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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 2010
 Senate Seats up for election:     Republican incumbent     Retiring Republican     Democratic incumbent     No election
Senate Seats up for election:
     Republican incumbent     Retiring Republican     Democratic incumbent     No election

Elections to the United States Senate will be held on November 2, 2010, with 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested. Since Senators are elected for six-year terms, those elected will serve from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2017. They will join Senate Class III, which traces its roots back to the Senators who served full six-year terms from March 4, 1789 until March 3, 1795. Current Class III Senators, who were elected in 2004, will seek re-election or retire in 2010. The House elections will occur on the same date, as well as some state and local elections. Image File history File links Ballot_box_current. ... This article is about the political process. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2017 (MMXVII) will be a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The three classes of US Senators, each currently including 33 or 34 Senators (since Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959, and until another state is admitted), are a means used by the United States Senate for describing the schedules of Senate seats elections, and of the expiration of the... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The United States Senate election, 2004 was an election for one-third of the seats in the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of George W. Bush as president and the United States House election, as well as many...


The composition of the Senate going into the 2010 election will depend on the results of the 2008 elections. Of the seats up for election, 19 are held by Republicans and 15 by Democrats.


There may be some additional changes of incumbent to the list below if Senators die or resign. If Senators in other classes die or resign in 2009 or 2010, there may be additional special elections in 2010.

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Overview of races

Retiring Senators

Sam Brownback (R) of Kansas

Main article: Kansas United States Senate election, 2010

Elected in 1996 to the Senate seat once held by Bob Dole and a former candidate for his party's presidential nomination in 2008, incumbent conservative Republican Sam Brownback has stated he will not run in 2010 because of self-imposed term limits.[1] Kansas is one of the most Republican states in the nation, as no Democrat has been elected to serve the Sunflower State since 1938, however, Brownback only has a 50% approval rating. [1] Possible successors to Brownback include Republican congressmen Jerry Moran, Todd Tiahrt, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, State Representative Lee Tafanelli and Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius. § Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) was a United States Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996, serving part of that time as United States Senate Majority Leader. ... Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Jerry Moran (born May 29, 1954, in Great Bend, Kansas) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing Kansass 1st District (map). ... Todd Tiahrt (born June 15, 1951), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas. ... Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius (born May 15, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American Democratic politician who currently serves as the 44th Governor of Kansas. ...


Possible retiring Senators

Bob Bennett (R) of Utah

Main article: Utah United States Senate election, 2010

Former entrepreneur-turned-Republican Senator Bob Bennett may retire. He will have served three terms in the Senate and will be 77 in 2010. Utah has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1970, when Frank Moss won his third term; he was succeeded in 1976 by Republican Orrin Hatch, who continues to hold what is the state's other Senate seat (Bennett is a Class III Senator; Hatch is a Class I Senator). Robert Foster Bob Bennett (born September 18, 1933) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Frank Edward Moss (September 23, 1911 – January 29, 2003) was a moderate Democratic United States Senator from Utah. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ...


However, there are still a handful of popular Democrats who could be strong contenders, especially Congressman Jim Matheson, whose popularity in a strongly Republican district and experience with difficult campaigns would make him the strongest possible Democratic candidate in the state. Another possibility would be former Attorney General Jan Graham. Matheson's congressional colleagues, Rob Bishop and Chris Cannon, would be strong contenders for the Republican nomination should Bennett step down. Given the strong Mormon presence in Utah (it has an all-Mormon congressional delegation), it is widely expected that Bennett's successor, regardless of party affiliation, will likewise be Mormon. James David Jim Matheson (born March 21, 1960) is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the second district of Utah since 2001 (map). ... Robert William Rob Bishop (born July 13, 1951) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. ... Christopher Black Cannon (born October 20, 1950) is a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the Republican Party, representing the third district of Utah (map), since 1997. ...


Jim Bunning (R) of Kentucky

Main article: Kentucky United States Senate election, 2010

Kentucky Republican and Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning is one of the most unpopular Senators in the country and is expected to face a difficult re-election or retire from Congress instead. Bunning will be 79 in 2010, and has become notorious for his erratic behavior, including using a teleprompter in a television debate during his 2004 race against his lesser-known opponent, Daniel Mongiardo, among other major gaffes, which led to Bunning's near-defeat. Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ... Schematic representation: A teleprompter (also known as an autocue) is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. ... Daniel Mongiardo, (born July 4, 1960) is a physician and a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Kentucky. ...


The most popular elected Democrat in Kentucky is current U.S. Representative and former Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler, who would be a formidable candidate should he challenge Bunning. The main reasons for this is that Chandler is highly popular in his strongly Republican district, has very high name recognition (due to the fact that he hails from the Chandler political dynasty and his multiple statewide campaigns) and his previous statewide victories (though he was defeated in a race for Governor in 2003). Other contenders for the Democrats include popular former Governor Brereton Jones, U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, former U.S. representative Ken Lucas, Attorney General Greg Stumbo, State Treasurer Jonathan Miller, former Lieutenant Governor Steve Henry, Speaker of the House Jody Richards, State Auditor Crit Luallen, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, and Mongiardo who, as of December 11, 2007, will become the 53th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Rep. ... Brereton Jones Brereton Chandler Jones (born June 27, 1939) is an American political figure. ... John Yarmuth (born November 4, 1947) is the congressman for Kentuckys 3rd congressional district. ... Lucas Kenneth Ray Lucas (born August 22, 1933), is an American politician. ... Gregory D. Greg Stumbo is the Democratic Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (2003 – present). ... Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is a British neurologist, theatre and opera director, television presenter, humourist and sculptor. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Jody Richards (born February 20, 1938) is a politician from Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Eugenia Crittenden Blackburn Crit Luallen is the current Auditor of Public Accounts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. ... Jerry E. Abramson Jerry Edwin Abramson (born September 12, 1946) is a Democratic Jewish American politician who is the longest serving Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...


