The Green Papers: 2007 Off Year Election
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm 110th Congress
Senate Seats by State

This is a list of the current Senate seats and the incumbents occupying them. There are no seats up for election in the year 2007.

There has been 1 death, 0 resignations, and 0 changes re: party breakdown in the 110th Senate.

  • Senator Craig L. Thomas (Republican, Wyoming) passed away Monday 4 June 2007 at the age of 74. Senator Thomas was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2006.
  • Senator John Barrasso (Republican, Wyoming) was appointed to fill the vacant Class 1 Seat by Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal on 22 June 2007. A Special Election will be held Tuesday 4 November 2008 to fill the seat through January 2013. The next regular election is Tuesday 6 November 2012.

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Alabama  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator Jefferson B. "Jeff" Sessions
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Richard C. Shelby
First elected as a Democrat: 1986; re-elected: 1992; Changed Party affiliation to Republican: 9 November 1994; re-elected as a Republican: 1998, 2004.
[also served in the U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 as a Democrat]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Alaska  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator Theodore F. "Ted" Stevens
Appointed by Governor Walter J. Hickel (Republican) on 24 December 1968, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator E. L. Bartlett (Democrat): 11 December 1968; elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1970; elected to first full term: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996; 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
 On 30 July 2007, FBI and IRS agents searched the home of Senator Stevens as part of an investigation into the Senator's relationship with contractor Bill Allen. Mr. Allen has pleaded guilty to bribing Alaska state legislators.

Class 3 Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski
Appointed by Governor Frank H. Murkowski (Republican) on 20 December 2002, to fill vacancy left by the resignation of her father, the same Frank H. Murkowski, when he resigned to become Governor of the State on 2 December 2002. First elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Arizona  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 1 Republican Senator Jon L. Kyl
First elected: 1994; re-elected 2000, 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Republican Senator John McCain
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Arkansas  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 2 Democratic Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Democratic Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

California  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1992 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Pete Wilson (Republican): 7 January 1991- which John Seymour (Republican) had been appointed by Governor Pete Wilson (Republican) to fill, 10 January 1991];
Elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000; 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Colorado  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican, 1 Democratic

Class 2 Republican Senator A. Wayne Allard
First elected: 1996; re-elected 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced retirement 15 January 2007 effective at the end of this term.

Class 3 Democratic Senator Ken Salazar
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Connecticut  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Independent Democrat, 1 Democratic

Class 1 Independent Democrat Senator Joseph I. "Joe" Lieberman
First elected: 1988 (as a Democrat); re-elected: 1994, 2000, 2006 (as an Independent)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
  
Senator Lieberman, elected as an Independent on 7 November 2006, caucuses with the Democrats. He has chosen to officially list his party as "Independent Democrat".

Class 3 Democratic Senator Christopher J. Dodd
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
[also served in U.S. House: elected 1974, 1976, 1978]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - On 10 January 2007, Senator Dodd announced that he is running for President in 2008. He has stated that he will not be a candidate for re-election to the Senate in 2010.

Delaware  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990;
elected Governor: 1992; re-elected: 1996]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
First elected: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996; 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Florida  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 1 Democratic Senator Bill Nelson
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Republican Senator Mel Martinez
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Georgia  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Johnny Isakson
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected in a special election [to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Congressman Newt Gingrich]: 1999; re-elected: 2000, 2002.)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Hawaii  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka
Appointed by Governor John Waihee (Democrat) 16 May 1990, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator Spark M. Matsunaga (Democrat): 15 April 1990; elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1990; elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000, 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Daniel K. Inouye
First elected: 1962; re-elected: 1968, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1959 (Hawaii having just been admitted as a State to the Union), 1960]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Idaho  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator Larry E. Craig
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1996; 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced his resignation on 1 September 2007. On 4 October 2007 Senator Craig announced he would retire at the end of his term and not run for re-election.
  

