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%  

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%  

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%  

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%  

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%  

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%  

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%  

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

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%  

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

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%  

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

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%  

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%  

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

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%  

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%  

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%  

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%  

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%  

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

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 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%  

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

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%  

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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