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Encyclopedia > U.S. Senate election, 2006
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Seats up for election. Republican incumbents are red, Democratic incumbents are blue, open Republican seats are pink, open Democratic seats are light blue, and the open independent seat is yellow. States without a seat up for reelection are gray.
Seats up for election. Republican incumbents are red, Democratic incumbents are blue, open Republican seats are pink, open Democratic seats are light blue, and the open independent seat is yellow. States without a seat up for reelection are gray.

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Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 7, 2006, with 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate being contested. Since Senators are elected for six-year terms, those elected will serve from January 3, 2007 until January 3, 2013. Those Senators who were elected in 2000 will be seeking reelection or retiring in 2006. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2013 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ...


The 2006 House election is scheduled for the same date as the Senate election, as well as many state and local elections, including those for 36 state governors. Elections for the United States House of Representatives will be held on November 7, 2006, with all of the 435 seats in the House being contested. ... Seats up for election. ...


Major parties

Of the seats being contested, 17 are held by Democrats, 15 are held by Republicans, and 1 by an independent who frequently votes with the Democratic caucus.


The Senate is currently composed of 55 Republicans, who have been in the majority since 2003, 44 Democrats, and 1 independent. (The independent, former Republican Jim Jeffords of Vermont, began voting with the Democratic caucus in 2001, but will not seek re-election.) The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... James Merrill Jim Jeffords (born May 11, 1934 in Rutland, Vermont) is currently the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and the only Independent in the United States Senate. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ...


To gain a majority in the Senate, Democrats will need 51 seats, holding their 17 seats at risk and acquiring a gain of 6 or 7 seats depending on whether the open Vermont seat is won by a Republican. With only 50 seats, the Democrats would remain in the minority, as Vice President Dick Cheney (a Republican) breaks all tie votes in his role as President of the Senate.-1... Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941), widely known as Dick Cheney, is an American politician and businessman affiliated with the U.S. Republican Party. ...


To gain a "working majority" of 60 members, the number of votes required to break a filibuster, Republicans will need to gain five seats and hold their 15 seats at risk. A filibuster is a process, typically an extremely long speech, that is used primarily to stall the legislative process and thus derail a particular piece of legislation, rather than to make a particular point in the content of the diversion per se. ...


Races to watch

It is not yet clear which seats will have the most competitive races. Incumbent senators have a high rate of re-election, even when their party affiliation is at odds with the political trends of their state. The most competitive races tend to be those where the incumbent has retired, and those races in which the incumbent has served only one term are frequently competitive.


Additional special elections that are held due to the death or resignation of Senators in the interim would change the party balances listed above.


Retiring Senators

Jon CorzineNew Jersey

Senator Corzine, currently the second most popular elected official in New Jersey next to Acting Governor Richard Codey, would probably have been easily reelected if he had run, but instead ran in and won the 2005 gubernatorial election. He will likely appoint another Democrat to finish his Senate term, possibly Rep. Rob Andrews, Rep. Bob Menendez, or current acting governor and state senator Richard Codey, leaving the presumed interim Senator comparatively vulnerable in 2006 after only a year in office. Republicans are likely to field a strong candidate with a statewide organization and name recognition, such as 2001 gubernatorial nominee and 2005 Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Bret Schundler, or 2002 Senate and 2005 gubernatorial nominee Doug Forrester. Republican State Senator Thomas Kean, Jr., the son of the former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean, announced on March 25, 2005 that he would run for the U.S. Senate seat regardless of the winner of the 2005 race for governor. Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is an American politician and businessman. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Frank Lautenberg (D) Official language(s) None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Frank Lautenberg (D) Official language(s) None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378... Richard Codey, Acting Governor of New Jersey Richard James Codey (born November 27, 1946) is an American politician. ... The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2005 was a race for the Governor of New Jersey. ... Robert Ernest Andrews (born August 4, 1957) is an American politician. ... Bob Menendez receiving the Rutgers medal Robert Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. ... Richard Codey, Acting Governor of New Jersey Richard James Codey (born November 27, 1946) is an American politician. ... Bret Schundler Bret Schundler (born 1960) is a Republican Party politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Forrester is inaugurated as Mayor of West Windsor in 1979. ... Sen. ... Thomas Kean Thomas Howard Kean (born April 21, 1935 in New York City) was the Republican Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990. ...


Mark DaytonMinnesota

Main article : Minnesota U.S. Senate election, 2006 Mark B. Dayton (born January 26, 1947) is a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party US Senator from Minnesota who took office in 2001. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Official language(s) None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... The 2006 Minnesota U.S. Senate election will take place on November 7, 2006. ...