On Thursday 4 October 2007 a Minnesota judge rejected Senator Craig's bid to withdraw his guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from his 11 June 2007 arrest in a sex sting at an airport men's room. Senator Craig now states that he will retire and not seek re-election at the end of his current term.

Senator Larry E. Craig (Republican) announced his resignation on Saturday 1 September 2007 effective 30 September 2007. However, on Wednesday 26 September 2007, he said he would remain in Congress.

The Senator was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and charged with lewd conduct on On 11 June 2007. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct on 8 August 2007 but later filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. A ruling on that motion is expected in October 2007.

On 15 September 2007 Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter issued a list individuals who have expressed interest in being appointed to the Idaho Class 2 Senate Seat to serve out the remainder of Senator Larry E. Craig's term (which expires in January 2009) should he resign. The list includes 24 names: state Representative Scott Bedke (Oakley), Bob Cox (Boise), Steve Coyle (Star), Lawrence Gardner (Meridian), Ben Jepson (Nampa), state Senator Mike Jorgensen (Coeur d'Alene), Thomas Kim (Island Park), David Leroy (Boise), state Representative Russ Mathews (Idaho Falls), state Senator John McGee (Caldwell), Christopher Patterson (Coeur d'Alene), Blaine Price (Malad), Steven Ranstrom (Burley), Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch, state Representative Ken Roberts (Donnelly), state Senator Gary Schroeder (Moscow), Larry T. Smith (Nampa), Sheila Sorensen (Boise), Tom Stevenson (Gooding), Robert Vasquez (Caldwell), Jim Waite (Idaho Falls), Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden, Dane Watkins (Idaho Falls), and Jay Wilde (Glenns Ferry).


Class 3 Republican Senator Mike Crapo
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Illinois  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 2 Democratic Senator Richard J. "Dick" Durbin
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Democratic Senator Barack Obama
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Indiana  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican, 1 Democratic

Class 1 Republican Senator Richard G. Lugar
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Evan Bayh
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Iowa  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 2 Democratic Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996; 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Kansas  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator Pat Roberts
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1996 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Robert J. Dole: 11 June 1996- which Sheila Frahm (Republican) had been appointed by Governor Bill Graves (Republican) to fill, 11 June 1996]; elected to a full term: 1998, re-elected: 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 19 October 2007: Withdrew his candidacy for President and announced his retirement at the end of his term.

Kentucky  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator Mitch McConnell
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Jim Bunning
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
[also served in U.S. House-elected: 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Louisiana  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 2 Democratic Senator Mary L. Landrieu
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator David Vitter
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected in a special election [to fill the seat vacated by Congressman Bob Livingston]: 1999; re-elected: 2000, 2002.)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Maine  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 1 Republican Senator Olympia J. Snowe
First elected: 1994; re-elected 2000, 2006
[also served in U.S. House-elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Republican Senator Susan M. Collins
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Maryland  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Massachusetts  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1962 [held to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator John F. Kennedy (Democrat): 22 December 1960- which Benjamin A. Smith II (Democrat) had been appointed by Governor Foster Furcolo (Democrat) to fill, 27 December 1960]; elected to first full term: 1964; re-elected: 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator John F. Kerry
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Michigan  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1996, 1998]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator Carl Levin
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Minnesota  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 1 Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Republican Senator Norm Coleman
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Mississippi  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 1 Republican Senator Roger F. Wicker
Appointed 31 December 2007 to fill the vacancy caused by the 18 December 2007 resignation of Senator Trent Lott
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Senator Trent Lott who was first elected in 1988 and re-elected in 1994, 2000, and 2006 announced his retirment on 26 November 2007 and resigned on Tuesday 18 December 2007. On 31 December 2007 Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour Wicker announced his choice for former Senator Lott's replacement to be Congressman Roger Wicker (Congressman CD 1), 56. Senator Wicker will serve until a 4 November 2008 special election is held.

Class 2 Republican Senator Thad Cochran
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Missouri  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 1 Democratic Senator Claire C. McCaskill
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Republican Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Montana  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Jon Tester
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator Max Baucus
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Nebraska  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 1 Democratic Senator E. Benjamin "Ben" Nelson
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Republican Senator Charles T. "Chuck" Hagel
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced his retirement on 10 September 2007.

