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Alabama


Sen. Shelby up for re-election in 2010.

2008 Alabama Senate debate, Sessions vs. Figures
Richard ShelbyRepublican Sr Senator
Jeff SessionsRepublican Jr Senator

Alaska


Sen. Murkowski up for re-election in 2010.

2008 Alaska Senate debate, Begich vs. Stevens
2004 Alaska Senate debate, Murkowski vs. Knowles
Lisa MurkowskiRepublican Sr Senator
Mark BegichDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2008

Arizona


Sen. McCain up for re-election in 2010.

2006 Arizona Senate debate, Kyl vs. Pederson
2004 Arizona Senate debate, McCain vs. Starky
John McCainRepublican Sr Senator
Jon KylRepublican Jr Senator

Arkansas


Sen. Lincoln up for re-election in 2010.

2004 Arkansas Senate debate, Holt vs. Lincoln
Blanche Lambert LincolnDemocratic Sr Senator
Mark PryorDemocratic Jr Senator

California


Sen. Boxer up for re-election in 2010.
 
Dianne FeinsteinDemocratic Sr Senator
Barbara BoxerDemocratic Jr Senator

Colorado


Sen. Bennet up for election in 2010.
Sen. Ken Salazar appointed to Obama's Cabinet, 2009

2008 Colorado Senate debate, Schaffer vs. Udall
2004 Colorado Senate debate, Salazar vs. Coors
Mark UdallDemocratic Sr Senator
Retiring 2008
Michael BennetDemocratic Jr Senator
Appointed 2009 to replace Ken Salazar

Connecticut


Sen. Dodd up for re-election in 2010.

2006 Senate debate, Lamont vs. Lieberman vs. Schlesinger
2006 Democratic Primary Senate debate, Lieberman vs. Lamont
2004 Connecticut Senate debate, Dodd vs. Orchulli
Chris DoddDemocratic Sr Senator
Joseph LiebermanIndependent Jr Senator

Delaware


Sen. Kaufman retiring in 2010.
Sen. Joe Biden, seated as Vice President, 2009

Delaware Senate debate, Carper vs. Ting
Ted KaufmanDemocratic Jr Senator
Appointed 2009 to replace Joe Biden
Joe BidenDemocratic Sr Senator

Florida


Sen. Martinez resigned in 2009.


2006 Florida Senate debate, Harris vs. Nelson
2004 Florida Senate debate, Martinez vs. Castor
Bill NelsonDemocratic Sr Senator
Mel MartinezRepublican Jr Senator
Formerly Secretary of H.U.D.
George LeMieuxRepublican Jr Senator
Appointed August 2009

Georgia


Sen. Isakson up for re-election in 2010.

2008 Democratic Primary Senate debate, Jones vs. Knight vs. Martin
2004 Georgia Senate debate, Isakson vs. Majette
Saxby ChamblissRepublican Sr Senator
Johnny IsaksonRepublican Jr Senator

Hawaii


Sen. Inouye up for re-election in 2010.

2006 Hawaii Senate debates, Akaka vs. Case
Daniel InouyeDemocratic Sr Senator
Daniel AkakaDemocratic Jr Senator

Idaho


Sen. Crapo up for re-election in 2010.

2008 Idaho Senate debate, Rammell, vs. Risch vs. LaRocco
Michael CrapoRepublican Sr Senator
Jim RischRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2008

Illinois


Sen. Burris retiring in 2010.
Sen. Barack Obama seated as President, 2009

2008 Illinois Senate debate, Sauerberg vs. Durbin
2004 Illinois Senate debate, Obama vs. Keyes
Richard DurbinDemocratic Sr Senator
Roland BurrisDemocratic Jr Senator;
Appointed 2009 to replace Barack Obama

Indiana


Sen. Bayh up for re-election in 2010.
 
Richard LugarRepublican Sr Senator
Evan BayhDemocratic Jr Senator

Iowa


Sen. Grassley up for re-election in 2010.

2008 Iowa Senate debate
Chuck GrassleyRepublican Sr Senator
Tom HarkinDemocratic Jr Senator

Kansas


Sen. Brownback retiring in 2010.

