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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

Election Date
November 4, 2014

U.S. Senate Elections by State
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Elections Information
Election DatesVoting in Primaries
Voting on November 4, 2014
Poll Opening and Closing Times

Elections to the U.S. Senate will be held on November 4, 2014. A total of 33 of the 100 seats are up for regular election. Additionally, three special elections will take place in 2014 to fill vacancies that occurred in the 113th Congress (Hawaii, South Carolina and Oklahoma). These special elections will take place on November 4, 2014, for a total of 36 Senate elections.

Those elected to the U.S. Senate in the 33 regular elections on November 4, 2014, will begin their six-year terms on January 3, 2015.

The 2014 elections mark the 100th anniversary of the direct popular election of U.S. Senators. Prior to the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1913, U.S. Senators were selected by state legislatures.

As of July 2014, six senators have announced they will not be running for re-election, while four U.S. Senators resigned their posts early. This means that at least ten seats will have a different occupant in January 2015. In 2012, ten incumbent senators did not run for re-election, and twelve did not run for re-election in 2010.

According to a complex prediction model used by The Washington Post, Republicans have a 77 percent chance of winning the majority in 2014.[1] Eight seats currently held by Democrats that are consistently ranked by outside ratings as either being toss-ups or Republican leaning include: West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Alaska and Michigan.

Partisan breakdown

This cycle, Republicans need to pick up six seats currently held by Democrats in order to gain a majority.[2]

Four incumbent Democratic U.S. Senators have announced that they are not running for re-election in 2014, and the GOP is considered a favorite to pick up the seats they are leaving vacant.[2] Three other states with Democratic U.S. Senators up for re-election in 2014 (Alaska, Arkansas and North Carolina) are generally considered to have GOP-leaning electorates.[2]

In 2012, the Democratic Party retained control over the chamber, winning 25 of the 33 seats. With Republican candidates winning only eight seats, this was the worst performance by a major party since the 1950s.[3]

The following table displays the partisan composition of the U.S. Senate heading into the 2014 elections.


U.S. Senate Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 53 Pending
     Republican Party 45 Pending
     Independent 2 Pending
Total 100 100

Open seats

As of July 2014, six senators have announced they are not running for re-election in 2014. In addition to the following list, four senators left office early: Max Baucus (D-MA), John Kerry (D-MA), Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Tom Coburn (R-OK). The deaths of Sens. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and the early resignation of Coburn, will necessitate three special elections to be held with the 33 regular elections on November 4, 2014.

  • Democratic Party

4 Democrats

  • Republican Party

2 Republicans


Name:Party:Current office:
Carl LevinElectiondot.png Democratic Michigan
Jay RockefellerElectiondot.png Democratic West Virginia
Mike JohannsEnds.png Republican Nebraska
Saxby ChamblissEnds.png Republican Georgia
Tim JohnsonElectiondot.png Democratic South Dakota
Tom HarkinElectiondot.png Democratic Iowa
This map illustrates the 35 Senate seats up for election in 2014 (two of which are special elections). The red and blue colors indicate whether the seat is currently held by a Republican or a Democrat, respectively.

Campaign finance

July 2014

In July 2014, Politico released the highlights from the second quarter 2014 fundraising reports. They included:[4]

April 2014

According to an April 2014 Politico report, vulnerable Democrats were being outraised by Republican challengers.[5] The candidates highlighted in the article were:

August 2013

An August 2013 Politico report reported that the 27 incumbents running for re-election in 2014 had together raised about $125 million by the end of June 2013.[6] The report also found that 2014 may be the most expensive midterm election to date, pointing to the fact that the total amount raised for incumbents seeking re-election is $30 million more than at the same point in 2012 and on par with the amount they had raised in 2010.[6]

The incumbents highlighted in the article were:[6]

April 2013

According to an April 2013 Politico report, incumbent Democrats in red states raised "millions" in the first three months of 2013.[7] The candidates highlighted in the article were:

  • Democratic Party Mary Landrieu (LA) had raised $1.2 million and had $3.5 million cash on hand
  • Democratic Party Mark Pryor (AR) had raised $1.9 million and had $3.4 million cash on hand
  • Democratic Party Kay Hagan (NC) had raised $1.6 million and had $2.7 million cash on hand
  • Democratic Party Mark Begich (AK) had raised $948,000 and had $1.5 million cash on hand[7]

DSCC and NRSC

Both the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) work to elect candidates from their respective parties to the U.S. Senate.