Nevada  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican, 1 Democratic

Class 1 Republican Senator John Eric Ensign
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1994, 1996]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Harry Reid
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

New Hampshire  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator John E. Sununu
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Judd Gregg
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

New Jersey  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez
Appointed by Governor Jon S. Corzine to fill the vacancy caused by Corzine having resigned this seat 17 January 2006 upon taking the Oath of Office as Governor of the State; first elected: 2006
 
Previously served in the U.S. House to which he was first elected in 1992: subsequently re-elected in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
First elected: 2002
Previously served in the Class 1 NJ Senate seat to which he was first elected: 1982 and re-elected: 1988, 1994-- was not a candidate for his Party's nomination for the Class 1 seat in 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

New Mexico  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 1 Democratic Senator Jesse F. "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr.
First elected: 1982; re-elected: 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Republican Senator Pete V. Domenici
First elected: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 4 October 2007: Announced retirement at the end of his current term.

New York  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Schumer
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

North Carolina  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator Elizabeth H. Dole
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Richard M. Burr
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected: 1994; re-elected: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002.)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

North Dakota  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Kent Conrad
First elected to the "Class 3" seat from the state: 1986; was not a candidate for re-election in the 3 November 1992 General Election; Elected to finish out the "Class 1" term in a Special Election: 4 December 1992 [held to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Quentin N. Burdick (Democrat): 8 September 1992- which Jocelyn B. Burdick (Democrat) had been appointed by Governor George Sinner (Democrat) to fill, 12 September 1992]; elected to a full term: 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Byron L. Dorgan
First elected: 1992; was induced to take the oath of office: 5 December 1992 when the seat became vacant upon outgoing Senator Kent Conrad (Democrat) having taken the oath of office for the "Class 1" seat from the state; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Ohio  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 1 Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Republican Senator George V. Voinovich
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Oklahoma  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator James M. Inhofe
First elected to fill out the term in a Special Election: 1994 [held to fill the impending vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator David L. Boren (Democrat): effective, 15 November 1994 but announced before the 1994 Oklahoma state/local Primary in August 1994, allowing for this Special Election to take place; elected to a full term: 1996; re-elected 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Tom Coburn
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected: 1994; re-elected: 1996, 1998.)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Oregon  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Republican, 1 Democratic

Class 2 Republican Senator Gordon Harold Smith
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Democratic Senator Ron Wyden
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 30 January 1996 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Robert Packwood (Republican): 1 October 1995 (Oregon state law does not permit the state's Governor to make temporary appointments to fill vacancies in the United States Senate)]; elected to a full term: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Pennsylvania  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 1 Democratic Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Republican Senator Arlen Specter
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
16 February 2005: Diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma

Rhode Island  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, II
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

South Carolina  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 2 Republican Senator Lindsey Olin Graham
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Jim DeMint
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected: 1998; re-elected: 2000, 2002)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

South Dakota  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 2 Democratic Senator Tim Johnson
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator John Thune
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected: 1996; re-elected: 1998, 2000. Unsuccessful candidate for Senate 2002.)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Tennessee  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 1 Republican Senator Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Republican Senator Lamar Alexander
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Texas  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 1 Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1 May 1993- and necessary subsequent Runoff: 5 June 1993 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. (Democrat): 20 January 1993- which Robert Krueger had been appointed by Governor Ann W. Richards (Democrat) to fill, 21 January 1993]; elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - 15 October 2007: Announced she would not seek re-election and may step down before the end of her current term.

Class 2 Republican Senator John Cornyn
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Utah  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 1 Republican Senator Orrin G. Hatch
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Republican Senator Robert F. Bennett
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Vermont  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Independent, 1 Democratic

Class 1 Independent Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
First elected: 2006 (ran as a Democrat in the primary and as an Independent in the General Election)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy
First elected: 1974; re-elected: 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Virginia  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic, 1 Republican

Class 1 Democratic Senator James H. "Jim" Webb, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Republican Senator John William Warner
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - 31 August 2007: Announced retirement effective at the end of his current term.

