The Green Papers: 2008 General 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. 34 Senate Seats are up for election in 2008.

There has been 1 death, 1 resignation, 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.
  • Senator Barack Obama (Democrat, Illinois) was elected to the Presidency on 4 November 2008. He resigned from the Senate 16 November 2008.

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

Class 2
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Jefferson B. "Jeff" Sessions
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator Jefferson B. "Jeff" Sessions
  Elected Republican 1,305,383 63.36% Senator Jefferson B. "Jeff" Sessions
FEC S6AL00195: $4,956,130
  Candidate Democratic 752,391 36.52% state Senator Vivian Davis Figures
FEC S8AL00282: $332,750
  Candidate Scattering 2,417 0.12% Write-Ins
  Candidate Write-in; (Boston Tea)     Darryl W. Perry
Alabama Statesmen; Boston Tea Party; Christians for Life and Liberty
Total 2,060,191 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
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
Renominated - 26 August 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Democratic Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich or Republican Senator Theodore F. "Ted" Stevens
  Elected Democratic 151,767 47.77% Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich
FEC S8AK00090: $4,576,970
  Candidate Republican 147,814 46.52% Senator Theodore F. "Ted" Stevens
FEC S2AK00010: $3,858,991
  Candidate Alaskan Independence 13,197 4.15% Robert Mario "Bob" Bird
FEC S0AK00105: $33,788
  Candidate Libertarian 2,483 0.78% Fredrick David "David" Haase
3 September 2008: The party considered replacing Mr. Haase with Republican primary candidate David W. "Dave" Cuddy who lost the Republican Primary.

FEC S8AK00165: Financial report not available
  Candidate Nominated By Petition; (Veterans Party of America) 1,385 0.44% Ted Gianoutsos
FEC S4AK00115: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 1,077 0.34% Write-in
  

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. On 28 July 2008, Senator Stevens was indicted on 7 counts of failing to disclose services he received from a company that renovate his home. On 31 July 2008, Senator Stevens pleaded not guilty to 7 felony charges. He was conviced on all 7 charges on 27 October 2008. Sentencing is scheduled for 26 January 2009.

6 November 2008 update: The latest "scuttlebutt" is that Ted Stevens (who appears has won re-election) is under heavy pressure to resign anyway or at least not serve past the end of his current term which ends on 3 January 2009. There exists sentiment in the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, to formally expel him if he does not (2/3 of the Senate is needed for expulsion: per Art. I, Sec. 5, clause 2). If he does NOT serve his new 6-year term, Alaska law requires a Special Election within 90 days of the seat becoming vacant.

7 April 2009 update: U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan set aside the conviction of former Senator Ted Stevens and initiated criminal contempt proceedings against the government lawyers who prosecuted the case.

Total 317,723 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 20 May 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor
  Elected Democratic 804,678 74.00% Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor
FEC S0AR00028: $4,998,992
  Candidate Green 207,076 19.04% Rebekah Jean Kennedy
FEC S8AR00179: $13,745
  Candidate Scattering 75,463 6.94% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 123 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 1,087,340 100.00%  

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
  Candidate Republican     state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore

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

Class 2
Seat up for election
Open
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.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Democratic Congressman Mark E. Udall
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 1,230,994 52.80% Congressman Mark E. Udall
Congressman CD 2

FEC S8CO00172: $11,787,048
  Candidate Republican 990,755 42.49% former Congressman Robert W. "Bob" Schaffer
FEC S4CO00171: $7,387,843
  Candidate American Constitution 59,733 2.56% Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell
FEC S2CO00142: Financial report not available
  Candidate Green 50,004 2.14% Robert A. "Bob" Kinsey
FEC S8CO00222: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 116 0.00% Buddy Moore
FEC S8CO00248: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.00% Gary Cooper
FEC S2CO00134: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 9 0.00% Bruce E. Lohmiller
FEC S8CO00230: Financial report not available
Total 2,331,621 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator Ken Salazar
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 12 December 2008: Nominated for Secretary of the Interior by President-elect Obama.
  Candidate Democratic     Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 9 September 2008 Primary
23 August 2008: Nominated for Vice President by Senator Barack Hussein Obama of Illinois. Elected to the Vice Presidency 4 November 2008.
 Polls: Democratic Senator Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
  Elected Democratic 257,539 64.69% Senator Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
FEC S8DE00012: $1,453,307
  Candidate Republican 140,595 35.31% Christine T. O'Donnell
Received her party's nomination at the 3 May 2008 State Convention

