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Encyclopedia > United States Senate election, 2002
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The U.S. Senate election, 2002 was a fiercely-contested race that resulted in a victory for the Republican Party, which gained two seats and thus a narrow majority from the Democratic Party in the United States Senate. 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. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 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. ...


The Democrats had originally hoped to do well in this year, as four veteran Republicans and no Democrats had retired this year, and open seats are always viewed as the most competitive. However, the open seats were all in the South, and the Republicans found fairly strong candidates who were able to hold all four.

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Notable races

Democratic gains

  • Arkansas: Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-AR), who was personally unpopular, perhaps due to divorcing his wife and marrying a young staffer, was defeated by Democratic challenger Mark Pryor, Arkansas Attorney General and the son of a popular former Senator and Governor.

Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 29th 137 732 km² 385 km 420 km 2. ... Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is a politician from the state of Arkansas. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ...

Republican gains

  • Georgia: Sen. Max Cleland (D-GA) was defeated by Representative Saxby Chambliss in a tough campaign marked by attacks on Cleland's stance on a Department of Homeland Security. Local Georgia issues may also have played a role in the campaign, with Republicans also taking the governorship over unhappiness with the Georgia state flag.
  • Missouri: Sen. Jean Carnahan (D-MO) had been appointed to the Senate after her husband, Mel Carnahan, had narrowly won the 2000 election posthumously. How much Mel Carnahan's victory had been due to sympathy following his death was unclear, but his wife was unable to hold the seat, losing narrowly to former Congressman Jim Talent.
  • Minnesota: Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN), in the middle of a tough fight against former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, abruptly died in a plane crash. Many observers expected that this would lead to a sympathy boost for his replacement, liberal stalwart and former Vice President Walter Mondale, but the Democrats received negative press after Wellstone's funeral was marked by political speeches, and Coleman won a close race.

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Democratic holds

  • South Dakota: The Democratic Party also invested heavily in South Dakota to keep Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) in office by 500 votes over Republican challenger John Thune, who accused Johnson and Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) of pushing liberal policies that were different from the promises they made to South Dakota voters. Thune's strategy would work successfully when he defeated Daschle himself in 2004.
  • New Jersey: Democratic incumbent Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) was dogged by scandal, and eventually quit the race so that the party could replace him with a better candidate, retired Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), who went on to win. Republicans challenged this late replacement of a weak candidate, but were not successful in the courts.
  • Louisiana: Republicans ran several candidates at once against incumbent Mary Landrieu (D-LA), hoping to push her vote below 50% and force a runoff in December (according to Louisiana law). They did force a runoff, but Republican Suzanne Haik Terrell narrowly lost the runoff.

Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946) is a United States Senator from South Dakota. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... Results -- light red represents Republican holds, dark red Republican pickups, light blue Democratic holds, dark blue Democratic pickups. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed the Torch, is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Frank Lautenberg at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 210 km 610 km 16 29°N to 33°N 89°W to 94°W Population... Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is a Democratic United States Senator for the state of Louisiana. ...

Republican holds

Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 46th 24,239 km² 110 km 305 km 3. ... Robert C. Bob Smith (born March 30, 1941) is an American politician who has served in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... Official Photo Jeanne Shaheen (born January 28, 1947) was the first woman to be elected governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ...

