The Green Papers: 2017 General Election
 
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Senate Seats by State

This is a list of the current Senate seats and the incumbents occupying them. Not counting special elections, 33 Senate Seats are up for election on 6 November 2018.

There have been 0 deaths, 1 resignation, and 0 changes re: party breakdown in the 115th Senate.

  • Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (Republican, Alabama Class 2) resigned on 8 February 2017 after after being confirmed as Attorney General in the Trump administration by the U.S. Senate.

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

Class 2  
    Democratic     former Greenville Illinois Councilmember Willie "Will" Eugene Boyd, Jr. - lost primary
FEC S8AL00407; 16 Oct 17; Tot $15,830; Dsb $15,753
    Democratic     Vann Caldwell - lost primary
FEC S8AL00423
    Democratic     Jason E. Fisher - lost primary
FEC S8AL00357; 30 Sep 17; Tot $47,769; Dsb $47,433
    Democratic     Lewis Michael "Michael" Hansen, Jr. - lost primary
FEC S8AL00373; 30 Sep 17; Tot $24,009; Dsb $23,771
  Candidate Democratic     former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones
FEC S0AL00156; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,610,345; Dsb $609,698
    Democratic     Robert Kennedy, Jr. - lost primary
FEC S8AL00365; 30 Sep 17; Tot $37,129; Dsb $36,123
    Democratic     Brian James McGee - lost primary
17 July 2017: Dropped out endorsing Doug Jones. Remains on the ballot.

FEC S8AL00399
    Democratic     Charles Nana - lost primary
aka Nana Tchienkou

FEC S6AL00369

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Deedra Abboud
FEC S8AZ00122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $20,442; Dsb $12,594
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Grimes "Bob" Bishop
FEC S8AZ00171; 30 Sep 17; Tot $21,456; Dsb $3,833
  Candidate Democratic     Cheryl R. "Ché" Fowler
FEC S8AZ00205
    Democratic     Jim K. Moss - apparently not a candidate
6 November 2017: Withdrew.

FEC S8AZ00155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $32,091; Dsb $15,709
  Candidate Democratic     Dale Christopher "Chris" Russell
FEC S8AZ00148; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,565; Dsb $731
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Kyrsten Sinema
Congressman CD 9.
28 September 2017: Running for the Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.

FEC S8AZ00197; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,415,167; Dsb $510,446

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Topher Brennan
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kevin de León
FEC S8CA00408
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Dianne Feinstein
9 October 2017: Will run for re-election in 2018.

FEC S0CA00199; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,865,603; Dsb $344,182
  Candidate Democratic     Eugene Patterson "Pat" Harris
FEC S8CA00358; 30 Sep 17; Tot $279,777; Dsb $178,202
  Candidate Democratic     Alison Hartson
FEC S8CA00416
  Candidate Democratic     David Hildebrand
FEC S8CA00317; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,270; Dsb $4,200
  Candidate Democratic     John "Stuttering John" Melendez
FEC S8CA00309
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas Howard Pierce
FEC S6CA00790; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,000; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Steve Stokes
FEC S6CA00873; 30 Sep 17; Tot $46; Dsb $548

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

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Derrick James Blanton
FEC S0CO00427
  Candidate Democratic     Dustin John Leitzel
FEC S0CO00419

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Ann-Marie Adams
FEC S8CT00105
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC S2CT00132; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,342,696; Dsb $1,392,089

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

Class 1  
    Democratic     Tykiem Booker - apparently not a candidate
FEC S8DE00111
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC S8DE00079; 30 Sep 17; Tot $513,256; Dsb $415,175

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
FEC S0DE00092

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Tamika Lyles
FEC S8FL00240
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Bill Nelson
FEC S8FL00166; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,025,286; Dsb $1,459,896

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Mazie K. Hirono
FEC S2HI00106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,047,203; Dsb $335,605

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

Class 3  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  L. Tammy Duckworth
FEC S6IL00292; 30 Sep 17; Tot $835,704; Dsb $445,082

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Martin Del Rio
FEC S8IN00205
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly
FEC S2IN00091; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,138,219; Dsb $899,008

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

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Elliott Adams
FEC S0KS00190

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Zackary "Zak" Ringelstein
FEC S8ME00155
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Wiand

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
FEC S6MD03177; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,716,693; Dsb $423,402
  Candidate Democratic     Jerome "Jerry" Segal
FEC S8MD00252
  Candidate Democratic     Richard "Rikki" Vaughan
FEC S8MD00245
  Candidate Democratic     Debbie "Rica" Wilson

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
FEC S2MA00170; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,702,181; Dsb $3,699,237

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Edward John "Ed" Markey
FEC S4MA00028

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Craig Allen Smith
FEC S8MI00349
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Debbie Stabenow
FEC S8MI00281; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,249,885; Dsb $1,514,729