On February 9, 2005, Senator Dayton announced that he would not seek a second term in the Senate, leaving an open seat to be contested. Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy, the GOP candidate, secured major GOP endorsements and will not face any serious challengers. Kennedy has benefited greatly from high-profile Republicans coming to fund raise for him, including Vice President Dick Cheney in July, 2005. February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Republican Party of Minnesota, as its name implies, is the Minnesota branch of the United States Republican Party. ... Kennedy (left) with President George W. Bush Mark Kennedy (born April 11, 1957), is an American politician. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who, in the words of Adlai Stevenson, is a heartbeat from the presidency. ... Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941), widely known as Dick Cheney, is an American politician and businessman affiliated with the U.S. Republican Party. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) side, there are a half-dozen candidates seeking the DFL nomination and endorsement, but only four have declared. The current DFL front runner is Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar. Children's advocate Patty Wetterling, who was Kennedy's 2004 unsuccessful Congressional opponent, is also seeking the seat. Veterinarian, philanthropist, and heir to a founder of General Mills, Ford Bell has also announced his candidacy. Bell will rely only on contributions to fund his campaigns. Both Wetterling and Klobuchar have promised to abide by a DFL endorsement, and Bell has not stated yet what he'll do. Minneapolis attorney Mike Ciresi, who narrowly lost to Dayton in the 2000 DFL primary, is also considering another bid. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Hennepin County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, named in honor of the 17th-century French explorer Louis Hennepin. ... Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar (born May, 1960 in Plymouth, Minnesota) is the county attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota and a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) candidate in the US Senate election 2006. ... Patty Wetterling is an advocate of childrens safety particularly focused on protecting children from abduction and abuse. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A philanthropist is someone who devotes his or her time, money, or effort towards helping others. ... General Mills NYSE: GIS is a corporation, mainly concerned with food products, that is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ... Michael V. Ciresi is a prominent trial attorney and former candidate for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota. ...


Klobuchar and Kennedy are the only two candidates who have been elected to office. A poll conducted in February, 2005 for the Wetterling campaign shows Patty Wetterling defeating Mark Kennedy 47%-39%, and Amy Klobuchar defeating Kennedy 40%-38%. [1] A poll conducted in the fall of 2005 by the Wall Street Journal and Zogby Interactive shows Wetterling winning 48%-45% over Kennedy, and Klobuchar winning 49%-43% over Kennedy. [2] Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar (born May, 1960 in Plymouth, Minnesota) is the county attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota and a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) candidate in the US Senate election 2006. ... Kennedy (left) with President George W. Bush Mark Kennedy (born April 11, 1957), is an American politician. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bill FristTennessee

Senator Frist, the current Majority Leader, has previously promised to leave the Senate when his second term ends in 2006, and is widely considered to have presidential aspirations for the 2008 election. This will leave an open seat, contested by Democratic candidates Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. and State Senator Rosalind Kurita. Former Reps. Ed Bryant and Van Hilleary, along with Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker, are running in the Republican primary. A recent poll shows Ford Jr. leading all of his Republican opponents (Ford 31% Bryant 28%, Ford 34% Hilleary 29%, and Ford 32% Corker 24%, when not forced to decide. When forced to decide, it is close, but Ford still wins)[3]. William Harrison Frist, M.D. (born February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee and a cardiac surgeon. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... The Senate Majority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesman for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The U.S. presidential election of 2008 is scheduled to occur on November 4, 2008. ... Congressman Harold Ford Jr. ... A State Senator is a member of a state Senate, the upper legislative chamber in the government of a U.S. state. ... Rosalind Kurita is a member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 22 (Cheatham, Houston, and Montgomery Counties. ... Ed Bryant (born September 7, 1948), American politician, is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee (1995 - 2003). ... Van Hilleary (born June 20, 1959) is a Tennessee Republican politician. ... City nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, ChatTown, Chattavegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Ron Littlefield Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 370. ...


Jim JeffordsVermont

Main article : Vermont U.S. Senate election, 2006 James Merrill Jim Jeffords (born May 11, 1934 in Rutland, Vermont) is currently the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and the only Independent in the United States Senate. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... The Vermont Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ...


Senator Jeffords left the Republican Party to become an independent soon after being re-elected as a Republican in 2000. On April 20, 2005, he declared he would not seek another term, possibly for health reasons. Rep. Bernard Sanders, an independent socialist, is expected to run with little or no challenge from Democrats for the seat. Former Republican challenger Greg Parke plans to try his hand again, as does businessman Richard Tarrant. Lieutenant Gov. Brian Dubie considered running, but withdrew from the race October 26, 2005. [4] A Research 2000 poll [5] conducted in May showed Sanders with a 40 percent lead over both Tarrant and then-candidate Dubie. The Republican candidate running against Sanders is Lt. Col. Greg Parke, USAF. Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... Sanders, at the podium, announces National Dairy Equity Act Bernard (Bernie) Sanders (born September 8, 1941) has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the state of Vermont. ... Richard E. Tarrant was born August, 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. ... Brian Dubie (born March 9, 1959) is the 85th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aviation branch of the United States armed forces. ...


Paul SarbanesMaryland

Main article : Maryland U.S. Senate election, 2006 Paul Spyros Sarbanes (born February 3, 1933), a Democrat, is the senior and current class 1 United States Senator representing the state of Maryland. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Senators Paul Sarbanes (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) Official language(s) English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5... The Maryland Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ...