Washington  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Patty Murray
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

West Virginia  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Robert C. Byrd
First elected: 1958; re-elected: 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Wisconsin  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Democratic

Class 1 Democratic Senator Herbert H. "Herb" Kohl
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Russ Feingold
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Wyoming  6-year term. No Term Limit. Senate Electoral Classes
Partisan Composition: 2 Republican

Class 1 Republican Senator John A. Barrasso
Appointed: 22 June 2007 by Governor Dave Freudenthal
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Next Special Election: Tuesday 4 November 2008; Next regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
    Republican     Bruce S. Asay - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
  Elected Republican     state Senator John Barrasso
The 71-member state Republican Central Committee met on 19 June 2007 to select three nominees to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat. Mr. Barrasso received 56 votes. Being in the top three, his name is forwarded to Governor Dave Freudenthal (Democrat) who will choose the replacement. On 22 June 2007 Governor Dave Freudenthal selected Republican state Senator John Barrasso as Wyoming's new Senator.

FEC: $653,440
    Republican     Cale Case - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Doug Chamberlain - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Ben H. Collins, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     state Representative David R. "Dave" Edwards - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew
    Republican     Dennis Fox - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Larry J. French - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Brian Gamroth - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Jan Gray - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     John Allan Holtz - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Ray Hunkins - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Paul Kruse - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Nora Lewis - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     former State Treasurer Cynthia M. Lummis
The 71-member state Republican Central Committee met on 19 June 2007 to select three nominees to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat. Ms. Lummis received 44 votes. Being in the top three, her name is forwarded to Governor Dave Freudenthal (Democrat) who will choose the replacement.
    Republican     former state House Speaker Randall Luthi - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Clif McCrady - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew circa 16 June 2007
    Republican     former Wyoming U.S. Attorney Matt Mead - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Ron Micheli - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Frank Moore - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Bill Paddleford - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican; (Libertarian)     Thomas R. "Thom" Rankin - apparently not a candidate
2006 Libertarian nominee for Wyoming's At-Large House Seat. Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
  Candidate Republican     Thomas L. "Tom" Sansonetti
The 71-member state Republican Central Committee met on 19 June 2007 to select three nominees to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat. Mr. Sansonetti received 58 votes. Being in the top three, her name is forwarded to Governor Dave Freudenthal (Democrat) who will choose the replacement.
    Republican     Jack R. Sapp - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Joseph Schloss - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     state House Majority Leader Colin M. Simpson - apparently not a candidate
Mr. Simpson is a possible candidate for Wyoming's At-Large House Seat. Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     J. Randall Stevenson - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Clark Stith - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Nate Stratton - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Jeanna Wright - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
    Republican     Charles C. Young - apparently not a candidate
Not selected by the Republican Central Committee on 19 June 2007.
 

 
27 May 2007 update: We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Republican Senator Craig Lyle Thomas who passed away 4 June 2007 at the age of 74. Senator Thomas was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2006. He was first elected in 1994 and re-elected in 2000 and 2006.

Under Wyoming law, Governor Dave Freudenthal (Democrat) will select Senator Thomas' replacement from one of three candidates submitted by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee. The Committee has 15 days (they met 19 June) to select the nominees. Once the Governor receives those names, he has 5 days to choose one. The new Senator will serve until the end of the current session of congress which runs through January 2009. A special election will be called for 4 November 2008 to fill the remainder of Senator Thomas' term which ends in January 2012.

The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Wyoming Republican Party was 14 June 2007 at 5 p.m local time. Wyoming Republican Party US Senate Applications Update

The 71 member Wyoming state Republican Central Committee met 19 June 2007 to select the three nominees. The Committee decided upon former chief of staff to Senator Thomas Tom Sansonetti (58 votes), State Senator John Barrasso (56 votes), and former state Treasurer Cynthia Lummis (44 votes). The next two runners up were Matt Mead (30 votes) and Ron Micheli (25 votes).