Senate contests in 2002

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Jeff Sessions Republican Re-elected, 59 - 40 Susan Parker (Democrat)
Alaska Ted Stevens Republican Re-elected, 78 - 11 - 8 Frank J. Vondersaar (Democrat)
Jim Sykes (Green)
Arkansas Tim Hutchinson Republican Defeated, 54 - 46 Mark Pryor (Democrat)
Colorado Wayne Allard Republican Re-elected, 51 - 46 Tom Strickland (Democrat)
Delaware Joe Biden Democrat Re-elected, 58 - 41 Raymond J. Clatworthy (Republican)
Georgia Max Cleland Democrat Defeated, 46 - 53 Saxby Chambliss (Republican)
Idaho Larry E. Craig Republican Re-elected, 65 - 33 Alan Blinken (Democrat)
Illinois Richard J. Durbin Democrat Re-elected, 60 - 38 Jim Durkin (Republican)
Iowa Tom Harkin Democrat Re-elected, 54 - 44 Greg Ganske (Republican)
Kansas Pat Roberts Republican Re-elected, 83 - 9 - 8 Steven A. Rosile (Libertarian)
George Cook (Reform)
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Republican Re-elected, 65 - 35 Lois Combs Weinberg (Democrat)
Louisiana Mary Landrieu Democrat Re-elected, 52 - 48 (in runoff) Suzanne Haik Terrell (Republican)
Maine Susan M. Collins Republican Re-elected, 58 - 42 Chellie Pingree (Democrat)
Massachusetts John Kerry Democrat Re-elected, 80 - 18 Michael E. Cloud (Libertarian)
Michigan Carl Levin Democrat Re-elected, 60 - 38 Andrew Raczkowski (Republican)
Minnesota Paul Wellstone Democrat (DFL) Deceased: Republican victory, 49 - 47 Norm Coleman (Republican)
Walter Mondale (Democrat [DFL])
Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican Re-elected, 85 - 15 Shawn O'Hara (Reform)
Missouri1 Jean Carnahan Democrat Defeated, 50 - 49 Jim Talent (Republican)
Montana Max Baucus Democrat Re-elected, 63 - 32 Mike Taylor (Republican)
Nebraska Chuck Hagel Republican Re-elected, 83 - 15 Charlie A. Matulka (Democrat)
New Hampshire Bob Smith Republican Lost primary: Republican victory, 51 - 46 John E. Sununu (Republican)
Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat)
New Jersey Robert Torricelli Democrat Withdrew: Democratic victory, 54 - 44 Frank R. Lautenberg (Democrat)
Douglas R. Forrester (Republican)
New Mexico Pete Domenici Republican Re-elected, 65 - 35 Gloria Tristani (Democrat)
North Carolina Jesse Helms Republican Retired: Republican victory, 54 - 45 Elizabeth Dole (Republican)
Erskine Bowles (Democrat)
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Republican Re-elected, 57 - 36 - 6 David Walters (Democrat)
James Germalic (Independent)
Oregon Gordon H. Smith Republican Re-elected, 56 - 40 Bill Bradbury (Democrat)
Rhode Island John F. Reed Democrat Re-elected, 78 - 22 Robert G. Tingle (Republican)
South Carolina Strom Thurmond Republican Retired: Republican victory, 54 - 44 Lindsey Graham (Republican)
Alex Sanders (Democrat)
South Dakota Tim Johnson Democrat Re-elected, 50 - 49 John R. Thune (Republican)
Tennessee Fred Thompson Republican Retired: Republican victory, 54 - 44 Lamar Alexander (Republican)
Bob Clement (Democrat)
Texas Phil Gramm Republican Retired: Republican victory, 55 - 43 John Cornyn (Republican)
Ron Kirk (Democrat)
Virginia John Warner Republican Re-elected, 83 - 10 - 7 Nancy Spannaus (Independent)
Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. (Independent)
West Virginia Jay Rockefeller Democrat Re-elected, 63 - 37 Jay Wolfe (Republican)
Wyoming Michael B. Enzi Republican Re-elected, 73 - 27 Joyce Jansa Corcoran (Democrat)

1 special election due to death of Mel Carnahan -- next regular election to be held in 2006 Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 1st 663,267 mi² / 1 717 854 km² 808 mi / 1300 km 1,479 mi / 2380 km 13. ... Theodore Fulton Ted Stevens (born November 18, 1923) is an American politician from Alaska. ... Jim Sykes (born 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a journalist (primarily radio), producer, and Alaskan politician and founder of the Green Party of Alaska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 29th 137 732 km² 385 km 420 km 2. ... Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is a politician from the state of Arkansas. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 269 837 km² 451 km 612 km 0. ... Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is a United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... Joseph Maxwell Cleland (born August 24, 1942) is an American politician of Georgia. ... Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 14th 216,632 km² 491 km 771 km 0. ... Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is the senior United States Senator from Idaho. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Richard Joseph Durbin (born November 21, 1944) is an American politician. ... Jim Durkin was a Republican member of the Illinois state senate representing the 44th district from 1995-2002. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 320 km 500 km 0. ... Thomas Richard Harkin (born November 19, 1939) is the junior United States Senator from Iowa. ... Greg Ganske (born March 31, 1949) is a politician from the U.S. State of Iowa. ... Official language(s) None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 211 mi; 340 km 400 mi; 645 km 0. ... Charles Patrick Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is a United States Senator from Kansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... Addison Mitchell McConnell, Jr. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 210 km 610 km 16 29°N to 33°N 89°W to 94°W Population... Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is a Democratic United States Senator for the state of Louisiana. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 305 km 515 km 13. ... Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952) is the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ... Chellie Pingree (born April 2, 1955) in Minneapolis is President and CEO of Common Cause, a nonpartisan citizens lobbying group based in Washington, DC. Prior to her appointment as head of the organization in March of 2003, Pingree was senate majority leader in the Maine State Senate, representing her island... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943, Aurora, Colorado) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Michael Cloud was the Massachusetts Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2002. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,889 mi² 250,941 km² 239 miles 385 km 491 miles 790 km 41. ... Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American politician and two-term U.S. Senator from Minnesota. ... Norman Bertram Norm Coleman Jr. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 32nd 125,546 km² 275 km 545 km 3 30°13N to 35°N 88°7W to 91°41W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 31st 2,697,243 23. ... William Thad Cochran (born December 7, 1937) is the senior United States Senator from Mississippi. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 240 mi; 385 km 300 mi; 480 km 1. ... Senator Jean Carnahan, D-Missouri, who served in the Senate from 2001-2002 Jean Carnahan (born December 20, 1933) was a member of the United States Senate from 2001 to 2002. ... James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician, the junior Senator from Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 4th 381,156 km² 410 km 1,015 km 1 44°26 N to 49° N 104°2 W to 116°2 W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 44th 902,195 2. ... Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is the senior United States Senator from Montana and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... Mike Taylor was a Formula One driver from the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 16th 200,520 km² 340 km 690 km 0. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 46th 24,239 km² 110 km 305 km 3. ... Robert C. Bob Smith (born March 30, 1941) is an American politician who has served in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... Official Photo Jeanne Shaheen (born January 28, 1947) was the first woman to be elected governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Robert Guy Torricelli (born August 27, 1951), nicknamed the Torch, is an American politician from the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Frank Lautenberg at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... Mayor Douglas Forrester Douglas Forrester is an American government contractor in New Jersey with a long history in both New Jersey business and politics. ... Official language(s) None, English and Spanish de facto Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 550 km 595 km 0. ... Peter Pete Vichi Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is an American politician and United States Senator from New Mexico. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... Jesse Helms Jesse Alexander Helms (born October 18, 1921) is a former five-term Republican U.S. Senator from North Carolina and a former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. ... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) was elected to the United States Senate in 2002 to represent North Carolina for a term ending in 2009. ... Erskine Bowles Erskine Boyce Bowles (born 8 August 1945) is an American businessman and political figure from the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... James Mountain Inhofe, usually known as Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... David Lee Walters (born November 20, 1951) was the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1991 to 1995. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ... Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is a United States Senator from Oregon. ... Bill Bradbury (1949-) is the Secretary of State for Oregon. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 50th 4,005 km² 50 km 65 km 32. ... John Francis Jack Reed (b. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 320 km 420 km 6 32°430N to 35°12N 78°030W to 83°20W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012... James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to April 1956 and November 1956 to 1964 as a Democrat and from 1964 to 2003 as a Republican. ... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... Alex Sanders is an American politician from the state of South Carolina He is the former chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals and former President of the College of Charleston. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946) is a United States Senator from South Dakota. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is one of the U.S. senators from the state of South Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... Fred Dalton Thompson (born August 19, 1942) is an American lawyer, actor and former Republican senator from Tennessee. ... Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... Robert Bob Clement (born 1944) is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) None. ... William Philip Phil Gramm (born July 8, 1942 in Fort Benning, Georgia) served as a Democratic Congressman (1978-1983), a Republican Congressman (1983-1984) and a Republican Senator from Texas (1985-2002). ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Ronald Ron Kirk (born June 27, 1954) was the first African American mayor of Dallas, Texas who also ran for the United States Senate in 2002. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... 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 a Republican senator from Virginia since 1979. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 210 km 385 km 0. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV was born on June 18, 1937 to German-American parents and is generally known as Jay Rockefeller. ... Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Jay Rockefeller in 2002. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 450 km 580 km 0. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States senator from Wyoming. ... Melvin Eugene Mel Carnahan (February 11, 1934 – October 16, 2000) was an American politician who was Governor of Missouri from 1993 to 2000. ... Seats up for election. ...