Senator Sarbanes announced on March 11, 2005 that he would retire in 2006 rather than run for re-election. Sarbanes' seat was previously considered safe; Maryland is a Democratic-leaning state. Former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume and Rep. Ben Cardin have announced their candidacies for the Democratic nomination. Most other prominent Maryland Democrats have decided not to run or are not likely to enter the race. Mfume had great difficulty raising funds in the summer of 2005, and this may leave Cardin as the likely nominee. [6] Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, a Republican, announced his candidacy on October 25, 2005, and is currently the only contender for the Republican nomination. A Baltimore Sun poll showed Steele trailing Cardin but leading Mfume. [7] 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. ... Kweisi Mfume (October 17, 1948) is the former CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a former United States Congressman. ... Ben Cardin Benjamin Louis Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 3rd district of the State of Maryland (map) since 1987. ... Current Lt. ... 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. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... The Baltimore Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of about 430,000 copies, and a Sunday run of 540,000 copies. ...


Possible Retiring Senators

Trent LottMississippi

An article appeared on Rollcall.com that suggested that Senator Lott, who was affected by Hurricane Katrina when his house was destroyed, might retire in order to get his life back in order. There have been no comments by Senator Lott, but should he run again it is almost certain that he will win as the Democrats have not put up a strong candidate yet. Should he retire, his Senate seat will almost definitely be contested. Chester Trent Lott Jr. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Senators Thad Cochran (R) Trent Lott (R) Official language(s) English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697,243 (31st)  - Density... Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named tropical storm, fourth hurricane, third major hurricane, and first Category 5 hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ...


Notable Democratic incumbent races

Maria CantwellWashington

Main article : Washington U.S. Senate election, 2006 Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ... The Washington Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ...


Senator Cantwell is drawing fire from liberals in Washington for many of her votes during President Bush's first term, including her vote for the Iraq War Resolution and the confirmation of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. 2004 gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi, widely considered the strongest possible GOP candidate, declined to run. Former CEO of Safeco Mike McGavick is the only announced GOP candidate. Still, she has continued to have a large lead over McGavick, leading him 52 to 37 in the most recent Rasmussen poll [8] The Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq (H.J.Res. ... The Seal of the United States Department of State The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... Condoleezza Rice, Ph. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Safeco Corporation (NASDAQ: SAFC) is a major US-American national insurance company. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Hillary Clinton – New York

Main article : New York U.S. Senate election, 2006 Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... The New York Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ...


Senator Clinton, former First Lady and wife of former President Bill Clinton, is challenged by Westchester district attorney Jeanine Pirro. It is widely speculated and rumored that Clinton will make a bid for the Presidency in 2008. If this is true, winning the Senate race would be crucial. Clinton faces few tough challenges, since she is widely popular in New York with approval ratings over 60 percent [9], and New York is a mostly Democratic state that went to John Kerry in the 2004 election. According to an April poll from Marist College’s Institute for Public Opinion, Senator Clinton led Pirro 64 percent to 28 percent. In August, a W-N-B-C-Marist College poll showed that Clinton's lead slipped, but remained still strong, at 50 percent to 28 percent. Laura Bush, current First Lady (2001-present) First Lady of the United States is the unofficial title of the hostess of the White House. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe, III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Jeanine Pirro Jeanine Ferris Pirro (born 1952) is an American politician from the state of New York. ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


Kent ConradNorth Dakota

Senator Conrad faces the problem of being a Democratic senator in an increasingly Republican Great Plains state, and hopes to avoid the fate of Tom Daschle, who lost his Senate seat in 2004. Governor John Hoeven, re-elected by a 43-point margin in 2004, was courted heavily by President Bush to challenge Conrad, and would have likely proven a formidable opponent. However, Hoeven announced on September 30, 2005 that he would not be a candidate in 2006 for the U.S. Senate. With Hoeven out of consideration, Conrad is expected to cruise to re-election as junior Senator Byron Dorgan did in 2004. Conrad currently enjoys extremely high approval ratings of over 70%.[10] Kent Conrad (born Gaylord Kent Conrad on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven (R) Senators Kent Conrad (D) Byron Dorgan (D) Official languages English Area 183 272 km² (19th)  - Land 178 839 km²  - Water 4 432 km² (2. ... The Great Plains states. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Minority Leader. ... John Hoeven John Hoeven (born March 13, 1957) has been the governor of the U.S. state of North Dakota since December 2000. ... Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ...


