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2,765 candidates filed to run for the 1,167 senate seats that were up for election on November 2, 2010.

The figures in the chart below represent the number of candidates who filed to run for office by going through the steps necessary to secure a spot on the ballot. Those steps differ from state-to-state but in most cases, nominating signatures must be filed. In some cases, candidates who had filed to run for state senate withdrew their candidacy or had their name removed from the ballot because of a successful challenge to their nominating signatures.

The chart is a count of candidates who filed to run, not a count of how many candidates were left standing after withdrawals and challenges.

See also: Political parties with candidates in state house elections in 2010

Breakdown by political party

1,229 Democrats and 1,325 Republicans filed to run for state senate in 2010. 122 candidates filed to run as Independents (with no party affiliation). Additionally, 11 other political parties are fielding candidates in the 2010 state senate races. The Libertarian Party has the most such candidates, with 42 candidates in 15 states.

Note that in this chart, the total number of candidates that filed to run for office in a particular state does not give the reader any information about the distribution of these candidates over the different senate seats up for election in that state. As an example, in a state with 20 Republican candidates and 20 senate elections, you can't infer that a Republican ran in each of the state's 20 senate elections. Rather, the figure of 20 Republicans might mean that 5 Republicans ran in one primary and in 4 districts, no Republican filed to run.

The information for New York in the chart was the last to be updated. New York practices fusion voting -- where candidates have multiple parties attached to their name. For the purposes of this table, minority parties in New York were only considered if the candidate was running for that party alone. As of August 25, 2010, the New York lists have now been updated.

Legend:

Democratic Party = Democratic PartyRepublican Party = Republican PartyIndependent = IndependentLibertarian Party = LibertarianConstitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada = Independent American (Nevada)
Independence Party of America = Independence Party (Minnesota)Constitution Party = ConstitutionGreen Party = GreenModerate Party = ModeratePeace and Freedom Party = Peace and FreedomConservative Party = Conservative
Tea Party = Tea PartyAmerican Independent = American Independent (California)Greenslashed.png = Vermont-IndependenceDarkgreenslashed.png = Justice for VermontersDarkpurpleslashed.png = 2010 PeacePinkslashed.png = Liberty Union

