrats, including Kweisi Mfume, Josh Rales, Dennis F. Rasmussen, and Allan Lichtman. Cardin won, however, with 44% of the vote, compared to 40% for Mfume, 5% for Rales, and 2% for Rasmussen.[1] He was declared the winner just after 2% of the precincts reporting. The Maryland U.S. Senate election of 2006 will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (117th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Paul Spyros Sarbanes (born February 3, 1933), a Democrat, is the senior United States Senator representing the state of Maryland. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mfume delivering a speech at NOAA during Black History Month, 2005 Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray, October 24, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland) is the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a five-term Democratic Congressman from Marylands... The Maryland U.S. Senate election of 2006 will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ... Dennis Rasmussen Dennis F. Rasmussen (June 14, 1947–) is a Maryland politician, currently running as a Democrat in the United States Senate election to replace retiring Senator Paul Sarbanes. ... Allan Lichtman Allan Jay Lichtman (born April 4, 1947) is an American political historian who teaches at American University in Washington, D.C.. He ran in the 2006 Maryland senate race for the seat vacated by Paul Sarbanes. ...


Cardin won election on November 7, 2006, defeating Republican challenger Michael S. Steele 54% to 44%. [2] November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Michael Steele Michael S. Steele (born October 19, 1958) is the current Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, having been elected on the same ticket as Governor Robert L. Ehrlich in 2002. ...


International experience

Cardin has been a Commissioner on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the U.S. Helsinki Commission) since 1993, serving as Ranking Member from 2003 to 2006. In the 110th Congress, he was appointed co-chairman of the Commission, and is currently Vice President of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly.[3] The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for security. ... The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for security. ...


Education & honors

Cardin testifying before the U.S. House Ways and Means subcommittee on Human Resources.
Cardin testifying before the U.S. House Ways and Means subcommittee on Human Resources.

Cardin earned his B.A. degree cum laude in 1964 from University of Pittsburgh. In 1967, he graduated first in his class from the University of Maryland School of Law. Cardin also holds honorary degrees from several institutions, including the University of Baltimore School of Law (1990); University of Maryland, Baltimore (1993); Baltimore Hebrew University (1994); and Goucher College (1996). From 1988 to 1995, he chaired the Maryland Legal Services Corp. Image File history File links http://www. ... Image File history File links http://www. ... The Committee on Ways and Means is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... University of Maryland, Baltimore, (also known as UMB) was founded in 1807. ... The University of Baltimore (UB), located in Baltimore, Maryland, is part of the University System of Maryland. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... University of Maryland, Baltimore, (also known as UMB) was founded in 1807. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Baltimore Hebrew University was founded as Baltimore Hebrew College and Teachers Training School in 1919 to promote Jewish scholarship and academic excellence, it continues to be the only institution of higher learning in Maryland devoted solely to all aspects of Judaic and Hebraic studies. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Haebler Memorial Chapel, a non-denomonational chapel in the heart of Goucher College Goucher College is a highly selective co-educational liberal arts college located in the northern Baltimore suburb of Towson, on a 287 acre (1. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1988 to 1999, Cardin served on the St. Mary's College of Maryland Board of Trustees, and in 2002, he was appointed to the St. Mary's Advisory Board for the Study of Democracy. In 1999, he was appointed to the Goucher College Board of Trustees. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... St. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Haebler Memorial Chapel, a non-denomonational chapel in the heart of Goucher College Goucher College is a highly selective co-educational liberal arts college located in the northern Baltimore suburb of Towson, on a 287 acre (1. ...


Policies

  • One of the few Democrats against Net Neutrality[4]
  • Pro-Israel.[5]
  • Pro-India. As a congressman, Cardin supported civilian nuclear cooperation with India.[6]

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Family

Cardin was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Dora Green and Meyer M. Cardin.[2] He was raised in a political family, which brought him significant name recognition. The family name was originally “Kardonsky” before it was changed to “Cardin”, changed by Cardin's paternal grandparents, Russian Jewish immigrants. Cardin’s father was elected a Delegate representing District 2 of Baltimore City at the age of 27. He served from 1935 to 1937. The family lived at 1730 E. Baltimore Street. In 1967, Meyer was appointed as a Judge on the Baltimore City Circuit Court and served a 10-year term. Meyer died in 2005. Senator Cardin and his family attend Beth Tfiloh Congregation near their home. The Cardin family has been affiliated with this Modern Orthodox Congregation for three generations. Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Beth Tfiloh Congregation is the largest Modern Orthodox shul in North America. ... Modern Orthodox Judaism is a philosophy that attempts to adapt Orthodox Judaism and interaction with the surrounding non-Jewish, modern world. ...