If Bunning retires.Potential candidates would include State Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, Seceretary of State Trey Grayson, 2007 Attorney General candidate Stan Lee, and outgoing Governor Ernie Fletcher. Richie Farmer (born August 25, 1969 in Manchester, Kentucky) is a former shooting guard for the University of Kentucky and current Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. ... Trey Grayson (born April 18, 1972 in Kenton County, Kentucky) is the Secretary of State for the state of Kentucky. ... Ernest Lee Fletcher (born November 12, 1952) has served as governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky since December 9, 2003. ...


Christopher Dodd (D) of Connecticut

Main article: Connecticut United States Senate election, 2010

First elected in 1980, Christopher Dodd, the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Connecticut history, announced in a letter to the FEC on January 17, 2007 that he is no longer a candidate for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2010.[2] However, this is just a technicality in order to transfer funds to his presidential campaign, the declaration could be reversed at any time, and a Dodd spokesman said "It's a legality that isn't an indication of future plans." A strong challenge to Dodd would be Republican Governor Jodi Rell.[3] Potential Democratic successors to Dodd are Reps. John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, Chris Murphy and Joe Courtney,though Larson may be reluctant to give up his position as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, the fifth ranking leadership position in the House. Another Democratic possibility is state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician from Willimantic, Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... FEC is an acronym which can have the following meanings: Fast Ethernet Channel (a method for bundling ethernet channels) Family Entertainment Center Farnell Electronic Components (a distributor in the United Kingdom) Federal Election Commission (administers and enforces campaign finance legislation in the United States) Florida East Coast Railway (AAR reporting... Categories: Stub | 1946 births | Governors of Connecticut ... John B. Larson (born July 22, 1948), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the 1st District of Connecticut (map). ... Rosa DeLauro Rosa L. DeLauro (born March 2, 1943), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 3rd District of Connecticut (map). ... Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Attorney General was awarded the Raymond E. Baldwin Award for Public Service by the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2002 Richard Blumenthal is the 23rd elected Attorney General of Connecticut. ...


Chuck Grassley (R) of Iowa

Main article: Iowa United States Senate election, 2010

Longtime Republican senator Chuck Grassley was the chair of the Senate Finance Committee until Democrats won control of the Senate in 2006. Grassley, who will be 77 in 2010 and is one of the most powerful members of the Senate, may retire from Congress, having served five terms as a Senator. Iowa is known to be a traditional populist state when it comes to its politics, with issues such as the economy, health care and education considered very important among its constituents. Thus, if Grassley retires, his potential successors are expected to be of a populist nature, whether the candidate is a Republican or a Democrat. Charles Ernest Chuck Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Largest metro area Des Moines metropolitan area Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ...


Former Governor Tom Vilsack, who recently dropped out of the 2008 presidential race, would be a strong contender for the Democrats. Current Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge may also decide to put any potential gubernatorial ambitions for 2014 on hold, and help her party out by running for Grassley's open seat in the 2010 midterms. Other potential Democratic candidates include Governor Chet Culver and Congressmen Bruce Braley and Dave Loseback. For the Republicans. Potential candidates would include former Congressman and 2006 Gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle and Congressmen Steve King and Tom Latham. Thomas James Vilsack (born December 13, 1950) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and served as the 40th Governor of the state of Iowa. ... Patty Judge is the current Secretary of Agriculture in the U.S State of Iowa. ...


Daniel Inouye (D) of Hawaii

Main article: Hawaii United States Senate election, 2010

Veteran Democrat Daniel Inouye will be 86 in 2010 and will have served eight terms in the Senate and compiled a career in Washington spanning over two generations from Hawaii's first years of statehood to the present day. Even were Inouye to retire, the seat would favor the Democrats, who have traditionally dominated the Hawaii delegation; Hawaii last elected a Republican Senator in 1970, and its delegation currently consists entirely of Democrats. Daniel Ken Inouye (born September 7, 1924) is a recipient of the Medal of Honor and currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Hawaii. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Republican Governor Linda Lingle may run for the seat if Inouye retires. Representatives Mazie Hirono and Neil Abercrombie and former Representative Ed Case would all be potential Democratic candidates. Linda Lingle (born Linda Cutter on June 4, 1953) has been Governor of Hawaii since December 2, 2002. ... Mazie Keiko Hirono (Japanese: 広野 慶子) , born November 3, 1947 in Fukushima, Japan, is an American politician who was the second Asian immigrant elected lieutenant governor of a state of the United States. ... Neil A. Abercrombie (born June 26, 1938) is an American politician and elder statesman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. ... Ed Case Edward Espenett Ed Case (born September 27, 1952) is a politician from Hawaii in the United States. ...


Johnny Isakson (R) of Georgia

Main article: Georgia United States Senate election, 2010

There is some speculation that freshman Republican senator Johnny Isakson may run for Governor of Georgia to succeed popular Republican Sonny Perdue, who is term-limited. Isakson is a popular senator whose first bid for the Senate (in 1996 to succeed retiring Democrat Sam Nunn) ended with a defeat in the Republican primary after Isakson listed himself as the pro-choice primary candidate, which is considered taboo as Georgia Republicans are overwhelmingly pro-life. Isakson has a 52% approval rating, with 36% disapproval. [2] The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... John Hardy Johnny Isakson (born December 28, 1944), American politician, has been a Republican United States Senator from Georgia since 2005. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of Georgia, including governors of the British colony of Georgia. ... George Ervin Sonny Perdue III (born December 20, 1946) is the governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. ...


If Isakson does run for Governor, large numbers of candidates from both parties would line up for his seat. Though Republicans have recently done very well and the Democratic Party is in a state of somewhat disarray, the race is expected to be competitive as Democrats still constitute a significant enough minority in the state.


For Republicans, potential candidates if Isakson runs for Governor include businessman Herman Cain (who finished second to Isakson in the Republican primary for the Senate in 2004), Congressmen Phil Gingrey, Lynn Westmoreland, Jack Kingston and Tom Price, who holds the same congressional seat that was held by Isakson before he became a Senator (the same congressional seat was also held by Newt Gingrich). The biggest name on the GOP side would be popular Governor Sonny Perdue, who is rumored to be interested in the seat. Perdue will be term-limited and prevented from seeking reelection in 2010. Should Perdue pass on the race, Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel would be a possible candidate. Herman Cain (Born December 13, 1945) is a conservative newspaper columnist, African-American businessman, politician and radio talk-show host from Georgia. ... John Phillip (Phil) Gingrey, M.D., (born July 10, 1942), an American obstetrician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 11th District of Georgia. ... John Heddens Jack Kingston (born April 24, 1955), an American Republican politician, has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing Georgias 1st congressional district in the southeastern part of the state (map). ... Dr. Thomas E. Tom Price (born October 8, 1954) is an American politician. ... Newton Leroy Gingrich, (born June 17, 1943), served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. ... George Ervin Sonny Perdue III (born December 20, 1946) is the governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Karen Handel is an American politician in the state of Georgia. ...