Fundraising numbers

July 2014

The DSCC had its strongest second quarter in organization history, raising $21.7 during the quarter. As of July 2014, the DSCC had raised $70.3 million in the 2014 cycle, while the NRSC had raised $68.6 million in 2014.[8]

April 2014

The DSCC outraised the NRSC, $6.3 million to $6.04 million. In April, the DSCC ended the month with $25 million on hand, while the NRSC had $21.9 million in the bank. Both organizations remained debt-free.[9]

October 2013

The DSCC outraised their GOP counterpart, the NRSC, by one million dollars in October 2013. The DSCC raised $4.8 million compared to the NRSC's $3.8 million. This was the organization's best off-year October in their history.

At that time, the DSCC had raised $14 million more than the NRSC, a total of $43.5 million raised. They reported $11.1 million cash on hand. However, the organization was also carrying $6.2 million in debt. The NRSC had $5 million cash on hand at the end of October 2013.[10]

July 2013 memo

In July 2013, NRSC president, Rob Collins, circulated a memo to top donors outlining the path to a majority in the Senate for the Republican Party. From the memo:

"Montana now joins West Virginia and South Dakota as the third red-state where Democrats have not only failed to land their top candidates, but to recruit a candidate capable of winning a general election matchup."

Collins reiterated that Republicans need to win just three seats in states with incumbent Democratic senators.[11]


Outside race ratings

U.S. Senate predictions
Prediction from: Month Solid D Likely D Lean D Tossup Lean R Likely R Solid R
Rothenberg Political Report March 14, 2014 9 5 2 1 2 2 13
Sabato's Crystal Ball January 6, 2014 7 4 4 2 4 1 11
Rothenberg Political Report December 18, 2013 11 1 2 1 2 1 12
Rothenberg Political Report October 16, 2013 12 2 2 2 1 4 12
Rothenberg Political Report June 28, 2013 12 1 1 5 2 2 12
Sabato's Crystal Ball June 27, 2013 7 3 3 5 2 3 11

Cook Political Report

Each month the Cook Political Report releases race ratings for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House (competitive only) and Governors. There are seven possible designations:[12]

     Solid D
     Likely D
     Lean D

     Tossup

     Lean R
     Likely R
     Solid R

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- U.S. Senate
Month Solid D Likely D Lean D Tossup Lean R Likely R Solid R Total D Total R Total races
June 27, 2013[13] 6 5 6 3 0 4 11 17 15 35
August 2, 2013[14] 7 4 6 2 3 2 11 17 16 35
October 17, 2013[15] 7 4 6 2 3 2 11 17 16 35
December 19, 2013[16] 7 5 4 3 3 1 12 16 16 35
February 7, 2014[17] 6 6 4 3 3 1 13 16 17 36
February 27, 2014[18] 6 5 5 3 3 1 13 16 17 36
March 19, 2014[19] 8 2 3 7 2 2 12 13 16 36
April 25, 2014[20] 8 2 2 8 2 2 12 12 16 36

FiveThirtyEight

According to an analysis by Nate Silver, previously of The New York Times and now at his own blog FiveThirtyEight, Democrats are looking at a tough road ahead of them in the U.S. Senate in 2014. Democrats hold 21 of the 35 seats up for election in 2014, and there are more Democratic controlled seats that lean Republican than Republican seats that lean Democratic.[21]

Additionally, Democrats could suffer from a lower voter turnout of their base due to the fact that 2014 is a midterm election and President Obama will not be on the ballot.[21]

However, Republicans need to take six seats in order to gain control of the Senate, a large gain that will be difficult to accomplish even in a favorable environment. Silver's March 2014 ratings predicted that Republicans will indeed pick-up those six seats.[21]

Most notably, in his March 2014 analysis, Silver broke up the possible key Republican pick-ups into two categories:

  • Democrat-held seats likely to be picked up by Republicans (4): West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana and Arkansas
  • Democrat-held seats that are toss-ups (4): Louisiana, North Carolina, Alaska and Michigan

The table below lists Silver's race ratings overview for the 36 senate seats up for election in 2014 as of July 2014.[21]

The New York Times Race Ratings -- U.S. Senate
Month Solid D Likely D Lean D Tossup Lean R Likely R Solid R
February 20, 2013[22] 6 7 3 4 0 4 11
July 15, 2013[23] 8 4 3 3 0 4 13
March 23, 2014[24] 10 2 3 1 1 4 16

Most vulnerable seats

The FiscalTimes compiled a list of the seven most vulnerable Senate seats up for election in 2014. The seven included in the list are: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. Going into the 2014 election, all seven seats are held by Democrats.[25]