On November 24, 1964, Cardin married Myrna Edelman, a teacher. They have a daughter, Deborah. Their son Michael committed suicide in 1998 at age 30.[3] November 24 is the 328th day (329th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Ben’s uncle, Maurice A. Cardin, formerly known as Morris Kardonsky, served as a Delegate representing District 5 of Baltimore City from 1951 to 1966. Maurice would play a big part in jump-starting young Ben’s political career. Meyer and Maurice were lawyers with the family law firm of Cardin & Cardin; the other partner was Jacob L. Cardin. Shoshana S. Cardin was appointed a delegate from Baltimore County District 2 to the 1967–68 Constitutional Convention, which was rejected by voters of Maryland on May 14, 1968.


In 1966, Maurice decided to not run for the District 5 seat so that his 22-year-old law student nephew Ben could run. The Cardin name proved unstoppable and Ben won, becoming a Delegate in 1967. Ben graduated from law school later that year. Ben subsequently served as Delegate representing District 42 after redistricting. Ben went on to serve as chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee at the age of 31 and as Speaker at the age of 36.


In 2002, Ben’s 32-year-old nephew, Jon S. Cardin, having similarly just graduated from University of Maryland law school in 2001, ran for election as a Delegate representing District 11 of western Baltimore County. With state legislative District 11 overlapping Congressional District 3, there were two Cardins on the ticket in this area in 2002. Present at Jon’s swearing in was the oldest living former member of the House of Delegates at 95 years of age, Meyer Cardin, Jon’s grandfather and Ben’s father. Also in attendance was Ben himself, who stated, "The next generation's taking over."[4] After Ben announced that he would vacate his Congressional seat to run for the U.S. Senate, Jon Cardin stated that he was exploring a campaign for his uncle's Congressional seat.


Election history

Year Office Election Subject Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes %
1986 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 100,161 79.11% Ross Pierpont Republican 26,452 20.89%
1988 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 133,779 72.9% Ross Pierpont Republican 49,733 27.1%
1990 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 82,545 69.73% Harwood Nichols Republican 35,841 30.27%
1992 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 163,354 99.98% Unopposed
1994 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 117,269 70.97% Robert Tousey Republican 47,966 29.03%
1996 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 130,204 67.31% Patrick McDonough Republican 63,229 32.69%
1998 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 137,501 77.61% Colin Harby Republican 39,667 22.39%
2000 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 169,347 75.66% Colin Harby Republican 53,827 24.05%
2002 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 145,589 65.72% Scott Conwell Republican 75,721 34.18%
2004 Congress, 3rd district General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 182,066 63.39% Bob Duckworth Republican 97,008 33.77% Patsy Allen Green 4,224 2.75%
2006 MD Senator, Class 1 General Benjamin Cardin Democratic 965,567 54.20% Michael S. Steele Republican 787,352 44.20% Kevin Zeese Green 27,570 1.55%

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Footnotes

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Preceded by
Barbara Mikulski
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 3rd congressional district

1987–2007
Succeeded by
John Sarbanes
Preceded by
Paul Sarbanes
United States Senator (Class 1) from Maryland
2007–Present
Served alongside: Barbara Mikulski
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MS: Cochran (R), Lott (R)
MO: Bond (R), McCaskill (D) Indiana was admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816. ... Richard Green Dick Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Republican Senator from Indiana. ... Birch Evans Evan Bayh III (last name pronounced buy) (born December 26, 1955) is an American politician who has served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana since 1999 and a former Governor of Indiana. ... Iowa was admitted to the Union on December 28, 1846. ... Charles Ernest Chuck Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. ... // Harkin was born in Cumming, Iowa. ... Kansas was admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861. ... Samuel Dale Sam Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Charles Patrick Pat Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is a United States Senator from Kansas. ... Kentucky was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1792. ... Addison Mitchell Mitch McConnell Jr. ... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ... Louisiana was admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812. ... Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is the senior Democratic United States Senator for the state of Louisiana. ... David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961), American politician, is a Senator from Louisiana. ... Maine was admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820. ... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States Senator from Maine. ... With fellow Maine Senator Olympia Snowe Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952 in Caribou, Maine) is an American politician, the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ... Maryland ratified the Constitution on April 28, 1788. ... Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Class 3 United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. ... Massachusetts ratified the Constitution on February 26, 1788. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Michigan was admitted to the Union on January 26, 1837. ... Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan and is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. ... Deborah Ann Debbie Stabenow (born April 29, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan. ... Minnesota was admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. ... Norman Bertram Norm Coleman Jr. ... Amy Jean Klobuchar (pronounced KLOH-buh-shar) (born May 25, 1960) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. ... Mississippi was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817. ... William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937) is the senior United States Senator from Mississippi. ... Chester Trent Lott, Sr. ... Missouri was admitted to the Union on August 10, 1821. ... Christopher Samuel Kit Bond (born March 6, 1939 in St. ... Claire McCaskill (born July 24, 1953) is an American Democratic politician, currently the junior United States Senator from the state of Missouri and former State Auditor of Missouri. ...