Democratic possibilities include Congressmen Jim Marshall and John Barrow, both of whom represent vulnerable districts and thus likely to consider higher office in hopes of coming out as more appealing to voters. Other possibilities are Secretary of State Cathy Cox, Attorney General Thurbert Baker, Georgia House Minority Leader DuBose Porter, and wealthy Columbus trial attorney Jim Butler. James Creel Jim Marshall (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician, and has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 3rd District of Georgia (map). ... John Jenkins Barrow (born October 31, 1955), American politician, is currently a Democratic Congressman from Georgias 12th District. ... Cathy Cox Lera Catharine Cathy Cox (born 1958) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the former Secretary of State of Georgia. ... A.G. Thurbert E. Baker Thurbert E. Baker is the current Attorney General of the state of Georgia, United States, serving since 1997. ...


Patrick Leahy (D) of Vermont

Main article: Vermont United States Senate election, 2010

Six-term Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy may retire from the Senate; he will be 70 in 2010. However, as Leahy is now the Chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, such a move would be unlikely as Democrats now control the Senate and Republicans control a majority of seats up for election in 2008 and 2010, which could result in larger Democratic Senate majorities that would discourage Leahy from retiring. Former governor and 2004 presidential candidate and current DNC Chairman Howard Dean may seek the seat should Leahy retire, as might Representative Peter Welch, a Democrat, and Governor Jim Douglas, a Republican. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate, the upper house of the United States Congress. ... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont, and currently the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the central organ of the Democratic Party at the national level. ... For the British television actor, see Peter Welch (actor). ... James H. Jim Douglas (born June 21, 1951) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ...


John McCain (R) of Arizona

Main article: Arizona United States Senate election, 2010

Currently a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in the 2008 presidential election, Sen. John McCain's seat would become open early should he win his party's nomination and be elected president. McCain will be 74 in 2010 and has previously struggled with cancer. It is likely that 2008 will be his last chance to become president. Should he fail to do so, he may choose to retire from politics at the end of his current Senate term. Possible Democratic contenders for McCain's open seat include Arizona governor Janet Napolitano, Attorney General Terry Goddard and 8th District Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It is possible that wealthy real estate developer Jim Pederson, who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Jon Kyl in 2006, may also be interested. The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ... For McCains grandfather and father, see John S. McCain, Sr. ... Janet Napolitano (b. ... Gabrielle Giffords is a politician and businesswoman from Tucson, Arizona. ... 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. ... This page is about the current Arizona Senator; for his father, a U.S. Representative from Iowa, see John Kyl; for a U.S. Representative from Mississippi with a similar name, see John Kyle. ...


Polling shows that McCain is falling behind in the Republican Primary polls. He is ranking from 2nd to 4th. It is expected that if his bid fails, he will run for re-election. However, a poll commissioned by the Behavior Research Center shows Napolitano defeating McCain 47% to 36%. [4] A more recent poll as of October 2007, shows Napolitano edging McCain 46% to 45%. [3]


Barbara Mikulski (D) of Maryland

Main article: Maryland United States Senate election, 2010

The dean of women in the United States Senate, Democrat Barbara Mikulski may retire. The 70-year-old Mikulski has often been elected by large margins, which is no surprise given Maryland's traditional Democratic politics. An open seat will open the doors for Democrats, as well as Republicans, to run for this seat. Former Governor Robert Ehrlich, former Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, who ran for Senate in 2006,and 2004 challenger, E. J. Pipkin, would be among the GOP's candidates, while Democratic Reps. John Sarbanes, Dutch Ruppersberger, Al Wynn and Chris Van Hollen, former congressman and NAACP president Kweisi Mfume and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown would be some of the Democratic candidates for the seat. Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Class 3 United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... For the entrepreneur and businessman, see Robert Ehrlich. ... Michael Steele Michael S. Steele (born October 19, 1958) is the current Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, having been elected on the same ticket as Governor Robert L. Ehrlich in 2002. ... Edward E.J. Pipkin is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing Marylands 36th Senate district, and was first elected in 2002. ... John Peter Spyros Sarbanes is an American lawyer who won the election to the third congressional district of Maryland on November 7, 2006. ... Dutch Ruppersberger Charles Albert Dutch Ruppersberger III (born January 31, 1946) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd Congressional district of Maryland (map) since 2003. ... Albert Russell Wynn (born September 10, 1951) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing the 4th district of the State of Maryland (map) since 1992. ... Christopher Chris Van Hollen, Jr. ... Mfume delivering a speech at NOAA during Black History Month, 2005 Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray, October 24, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland) is the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a five-term Democratic Congressman from Marylands... Anthony G. Brown (born November 21, 1961 in Huntington, New York) is an American politician. ...


Barack Obama (D) of Illinois

Main article: Illinois United States Senate election, 2010

One-term Senator Barack Obama has emerged as a potential presidential candidate in 2008. If he becomes President or Vice President, his seat will become open and thus result in an all-out primary for both parties. Though Illinois is considered a Democratic stronghold state, Republicans still have some potential candidates, including Reps. Mark Kirk and John Shimkus. Potential Democratic candidates include Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr., Bobby Rush and Rahm Emanuel, State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, and Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn. “Barack” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing Illinoiss 10th congressional district (map). ... Lisa Madigan (born July 30, 1966 in Chicago) is the current and 41st Attorney General of the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Jesse Jackson, Jr. ... Rahm Emanuel (born November 29, 1959) is an American politician. ... Alexi Giannoulias (born 03/17/1976) is the Democratic Illinois State Treasurer. ... For the Irish grocery chain entrepreneur, see Quinnsworth John Brian Patrick Pat Quinn (born January 29, 1943, in Hamilton, Ontario),[1] is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs between 1998 and 2006. ...