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State senate Democratic Party Republican Party Independent Libertarian Party Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Independence Party of America Constitution Party Green Party Moderate Party Peace and Freedom Party Conservative Party Darkgreenslashed.png Tea Party American Independent Total candidates
Alabama State Senate (2010 elections) 40 Democratic Party 45 Republican Party 1 Independent 86
Alaska State Senate (2010 elections) 7 Democratic Party 10 Republican Party 2 Independent 19
Arizona State Senate (2010 elections) 30 Democratic Party 35 Republican Party 2 Independent 5 Libertarian Party 72
Arkansas State Senate (2010 elections) 23 Democratic Party 13 Republican Party 1 Green Party 36
California State Senate (2010 elections) 27 Democratic Party 29 Republican Party 6 Libertarian Party 2 Peace and Freedom Party 1 American Independent 65
Colorado State Senate (2010 elections) 22 Democratic Party 27 Republican Party 2 Libertarian Party 1 Constitution Party 52
Connecticut State Senate (2010 elections) 35 Democratic Party 33 Republican Party 2 Libertarian Party 1 Green Party 71
Delaware State Senate (2010 elections) 10 Democratic Party 9 Republican Party 19
Florida State Senate (2010 elections) 16 Democratic Party 30 Republican Party 14 Independent 1 Tea Party 61
Georgia State Senate (2010 elections) 44 Democratic Party 64 Republican Party 1 Independent 109
Hawaii State Senate (2010 elections) 21 Democratic Party 14 Republican Party 35
Idaho State Senate (2010 elections) 20 Democratic Party 52 Republican Party 2 Independent 2 Constitution Party 76
Illinois State Senate (2010 elections) 25 Democratic Party 18 Republican Party 1 Independent 1 Constitution Party 45
Indiana State Senate (2010 elections) 22 Democratic Party 28 Republican Party 4 Libertarian Party 54
Iowa State Senate (2010 elections) 26 Democratic Party 27 Republican Party 1 Libertarian Party 53
Kentucky State Senate (2010 elections) 20 Democratic Party 29 Republican Party 1 Independent 50
Maine State Senate (2010 elections) 38 Democratic Party 37 Republican Party 2 Independent 3 Green Party 80
Maryland State Senate (2010 elections) 70 Democratic Party 45 Republican Party 1 Independent 116
Massachusetts State Senate (2010 elections) 53 Democratic Party 34 Republican Party 87
Michigan State Senate (2010 elections) 77 Democratic Party 84 Republican Party 15 Libertarian Party 1 Constitution Party 177
Minnesota State Senate (2010 elections) 78 Democratic Party 71 Republican Party 2 Independent 7 Independence Party of America 1 Constitution Party 159
Missouri State Senate (2010 elections) 19 Democratic Party 26 Republican Party 1 Independent 2 Libertarian Party 2 Constitution Party 50
Montana State Senate (2010 elections) 28 Democratic Party 42 Republican Party 1 Libertarian Party 71
Nebraska Unicameral (2010 elections) 51 Independent 51
Nevada State Senate (2010 elections) 15 Democratic Party 24 Republican Party 1 Libertarian Party 7 Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada 47
New Hampshire State Senate (2010 elections) 25 Democratic Party 28 Republican Party 53
New York State Senate (2010 elections) 85 Democratic Party 63 Republican Party 7 Independent 2 Independence Party of America 5 Conservative Party 162
North Carolina State Senate (2010 elections) 49 Democratic Party 50 Republican Party 3 Libertarian Party 102
North Dakota State Senate (2010 elections) 17 Democratic Party 23 Republican Party 1 Libertarian Party 41
Ohio State Senate (2010 elections) 30 Democratic Party 23 Republican Party 3 Libertarian Party 56
Oklahoma State Senate (2010 elections) 22 Democratic Party 34 Republican Party 3 Independent 59
Oregon State Senate (2010 elections) 20 Democratic Party 19 Republican Party 1 Independent 40
Pennsylvania State Senate (2010 elections) 27 Democratic Party 21 Republican Party 1 Independent 2 Libertarian Party 1 Constitution Party 52
Rhode Island State Senate (2010 elections) 64 Democratic Party 29 Republican Party 19 Independent 2 Moderate Party 114
South Dakota State Senate (2010 elections) 27 Democratic Party 34 Republican Party 3 Independent 1 Constitution Party 65
Tennessee State Senate (2010 elections) 12 Democratic Party 20 Republican Party 3 Independent 33
Texas State Senate (2010 elections) 11 Democratic Party 20 Republican Party 8 Libertarian Party 39
Utah State Senate (2010 elections) 15 Democratic Party 24 Republican Party 1 Libertarian Party 3 Constitution Party 43
Vermont State Senate (2010 elections) 32 Democratic Party 27 Republican Party 8 Independent 1 68
Washington State Senate (2010 elections) 25 Democratic Party 26 Republican Party 3 Independent 1 Conservative Party 55
West Virginia State Senate (2010 elections) 29 Democratic Party 18 Republican Party 1 Libertarian Party 1 Green Party#Mountain Party 49
Wisconsin State Senate (2010 elections) 16 Democratic Party 24 Republican Party 1 Independent 41
Wyoming State Senate (2010 elections) 9 Democratic Party 21 Republican Party 1 Independent 31
Totals: 1,229 Democratic Party 1,325 Republican Party 122 Independent 42 Libertarian Party 7 Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada 10 Independence Party of America 11 Constitution Party 5 Green Party 2 Moderate Party 2 Peace and Freedom Party 6 Conservative Party 1 Darkgreenslashed.png 1 Tea Party 1 American Independent 2,765

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Notes

  • The three candidates who filed to run for Oklahoma State Senate in Districts 20, 24 and 42 all had their names stricken from the ballot via legal challenges to the sufficiency of the signatures on their nominating petitions.
  • Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia will not hold state legislative elections this year.