FEC S6DE00131: $116,471
  

24 November 2008: Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D-Delaware) has announced that she will appoint Ted Kaufman, a long-time aide to Senator (now Vice President-elect) Joseph Biden, to the seat Biden will have to vacate prior to Noon Eastern Time next 20 January, when he is scheduled to be sworn in as the Nation's new Vice-President. Senator Biden won re-election to his seat (as well as the Vice-Presidency) in the 4 November Elections; Kaufman would be appointed to serve until a successor is chosen by the People of the State of Delaware in a Special Election in November 2010.

Total 398,134 100.00%  

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
Open Seat - 2 December 2008: Announced he would not run for re-election.
  Candidate Independent     Dave Roberts

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

Class 2
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 December 2008
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 December 2008
Renominated - 15 July 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss vs. Democratic James Francis "Jim" Martin: expect no candidate to receive 50% on 4 November - contest to be decided on 2 December runoff
  Elected Republican 1,228,033 57.44% Senator Saxby Chambliss
Received 49.8% in the 4 November General election. Proceeds to a 2 December runoff.

FEC S2GA00118: $13,969,329
  Candidate Democratic 909,923 42.56% James Francis "Jim" Martin
Received 46.8% in the 4 November General election. Proceeds to a 2 December runoff.
Received 34.4% of the vote in the 15 July 2008 primary. Nominated in 5 August 2008 Runoff.

FEC S8GA00164: $7,490,201
    Libertarian     Allen Buckley - apparently not a candidate
Received 3.4% in the 4 November General election. Eliminated from 2 December runoff.

FEC S4GA11103: $26,628
    Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Eleanor García - apparently not a candidate
Received 0.0% in the 4 November General election. Eliminated from 2 December runoff.

FEC S2GA00142: Financial report not available
    Write-in     William Salomone, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
Received 0.0% in the 4 November General election. Eliminated from 2 December runoff.

FEC S8GA00172: Financial report not available
  

Since no candidate received 50% of the vote plus 1 in the 4 November General Election, the top 2 vote getters, Senator Saxby Chambliss (Republican, 49.8%) and James Francis "Jim" Martin (Democratic, 46.8%) advance to a 2 December 2008 runoff.

Total 2,137,956 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Open
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.
 Polls: Republican Lieutenant Governor James E. "Jim" Risch
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 371,744 57.65% Lieutenant Governor James E. "Jim" Risch
FEC S8ID00092: $3,594,815
  Candidate Democratic 219,903 34.11% former Congressman Larry LaRocco
FEC S8ID00076: $1,424,818
  Candidate Independent; (Republican) 34,510 5.35% Rex Floyd Rammell
FEC S8ID00100: $439,360
  Candidate Libertarian 9,958 1.54% Kent A. Marmon
FEC S8ID00209: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent; (Constitution) 8,662 1.34% Pro-Life, Formerly Known as Marvin Richardson
Changed his legal name to "Pro-Life" in 2007.

FEC S8ID00191: $20,464
  

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.

Total 644,777 100.00%  

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: 1 Democratic, 1 Vacancy

Class 2
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Richard J. "Dick" Durbin
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 5 February 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Richard J. "Dick" Durbin
  Elected Democratic 3,615,844 67.84% Senator Richard J. "Dick" Durbin
FEC S6IL00151: $8,116,764
  Candidate Republican 1,520,621 28.53% Steven Kenneth Sauerberg
Endorsed by the Illinois Republican Central Committee

FEC S8IL00165: $2,027,158
  Candidate Green 119,135 2.24% Kathleen J. "Kathy" Cummings
FEC S8IL00199: Financial report not available
  Candidate Libertarian 50,224 0.94% Larry A. Stafford
FEC S8IL00181: Financial report not available
  Candidate Constitution 24,059 0.45% Chad N. Koppie
FEC S2IL00044: $20,340
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Patricia Elaine Beard
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Betsy Farley
Total 5,329,884 100.00%  

Class 3

Vacant
Democratic Senator Barack Obama
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Vacant Office - Senator Barack Obama was elected to the Presidency 4 November 2008. He resigned from the Senate on 16 November 2008.
 