See also

The U.S. House election, 2002 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 2002 in the middle of President George W. Bushs first term. ...

Senate composition before and after elections

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Some states elected their Senators directly even before passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913. ... 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-election of Democrat President Woodrow Wilson. ... The 1918 U.S. Senate election occurred on November 5, coinciding with the midpoint of Woodrow Wilsons second term as President of the United States. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Farmer-Labor pickup 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 term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Farmer-Labor hold 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Simultaneous Republican hold and Democratic pickup The U.S. Senate election, 1930 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of Republican President Herbert Hoovers first term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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 election. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Simultaneous hold  Farmer-Labor hold  Progressive hold 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...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Farmer-Labor hold  Independent hold The United States Senate election, 1936 coincided with the re-election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Progressive hold 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 as President. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Simultaneous hold 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1944 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to his fourth term as President. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1946 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Harry Trumans first term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1956 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Simultaneous hold  Republican hold and Democratic pickup The U.S. Senate election, 1962 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of John F. Kennedys term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1964 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the 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. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1968 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the 1968 presidential election. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups  Independent pickups  Conservative pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1970 was an election for the United States Senate which was a midterm election in the term of President Richard M. Nixon. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1972 was an election for the United States Senate coinciding with the landslide re-election of Richard M. Nixon. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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 Gerald Fords subsequent pardon of Nixon. ... 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 Democratic Jimmy Carters election to the presidency. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1978 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Democratic President Jimmy Carters term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1980 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald W. Reagans election to the presidency. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1982 was an election for the United States Senate following the Republican gains in 1980. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1984 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald Reagans landslide re-election as president. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1986 was an election for the United States Senate in the middle of Ronald Reagans second presidential term. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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, the Republicans had a net loss of one seat in the...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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 Republicans. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups 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 gains in the Senate. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1994 was an election in which the Republican Party was able to take control of the Senate from the Democrats by mobilizing voters discontented with congressional incumbents and the early presidency of Bill Clinton. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1996 was an election for United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as president. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1998 was a roughly even contest between the Republican and Democratic parties. ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 2000 was an election for United States Senate which coincided with the election of George W. Bush as president. ... Seats up for election:  Republican incumbent  Retiring Republican  Democratic incumbent  Retiring Democrat  Retiring Independent  States without a seat up for reelection // 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. ...


 
 

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