Richard Shelby (R) of Alabama

Main article: Alabama United States Senate election, 2010

Richard Shelby, a former Democrat who switched parties in 1994 when Republicans took control of both the House and Senate, may retire. He will be 76 in 2010. Though Alabama is a solidly Republican state in presidential elections, Democrats control majorities in the Alabama Legislature and have some high-profile officeholders that would be strong candidates for Shelby's seat should it come up, as it is unlikely any of them will challenge for the seat if Shelby decides to run for a fifth term. However, Rep. Artur Davis (AL-7) is openly considering running against Shelby. He may opt to run in Alabama's open gubernatorial race, as Gov. Bob Riley is term limited. Richard Craig Dick Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is an American politician. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Artur Davis Artur Davis (born October 9, 1967), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 7th District of Alabama (map). ... Alabamas Seventh Congressional District since 2002. ... Robert Renfroe Bob Riley (born October 3, 1944) is an American politician in the Republican Party. ...


George Voinovich (R) of Ohio

Main article: Ohio United States Senate election, 2010

Moderate Republican, former Cleveland mayor, and former Governor George Voinovich may retire. He will be 74 in 2010, and his party is currently struggling to rebuild its image following the infamous Coingate scandal and the fallout from the unpopularity of former Ohio Governor Bob Taft. Even though the scandals should be behind the GOP's backs in 2010, its impact could still be felt well into that year. Additionally, a August 2007 Survey USA poll has his approval rating at 40%, with 50% disapproving. George Victor Voinovich (born July 15, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from the state of Ohio, and a member of the Republican Party. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Robert Alphonso Bob Taft II (born January 8, 1942) is an American Republican politician. ...


Possible Democrats who might run include State Treasurer Richard Cordray, former Congressional candidate Paul Hackett, Governor Ted Strickland and Reps. Tim Ryan, Dennis Kucinich, Betty Sutton, Charlie Wilson and Zack Space, although Strickland will be 69 years old in 2010 and is expected to seek re-election as governor instead. Should Voinovich retire, possible Republican candidates include former Seceretary of State Ken Blackwell, former Attorney General Jim Petro and Reps. John Kasich and Rob Portman. Richard Cordray (born May 3, 1959) is currently the Treasurer of Franklin County, Ohio, and a Democratic candidate for State Treasurer in the upcoming 2006 election. ... Paul Hackett in Iraq. ... Ted Strickland, Ph. ... For others, see Tim Ryan (disambiguation). ... Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician of the Democratic party and a candidate for President of the United States in both 2004 and 2008. ... Elizabeth Betty S. Sutton is a politician from Ohio. ... Zachary T. Space of Dover, Ohio (Born 1961) is an American politician of the Democratic party, serving as the law director for the City of Dover. ... John Kasich John Richard Kasich (born May 13, 1952, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania) is a former United States Republican United States Representative who is now a television show host for FOX News Channel. ... Robert Jones Rob Portman (born December 19, 1955) is an American lawyer and a former Director of the Office of Management and Budget. ...


Evan Bayh (D) of Indiana

Main article: Indiana United States Senate election, 2010

Evan Bayh, a former two-term Governor of Indiana and now in his second Senate term, was originally considering running for President in 2008, but pulled out in December 2006. He has not yet indicated whether he will seek a third term in 2010, but he is very popular and won re-election with 62% of the vote in 2004. Birch Evans Bayh III (commonly known as Evan Bayh) (pronounced like bye; IPA pronunciation: ) (born December 26, 1955) is an American politician who has served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana since 1999 and a former Governor of Indiana. ...


Potential Republican challengers could be Congressman's Mark E. Souder, Stephen Buyer, and Mike Pence. Former Congressman Mike Sodrel could be a candidate, as well as Governor Mitch Daniels. The race could be interesting if former senator and former vice president Dan Quayle was to return to Indiana and run for the seat. Mark Edward Souder (born July 18, 1950) is an American politician who is serving his fifth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Indianas Third Congressional District. ... Stephen Earle Buyer (born November 26, 1958) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993 for Indianas 4th congressional district. ... Michael Richard Mike Pence (born June 7, 1959) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for Indianas 6th congressional district (see map). ... Rep. ... Mitchell Elias Mitch Daniels, Jr. ... James Danforth Dan Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the forty-fourth Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989–1993). ...


Byron Dorgan (D) of North Dakota

Main article: North Dakota United States Senate election, 2010

Three term Senator Byron Dorgan may retire. Dorgan, who represents the Conservative state of North Dakota may be in danger if he runs for re-election. Several potential Republican candidates are Governor John Hoeven, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, and Senate Majority Leader Bob Stenehjem. Bob Stenehjem is the brother of Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. All have very high approval ratings, including Dorgan. Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... John Henry Hoeven III (born March 13, 1957), is a North Dakota banker and Republican politician who is most well known for his current tenure as the Governor of North Dakota. ... Wayne Stenehjem is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... A Senate Majority Leader is a politician within a Senate who leads the majority party, or majority coalition, of sitting senators. ... Bob Stenehjem Robert Bob Stenehjem, born January 12, 1952, is a North Dakota Republican Party politician, serving in the North Dakota Senate for District 30. ... Bob Stenehjem Robert Bob Stenehjem, born January 12, 1952, is a North Dakota Republican Party politician, serving in the North Dakota Senate for District 30. ... Wayne Stenehjem is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. ...


Judd Gregg (R) of New Hampshire

Main article: New Hampshire United States Senate election, 2010

Former Governor and incumbent Senator Judd Gregg may retire. Gregg remains popular amongst voters in New Hampshire, however, New Hampshire has been the site of Democratic gains in 2006, who now control both legislative chambers in the state for the first time since 1911, as well as electing Democrats to the state's only two Congressional districts. Governor John Lynch was reelected with 74% of the vote in 2006, and thus would likely be a strong challenger for Gregg, should he choose to run. If Lynch passes on this race, another potentially strong candidate could be current U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter or former Portland Mayor, Steve Marchand. Judd Gregg (born February 14, 1947) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current United States Senator serving as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... For other persons named John Lynch, see John Lynch (disambiguation). ... Carol Shea-Porter (born December 2, 1952) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of New Hampshire. ... Steve Marchand is the current mayor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ...