Tuesday 30 December 2008: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (Democrat) has appointed Roland Burris (Democrat), a former state Comptroller and Attorney General of the State of Illinois, to fill the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) have issued a joint statement stating they will block the appointment.


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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996; 2002, 2008
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin
  Elected Democratic 941,665 61.36% Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin
FEC S4IA00020: $6,358,882
  Candidate Republican 560,006 36.49% Christopher Reed
Received 35.26% in the 3 June primary.

FEC S8IA00104: $59,087
  Candidate Scattering 31,500 2.05% UNDER VOTES
  Candidate Write-in 1,247 0.08% SCATTERING
  Candidate Scattering 344 0.02% OVER VOTES
    Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Diana Newberry - apparently not a candidate
Total 1,534,762 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Pat Roberts
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 5 August 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator Pat Roberts
  Elected Republican 727,121 60.06% Senator Pat Roberts
FEC S6KS00080: $5,752,220
  Candidate Democratic 441,399 36.46% former Congressman James Charles "Jim" Slattery
FEC S8KS00235: $1,677,907
  Candidate Libertarian 25,727 2.12% Randall L. Hodgkinson
FEC S8KS00243: Financial report not available
  Candidate Reform 16,443 1.36% Joseph L. Martin
FEC S8KS00250: Financial report not available
Total 1,210,690 100.00%  

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.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Jerry Moran
Congressman CD 1

FEC H6KS01096: $1,586,150

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

Class 2
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 20 May 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Senator Mitch McConnell
  Elected Republican 953,816 52.97% Senator Mitch McConnell
FEC S2KY00012: $18,681,961
  Candidate Democratic 847,005 47.03% Bruce Lunsford
FEC S8KY00233: $10,883,172
Total 1,800,821 100.00%  

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
  Candidate Independent     Darlene Fitzgerald Price

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

Class 2
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Mary L. Landrieu
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 4 October 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Leans Democratic Senator Mary L. Landrieu
  Elected Democratic 988,298 52.11% Senator Mary L. Landrieu
FEC S6LA00227: $9,210,825
  Candidate Republican 867,177 45.72% Treasurer John Neely Kennedy
FEC S4LA00065: $4,828,982
  Candidate Libertarian 18,590 0.98% Richard Fontanesi
FEC S4LA00081: Financial report not available
  Candidate No Party Affiliation 13,729 0.72% Jay Patel
FEC S8LA00090: Financial report not available
  Candidate Other-party nominee 8,780 0.46% Robert Julius Stewart
FEC S8LA00082: Financial report not available
Total 1,896,574 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Susan M. Collins
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 10 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Senator Susan M. Collins
  Elected Republican 444,300 61.33% Senator Susan M. Collins
FEC S6ME00159: $7,593,350
  Candidate Democratic 279,510 38.58% Congressman Thomas H. "Tom" Allen
Congressman CD 1

FEC S8ME00080: $5,998,773
  Candidate Scattering 620 0.09% OTHERS
  Candidate Write-in; (Unenrolled)     Roscoe I. Bartlett,
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Laurie Dobson
9 September 2008: Filed a U.S. District Court lawsuit (Dobson v Dunlap) regarding ballot access against the Maine Secretary of State. She lost the case on 17 September and is removed from the ballot. Ms. Dobson submitted her petitions to the town clerks on time however some clerks did not submit the petitions to the Secretary of State by the deadline.

FEC S8ME00098: $14,262
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Herbert J. Hoffman
30 June 2008: The Maine Democratic Party is challenging Mr. Hoffman's candidacy petitions in Superior Court. A Maine Superior Court ruled in favor of Mr. Hoffman on 14 June but the Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously removed him on 28 July 2008. On 14 August 2008, Mr. Hoffman requested injunctive relief from the U.S. Supreme Court however on 20 August 2008 Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter turned down a request that would have given an independent candidate in Maine for the U.S. Senate a place on the General Election ballot. On 29 August, injunctive relief was denied in Federal Court. He is now running as a write-in candidate. He filed an emergency motion with the U.S. District Court on 5 September 2008 requesting it to reconsider however the motion was denied on 9 September.