2008 Kansas Senate debate
Sam BrownbackRepublican Sr Senator
Pat RobertsRepublican Jr Senator

Kentucky


Sen. Bunning retiring in 2010.

2008 Kentucky Senate debate, McConnell vs. Lunsford
2004 Kentucky Senate debate, Mogiardo vs. Bunning
Mitch McConnellRepublican Sr Senator
Jim BunningRepublican Jr Senator

Louisiana


Sen. Vitter up for re-election in 2010.

2008 Louisiana Senate debate, Landrieu vs. Kennedy
2004 Louisiana Senate debate, Vitter vs. John vs. Kennedy
Mary LandrieuDemocratic Sr Senator
David VitterRepublican Jr Senator

Maine


No Senate election in 2010.

2008 Maine Senate debate, Collins vs. Allen
Olympia SnoweRepublican Sr Senator
Susan CollinsRepublican Jr Senator

Maryland


Sen. Mikulski up for re-election in 2010.

2006 Maryland Senate debate, Cardin vs. Steele vs. Zeese
2004 Maryland Senate debates, Mikulski vs. Pipkin
Barbara MikulskiDemocratic Sr Senator
Ben CardinDemocratic Jr Senator

Massachusetts


Special election to replace Sen. Kennedy:
Primary in Dec. 2009; general in Jan. 2010. Candidates:
State Sen. Scott Brown (R)
US Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D)
Attorney General Martha Coakley (D)
Alan Khazei (D)
Stephen Pagliuca (D)
Jack E. Robinson (R)

2008 Massachusetts Senate debate, Kerry vs. Beatty
Ted KennedyDemocratic Sr Senator
Deceased, August 2009
John KerryDemocratic Jr Senator

Michigan


No Senate election in 2010.

2006 Michigan Senate debate, Bouchard vs. Stabenow
Carl LevinDemocratic Sr Senator
Debbie StabenowDemocratic Jr Senator

Minnesota


No Senate election in 2010.

2008 Minnesota Senate debate, Franken vs. Coleman
2006 Minnesota Senate debate, Kennedy vs. Klobuchar
2006 Minnesota primary debates, Klobuchar vs. Bell vs. Kennedy vs. Cavlan
Amy KlobucharDemocratic Sr Senator
Al FrankenRepublican Jr Senator

Mississippi


No Senate election in 2010.

2008 Mississippi Senate debate, Musgrove vs. Wicker
Thad CochranRepublican Sr Senator
Roger WickerRepublican Jr Senator
Appointed, Dec. 2007; elected Nov. 2008

Missouri


Sen. Bond retiring in 2010.

2006 Missouri Senate debate, Talent vs. McCaskill
Kit BondRepublican Sr Senator
Claire McCaskillDemocratic Jr Senator

Montana


No Senate election in 2010.

2006 Montana 2-way Senate debate, Burns vs. Tester
2006 Montana 3-way Senate debate, Burns vs. Tester vs. Jones
Max BaucusDemocratic Sr Senator
Jon TesterDemocratic Jr Senator

Nebraska


No Senate election in 2010.

2008 Nebraska Senate debate, Johanns vs. Kleeb
Mike JohannsRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2008
Ben NelsonDemocratic Sr Senator

Nevada


Sen. Reid up for re-election in 2010.

2006 Nevada Senate debate, Ensign vs. Carter
Harry ReidDemocratic Sr Senator
John EnsignRepublican Jr Senator

New Hampshire


Sen. Gregg retiring in 2010.

2008 New Hampshire Senate debate, Shaheen vs. Sununu
2004 New Hampshire Senate debate, Gregg vs. Granny D
Judd GreggRepublican Sr Senator
Jeanne ShaheenDemocratic Jr Senator

New Jersey


No Senate election in 2010.

2008 New Jersey Senate debate, Lautenberg vs. Zimmer
2006 New Jersey Senate debate, Kean vs. Menendez
Frank LautenbergDemocratic Sr Senator
Bob MenendezDemocratic Jr Senator

New Mexico


No Senate election in 2010.