Democratic Incumbent Races

Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas

Main article: Arkansas United States Senate election, 2010

Incumbent Senator Blanche Lincoln was reelected with 56% of the vote in 2004, a year when President George W. Bush carried the state easily in a fair margin and GOP candidates nationwide won in what was termed as a GOP year. Lincoln is extremely popular in Arkansas and is very well-known. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is a 2008 Presidential candidate, may run, since he remains a relatively well-liked figure. Regardless of Huckabee's position, Arkansas has elected only one Republican Senator since Reconstruction, who was defeated in a GOP landslide year of 2002. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Huckabee redirects here. ... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ...


Barbara Boxer of California

The Chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, California Democrat Barbara Boxer announced on February 19, 2007, that she will seek a fourth term in 2010.[5]. Boxer will turn 70 one week after election night in 2010. She is one of the most progressive and liberal members of the U.S. Senate, and is the first Democratic senator to officially announce plans for the 2010 race. It is unlikely that she will face any major opposition in the Democratic primary. The 2010 California United States Senate election will take place in the U.S. state of California on 2 November 2010 alongside 33 other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. ... The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the environment and infrastructure. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may seek the seat, as he would be ineligible to run again in the Gubernatorial race due to term limits. David Dreier, the ranking member of the House Rules Committee, could also seek the seat for Republicans, as would Rep. Darrell Issa. However, most members of the California GOP House delegation are regarded as too conservative for the state as a whole. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... David Timothy Dreier (born July 5, 1952), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since January 1981, representing Californias 26th congressional district (map). ... Darrell E. Issa (pronounced Eye-suh) (born November 1, 1953) is an American politician and former CEO of a consumer electronics company. ...


It remains to be seen if conservative State Senator Tom McClintock will consider a run for the seat, as he is experienced in statewide contests (including a third-place finish in the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election), though his status is unclear. Tom McClintock Thomas Miller Tom McClintock (born July 10, 1956) is an outgoing California state senator who was the unsuccessful 2006 Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of California. ...


Harry Reid of Nevada

Main article: Nevada United States Senate election, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was reelected with 61% of the vote in 2004. That year, the Republicans did not put up a formidable challenger. Potential Republican candidates could be former Governor Kenny Guinn, Governor Jim Gibbons (Gibbons has only a 29% approval rating), Congressmen Jon Porter, Dean Heller, or 2004 candidate Richard Ziser. Guinn would possibly be the strongest challenge to Reid but will be 75 in 2010. A Senate Majority Leader is a politician within a Senate who leads the majority party, or majority coalition, of sitting senators. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Kenneth Carroll Kenny Guinn (born August 24, 1936) is an American educator and businessman who was a two-term Governor of Nevada from 1999 to 2007. ... James Arthur Jim Gibbons (born December 16, 1944) is the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Jonathan Christopher Jon Porter (born May 16, 1955), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, the first representative elected from the new 3rd Congressional district of Nevada, which includes much of suburban Las Vegas. ... Dennis M. Heller is the Secretary of State of Nevada and the Republican nominee for United States Congress for the states 2nd congressional district. ...


Ken Salazar of Colorado

Main article: Colorado United States Senate election, 2010

Ken Salazar narrowly defeated Pete Coors in 2004. Colorado has experienced a shift in politics, with the Democratic Party making significant gains throughout the state in 2006. There has been talk by activists on the left on launching a primary challenge to the centrist Salazar. Former Gov. Bill Owens, who won't run in '08 for the Senate, may run this time around, as might retired football quarterback John Elway, who hinted at a future run for office despite choosing not to run in 2008. Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician, rancher, and environmentalist from the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Peter Hanson Coors (born September 20, 1946) is a U.S. businessman and entrepreneur. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the former Governor of Colorado. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ...

  • Ken Salazar for U.S. Senate official campaign site

Chuck Schumer of New York

Main article: New York United States Senate election, 2010

Chuck Schumer, current Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, handily defeated Assemblyman Howard Mills in 2004. New York is considered a Democratic stronghold. However, there are a few Republicans who could challenge Schumer. These Republicans include: Former governor George Pataki, former New York City mayor and 2008 presidential hopeful Rudolph W. Giuliani, and State Senate Majority leader Joseph L. Bruno, with the former mayor and former governor being the strongest challenges to the incumbent. Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior U.S. Senator from the state of New York, serving since 1999. ... DSCC can also refer to Defense Supply Center, Columbus. ... Howard Mills III (born May 29, 1964) was a Republican New York assemblyman from Middletown who ran against Senator Chuck Schumer of New York in the 2004 U.S. Senate election but lost in a landslide. ... George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is an American politician who was the 57th Governor of New York serving from January 1995 until January 1, 2007. ... Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ... Joseph L. Bruno Joseph L. Bruno (born April 8, 1929) is an American businessman and politician. ...


Ron Wyden of Oregon

Main article: Oregon United States Senate election, 2010

Ron Wyden is expected to win re-election easily in Oregon, whose Congressional delegation is majority Democratic. Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) to German American parents, is Oregons senior United States Senator. ... Democracy is a form of government under which the power to alter the laws and structures of government lies, ultimately, with the citizenry. ...


Patty Murray of Washington

Main article: Washington United States Senate election, 2010

Patty Murray defeated Rep. George Nethercutt by 10 percent in 2004. She may face a credible challenge in 2010, such as Nethercutt's successor, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5). Still, no Washington Senator has come from the eastern part of the state since 1916. Other Republican candidates may include Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8), who has been able to win in a Democratic-leaning district in the suburbs of Seattle, or Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna. Patricia Lynn Murray (known as Patty Murray) (born October 11, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Washington. ... George R. Nethercutt, Jr. ... Fifth Congressional District of Washington Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a Republican politician. ... The Fifth Congressional District of Washington encompasses the Eastern Washington counties of Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams, Whitman, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin. ... David George Reichert (born August 29, 1950) is an American politician and the former sheriff of King County, Washington. ... The Eighth Congressional District of Washington includes most of the region known as the Eastside and the mostly-rural eastern parts of Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties. ... Robert Rob McKenna, a Republican from Bellevue, Washington, USA, was elected Washington State Attorney General in November 2004. ...