FEC S8ME00114: $43,301
Total 724,430 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator John F. Kerry
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 16 September 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator John F. Kerry
  Elected Democratic 1,971,974 63.55% Senator John F. Kerry
FEC S4MA00069: $16,116,152
  Candidate Republican 926,044 29.84% Jeffrey K. "Jeff" Beatty
FEC S8MA00219: $2,078,533
  Candidate Scattering 108,748 3.50% Blanks
  Candidate Libertarian 93,713 3.02% Robert Joseph Underwood
FEC S8MA00235: Financial report not available
  Candidate Scattering 2,516 0.08% All Others
Total 3,102,995 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Carl Levin
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 5 August 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Carl Levin
  Elected Democratic 3,038,386 62.66% Senator Carl Levin
FEC S8MI00158: $8,276,479
  Candidate Republican 1,641,070 33.85% state Representative Jack Hoogendyk, Jr.
FEC S8MI00299: $302,747
  Candidate Libertarian 76,347 1.57% Scott Avery "Scotty" Boman
FEC S8MI00315: Financial report not available
  Candidate Green 43,440 0.90% Harley G. Mikkelson
FEC S8MI00331: Financial report not available
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers 30,827 0.64% Michael N. Nikitin
FEC S8MI00307: Financial report not available
  Candidate Natural Law 18,550 0.38% Doug Dern
FEC S2MI00144: Financial report not available
Total 4,848,620 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Norm Coleman
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 9 September 2008 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Republican Senator Norm Coleman vs. Democratic-Farmer Labor Al Franken
  Elected Democratic-Farmer Labor 1,212,629 41.99% Al Franken
Announced his intention to run 29 January 2007.
 
30 June 2009: Minnesota Supreme Court declares Democrat Al Franken the winner of the November 2008 US Senate contest. Norm Coleman to concede in Minnesota Senate dispute. Media reports indicate that now-former US Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota) will concede, thus paving the way for Al Franken- the Democratic victor of the 2008 Election to the Class 2 seat from that State to be seated in the United States Senate.
"Ours is a government of laws, not men and women. The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken and I respect its decision and will abide by the result. It's time for Minnesota to come together under the leaders it has chosen and move forward. I join all Minnesotans in congratulating our newest United States Senator Al Franken." --Senator Norm Coleman (Senator Coleman's statement)

FEC S8MN00438: $22,502,124
  Candidate Republican 1,212,317 41.98% Senator Norm Coleman
FEC S2MN00126: $19,298,843
  Candidate Independence 437,505 15.15% former U.S. Senator Dean Malcolm Barkley
FEC S4MN00262: $163,358
  Candidate Libertarian 13,923 0.48% Charles Aldrich
FEC S8MN00545: Financial report not available
  Candidate Constitution 8,907 0.31% James Niemackl
FEC S8MN00511: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 2,340 0.08% Write-in
  Candidate Scattering 42 0.00% Other
7 April 2009: The Office of the Secretary of State counted 351 absentee ballots that had been previously uncounted in the U.S. Senate election contest between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. A 3 judge panel, including Judge Elizabeth A. Hayden, Judge Kurt J. Marben and Judge Denise D. Reilly, ordered the counting of the ballots after hearing seven weeks of testimony and considering thousands of exhibits. Of the 351 ballots opened, Coleman received 111 votes, Franken 198. An additional 42 ballots were cast for other candidates and voters who opted to not vote in the Senate race. There were no votes challenged by either campaign. Reference: Certified Summary Statement

  Candidate Write-in 13 0.00% Michael Cavlan
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.00% Anthony Keith Price
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% John H. Evan
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 0 0.00% Jack Shepard
FEC S2MN00159: $22,501
  

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State - 2008 Recount Guide

Monday 13 April 2009 update: The District Court has issued a judgement: "Based on the above findings of fact and conclusions of law, and pursuant to Minnesota Stat. 209.12, the Court decides, declares, and adjudges that ... Al Franken ... received the highest number of votes ... and is entitled to receive the certificate of election". Signed by Judge Elizabeth A. Hayden, Judge Kurt J. Marben, and Judge Denise D. Reilly. Norm Coleman has 10 days to appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Reference: Findings of Fact Conclusions of Law and Order for Judgment [No. 62-CV-09-56]

