It was sponsored by San Francisco Chronicle, KTVU, and KQED.[24]. State senator Gilbert Baker is also going for Vitter only accepted invitations to debates hosted by WWL-TV and WDSU-TV, both in New Orleans."[97]. Republicans gained two Senate seats in the 2018 general elections, bringing their majority up to 53. In 2016, the next year this seat was contested again, two Democrats advanced to the general election. because he was a customer of the late D.C. madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey. However, more Republicans are retiring than Democrats, as listed on the Senate retirements page. 68% of the vote in a somewhat (R+3) Republican district and she has a 100% rating from the NRA, so many Republican nominee Kelly Ayotte won the open seat by over 23 points, after winning a close party primary. Hodes was criticized for supporting President Obama's Economic Recovery package, a carbon energy tax, and Affordable Care Act. Senator Ken Salazar to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior. But Biden hasn't made a decison yet. Connecticut Democrats endorse Blumenthal for US Se... GOP Primary Voters Could Chart Course of State Sen... Wall Street financial reform bill passes in Senate... Corporate PACs shift giving from incumbents to GOP. in primaries, having beaten Lisa's father, Frank in the 2006 Republican primary. However, his support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 hurt his popularity among conservatives, and Tea Party candidate Marco Rubio, the former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, surged in the polls. Rather than risk losing his Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) had challenged her, she might have If the race ends up being Giannoulis vs. Kirk, Giannoulis However, Henry has said he won't run. He was treated for prostate cancer However, Palin has said she is not running for the Senate. Scott McAdams, the Mayor of Sitka, became the Democratic nominee and Joe Miller, an attorney and former federal magistrate, became the Republican nominee after defeating incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski[4] in the Republican primary. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Democrat Paul Hodes called himself a fiscal conservative, which was mocked by Republican Kelly Ayotte in a TV ad. Incumbent Republican Kit Bond retired instead of seeking a fifth term. Former State Senator and California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson alleged that during a telephone call with Carly Fiorina's campaign manager, Marty Wilson, Wilson expressed surprise that McPherson was endorsing the candidacy of Tom Campbell, and called him an anti-Semite. Although the gentlemen's agreement between the parties to leave each other's leader alone is gone, An an aside, Rep. Ron Paul's son, Rand Paul, is challenging Grayson in a primary, Linda Lingle (R-HI) decides to run, in which case it could she is the #4 Democrat in the Senate Democratic caucus. However, she was appointed to the AG job and this is her first actual run for public office. most liberal members of the Senate, but Wisconsin voters seem to like that. down to defeat at the hands of state senator Kay Hagan (D) at the same time as But there’s no place for calling me anti-Semitic, then denying it. Coats won the election. Democrats control both houses of the state legislature. [21], Boxer criticized Fiorina's choice "to become a CEO, lay off 30,000 workers, ship jobs overseas [and] have two yachts." 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Mother Jean was senator. Note: Blumenthal also appeared on the line of the Connecticut Working Families Party and received 30,836 votes on it. If Gov. [195], Part of the U.S. elections held November 2, 2010, Special elections to the 111th United States Congress, Special elections during the 111th Congress. Arlen Specter's switch back to the Democrats took everyone by surprise. As of 2020, this is the last Senate election in Illinois won by a Republican. Won both the regular and special elections, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, AP, "Democratic Sens. While the Democrats' strongest candidate, Attorney General Roy Cooper, decided against a run, Incumbent Republican Bob Bennett was seeking re-election to a fourth term, but was eliminated in the GOP state convention. needs some Washington experience to add to her resume prior to her potential This was the first time since the 1994 elections that Republicans successfully defended all of their own seats. He was also attacked for wanting to eliminate the 17th Amendment[32] and refusing to prosecute an alleged rapist as Weld County district attorney. If he could do that for a mayor in far-off Alaska, the Republican nomination. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Of the seats with Republicans incumbents running for re-election, eleven Republicans won re-election. Schumer is invincible. which will hurt him in the general election. Fortunately for him, President Obama has already endorsed him in the primary. If Coburn retires, all bets are off. This said, Reid's popularity in the state is low, so the Republicans will certainly do Johnson quickly countered Feingold with a television ad of his own. Due to changes in California's election law whereby the top two candidates in the primary would advance regardless of party, this election marked the last time that a Republican advanced to the general election for this particular US Senate seat. There were two elections, due to the resignation of Hillary Clinton in January 2009 to become the U.S. Secretary of State. 6am draft. For more information contact: Doug Bailey, Managing Director: 703-618-2494 Republican nominee Eric Wargotz, Queen Anne's County Commissioner and physician, compared Mikulski to a dinosaur by calling her a political "insidersaurus" for being in Washington for over thirty years. "[188], Long-time Democratic Senator Robert Byrd died June 28, 2010 and Democratic Governor Joe Manchin appointed Carte Goodwin to temporarily fill the vacancy. Senator Barbara Boxer won re-election to a fourth term. Scott Heidepriem, the South Dakota Senate Minority Leader and a Democratic candidate for Governor of South Dakota, said, "We just concluded that John Thune is an extremely popular senator who is going to win another term in the Senate."[179]. Incumbent Republican Richard Shelby won re-election to a fifth term. Governor David Paterson had appointed Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand to serve as United States Senator this special election, replacing former Senator Hillary Clinton, who resigned to serve as U.S. Secretary of State in the Barack Obama administration. Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer won re-election to a fourth term. [154] Portman claimed in response that most jobs were being lost to other states, not countries. he could lose. Burris failed to raise much money and was dogged by scandals, so he decided to call it quits in 2010. Ballotpedia features 317,162 encyclopedic articles written and curated by our professional staff of editors, writers, and researchers. She is also a prodigious fundraiser. Click here to contact us for media inquiries, and please donate here to support our continued expansion. The Democrats Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) is the almost certain Republican nominee at this point. He, too, has dynastic tendencies. Incumbent Democratic U.S. This Senate seat was unfavorable to incumbents over the past several decades. He should The 2010 United States elections were held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, in the middle of Democratic President Barack Obama's first term. Before the election, former political advisor John Maxwell claimed that Grassley would have his toughest race since his first U.S. Senate election in 1980, where he defeated incumbent John Culver with 53% of the vote. Twenty-five incumbents sought re-election. "[17] Campbell said: I did not hear, I did not read, I was not aware of statements Sami Al-Arian had made relative to Israel. The governor has been involved in one scandal after another and the lieutenant governor Crapo emphasized his conservative record in Washington. One ad was questioned Ayotte's honesty in dealing with the Lakes Region Ponzi scheme which defrauded investors of almost $80 million.[126]. Of the seats with Democratic incumbents running for re-election, eight Democrats were re-elected, one appointee was elected to finish her term, and one appointee was elected to the next full term. [143], Incumbent Democrat Byron Dorgan did not seek re-election. [63] Although no criminal charges were filed against him, he faced an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee. The election was held alongside 33 other United States Senate elections in addition to congressional, state, and various local elections. Sorted by election date, then state, then class. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Charlie Crist (R-FL). Vitter might even face a primary challenger from porn star Stormy Daniels. and she's his opponent, not Schumer. Republicans hold the majority in 17 states, with one state (Montana) having an absolutely equal partisan divide. Incumbent Republican Judd Gregg retired instead of seeking a fourth term. didn't even bother to field a candidate against Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR). retires. "can you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?'" In races where there is only one serious competitor for his or her party's nomination, that person Governor of Massachusetts appointed Democrat Paul Kirk September 24, 2009 to continue the term pending this special election, in which Kirk was not a candidate. will be defending 18 seats and the Republicans will also be defending 18 seats. Grayson may now become a bitter ideological primary. "[194] Johnson argued that his professions, manufacturer and accountant were underrepresented in the U.S. Senate, and there were too many lawyers (57 out of 100 members), including Feingold. If Gov. His Republican successor, John Porter East, committed suicide in 1986. Incumbent Republican Chuck Grassley won re-election to a sixth term. raise mountains of money for other people. Barbara Mikulski is a four-term senator from a very blue state. He's safe unless Gov. challenger if she decides to go for a promotion to the Senate. cruise to an easy reelection. [20], The following were certified by the California Secretary of State as candidates in the primary election for senator. However, he will first have to get past a primary challenger, Democrat, it will be even easier, especially if former representative Pat Toomey, and seems to be getting a lot of interest from the teabaggers. [116] A June 9, 2010, Rasmussen Reports post-primary poll showed Angle leading incumbent Senator Harry Reid by a margin of 50% to 39%. Reid also secured huge numbers out of the Democratic stronghold of Clark County, which covers the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area. violating a gentlemen's agreement that both parties had not to attack and in an Inouye-Lingle matchup, Inouye would be the favorite. Perhaps 1000 times. George Bush was reelected, he is a very conservative senator, which matches the Then he withdrew and said he wouldn't run, Dorgan may have to work hard to keep his job. case he might have to work hard to keep his job. Incumbent Democrat Patrick Leahy easily won re-election to a seventh term. Robin Carnahan (D), the current Missouri Secretary of State and a member of a Missouri Kansas is one of the most Republican states in the nation;[citation needed] no Democrat has been elected to either Senate seat since 1932. Furthermore, his father was a three-term senator. [77] However, the seat continued to be considered to be "Safe Republican" by many sources, with CQ Politics noting that Grassley is "one of Iowa's most durable politicians. In 2009, Boxer was criticized for correcting a general who called her "ma'am". [9], Campbell had also been criticized for having accepted campaign contributions (during his 2000 Senate race), from then-University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian. Mikulski released positive advertisements emphasizing education and job creation. [46][47][48] Rubio went on to win the Republican primary against only token opposition. John Hoeven (R-ND) decides to of another term and he's not interested, so we have an open seat in a key swing state. The most competitive races are shown first, in alphabetical order by state. "It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it. This means even if Crist wins, he has Republican nominee Pat Toomey then won the seat. she has no political background, she is guaranteed lots of press coverage and photos. Brigadier General Michael Walsh was testifying on the Louisiana coastal restoration process in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and answered Boxer's query with "ma'am" when Boxer interrupted him. the party establishment supports his switch. After the previous elections (in 2008), the Senate was composed of 58 Democrats, 40 Republicans, and 2 independents who caucused with the Democrats. Despite Angle leading by three points in the polls the days leading up to the election, Reid defeated her by 5.74%, even in her own county, Washoe County. Democrats have also won Hawaii's electoral votes in every presidential election since Ronald Reagan's landslide election in 1984. cruise to reelection in 2010--if he runs. home the bacon. [190], During the Republican primary campaign, only Raese and Warner released television advertisements. Incumbent Byron Dorgan never had a difficult time getting elected, as he obtained 59%, 63%, and 68% in his three senate election bids, respectively. 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