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2016 Senatorial Primaries at a Glance


 

This "at a glance" look at the primary in each State simply lists the winner (and, in many cases, the candidate who came in second) in each Primary in chronological order.

boldface followed by (inc) indicates the incumbent


 
2016 Senatorial Primaries at a Glance
Date State Democrat
Democrat
Republican
Republican
R Winner % Second % R Winner % Second %
Tuesday 1 March 2016 Alabama   Crumpton D Nana     Shelby (inc) L McConnell  
Arkansas   Eldridge U       Boozman (inc)      
Tuesday 15 March 2016 Illinois   Duckworth L Zopp     Kirk (inc) L Marter  
North Carolina   Ross L Rey     Burr (inc) L Brannon  
Ohio   Strickland L Sittenfeld     Portman (inc)      
Tuesday 22 March 2016 Arkansas R         R        
Tuesday 12 April 2016 Alabama R         R        
Tuesday 26 April 2016 Maryland   Van Hollen D Edwards     Szeliga 36 Chaffee 14
Pennsylvania   McGinty 43 Sestak 33   Toomey (inc) U    
Tuesday 3 May 2016 Indiana   Hill U       Young L Stutzman  
Tuesday 17 May 2016 Idaho   Sturgill U       Crapo (inc) U    
Kentucky   Gray D Wilder     Paul (inc)      
Oregon   Wyden (inc)         Callahan 39 Carpenter 33
Tuesday 24 May 2016 Georgia   Barksdale D Copeland     Isakson (inc)      
Tuesday 7 June 2016 California   Harris (Democrat) 40 Sanchez (Democrat) 19          
TOP TWO Primary
Iowa   Judge 48 Hogg 39   Grassley (inc) U    
South Dakota   Williams P       Thune (inc) P    
Tuesday 14 June 2016 Nevada   Cortez-Masto         Heck L Angle  
North Dakota   Glassheim U       Hoeven (inc) U    
South Carolina   Dixon P       Scott (inc) P    
Tuesday 28 June 2016 Colorado   Bennet (inc) U       Glenn 38 Graham 25
New York   Schumer (inc) P       Long P    
Oklahoma   Workman P       Lankford (inc) P    
South Carolina R         R        
Utah   Snow D Swinton     Lee (inc) P    
Tuesday 26 July 2016 Georgia R         R        
Tuesday 2 August 2016 Kansas   Wiesner L Singh     Moran (inc)      
Missouri   Kander L Bush     Blunt (inc) L Nichols  
Washington   Murray (Democratic) (inc) D Vance (Republican)            
TOP TWO Primary
Tuesday 9 August 2016 Connecticut   Blumenthal (inc) C       Carter C    
Vermont   Leahy (inc)         Milne P    
Wisconsin   Feingold         Johnson (inc) U    
Saturday 13 August 2016 Hawaii   Schatz (inc)         Carroll      
Tuesday 16 August 2016 Alaska   Metcalfe D Blatchford     Murkowski (inc) L Lochner  
South Dakota R         R        
Tuesday 23 August 2016 Oklahoma R         R        
Tuesday 30 August 2016 Arizona   Kirkpatrick U       McCain (inc) N Ward  
Florida   Murphy D Grayson     Rubio L Beruff  
Tuesday 13 September 2016 New Hampshire   Hassan U       Ayotte (inc)      
Tuesday 8 November 2016 Louisiana                    
 
 

Key

  • If a candidate wins 75.5% or more of the primary vote, the second place finisher is not listed.
  • U means that this candidate ran in the primary unopposed (that is, with no other candidates appearing on the ballot but him/her). Please note that write-ins do NOT count as such "other candidates on the ballot" but the appearance of "Uncommitted" (or equivalent, such as "None of the Above") on a ballot DOES.
  • L indicates a landslide majority [60.5 to 75.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • D indicates a decisive majority [52.5 to 60.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • N indicates a narrow majority [50.0(+1 vote) to 52.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • Where a winning (or, in a runoff State, leading) candidate has failed to gain at least a majority of the primary vote, the winner(leader) of the primary and the candidate who came in second are both listed with their respective percentages of the primary vote rounded up or down to the nearest whole integer.
  • C indicates the Party's nominee was chosen by a Party-run process other than the Primary (State Convention, Party Central Committee or equivalent).
  • P indicates Primary cancelled / nomination by default because nominee was the only candidate to have filed for this Party's Primary for this office. P also applies to nominees-to-be by apparent Party consensus (i.e. no opposition at an ensuing Convention).
  • R indicates any Runoff which has been scheduled for this date.
 


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