Total 2,887,688 100.00%  

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

Class 1
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Roger F. Wicker
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
Appointed 31 December 2007 to fill the vacancy caused by the 18 December 2007 resignation of Senator Trent Lott. First elected in a special election: 4 November 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Senator Trent Lott who was first elected in 1988 and re-elected in 1994, 2000, and 2006 announced his retirement 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 the special election is held.
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Senator Roger F. Wicker favored over Democratic former Governor David Ronald "Ronnie" Musgrove
  Elected Republican 683,409 54.96% Senator Roger F. Wicker
FEC S8MS00196: $6,227,613
  Candidate Democratic 560,064 45.04% former Governor David Ronald "Ronnie" Musgrove
FEC S8MS00212: $2,686,206
  
Governor Haley Barbour (Republican) called a Special Election and Special Runoff for Tuesday 4 November 2008 and Tuesday 25 November 2008 respectively. The next regular election for this seat is Tuesday 6 November 2012.
Total 1,243,473 100.00%  

Class 2
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Thad Cochran
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 11 March 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator Thad Cochran
  Elected Republican 766,111 61.44% Senator Thad Cochran
FEC S8MS00055: $2,216,977
  Candidate Democratic 480,915 38.56% Erik Robert Fleming
FEC S6MS00059: Financial report not available
Total 1,247,026 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Max Baucus
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Max Baucus
  Elected Democratic 348,289 72.92% Senator Max Baucus
FEC S8MT00010: $8,433,751
  Candidate Republican 129,369 27.08% Bob Kelleher
Previously affiliated with the Green and Democratic Parties.

FEC S6MT00212: Financial report not available
Total 477,658 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Open
Republican Senator Charles T. "Chuck" Hagel
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Announced his retirement on 10 September 2007.
 Polls: Republican former Governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Michael O. "Mike" Johanns
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 455,854 57.52% former Governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Michael O. "Mike" Johanns
FEC S8NE00117: $3,907,749
  Candidate Democratic 317,456 40.06% Scott Michael Kleeb
FEC S8NE00133: $1,852,094
  Candidate Nebraska 11,438 1.44% Kelly Renee Rosberg
FEC S8NE00174: Financial report not available
  Candidate Green 7,763 0.98% Steven R. "Steve" Larrick
FEC S8NE00166: Financial report not available
Total 792,511 100.00%  

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
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor Brian K. Krolicki
Announced his intention to run in November 2008

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

Class 2
Seat up for election
Republican Senator John E. Sununu
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 9 September 2008 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Democratic former Governor Jeanne Shaheen slightly favored over Republican Senator John E. Sununu
  Elected Democratic 358,438 51.59% former Governor Jeanne Shaheen
FEC S0NH00219: $8,272,915
  Candidate Republican 314,403 45.25% Senator John E. Sununu
FEC S0NH00201: $7,376,457
  Candidate Libertarian 21,516 3.10% Kenneth E. "Ken" Blevens
FEC S2NH00157: Financial report not available
  Candidate Scattering 430 0.06% Write-ins
Total 694,787 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
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
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
  Elected Democratic 1,951,218 56.03% Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
FEC S2NJ00080: $7,219,668
  Candidate Republican 1,461,025 41.95% former Congressman Richard "Dick" Zimmer
FEC S6NJ00131: $1,542,809
  Candidate Libertarian 18,810 0.54% Jason Scheurer
FEC S8NJ00434: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent 15,935 0.46% J. M. Carter, Jr.
Slogan: God We Trust

FEC S8NJ00145: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent 15,925 0.46% Daryl Mikell Brooks
Slogan: Poor People's Campaign

FEC S6NJ00313: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent 10,345 0.30% Jeffrey Harlan Boss
Slogan: Boss For Senate.
Also running for President.