Washington Post

For the 2014 election cycle, The Washington Post will release periodic lists of the 10 Senate seats most in danger of changing control in 2014. Their April 2014 rankings are below, along with their December 2013 ranking of the race in parentheses:[26]

  • 10. Democratic Party Colorado: "Rep. Cory Gardner (R) had a big fundraising month in March, pulling in over $1.2 million. It's money he'll need to fend off attacks that are already landing. The League of Conservation Voters just hit the airwaves with about a $1 million ad buy bashing Gardner for taking money from the oil and gas industries. Meanwhile, Sen. Mark Udall (D) had a big fundraising quarter, pulling in more than $2 million. (Previous ranking: 10)"[26]
  • 9. Republican Party Georgia & Michigan: " Former secretary of state Terri Lynn Land (R) and Rep. Gary Peters (D) had very comparable first quarter fundraising totals in Michigan, which is good news for the underdog Land. In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn had another huge quarter ($2.4 million) and save for Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue, the rest of the Republican field is cash-strapped. If the election were held today, Kingston and Perdue would probably make it to a runoff, since Rep. Phil Gingrey has come under attack from a super PAC and the fundraising woes of Rep. Paul Broun and former secretary of state Karen Handel have prevented them from making big moves. But the election is not today, it's May 20. Plenty can change. (Previous ranking: 10)"[26]
  • 8. Republican Party Kentucky: "Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) raised a very impressive $2.7 million, outpacing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the first quarter. That said, McConnell won't be at a cash shortage this year. Before he can seriously begin to engage Grimes, McConnell must defeat businessman Matt Bevin. With the May 20 primary about a month away, Bevin hasn't gained any real momentum, and McConnell looks like a safe bet to advance. (Previous ranking: 8)"[26]
  • 7. Democratic Party Alaska: "A recent health-care ad from a pro-Sen. Mark Begich (D) super PAC was one of the most eye-catching of this election cycle so far. The ad makes a deeply personal pitch for Begich's support for the health-care law. It features a woman who says she survived cancer but was later denied coverage because of her preexisting condition. She says she is covered now, thanks to the health-care law. The ad is striking because most Democrats are running defensive messages on Obamacare. Meanwhile, Dan Sullivan (R) had another good quarter, outraising Begich once again. (Previous ranking: 7)"[26]
  • 6. Democratic Party North Carolina: "Hagan has been more negatively impacted by the early ad blitz from Americans for Prosperity than any of her red state Democratic counterparts. It hasn't hurt her fundraising, though: She raised $2.8 million between January and March -- more than double what Tillis brought in. (Previous ranking: 6)"[26]
  • 5. Democratic Party Arkansas: "Don't call Sen. Mark Pryor (D) 2014's Blanche Lincoln. Lincoln was the last Democratic senator to run for reelection in Arkansas, and she lost by 20 points. Thanks to a robust coordinated campaign and a data operation churning along at an accelerated pace, Democrats feel better about this race than you might think given the year and the state. Still, it's an uphill climb. Mitt Romney won here by double-digits, and Rep. Tom Cotton (R) is one of the GOP's most prized recruits. He outraised Pryor last quarter. (Previous ranking: 5)"[26]
  • 4. Democratic Party Louisiana: "Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) is pushing back against a blitz of conservative attack ads with a commercial underscoring her Washington ties. It's actually a smart play. As the newly installed chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Landrieu wields a lot of power on an issue that will resonate back home since the state's economy is centered in the oil and gas industries. The leading Republican running against Landrieu, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R), had his best fundraising quarter yet. Landrieu still outpaced him. (Previous ranking: 4)"[26]
  • 3. Democratic Party Montana: "After all the hype surrounding Democrat John Walsh's appointment to the Senate, we thought he would have at least cracked $1 million for the first quarter, given his new position of power. He came close but didn't. Rep. Steve Daines (D), his leading Republican opponent, did. (Previous ranking: 3)"[26]
  • 2. Democratic Party West Virginia: "Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) had a good fundraising quarter. She nearly matched the total of front-running Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R). But Capito is still the candidate to beat here. If your name isn't Joe Manchin or Earl Ray Tomblin, it's not an ideal time to be a Democrat in West Virginia. The Obama administration is deeply unpopular there, and while Democrats have a voter registration advantage, a considerable chunk of those "Democrats" have been consistently voting for the Republican candidate at the federal level in recent years and simply never bothered to switch their party affiliation. (Previous ranking: 2)"[26]
  • 1. Democratic Party South Dakota: "Retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson's seat is still former Governor Mike Rounds' (R) to lose. The Republican had a good fundraising first quarter, and Democrat Rick Weiland is still trying to make a name for himself. (Previous ranking: 1)"[26]

Issues in 2014

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Government shutdown

See also United States budget debate, 2013

Beginning in August 2013, House and Senate members began discussing the possibility of a government shutdown over the funding of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). On September 20, Republicans passed a spending bill in the House that funds the government until December, but strips funding from Obamacare. When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that the Senate would hold a procedural vote on Wednesday, September 24, many senators began to announce their positions on voting against a cloture, the motion to end debate on a bill. After Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a marathon speech, the motion for cloture was accepted and Reid was able to strip the Obamacare defunding language contained in the Republican House members' continuing resolution (CR).