Bill NelsonFlorida

As the only southern Democrat facing re-election, Senator Nelson will draw major regional attention to this race. Florida also will elect a new governor in 2006, and the cost of two major campaigns in a large state could require that one of the Republican candidates have a high profile. Rep. Katherine Harris, who served as Secretary of State during the 2000 election, is the presumed favorite in a Republican primary. Though polls show Nelson with an 46% approval rating (low for an incumbent), he has a lead of 17 points against Harris (53 to 36), and with polls showing her with a big lead in the primaries, Nelson has good chances of facing her. [11]. Top Republicans, including Governor Jeb Bush and those close to President Bush, are trying to find a candidate to oppose Harris in the primary as they fear she will drive up Democratic turn out due to her controversial role in the 2000 election.[12] So far, the only potential candidates floated to challenge her in the primary are Afghanistan War General Tommy Franks, Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, and Congressman Mark Foley, though if they jumped into the race, they would be trailing in the polls severly (Harris 55, Franks 20, Jennings 8, and Foley 6) [13]. Clarence William Nelson (born September 29, 1942) is the senior U.S. Senator from Florida. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Official language(s) English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... Katherine Harris Katherine Harris (born April 5, 1957) is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 13th District of Florida (map). ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... A primary election is an election in which registered voters in a jurisdiction select a political partys candidate for a later election (nominating primary). ... General Tommy R. Franks (USCENTCOM photo) Tommy Ray Franks (born June 17, 1945) is a retired General in the United States Army, previously serving as the Commander-in-Chief of United States Central Command, overseeing United States Armed Forces operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East. ... Toni Jennings is the 16th lieutenant governor of Florida. ... Congressman Mark A. Foley Mark Adam Foley (born September 8, 1954), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 16th District of Florida (map). ...


Notable Republican incumbent races

Conrad BurnsMontana

Senator Burns faced a strong challenge from current Governor Brian Schweitzer in 2000, being re-elected by a mere 3% in a state that went for Bush twice by margins of over 20%. This, combined with the increasing strength of the state Democratic party and accusations of ethical issues related to the Jack Abramoff scandal, could make this a competitive race. Burns is also rumored to be considering retirement. State auditor John Morrison has filed papers to run for the Democratic nomination, and popular state senate president Jon Tester has announced his candidacy. While recent polling have suggested that Conrad Burns has a commanding lead over his Democratic challengers, an even newer one shows Burns with only a 48% approval rating [14], which is not good for a Senator of his seniority. Conrad Burns Conrad R. Burns (born January 25, 1935) is a Republican United States Senator from Montana. ... State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Official language(s) English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195 (44th)  - Density 2. ... Gov. ... Jack Abramoff Jack A. Abramoff (born February 28, 1958) is an influential Washington power- lobbyist and conservative activist. ... John Morrison was elected as state Auditor in Montana in November 2000, and re-elected in 2004. ... Jon Tester is a Democratic Montana politician and contender for the 2006 U.S. Senate. ...


Lincoln ChafeeRhode Island

Senator Chafee, perhaps the most liberal Republican in the Senate, will face a challenge from Cranston mayor Steve Laffey. Currently, the candidates for the Democratic nomination are Secretary of State Matt Brown and former Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse. US Reps. Jim Langevin and Patrick J. Kennedy have both chosen not to run. Many republicans are angry for Chafee's "RINO"-ness, and that could cost him the primary election to the popular conservative mayor. However, it is widely believed that the more liberal Chafee would have an easier time winning in the general election due to his appeal to independent liberals. Lincoln Davenport Chafee (born March 26, 1953) is a United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... This article discusses liberalism as a major political ideology, not the usage of the term in specific countries. ... Location of Cranston, Rhode Island. ... Steve Laffey is the current Mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island. ... Matt Brown is the current Secretary of State of Rhode Island, and a Democrat. ... Sheldon Whitehouse is the former Attorney General of The U.S State of Rhode Island, he is a Democrat. ... James R. Jim Langevin (born April 22, 1964) in Providence, Rhode Island is a politician from Rhode Island. ... Patrick J. Kennedy Patrick Joseph Kennedy (b. ...


Mike DeWineOhio

Main article : Ohio U.S. Senate election, 2006 Michael Richard DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American politician from Ohio, where he was born and lived until he was elected to the United States Congress. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... The Ohio Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ...


Senator DeWine has low approval ratings and the current Coingate scandal involving the Ohio Republican Party could hurt his re-election chances. Democratic hopes have been raised by the ongoing "Coingate" scandal and the unpopularity of Governor Bob Taft. The senator's son, R. Patrick DeWine, lost the Republican nomination for the Second Congressional District, suggesting DeWine's influence may be waning. DeWine could also face a tough primary challenge from several more conservative Republicans unhappy with his relatively centrist stances including his role as one of the Gang of 14 who intervened to stop a showdown over judicial nominations. Lawyer and Iraq War veteran Paul Hackett, who narrowly lost to Jean Schmidt in the Second District on August 2, 2005, said in October 2005 he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge DeWine. US Rep. Sherrod Brown will also be seeking the Democratic nomination, and is expected to make a formal announcement in November 2005. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan was also a potential candidate though he recently threw support to Hackett. This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Ohio Republican Party, the Ohio state affiliate of the United States Republican Party, controls all the elected statewide offices in Ohio as well as both houses of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature. ... Robert Alphonso Taft II (born January 8, 1942) has been the Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio since 1999. ... Richard Patrick Pat DeWine is a lawyer and politician of the Republican party who serves as a member of the Hamilton County Commission. ... The Gang of 14 (sometimes called the Mod Squad, with mod standing for moderate) was a term coined to describe the bipartisan group of moderate Senators who successfully negotiated a compromise to avoid the deployment of the so-called nuclear option over the organized use of the filibuster by Senate... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law and in other forms of dispute resolution. ... The Iraq war or war in Iraq is both an informal and formal term for military conflicts in Iraq that began with the invasion of 2003. ... A veteran refers to a person who is experienced in a particular area, particularly referring to people in the armed forces. ... Paul Hackett in Iraq. ... Jeannette Marie Hoffman Schmidt (born November 29, 1951) is an American politician of the Republican Party who is a U.S. Representative from the state of Ohio. ... Ohio Second Congressional District Election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sherrod Brown Sherrod Brown (born November 9, 1952), of Lorain, Ohio is an American politician who serves as a U.S. representative from the Democratic party, representing the 13th congressional district of Ohio (map). ... Timothy J. Ryan (born July 16, 1973) is an American politician of the Democratic Party, who is a U.S. representative for the 17th congressional district of Ohio (map). ...