Russ Feingold of Wisconsin

Main article: Wisconsin United States Senate election, 2010

In 2004, Russ Feingold won a double-digit victory, outperforming the Democratic nominee for President substantially. Despite this,he won narrowly in both of his previous elections in Democratic years. A potential Republican candidate could be former congressman and 2006 Governor candidate Mark Green. Green is currently the U.S Ambassador to Tanzania. Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... For other persons named Mark Green, see Mark Green (disambiguation). ...

Republican Incumbent Races

Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska

Main article: Alaska United States Senate election, 2010

Lisa Murkowski narrowly defeated former Governor Tony Knowles in 2004, but a lack of strong Democratic challengers make for an easier race in 2010, considering the fact that Alaska is heavily Republican, and that the only really strong Democrat in the state, Tony Knowles, has been defeated two elections in a row. Lisa Ann Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is an American politician. ... There have been several well-known people with the name Tony Knowles, including: Tony Knowles (politician) Tony Knowles (snooker player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official campaign photo of Tony Knowles Anthony Carroll Tony Knowles (born January 1, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American Democratic politician and businessman who served as Governor of Alaska from December 1994 to December 2002. ...


Mel Martinez (R) of Florida

Main article: Florida United States Senate election, 2010

Republican Mel Martinez was elected in a very close contest against Democrat Betty Castor in 2004. Martinez, a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Bush administration and general chairman of the Republican National Committee for the 2007–2008 election cycle, may be vulnerable in 2010 to a strong challenger. Melquíades Rafael Mel Martínez (born October 23, 1946) is a Cuban-American, who is currently the junior United States Senator from Florida and the General Chairman of the Republican Party. ... Betty Castor (born Elizabeth Bowe in Glassboro, New Jersey on May 11, 1941) is an American politician and educator who has served as Florida Education Commissioner and President of the University of South Florida. ... The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the head of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, concerned with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... The Republican National Committee (RNC) provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. ...


Potential Democratic challengers include U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-11), the daughter of Martinez's 2004 opponent, Chief Financial Officer of Florida Alex Sink, unsuccessful 2006 gubernatorial candidate and former Rep. Jim Davis (FL-11), and Reps. Allen Boyd (FL-2), Kendrick Meek (FL-17), Robert Wexler (FL-19), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20). Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is said to be very interested in running and is touting Jim Davis as a candidate for Mayor of Tampa in order to steer him away from the Senate race. Florida State House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber Dan Gelber is also said to be mulling a run against Martinez after leading the state party to their best year in legislative elections in decades. Katherine Anne Kathy Castor (born August 20, 1966) in Miami, Florida is an American politician, a member of the Hillsborough County Commission,and the democratic party and congresswomen elect for Floridas 11th congressional district Floridas 11th Congressional District covers most of the city of Tampa, most of the... Floridas 11th congressional district encompasses most of the city of Tampa and its suburbs and the shoreline of southeastern Hillsborough County. ... The Chief Financial Officer of Florida is a statewide constitutional officer of Florida. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... The 2006 Florida gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2006. ... James Oscar Jim Davis III (born October 11, 1957) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. ... Floridas 11th congressional district encompasses most of the city of Tampa and its suburbs and the shoreline of southeastern Hillsborough County. ... F. Allen Boyd Jr. ... Floridas Second Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Florida. ... Kendrick Brett Meek (born September 6, 1966) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 17th District of Florida (map). ... Floridas Seventeenth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Florida. ... Rep. ... Floridas Nineteenth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Florida. ... Debbie Wasserman Schultz (born September 27, 1966) is a Florida Democrat elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004, representing Floridas 20th congressional district. ... Floridas Twentieth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Florida. ... Pam Iorio, at her inauguration in April 2003. ... Dan Gelber (born November 26, 1960) is the Minority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives. ...


Another intriguing possibility is Rep. Tim Mahoney (FL-16). If Mahoney is reelected in the 2008 House election, he will have proven his ability to win in a strongly Republican House district, which would make him a strong potential candidate in a statewide run, probably the strongest after Sink. Timothy Edward Tim Mahoney (born August 15, 1956) is the U.S. Representative from Floridas 16th Congressional district. ... Floridas Sixteenth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Florida. ... Elections for the United States House of Representatives will be held on November 4, 2008, with all of the 435 seats in the House being contested. ...


Mike Crapo (R) of Idaho

Main article: Idaho United States Senate election, 2010

Mike Crapo faced only token write-in opposition in 2004 after Idaho Democrats failed to produce a candidate before the filing deadline. Although the Idaho Falls attorney will be 59 in 2010, Crapo had bouts with prostate cancer in 1999 and again in 2005, which may make his health a potential factor in a reelection decision. Crapo is unlikely to face serious opposition from either party should he run for a third term. Michael Dean Mike Crapo (pronounced Cray-poe) (born May 20, 1951 in Idaho Falls, Idaho) is the junior United States Senator from Idaho. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Bonneville Founded 1864 Incorporated 1891 Government  - Mayor Jared Fuhriman Area  - City  17. ... Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. ...