Following the successful cloture vote and the Senate subsequently sending a clean continuing resolution back to the House, the two chambers began a high-stakes game of hot potato. By September 30, the House had voted and sent three resolutions to the Senate that all were struck down. The Senate then sent back a clean resolution stripped of any healthcare defunding language. With Obamacare being the issue-at-hand, Congress was unable to agree on whether a resolution would fund the landmark healthcare law.[27]

In the midst of the government shutdown in October 2013, talks began regarding the impending debt ceiling.

Polling during the shutdown

Congressional approval rating
Poll Total approve Total disapproveMargin of ErrorSample Size
The Economist/YouGov (September 21-23, 2013)
9%72%+/-5.1690
CBS/New York Times (September 19-23, 2013)
14%80%+/-31,014
CNN/ORC (September 27-29, 2013)
10%87%+/-3.5803
Gallup (October 3-6, 2013)
11%85%+/-41,028
AP-GfK (October 3-7, 2013)
5%83%+/-3.41,227
AVERAGES 9.8% 81.4% +/-3.8 952.4
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Approval of own congressmen

During the shutdown, American's disapproval rating of their own congressmen reached new a new high, with almost as many people stating disapproval of their member (43%) to approval (44%). The Gallup poll concluded:

"While members of Congress may continue to argue that problems with the image of the body as a whole is not their fault, and that they are doing nothing more than faithfully representing their particular constituents, it is clear that even their own constituents are less positive about the job they are doing than they were in the past."

Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

In August 2012, President Obama said the "red line" for U.S. involvement in Syria was the use of chemical or biological weapons.[28] In April 2013, reports surfaced that Syria had used chemical weapons twice in their civil war, but it was not enough for the U.S. to intervene. In June 2013, President Obama authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels following more reports of small scale chemical weapon attacks.[28]

On August 21, 2013, the Syrian government was accused of a chemical weapons attack on a town in the suburbs of Damascus, killing thousands, including women and children.[28] On September 3, 2013, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry and General Martin Dempsey met with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to support President Obama's decision to use military force to intervene in the Syrian conflict.[29] The group met with the House Foreign Affairs Committee on September 5.[30]

See also: Gang of Eight

Most recently, the Gang of Eight has been used in reference to immigration reform and includes eight of the most influential Senators, with four from each party.[31][32]

On May 6, 2013, Senators John McCain (R), Chuck Schumer (D), Richard Durbin (D), Robert Menendez (D), Michael Bennet (D), Lindsey Graham (R), Marco Rubio (R) and Jeff Flake (R) unveiled the outlines of their bi-partisan immigration plan.[31][32] The statement of principles was rather broad, but sets forth “four basic pillars”:

  • 1. A “tough but fair path to citizenship . . . .contingent upon securing our borders and tracking whether legal immigrants have left the country as required”;
  • 2. Reform our legal immigration system with a greater eye toward our economic needs;
  • 3. Workplace verification; and
  • 4. Setting up a system for admitting future workers (although the term “guest worker” is not used).[32]

On June 27, 2013, in a late afternoon vote, the Senate voted to approve the immigration reform bill, Senate Bill 744.[33] The bill passed by a vote of 68-to-32, with 14 Republicans voting in favor.[34][33]

Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting on July 10, 2013 that the internal debate over immigration reform is an “important conversation," and that while the House will not take up the Senate-passed bill, members must do something to address the issue.[35]

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) on July 8, 2013 ridiculed the House’s strategy of using the “Hastert rule” to pass legislation and said Speaker John Boehner will eventually have to take up the Senate’s immigration bill.[36] Reid also said Boehner’s adherence to the “Hastert Rule” requiring a majority of Republican caucus votes to move legislation is emblematic of the lower chamber’s dysfunction.[37]