On 22 June 2007 Governor Dave Freudenthal appointed Republican state Senator John Barrasso as Wyoming's new Senator.


Class 2 Republican Senator Michael B. "Mike" Enzi
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

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Notes

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Senate Class

Class 1 seats begin their current terms at noon on 3 January 2007... next regular election for these seats is in 2012.
Class 2 seats end their current terms at noon on 3 January 2009... next regular election for these seats is 2008.
Class 3 seats end their current terms at noon on 3 January 2011... next regular election for these seats is 2010.

For more information on Senate Classes refer to UNITED STATES SENATE: Electoral "Classes".


Article I, Section 3, clause 2 of the Constitution of the United States reads as follows:

"Immediately after [the Senate of the United States] shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year..."

Pursuant to this Constitutional provision, a three-Senator Committee was appointed by the Senate on 11 May 1789 to come up with a plan to carry out the requirements of that provision; this Committee reported to the Senate on 14 May 1789 a plan to divide the then 20 Senators (there were 10 of the 13 original States represented in the Senate at the time- each having 2 Senators: North Carolina and Rhode Island had yet to ratify the U.S. Constitution, while New York had so ratified but had failed to elect Senators as of that date) into the requisite three electoral Classes: under this plan, three groups of Senators (set up in such a way so as no State had its two Senators in the same group) were to be listed and the first Senator on each list (a list which was set up geographically north-to-south in the manner in which the Electoral Vote for President was counted before Congress at that time, so that two of the first Senators on these lists were from New Hampshire and the third was the first Senator in alphabetical order from Massachusetts) was to each blindly draw a piece of paper numbered either "1", "2" or "3" out of a box in the possession of the Secretary of the Senate. This plan being agreeable to the Senate and so approved, the drawing of lots in this manner was carried out the following day (15 May 1789)- such lot drawing ultimately determining that, to start with, Classes 1 and 2 were to have 7 Senators each and Class 3 was to have only 6 Senators.

When New York finally seated its two Senators during the ensuing Summer, there was another lot drawing (actually a double-lot drawing) on 28 July 1789 to determine the Classes for these seats: since one of the seats had to be Class 3 to make it equal in number to that of the other two Classes so far, the two New York Senators each blindly drew between two pieces of paper, one marked "3", the other which was blank- after this, there was a second lot drawing in which the New York Senator who had drawn the blank paper blindly drew again between two pieces of paper marked "1" and "2": he drew "1" so that New York would henceforth have Senators of electoral Classes 1 and 3.

When North Carolina seated its two Senators after ratifying the Constitution on 21 November 1789, there was yet another lot drawing (on 29 January 1790) in which North Carolina's two Senators each blindly drew between pieces of paper marked "2" and "3" (since there were now 12 States and, thus, 24 Senators: 24 being equally divisible by 3, there would now have to be 8 Senators in each of the three Classes to fulfill the Constitutional provision that, as nearly as was practicable, one third of the Senate be elected every second year).

After Rhode Island- the last of the 13 original States- finally ratified the Constitution on 29 May 1790 and subsequently seated its two Senators that Summer, there was yet one more lot drawing in the First Congress (on 25 June 1790) in which Rhode Island's two Senators blindly drew between pieces of paper marked "1", "2" and "3": one Senator drew "2", the other drew "1"- thereby determining electoral Classes 1 and 2 as those for the Senators from this State. When Vermont was admitted to the Union as the 14th state on 4 March 1791, there was again a double lot drawing as there had been for New York. From that day until this, whenever a new State has been admitted to the Union, these types of lot drawings (the type determined by the necessity of keeping the number of Senators in each electoral Class as close to one third as possible at the time of said lot drawing) between the new State's first Senators is held before the Senate to determine in just which of the three electoral Classes that State's Senate seats will be placed from then on.


 


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