David Vitter (R) of Louisiana

Main article: Louisiana United States Senate election, 2010

David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, was elected to the US Senate in 2004 over Democrat Chris John due to Louisiana's strengthening Republican nature in federal elections. Vitter is unlikely to face a difficult challenge, though Rep. Charlie Melancon (LA-3), 2006 congressional candidate Mike Stagg, Attorney General-Elect James Caldwell, former Attorney Generals Richard Ieyoub, Charles C.Foti Jr or Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu could give him a race. On July 10th, 2007, Vitter was identified as a client of the Deborah Jeane Palfrey escort service in Washington, D.C.. David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is an American Republican politician, currently serving as the junior U.S. Senator from Louisiana. ... For the Indonesian Boxer see Chris John (boxer) Christopher Charles Chris John (born January 5, 1960), American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2005, representing the Seventh District of Louisiana (the southwestern or Cajun part of the state). ... Charles Joseph Charlie Melancon (pronounced Meh-law-soÉ´) (born October 3, 1947, in Napoleonville) is a Democrat who was elected in to represent Louisianas 3rd congressional district. ... The 3rd Louisiana Congressional District in contained in Greater New Orleans. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... Deborah Jeane Palfrey (born 1956) is the former owner of Pamela Martin and Associates, which the United States government alleges was a prostitution service in Washington, D.C. She has been charged with operating a house of prostitution. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina

Main article: North Carolina United States Senate election, 2010

Richard Burr was elected in 2004 with 52% of the vote over former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. Since then, he has consistently registered low approval ratings in his home state, which was carried with 56% of the vote by George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. However, Democrats dominate state-level elections, controlling the Governorship, a majority of the U.S. House delegation, and both houses of the state legislature. Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is a United States Senator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


There are many Democrats in North Carolina who would pose a strong challenge to Burr. They include popular Governor Mike Easley, state Attorney General Roy Cooper, Rep. and former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler, congressional candidate Larry Kissell (who would become an even more viable candidate should he be elected to Congress in 2008), Secretary of State Elaine Marshall,State Representative Grier Martin, Reps. Mike McIntyre, G.K. Butterfield, Bob Etheridge, and state Senator Kay Hagan. Michael Francis (Mike) Easley (born March 23, 1950) is the current governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Roy Cooper can refer to: Roy Cooper, head coach of the Apex High cross country and track teams Roy A. Cooper, the Attorney General of North Carolina Roy Percy Cooper, an Australian accountant Category: ... Joseph Heath Shuler (born December 31, 1971) is an American politician and former professional football player. ... Larry Kissell (born January 31, 1951) is the Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Eighth Congressional district of North Carolina (map), in the 2006 elections. ... Elaine F. Marshall (born 18 November 1945) is the current North Carolina Secretary of State; she is the first woman to be elected to that office. ... Rep. ... Kay R. Hagan is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the states twenty-seventh Senate district, including constituents in Guilford county. ...


Approval Rating

Source Date Approve Disapprove Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D) November 1,2007 30% 34% 36%

Tom Coburn (R) of Oklahoma

Main article: Oklahoma United States Senate election, 2010

Tom Coburn was elected in 2004 with 53% of the vote. He may face a strong challenge in 2010. The Democrats have several strong candidates to challenge in Oklahoma, including Congressman Dan Boren, and state Attorney General Drew Edmondson. Thomas Allen Tom Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... David Daniel Dan Boren (born August 2, 1973) is a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Oklahoma, representing Oklahomas 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (map). ... William Andrew Drew Edmondson (born October 12, 1946), is an American lawyer and politician from Oklahoma. ...

Arlen Specter (R) of Pennsylvania

Main article: Pennsylvania United States Senate election, 2010

Longtime moderate Republican Arlen Specter will be 80 in 2010. He announced on March 19, 2007 that he will seek a sixth term in 2010. Specter expects to start off his campaign on April 4, 2007, with a big fundraiser in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The five-term Pennsylvanian, following the 2006 elections, lost his chairmanship of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee. In 2005, Specter underwent chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma, one year after coming off a hotly contested race pitting him against Reps. Pat Toomey (R) and Joe Hoeffel (D) in the primary and general elections, respectively. Arlen J. Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Harrisburg is the name of many places in the United States of America: Harrisburg, Arkansas Harrisburg, Illinois Harrisburg, Missouri Harrisburg, Nebraska Harrisburg, New York Town in Lewis County Hamlet in Cattaraugus County Hamlet in Warren County Harrisburg, North Carolina Harrisburg, Ohio Harrisburg, Oregon Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania state capital and near... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate, the upper house of the United States Congress. ... Hodgkins lymphoma, also known as Hodgkins disease, is a type of lymphoma first described by Thomas Hodgkin in 1832. ... Pat Toomey Patrick Joseph Pat Toomey (born November 17, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a United States politician. ... Rep. ...


There is a slight possibility that Specter will face an internal challenge, but no substantive news have been made. He defeated his opponent, Joe Hoeffel, 53%-42% in the general election in 2004. Representative Allyson Schwartz might run; she has been noted for raising vasts amount of money in short time periods.Congressmen Patrick Murphy, Joe Sestak, Tim Holden, Jason Altmire, Bob Brady, Chaka Fattah, Chris Carney and Philadelphia Mayor-elect Michael Nutter would be strong Democratic possibilities for Specter's seat. Allyson Y. Schwartz (born October 3, 1948) is a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Pennsylvania, currently representing the states 13th Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House. ... // Patrick Murphy (Civil War sailor) (1823-?), American Civil War sailor and Medal of Honor recipient Patrick Murphy (politician), United States politician, first Iraq War Veteran elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2006. ... Joseph A. Sestak Jr. ...


Governor Ed Rendell had ruled out a run when he announced that his re-election campaign in 2006 would be the last one of his career. Edward Gene Ed Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ...


Jim DeMint (R) of South Carolina

Main article: South Carolina United States Senate election, 2010

Jim DeMint was elected in 2004 with 54 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Inez Tenenbaum. In 2010 he is unlikely to face a serious challenge, as there are only one or two Democrats left in South Carolina who could give him a race. These would be State Education Superintendent Jim Rex, the only Democrat who currently holds statewide elected office in the Palmetto State, and Joe Erwin, the wealthy and charismatic state Democratic Party chairman. James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... Inez Tenenbaum (born March 8, 1951) is a U.S. politician from the state of South Carolina. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...

  • Jim DeMint Campaign website

John Thune (R) of South Dakota

Main article: South Dakota United States Senate election, 2010

John Thune barely defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle in 2004, and he may face a strong challenge in 2010. Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin is a possible democratic contender. 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) is a former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader from South Dakota. ... Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (born December 3, 1970) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician, currently serving as the sole member of the House of Representatives from South Dakota. ...