MT: Baucus (D), Tester (D)
NE: Hagel (R), Nelson (D)
NV: Reid (D), Ensign (R)
NH: Gregg (R), Sununu (R)
NJ: Lautenberg (D), Menendez (D)
NM: Domenici (R), Bingaman (D)
NY: Schumer (D), Clinton (D)
NC: Dole (R), Burr (R)
ND: Conrad (D), Dorgan (D)
OH: Voinovich (R), Brown (D)
OK: Inhofe (R), Coburn (R)
OR: Wyden (D), Smith (R) Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889. ... Max Sieben Baucus (b. ... Jonathan Jon Tester (born August 21, 1956) is the Democratic Senator-elect from Montana. ... Nebraska was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Earl Benjamin Ben Nelson (born May 17, 1941) is the junior U.S. Senator from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. ... Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ... New Hampshire ratified the Constitution on June 21, 1788. ... Judd Gregg (born February 1947) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current United States Senator were he serves as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... New Jersey ratified the Constitution on December 18, 1787. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. ... New Mexico was admitted to the Union on January 6, 1912. ... Pietro Pete Vichi Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is a powerful Republican United States senator from New Mexico. ... Jesse Francis Jeff Bingaman Jr. ... The state of New York ratified the Constitution on July 26, 1788, thereby becoming the eleventh state. ... Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from the state of New York, serving since 1999. ... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the Biggest loser/retard these united states have seen from New York. ... United States Senate House of Representatives Congress District 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 1st* (1789-1791) John Baptista Ashe John Steele Hugh Williamson Timothy Bloodworth John Sevier 2nd* (1791-1793) William Barry Grove Nathaniel Macon 3rd* (1793-1795) William J. Dawson Matthew... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) is an American politician that served in both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidential administrations, and currently serves as a United States senator representing the state of North Carolina. ... Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is a United States Senator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. ... Kent Conrad (born on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ... Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... George Victor Voinovich (Vojinović in Serbo-Croatian) (born July 15, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party. ... Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is the Democratic Junior United States Senator from the state of Ohio. ... Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907. ... James Mountain Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is a conservative American politician from Oklahoma. ... Thomas Allen Tom Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... This is a List of United States Senators from Oregon, in the United States of America. ... Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) to German American parents, is Oregons senior United States Senator. ... Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is Oregons junior United States Senator. ...

PA: Specter (R), Casey (D)
RI: Reed (D), Whitehouse (D)
SC: Graham (R), DeMint (R)
SD: Johnson (D), Thune (R)
TN: Alexander (R), Corker (R)
TX: Hutchison (R), Cornyn (R)
UT: Hatch (R), Bennett (R)
VT: Leahy (D), Sanders (I)
VA: Warner (R), Webb (D)
WA: Murray (D), Cantwell (D)
WV: Byrd (D), Rockefeller (D)
WI: Kohl (D), Feingold (D)
WY: Thomas (R), Enzi (R) Pennsylvania ratified the Constitution on December 12, 1787. ... Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... Rhode Island ratified the Constitution on May 29, 1790. ... John Francis Jack Reed (b. ... Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the Junior Senator from the state of Rhode Island. ... South Carolina ratified the Constitution on May 23, 1788. ... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... The following is a list of United States Senators from South Dakota. ... Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. ... Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... Bob Corker Robert Phillips Bob Corker, Jr. ... Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29 1845. ... Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... Robert F. Bennett (born 1933) For other men named Robert Bennett see Robert Bennett (disambiguation). ... Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the current junior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Virginia ratified the Constitution on June 25 1788. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American statesman and politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972-1974 and has served as the Republican senior U.S. Senator from Virginia since 1979. ... James Henry Jim Webb, Jr. ... Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889. ... Patricia Lynn Murray (known as Patty Murray) (born October 11, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Washington. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 19, 1863. ... Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937), generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ... Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848. ... This article refers to Sen. ... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Wyoming was admitted to the Union on June 10, 1890. ... Craig Lyle Thomas (born February 17, 1933) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States senator from Wyoming. ...

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