Jon KylArizona

Wealthy real-estate developer Jim Pederson declared his intention to challenge Senator Kyl on September 14th, 2005. Pederson served as Arizona Democratic Party Chairman from 2001 to 2005 while spending millions of his own money to help Democrats modernize and to elect Janet Napolitano Governor. Although Arizona voted for Bush in the last two elections, Kyl has an undistinguished career and most Arizonans know little about him. In addition, Kyl's approval ratings in a recent poll were an anemic 48%. [15] Pederson hopes to capitalize on this blank slate, while Kyl plans to argue that his seniority and experience will help the state. This page is about the current Arizona Senator; for his father, a U.S. Representative from Iowa, see John Kyl; for an unrelated U.S. Representative from Mississippi, see John Kyle. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Official language(s) English Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... Jim Pederson is a businessman, co-founder of the commercial development firm The Pederson Group, and was the Chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party from 2001 to 2005. ... Janet Napolitano (born November 29, 1957) is the current governor of the U.S. state of Arizona, elected in 2002. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Official language(s) English Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former Governor of the State of Texas. ...


Rick SantorumPennsylvania

Main article : Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election, 2006
Senator Santorum is a very conservative member of the Senate in a state that went for John Kerry in 2004 by 2.5 percent. In his last election in the year 2000, Santorum received 7,706 more votes than Al Gore, the Democratic candidate for President, who won Pennsylvania by 4 percent. [16] Santorum ran against US Rep. Ron Klink, a pro-life Democrat from southeastern Pennsylvania. Democrats believe that Santorum's seat is extremely vulnerable, and are making it a priority for a pick-up in 2006. Democrat Bob Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania's state treasurer, announced his candidacy on March 5, 2005. Currently, his only primary opponents are college professor Chuck Pennacchio [17] and Alan Sandals [18]. Polls pitting Casey against Santorum have generally indicated greater support for Casey. As of 11/11/05, Casey is leading Santorum 54 to 34 percent in the polls [19]. A Casey-Santorum race would feature two pro-life candidates, a rarity in major elections. Richard John Santorum (born May 10, 1958), commonly known as Rick Santorum, is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official language(s) None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Pennsylvania Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Albert Arnold Gore Jr. ... Ronald Klink (born September 23, 1951) is a Democratic politician and former Representative from Pennsylvania, USA. Klink was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1951, and graduated from Meyersdale High School in Pennsylvania in 1969. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr. Charles Chuck Pennacchio is a professor of history and a Democratic candidate for the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Pro-life is a self-descriptive term used in English-speaking countries, and especially the United States of America for those who hold life, or the sanctity of life, or the right to life to be universal values, and seek their enforcement by legislation or constitutional provisions. ...


Jim TalentMissouri

Main article : Missouri U.S. Senate election, 2006 James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician, the junior Senator from Missouri. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Other U.S. States Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Official language(s) English Area 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² (21st)  - Land 68,898 mi... The Missouri Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ...


Senator Talent, who was elected to the four remaining years of this term in a 2002 special election, might face a strong Democratic challenge for his seat. Unlike most states, Missouri will not hold an election for governor in 2006, making this the only major statewide race in a traditional battleground state. Talent was elected by a very slim margin, which suggests that he might be vulnerable, and he now has a well-known challenger in Claire McCaskill, Missouri's state auditor and 2004 Democratic gubernatorial candidate. A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports shows McCaskill has a lead of 2 points, though this is still too close to tell who will be winning next November. Claire McCaskill (born 1953), is a U.S. Democratic Party politician, and the State Auditor of Missouri. ...