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

The Senate passed a $1 trillion farm bill in June 2013 to fund both food stamps and farmer subsidies. States heavy in agriculture, including ones that will be competitive in 2014, may turn more favorably to Democratic candidates due to Republican opposition of the bill. The vote was 66-27, with 25 of the 27 nay votes being from Republicans. The two Democratic senators to vote against the bill were Jack Reed (RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

Both Montana and South Dakota, with agriculture being a major industry, will reap the benefits of the bill and also have open seats due to the retirement of Max Baucus (D-MT) and Tim Johnson (D-SD).[38]

The comprehensive bill failed in the House due largely in part to the votes of 8 Democratic House members who joined the Republican majority to vote down the measure.[39] Reps. Collin Peterson, John Barrow, Sanford Bishop, Cheri Bustos, Sean Maloney, Mike McIntyre, Bill Owens and Tim Walz were the eight Democratic members who voted to reject the bill.[39] According to analysis by OpenSecrets.org, many of these Democratic members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.[39] Five of the eight are on the House Agriculture Committee--Peterson, Bustos, Maloney, McIntyre, and Walz-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.[39]

Upon arrival at the House, the bill was altered by focusing solely on the farm programs and did not include the food stamp program, which will be voted on later. The House and Senate will now need to draft a final bill through conference committee.[40]

For senators up for re-election in 2016, this will be the first election since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This may be problematic for Democratic senators who voted in favor of the bill in states where it is no longer popular. Among these senators include:

[41]

Sen. Lee letter

In July 2013, Lee authored a letter, which as of August 2013 had been signed by 14 Republican senators, which promised a government shutdown unless the Affordable Care Act was defunded. The senators up for re-election in 2014 who signed the letter are:

Senate Conservative Fund targets

The Senate Conservative Fund targeted Sens. Isakson (R-GA), Graham (R-SC), Alexander (R-TN) and Burr (R-NC) in August 2013 with two weeks of radio ads designed to push Senate Republicans to support Utah's Mike Lee's effort to defund Obamacare.[42]

House Republicans passed a bill, the Student Success Act, on July 19, 2013, to reduce the federal role in public education and outline their vision for a national educational policy to replace the No Child Left Behind law.[43][44] The measure would give state and local governments greater powers to determine how best to improve schools and would sharply reduce federal involvement in education matters.[44]

It marks a significant departure from No Child Left Behind, the 2002 law that set federal goals for academic achievement and penalties for schools that fell short of those goals, as well as prescriptions for steps states must take to improve failing schools.[43]

No Democrats supported the bill, which passed by a 221 to 207 margin, with 12 Republicans voting with the Democrats against the measure.[45] It marked the first time in a dozen years that either chamber of Congress approved a comprehensive bill to update federal education law.[43]

The House bill is said to have no chance of moving through the Democratic-led Senate as it is written and President Obama has threatened to veto it.[44] The Senate committee overseeing education has completed work on its own measure that would give states greater flexibility in writing their own plans to improve schools. But, unlike the Republican proposal that passed the House, that bill would allow the education secretary to retain approval power over those proposals.[44] Full Senate consideration of the measure is unlikely to happen before the fall of 2014.[44]

State-by-state breakdown

United States Senate Elections Results in 2014
State Incumbent Incumbent Party Incumbent Running? 2014 Winner Partisan switch?
Alabama Jeff Sessions Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Alaska Mark Begich Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Arkansas Mark Pryor Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Colorado Mark Udall Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Delaware Chris Coons Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Georgia Saxby Chambliss Ends.png Republican No[46] Pending Pending
Idaho Jim Risch Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Illinois Richard Durbin Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Iowa Tom Harkin Electiondot.png Democratic No[47] Pending Pending
Kansas Pat Roberts Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Louisiana Mary Landrieu Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Maine Susan Collins Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Massachusetts Mo Cowan Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Michigan Carl Levin Electiondot.png Democratic No[48] Pending Pending
Minnesota Al Franken Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Mississippi Thad Cochran Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Montana Max Baucus Electiondot.png Democratic No[2] Pending Pending
Nebraska Mike Johanns Ends.png Republican No[49] Pending Pending
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
New Jersey Frank Lautenberg Electiondot.png Democratic No[50] Pending Pending
New Mexico Tom Udall Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
North Carolina Kay Hagan Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Oregon Jeff Merkley Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
Rhode Island Jack Reed Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
South Dakota Tim Johnson Electiondot.png Democratic No[51] Pending Pending
Tennessee Lamar Alexander Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Texas John Cornyn Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending
Virginia Mark Warner Electiondot.png Democratic Yes Pending Pending
West Virginia Jay Rockefeller Electiondot.png Democratic No[52] Pending Pending
Wyoming Mike Enzi Ends.png Republican Yes Pending Pending

See also

External links

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