FEC S8NJ00418: Financial report not available
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 9,187 0.26% Sara J. Lobman
FEC S8NJ00426: Financial report not available
Total 3,482,445 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Open
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.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Congressman Tom Udall favored over Republican Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 505,128 61.33% Congressman Tom Udall
Congressman CD 3

FEC S8NM00184: $7,447,684
  Candidate Republican 318,522 38.67% Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
Congressman CD 2

FEC S0NM00041: $4,632,311
Total 823,650 100.00%  

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
Monday 1 December 2008: Nominated for Secretary of State by President-elect Obama

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Elizabeth H. Dole
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 6 May 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Democratic state Senator Kay R. Hagan favored over Republican Senator Elizabeth H. Dole
  Elected Democratic 2,249,311 52.65% state Senator Kay R. Hagan
Withdrew 8 October 2007 but re-entered 30 October 2007

FEC S8NC00239: $8,977,412
  Candidate Republican 1,887,510 44.18% Senator Elizabeth H. Dole
FEC S2NC00083: $17,268,326
  Candidate Libertarian; (Boston Tea) 133,430 3.12% Christopher Cole
FEC S8NC00296: Financial report not available
  Candidate Scattering 1,655 0.04% WRITE-IN Misc.
  Candidate Write-in 64 0.00% Walker Fry Rucker
Total 4,271,970 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator James M. "Jim" Inhofe
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
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, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 29 July 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator James M. "Jim" Inhofe
  Elected Republican 763,375 56.68% Senator James M. "Jim" Inhofe
FEC S4OK00083: $5,447,312
  Candidate Democratic 527,736 39.18% state Senator Andrew Monroe Rice
FEC S8OK00233: $2,869,433
  Candidate Independent 55,708 4.14% Stephen Paul Wallace
FEC S8OK00225: $0
Total 1,346,819 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Gordon Harold Smith
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 20 May 2008 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - WATCH - Democratic state Speaker of the House Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley favored over Republican Senator Gordon Harold Smith
  Elected Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon 864,392 48.90% state Speaker of the House Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
FEC S8OR00207: $6,512,231
  Candidate Republican 805,159 45.55% Senator Gordon Harold Smith
FEC S6OR00094: $9,254,837
  Candidate Constitution 92,565 5.24% David "Dave" Brownlow
FEC S4OR00149: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 5,388 0.30% Write-in Votes
Total 1,767,504 100.00%  

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
  Candidate Democratic     Pavel Goberman
Announced November 2008

FEC S4OR00065: $1,500

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.
15 April 2008: Announced that he has been diagnosed with a recurrence of 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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 9 September 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
  Elected Democratic 320,644 73.20% Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
FEC S6RI00163: $3,962,443
  Candidate Republican 116,174 26.52% Robert G. "Bob" Tingle
FEC S2RI00063: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 809 0.18% The Jockey
  Candidate Write-in 262 0.06% Christopher Young
FEC S0RI00042: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 67 0.02% Blank
  Candidate Write-in 33 0.01% Lincoln Chaffee
  Candidate Write-in 13 0.00% None of the Above
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.00% Robert Healey
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.00% Mickey Mouse
  Candidate Write-in 9 0.00% Buddy Cianci
  Candidate Write-in 8 0.00% Michael Brown
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Donald Duck
  Candidate Write-in 5 0.00% Steve Laffey
Total 438,051 100.00%  

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

Class 2
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Lindsey Olin Graham
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 10 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator Lindsey Olin Graham
  Elected Republican 1,076,534 57.52% Senator Lindsey Olin Graham
FEC S0SC00149: $4,634,992
  Candidate Democratic 790,621 42.25% Robert M. "Bob" Conley
Received 50.36% of the Tuesday 10 June 2008 primary vote.
Previously associated with the Republican and Reform Parties.

FEC S8SC00126: $17,105
  Candidate Scattering 4,276 0.23% Write-In
Total 1,871,431 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Tim Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 3 June 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Tim Johnson
  Elected Democratic 237,889 62.49% Senator Tim Johnson
FEC S6SD00051: $4,928,182
  Candidate Republican 142,784 37.51% state Representative Joel Dean Dykstra
FEC S8SD00107: $906,630
Total 380,673 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Lamar Alexander
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 7 August 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator Lamar Alexander
  Elected Republican 1,579,477 65.14% Senator Lamar Alexander
FEC S2TN00058: $5,791,640
  Candidate Democratic 767,236 31.64% Robert Dudley "Bob" Tuke
5 December 2007: Announced he will not run. Filed a Statement of Candidacy with the FEC on 27 February 2008.