Complete list of Senate contests in 2006

State Incumbent Party Status Competing candidates See also Approval Rating
Arizona Jon Kyl Republican Running for 3rd term Jim Pederson (D) Main Article 48%
California Dianne Feinstein Democratic Running for 3rd full term Main Article 54%
Connecticut Joe Lieberman Democratic Running for 4th term John Orman (D) Main Article 69%
Delaware Tom Carper Democratic Running for 2nd term Colin Bonini (R) Main Article 63%
Florida Bill Nelson Democratic Running for 2nd term Katherine Harris (R) Main Article 46%
Hawaii Daniel Akaka Democratic Running for 3rd full term Main Article 58%
Indiana Dick Lugar Republican Running for 6th term Main Article 65%
Maine Olympia Snowe Republican Running for 3rd term Jean Hay Bright (D) Main Article 79%
Maryland Paul Sarbanes Democratic Retiring Ben Cardin, Kweisi Mfume (D); Michael Steele (R) Main Article 54%
Massachusetts Ted Kennedy Democratic Running for 8th term Main Article 60%
Michigan Debbie Stabenow Democratic Running for 2nd term Keith Butler (R) Main Article 50%
Minnesota Mark Dayton Democratic-Farmer-Labor Retiring Mark Kennedy (R), Amy Klobuchar, Patty Wetterling & Ford Bell (DFL) Main Article 44%
Mississippi Trent Lott Republican Considering Options Main Article 62%
Missouri Jim Talent Republican Running for 1st full term Claire McCaskill (D) Main Article 51%
Montana Conrad Burns Republican Running for 4th term John Morrison, Jon Tester (D) Main Article 48%
Nebraska Ben Nelson Democratic Running for 2nd term Don Stenberg, David Kramer (R) Main Article 63%
Nevada John Ensign Republican Running for 2nd term Jack Carter (D) Main Article 54%
New Jersey Jon Corzine Democratic Became NJ Governor in 2005 Thomas Kean, Jr. (R), Frank Pallone, Rob Andrews (D) Main Article 49%
New Mexico Jeff Bingaman Democratic Running for 5th term David Pfeffer (R) Main Article 63%
New York Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Running for 2nd term Jeanine Pirro (R) Main Article 63%
North Dakota Kent Conrad Democratic Running for 4th full term Main Article 73%
Ohio Mike DeWine Republican Running for 3rd term Paul Hackett, Sherrod Brown (D) Main Article 45%
Pennsylvania Rick Santorum Republican Running for 3rd term Bob Casey, Jr., Chuck Pennacchio, Alan Sandals (D), John Featherman (R) Main Article 45%
Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee Republican Running for 2nd full term Sheldon Whitehouse, Matt Brown (D), Steve Laffey (R) Main Article 56%
Tennessee Bill Frist Republican Retiring Ed Bryant, Van Hilleary, Bob Corker (R), Harold Ford, Jr., (D) Main Article 49%
Texas Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican Running for 3rd full term Barbara Ann Radnofsky, (D) Main Article 58%
Utah Orrin Hatch Republican Running for 6th term Pete Ashdown (D), Steve Urquhart (R) Main Article 65%
Vermont Jim Jeffords Independent Retiring Bernie Sanders (I), Greg Parke (R) Main Article 66%
Virginia George Allen Republican Running for 2nd term Main Article 49%
Washington Maria Cantwell Democratic Running for 2nd term Mike McGavick (R) Main Article 52%
West Virginia Robert Byrd Democratic Running for 9th term Hiram Lewis, Rick Snuffer, Zane Lawhorn, George Johnson (R) Main Article 65%
Wisconsin Herb Kohl Democratic Running for 4th term Main Article 57%
Wyoming Craig Thomas Republican Running for 3rd term Main Article 62%