  • Friends of John Thune official campaign site

Kit Bond (R) of Missouri

Main article: Missouri United States Senate election, 2010

Four-term Republican Kit Bond has announced he will seek re-election. Bond, will be 71 in 2010, has usually attracted a Democratic challenger holding statewide office, as was the case in 2004 with then-State Treasurer Nancy Farmer. Missouri is a swing state that re-elected Bond and gave its electoral votes to George W. Bush in 2000 and '04, but Democrat Claire McCaskill won Missouri's other Senate seat in 2006 in a close victory over incumbent Jim Talent. Christopher Samuel Kit Bond (born March 6, 1939 in St. ... Nancy Farmer is a former State Treasurer of the U.S. state of Missouri, serving from 2001 to 2005. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Claire McCaskill (born July 24, 1953) is an American Democratic politician, currently the junior United States Senator from the state of Missouri and former State Auditor of Missouri. ... James Matthes Jim Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician and former Senator from Missouri. ...


State Attorney General Jay Nixon, who has won re-election to his position several times despite being a Democrat in what had been a Republican-trending state before McCaskill's successful Senate bid, would be a frontrunner for the Democrats if he loses his 2008 bid for the Governor's Mansion against unpopular Republican incumbent Matt Blunt. Jeremiah W. Jay Nixon Jeremiah W. Jay Nixon is an American politician from Missouri. ... Matthew Roy Matt Blunt (born November 20, 1970) was elected Governor of Missouri on November 2, 2004. ...


Former Governor Roger Wilson recently stepped down as Chairman of the state Democratic Party, fueling speculation that he may run for Bond's seat. Other Democratic possibilities include Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and U.S. Rep Russ Carnahan. Sophie Wilson, formerly Roger Wilson, is a British computer scientist. ... Robin Carnahan Robin Carnahan is an American politician and the current Missouri Secretary of State. ... Rep. ...

  • Kit Bond for U.S. Senate Kit Bond's Re-election website

Senate contests in 2010

State Incumbent Status Possible opposing candidates 2004 Election Results[6]
Alabama Richard Shelby (R) Ron Sparks (D) Richard Shelby (R) 68%; Wayne Sowell (D) 32%
Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R) Lisa Murkowski (R) 49%; Tony Knowles (D) 46%; Other 5%
Arizona John McCain (R) Janet Napolitano (D) John McCain (R) 77%; Stuart Starky (D) 21%; Other 3%
Arkansas Blanche Lincoln (D) Running for re-election Mike Huckabee (R) Blanche Lincoln (D) 56%; Jim Holt (R) 44%
California Barbara Boxer (D) Running for re-election Barbara Boxer (D) 58%; Bill Jones (R) 38%; Other 4%
Colorado Ken Salazar (D) Running for re-election Ken Salazar (D) 51%; Pete Coors (R) 47%; Other 2%
Connecticut Chris Dodd (D) Chris Dodd (D) 66%; Jack Orchulli (R) 32%; Other 2%
Florida Mel Martinez (R) Mel Martinez (R) 50% Betty Castor (D) 48%; Other 2%
Georgia Johnny Isakson (R) Johnny Isakson (R) 58%; Denise Majette (D) 40%; Other 2%
Hawaii Daniel Inouye (D) Daniel Inouye (D) 76%; Campbell Cavasso (R) 21%; Other 3%
Idaho Mike Crapo (R) Mike Crapo (R) 99%; Other 1%
Illinois Barack Obama (D) Barack Obama (D) 70%; Alan Keyes (R) 27%; Other 3%
Indiana Evan Bayh (D) Evan Bayh (D) 62%; Marvin Scott (R) 37%; Other 1%
Iowa Chuck Grassley (R) Tom Vilsack (D) Chuck Grassley (R) 70% Arthur Small 28%; Other 2%
Kansas Sam Brownback (R) Retiring[7] Kathleen Sebelius (D) Sam Brownback (R) 69%; Lee Jones (D) 28%; Other 3%
Kentucky Jim Bunning (R) Ben Chandler (D) Jim Bunning (R) 51%; Daniel Mongiardo (D) 49%
Louisiana David Vitter (R) Running for re-election David Vitter (R) 51%; Chris John (D) 29%; John Kennedy (D)15%; Other 5%
Maryland Barbara Mikulski (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) 65%; E. J. Pipkin (R) 34%; Other 1%
Missouri Kit Bond (R) Running for re-election Kit Bond (R) 56%; Nancy Farmer (D) 43%; Other 1%
Nevada Harry Reid (D) Harry Reid (D) 61%; Richard Ziser (R) 35%; Other 4%
New Hampshire Judd Gregg (R) Judd Gregg (R) 66%; Doris Haddock (D) 34%
New York Chuck Schumer (D) Running for re-election Chuck Schumer (D) 71%; Howard Mills (R) 24%; Other 5%
North Carolina Richard Burr (R) Richard Burr (R) 52%; Erskine Bowles (D) 47%; Other 1%
North Dakota Byron Dorgan (D) Running for re-election Byron Dorgan (D) 68%; Mike Liffrig (R) 32%
Ohio George Voinovich (R) George Voinovich (R) 64%; Eric Fingerhut (D) 36%
Oklahoma Tom Coburn (R) Tom Coburn (R) 53%; Brad Carson (D) 41%; Sheila Bilyeu (Independent) 6%
Oregon Ron Wyden (D) Ron Wyden (D) 63%; Al King (R) 32%; Other 5%
Pennsylvania Arlen Specter (R) Running for re-election Arlen Specter (R) 53%; Joe Hoeffel (D) 42%; Other 5%
South Carolina Jim DeMint (R) Jim DeMint (R) 54%; Inez Tenenbaum (D) 44%; Other 2%
South Dakota John Thune (R) Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) Tom Daschle (D) 49%; John Thune (R) 51%
Utah Robert Bennett (R) Robert Bennett (R) 69%; Paul Van Dam (D) 28%; Other 3%
Vermont Patrick Leahy (D) Patrick Leahy (D) 71%; Jack McMullen (R) 25%; Other 4%
Washington Patty Murray (D) Running for re-election Patty Murray (D) 55%; George Nethercutt (R) 43%; Other 2%
Wisconsin Russ Feingold (D) Running for re-election Russ Feingold (D) 56%; Tim Michels (R) 44%

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