FEC S8TN00238: $730,299
  Candidate Independent 31,631 1.30% Edward L. Buck
FEC S8TN00295: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent 11,073 0.46% Christopher G. Fenner
FEC S2TN00090: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian; Boston Tea) 9,367 0.39% Daniel Towers Lewis
FEC S8TN00253: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent; (Democratic; Green) 9,170 0.38% Christopher Joseph "Chris' Lugo
Filed with the FEC as a Democrat on 21 January 2008. Refiled on 31 March 2008 as an Independent.

FEC S6TN00315: $5,238
  Candidate Independent 8,986 0.37% Ed Lawhorn
FEC S8TN00303: Financial report not available
  Candidate Independent 7,645 0.32% David "None Of The Above" Gatchell
FEC S6TN00299: Financial report not available
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Casey Gouge
Total 2,424,585 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator John Cornyn
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 4 March 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator John Cornyn
  Elected Republican 4,337,469 54.82% Senator John Cornyn
FEC S2TX00106: $13,727,473
  Candidate Democratic 3,389,365 42.84% state Representative Richard Joel "Rick" Noriega
Circa 19 September 2008: Mr. Noriega, a Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard, was called up for Hurricane Ike duty in southeast Texas and has suspended his campaign. In turn, Senator John Cornyn has also suspend his campaign.

FEC S8TX00202: $4,166,286
  Candidate Libertarian 185,241 2.34% Yvonne Adams Schick
FEC S8TX00251: $8,130
Total 7,912,075 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Open
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.
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic former Governor Mark Robert Warner
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 2,369,327 65.03% former Governor Mark Robert Warner
Not related to Senator John William Warner

FEC S6VA00093: $13,663,049
  Candidate Republican 1,228,830 33.73% former Governor James S. "Jim" Gilmore, III
Received his party's nomination 31 May 2008

FEC S8VA00255: $2,437,715
  Candidate Independent Greens 21,690 0.60% Glenda Gail Parker
FEC S6VA00135: $48,313
  Candidate Libertarian 20,269 0.56% William "Bill" Redpath
FEC S8VA00271: $44,718
  Candidate Write-in 3,178 0.09% Write-in
Total 3,643,294 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 13 May 2008 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV
  Elected Democratic 447,560 63.73% Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV
FEC S4WV00027: $5,189,461
  Candidate Republican 254,629 36.26% Matthew Jay "Jay" Wolfe
FEC S8WV00093: $123,862
  Candidate Write-in 83 0.01% John R. "Rick" Bartlett
  Candidate Write-in 36 0.01% Chad Shaffer
Total 702,308 100.00%  

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
Seat up for election
Republican Senator John A. Barrasso
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
Appointed: 22 June 2007 by Governor Dave Freudenthal; first elected in a special election: 4 November 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 19 August 2008 Primary.
Next Special Election: Tuesday 4 November 2008; Next regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
 Polls: Republican Senator John A. Barrasso
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 183,063 71.50% Senator John A. Barrasso
FEC S6WY00068: $2,585,977
  Candidate Democratic 66,202 25.86% Nicholas H. "Nick" Carter
Very close primary win.

FEC S8WY00155: $210,914
  Candidate Scattering 6,414 2.51% Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 293 0.11% Write-Ins
  Candidate Scattering 61 0.02% Over Votes
Total 256,033 100.00%  

Class 2
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Michael B. "Mike" Enzi
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2008
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Renominated - 19 August 2008 Primary
 Polls: Republican Senator Michael B. "Mike" Enzi
  Elected Republican 189,046 73.84% Senator Michael B. "Mike" Enzi
FEC S6WY00126: $1,648,563
  Candidate Democratic 60,631 23.68% Christopher J. "Chris" Rothfuss
FEC S8WY00163: $32,326
  Candidate Scattering 6,026 2.35% Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 269 0.11% Write-Ins
  Candidate Scattering 61 0.02% Over Votes
Total 256,033 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic
  Democratic-Farmer Labor
  Republican
Major Third Parties
  Green
  Libertarian
  Reform
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence
  American Constitution
  Boston Tea
  Constitution
  Independence
  Independent Greens
  Independent Party of Oregon
  Natural Law
  Nebraska
  Socialist Workers Party
  U.S. Taxpayers
  Veterans Party of America
Independents
  Independent
  Independent Democrat
  No Party Affiliation
  Nominated By Petition
  Other-party nominee
  Unenrolled
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering
  Write-in
 

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.

FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.


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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