State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Official language(s) English Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... This page is about the current Arizona Senator; for his father, a U.S. Representative from Iowa, see John Kyl; for an unrelated U.S. Representative from Mississippi, see John Kyle. ... Jim Pederson is a businessman, co-founder of the commercial development firm The Pederson Group, and was the Chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party from 2001 to 2005. ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Arizona will be held November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official language(s) English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is a Democratic U.S. Senator from California, a position she has held since 1992. ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of California will be held November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Official language(s) English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... Joseph Isadore Lieberman, (born February 24, 1942) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Connecticut. ... John Orman is a Professor of Politics at Fairfield University and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D) Senators Joe Biden (D) Thomas Carper (D) Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... Categories: People stubs | United States Senators | Governors of Delaware | Vietnam War veterans | 1947 births ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Delaware will be held November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Official language(s) English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... Clarence William Nelson (born September 29, 1942) is the senior U.S. Senator from Florida. ... Katherine Harris Katherine Harris (born April 5, 1957) is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 13th District of Florida (map). ... The Florida Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: The Aloha State Other U.S. States Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Monarch Akahi Nui Governor Linda Lingle (R) Senators Daniel Inouye (D) Daniel Akaka (D) Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Area 28,337 km² (43rd)  - Land 16,649 km²  - Water 11,672 km² (41. ... Daniel Kahikina Akaka (born September 11, 1924) is a U.S. Senator from Hawaii and a member of the Democratic Party. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Official language(s) English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... Richard Green Dick Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Senators Olympia Snowe (R) Susan Collins (R) Official language(s) None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and, as of 2005, the senior United States senator from Maine. ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Maine will be held November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Senators Paul Sarbanes (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) Official language(s) English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5... Paul Spyros Sarbanes (born February 3, 1933), a Democrat, is the senior and current class 1 United States Senator representing the state of Maryland. ... Ben Cardin Benjamin Louis Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 3rd district of the State of Maryland (map) since 1987. ... Kweisi Mfume (October 17, 1948) is the former CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a former United States Congressman. ... 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. ... The Maryland Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Official language(s) English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Edward Moore Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, having served since 1963. ... The 2006 Massachusetts U.S. Senate election will take place on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official language(s) English de-facto Area 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 56,855 mi² / 147,255 km... Deborah Ann Stabenow (born April 29, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan. ... Keith Butler is a minister and conservative activist from the state of Michigan. ... The Michigan Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Official language(s) None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... Mark B. Dayton (born January 26, 1947) is a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party US Senator from Minnesota who took office in 2001. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Kennedy (left) with President George W. Bush Mark Kennedy (born April 11, 1957), is an American politician. ... Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar (born May, 1960 in Plymouth, Minnesota) is the county attorney of Hennepin County, Minnesota and a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) candidate in the US Senate election 2006. ... Patty Wetterling is an advocate of childrens safety particularly focused on protecting children from abduction and abuse. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... The 2006 Minnesota U.S. Senate election will take place on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Senators Thad Cochran (R) Trent Lott (R) Official language(s) English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697,243 (31st)  - Density... Chester Trent Lott Jr. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Other U.S. States Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Official language(s) English Area 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² (21st)  - Land 68,898 mi... James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician, the junior Senator from Missouri. ... Claire McCaskill (born 1953), is a U.S. Democratic Party politician, and the State Auditor of Missouri. ... The Missouri Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Official language(s) English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195 (44th)  - Density 2. ... Conrad Burns Conrad R. Burns (born January 25, 1935) is a Republican United States Senator from Montana. ... John Morrison was elected as state Auditor in Montana in November 2000, and re-elected in 2004. ... Jon Tester is a Democratic Montana politician and contender for the 2006 U.S. Senate. ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Montana will be held November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Other U.S. States Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Senators Chuck Hagel (R) Ben Nelson (D) Official languages English Area 200,520 km² (16th)  - Land 199,099 km²  - Water 1,247 km² (0. ... Earl Benjamin Nelson (born May 17, 1941 in McCook, Nebraska) is an American politician from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. ... Don Stenberg was Attorney General of Nebraska (1991-2003). ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Nebraska will be held November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn (R) Senators Harry Reid (D) John Ensign (R) Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ... Jack Carter (born 1947) is the son of the former President Jimmy Carter. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Frank Lautenberg (D) Official language(s) None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is an American politician and businessman. ... Sen. ... Frank Pallone, Jr. ... Robert Ernest Andrews (born August 4, 1957) is an American politician. ... The New Jersey 2006 U.S. Senate election will be held on November 7, 2006 to determine who will represent New Jersey in the United States Senate as the Class 1 Senator for a term that will end in January 2013. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson (D) Senators Pete Domenici (R) Jeff Bingaman (D) Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ... Jesse Francis Jeff Bingaman Jr. ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election in New Mexico will take place on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois as Hillary Diane Rodham) is the junior United States Senator from New York, serving her freshman term since January 3, 2001. ... Jeanine Pirro Jeanine Ferris Pirro (born 1952) is an American politician from the state of New York. ... The New York Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven (R) Senators Kent Conrad (D) Byron Dorgan (D) Official languages English Area 183 272 km² (19th)  - Land 178 839 km²  - Water 4 432 km² (2. ... Kent Conrad (born Gaylord Kent Conrad on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Michael Richard DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American politician from Ohio, where he was born and lived until he was elected to the United States Congress. ... Paul Hackett in Iraq. ... Sherrod Brown Sherrod Brown (born November 9, 1952), of Lorain, Ohio is an American politician who serves as a U.S. representative from the Democratic party, representing the 13th congressional district of Ohio (map). ... The Ohio Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official language(s) None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Richard John Santorum (born May 10, 1958), commonly known as Rick Santorum, is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... Dr. Charles Chuck Pennacchio is a professor of history and a Democratic candidate for the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... John Featherman is a Republican candidate for the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (born March 26, 1953) is a United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... Sheldon Whitehouse is the former Attorney General of The U.S State of Rhode Island, he is a Democrat. ... Matt Brown is the current Secretary of State of Rhode Island, and a Democrat. ... Steve Laffey is the current Mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island. ... The Rhode Island Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... William Harrison Frist, M.D. (born February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee and a cardiac surgeon. ... Ed Bryant (born September 7, 1948), American politician, is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee (1995 - 2003). ... Van Hilleary (born June 20, 1959) is a Tennessee Republican politician. ... Congressman Harold Ford Jr. ... The Tennessee Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... ... Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ... // History Early history Native Americans have lived in Utah for several thousand years; most archeological evidence dates such habitation about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh) is a five-term Republican United States Senator, from Utah. ... Pete Ashdown Peter Lynn Ashdown is the founder and CEO of Utahs oldest Internet service provider, XMission, and a 2006 Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Utah, challenging incumbent Orrin Hatch. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... James Merrill Jim Jeffords (born May 11, 1934 in Rutland, Vermont) is currently the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and the only Independent in the United States Senate. ... Bernie Sanders at a press conference on the cost of fuel. ... The Vermont Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia. ... The Virginia Senate Election of 2006 will be held on November 7th, 2006. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Senators Patty Murray (D) Maria Cantwell (D) Official language(s) None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Washington Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ... Senator Robert C. Byrd The West Virginia United States Senate Election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... State nickname: Badger State State motto: Forward Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Official languages None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896... This article refers to Sen. ... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... Craig Lyle Thomas (born February 17, 1933) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ...