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Gary C. Peters
FEC S4MI00355

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Jensen Bohren
FEC S8MS00220

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Angelica Earl
FEC S8MO00186
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Claire C. McCaskill
FEC S6MO00305; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,932,943; Dsb $2,606,912

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah Alexis Dean
FEC S8MT00259
  Candidate Democratic     Greg Strandberg
FEC S8MT00267
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
FEC S6MT00162; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,242,789; Dsb $1,428,959

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Lawrence D. "Larry" Marvin
FEC S8NE00141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,639; Dsb $3,615
  Candidate Democratic     Lincoln City Councilmember  Jane Michele Raybould
FEC S8NE00182; 30 Sep 17; Tot $140,763; Dsb $23,646

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Jay Gregory Craddock
FEC S8NV00131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $47,458; Dsb $45,831
  Candidate Democratic     Sujeet Narendra "Bobby" Mahendra
FEC S6NV00234; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,843; Dsb $5,670
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jacklyn S. "Jacky" Rosen
Congressman Congressional District 3

FEC S8NV00156; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,734,196; Dsb $517,833
  Candidate Democratic     Jesse Sbaih
FEC S8NV00149; 30 Sep 17; Tot $149,994; Dsb $99,076

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert "Bob" Menendez
FEC S6NJ00289; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,688,000; Dsb $422,965
  Candidate Democratic     Sean A. Thom
FEC S8NJ00459

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Cory A. Booker
FEC S4NJ00185

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Martin Trevor Heinrich
FEC S2NM00088; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,167,701; Dsb $1,050,715

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Tom Udall
FEC S8NM00184

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand
FEC S0NY00410; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,783,595; Dsb $3,312,062

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

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Eva F. Lee
FEC S0NC00277

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sherrod Brown
FEC S6OH00163; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,646,060; Dsb $2,545,911

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

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Merkley
FEC S8OR00207

Class 3  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden
FEC S6OR00110

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
FEC S6PA00217; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,587,696; Dsb $2,179,185
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Kelly
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond John "Ray" Uhric
FEC S8PA00312
  Candidate Democratic     Theresa Michelle Wright
FEC S8PA00338; 31 Oct 17; Tot $7,724; Dsb $6,456

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
FEC S6RI00221; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,198,374; Dsb $742,332

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  John F. "Jack" Reed
FEC S6RI00163

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Billy Bailey
FEC S8TN00329
  Candidate Democratic     James Mackler
FEC S8TN00311; 30 Sep 17; Tot $761,849; Dsb $441,060

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Pavel Goberman
  Candidate Democratic     Irasema Ramirez "Sema" Hernandez
FEC S8TX00327
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Robert "Beto" O'Rourke
31 March 2017: Announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate Class I seat in 2018.

FEC S8TX00285; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,999,799; Dsb $1,543,507
  Candidate Democratic     Dustin Ray Webb
FEC S8TX00301

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Danny Drew
FEC S8UT00119
  Candidate Democratic     James Courage Singer
FEC S8UT00135; 30 Jun 17; Tot $8,773; Dsb $4,507
  Candidate Democratic     Mitchell Kent Vice
FEC S8UT00150; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,278; Dsb $2,341
  Candidate Democratic     Salt Lake County Councilwoman  Jenny Wilson
FEC S8UT00143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $294,781; Dsb $155,199

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Folasade Adeluola
FEC S8VT00117
  Candidate Democratic     Jon Svitavsky
FEC S8VT00133

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,339,922; Dsb $2,065,003

Class 2  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Mark Robert Warner
FEC S6VA00093

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,704,738; Dsb $1,221,541
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer "GiGi" Ferguson
FEC S8WA00202

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Chase Henderson
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Joe Manchin, III
FEC S0WV00090; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,902,910; Dsb $443,574
  Candidate Democratic     Paula Jean Swearengin
FEC S8WV00119; 30 Sep 17; Tot $201,470; Dsb $68,070

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

Class 1  
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Tammy Baldwin
FEC S2WI00219; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,162,411; Dsb $2,933,891
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Jo Walters
FEC S8WI00208

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
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Major Third Parties
  Green
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Other Third Parties
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Independents
  Independent
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  No Party Preference
  Unaffiliated
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in
 

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.


"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Senate Class

Class 1 seats begin their terms at noon on 3 January 2013 and end their terms on 3 January 2019. The next regular election for these seats is in 6 November 2018.
Class 2 seats begin their terms at noon on 3 January 2015 and end their terms on 3 January 2021. The next regular election for these seats is 3 November 2020.
Class 3 seats begin their terms at noon on 3 January 2017 and end their terms on 3 January 2019. The next regular election for these seats is 8 November 2022.

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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