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U.S. Senate elections

1914 | 1916 | 1920 | 1922 | 1924 | 1926 | 1928 | 1930 | 1932 | 1934 | 1936 | 1938 | 1940 | 1942 | 1944 | 1946 | 1948 | 1950 | 1952 | 1954 | 1956 | 1958 | 1960 | 1962 | 1964 | 1966 | 1968 | 1970 | 1972 | 1974 | 1976 | 1978 | 1980 | 1982 | 1984 | 1986 | 1988 | 1990 | 1992 | 1994 | 1996 | 1998 | 2000 | 2002 | 2004 | 2006 | 2008 | 2010 Elections for the United States House of Representatives will be held on November 7, 2006, with all of the 435 seats in the House being contested. ... Seats up for election. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The U.S. presidential election of 2008 is scheduled to occur on November 4, 2008. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... With the passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913, the U.S. Senate election of 1914 was the first time that all senators were popularly elected instead of chosen by their state legislatures. ... The U.S. Senate election, 1916 was an election that coincided with the re-elected of Democrat President Woodrow Wilson. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1920 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Warren G. Harding as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, Farmer-Labor pickup in orange The U.S. Senate election, 1922 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Republican President Warren G. Hardings... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1924 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Republican President Calvin Coolidge. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1926 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Republican President Calvin Coolidges second term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1928 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Republican Herbert Hoover as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous Republican hold and Democratic pickup in dark purple The U.S. Senate election, 1930 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Republican President... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1932 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelts crushing defeat of incumbent Herbert Hoover in the presidential... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold in purple, Farmer-Labor hold in orange, Progressive hold in green The U.S. Senate election, 1934 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, Independent hold in yellow, Farmer-Labor hold in orange The U.S. Senate election, 1936 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Franklin... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1938 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Franklin Delano Roosevelts second term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, Progressive hold in green The U.S. Senate election, 1940 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to his third term... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold in purple The U.S. Senate election, 1942 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred midway through Franklin Delano Roosevelts third term as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1944 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the reelection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to his fourth term as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1946 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Harry Trumans first term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1948 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Democratic President Harry Truman for a full term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1950 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Harry Trumans second term as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1952 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower to the presidency by a large margin. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1954 was an election for the United States Senate which was a midterm election in the first term of Dwight D. Eisenhowers presidency. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1956 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with Dwight D. Eisenhower re-election. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1958 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of President Dwight D. Eisenhowers second term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1960 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of John F. Kennedy as president. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold marked in light purple, Republican hold and Democratic pickup marked in dark purple. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1964 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of President Lyndon Baines Johnson by an overwhelming majority. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold in purple The U.S. Senate election, 1966 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred midway through the term of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1968 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the 1968 presidential election. ... Results -- Conservative pickups in orange, Independent pickups in yellow, Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1970 was an election for the United States Senate which was a midterm election in the term of... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1972 was an election for the United States Senate coinciding with the landslide re-election of Richard M. Nixon. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1974 was an election for the United States Senate held in the wake of the Watergate scandal, Richard M. Nixons resignation from the presidency, and... Results -- Independent holds in light yellow, Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1976 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Democrat Jimmy Carters election to the presidency. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1978 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Jimmy Carters term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1980 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald W. Reagans election to the presidency. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1982 was an election for the United States Senate following the Republican gains in 1980. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1984 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald Reagans landslide re-election as President. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1986 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Ronald Reagans second presidential term. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1988 was an election for the United States Senate in which, in spite of the Republican victory by George Herbert Walker Bush in the presidential election... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1990 was an election for the United States Senate in which the Democratic Party increased its majority with a net gain of one seat from the... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1992 was an election for the United States Senate in which the victory of Bill Clinton in the presidential election was not accompanied by major Democratic... Republican holds in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1998 was a roughly even contest between the Republican and Democratic parties. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Results -- light red represents Republican holds, dark red Republican pickups, light blue Democratic holds, dark blue Democratic pickups. ... Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 4, 2008, with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested. ... Elections to the United States Senate will be held on November 2, 2010, with thirty four of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested. ...


 
 

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