2008 New Mexico Senate debate, Udall vs. Pearce
Tom UdallDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2008
Jeff BingamanDemocratic Sr Senator

New York


Sen. Schumer up for re-election in 2010.
Sen. Gillibrand up for election in 2010.
Sen. Hillary Clinton, appointed to Obama's Cabinet, 2009

2006 New York Senate debate, Spencer vs. Clinton
2004 New York Senate debate, Schumer vs. Mills vs. O'Grady
2000 New York Senate debate, Lazio vs. Clinton
Charles SchumerDemocratic Sr Senator
Kirsten GillibrandDemocratic Jr Senator,
appointed to replace Sen. Clinton, 2009

North Carolina


Sen. Burr up for re-election in 2010.

2008 N.C. Senate debate, Dole vs. Hagan
2004 N.C. Senate debate, Bowles vs. Burr
Richard BurrRepublican Sr Senator
Kay HaganDemocratic Jr Senator

North Dakota


Sen. Dorgan up for re-election in 2010.
 
Kent ConradDemocratic Sr Senator
Byron DorganDemocratic Jr Senator

Ohio


Sen. Voinovich retiring in 2010.

Ohio 2006 Senate debate, DeWine vs. Brown
George VoinovichRepublican Sr Senator
Sherrod BrownDemocratic Jr Senator

Oklahoma


Sen. Coburn up for re-election in 2010.

2008 Oklahoma Senate debate, Inhofe vs. Rice
2004 Oklahoma Senate debate, Coburn vs. Carson
James InhofeRepublican Sr Senator
Tom CoburnRepublican Jr Senator

Oregon


Sen. Wyden up for re-election in 2010.

2008 Oregon Senate debate, Merkley vs. Smith
Ron WydenDemocratic Sr Senator
Jeff MerkleyDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2008

Pennsylvania


Sen. Specter up for re-election in 2010.

2006 Pennsylvania Senate debates, Santorum vs. Casey
2004 Pennsylvania Senate debates, Specter vs. Hoeffel
Arlen SpecterDemocratic Sr Senator
Elected as Republican 2004; switched party, 2009.
Bob CaseyDemocratic Jr Senator

Rhode Island


No Senate election in 2010.

2006 Republican Primary debate, Chafee vs. Laffey
Jack ReedDemocratic Sr Senator
Sheldon WhitehouseDemocratic Jr Senator

South Carolina


Sen. DeMint up for re-election in 2010.

2004 S.C. Senate debate, Tenenbaum vs. DeMint
Lindsey GrahamRepublican Sr Senator, (SC)
Jim DeMintRepublican Jr Senator, (SC)

South Dakota


Sen. Thune up for re-election in 2010.

2008 S.D. Senate debate, Dykstra vs. Johnson
2004 S.D. Senate debate, Daschle vs. Thune
Tim JohnsonDemocratic Sr Senator
John ThuneRepublican Jr Senator

Tennessee


No Senate election in 2010.

2006 Tennessee Senate debate, Corker vs. Ford
Lamar AlexanderRepublican Sr Senator
Bob CorkerRepublican Jr Senator

Texas


No Senate election in 2010.

2008 Texas Senate debate, Cornyn vs. Noriega
2006 Texas Senate debate, Jameson vs. Hutchison vs. Radnofsky
Kay Bailey HutchisonRepublican Sr Senator
John CornynRepublican Jr Senator

Utah


Sen. Bennett up for re-election in 2010.

2004 Utah Senate debate Oct. 14, 2004
Orrin HatchRepublican Sr Senator
Robert BennettRepublican Jr Senator

Vermont


Sen. Leahy up for re-election in 2010.
 
Patrick LeahyDemocratic Sr Senator
Bernie SandersIndependent Jr Senator

Virginia


No Senate election in 2010.

2008 Virginia Senate debate, Gilmore vs. Warner
2006 Senate debate, Allen v. Webb
Jim WebbDemocratic Sr Senator
Mark WarnerDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2008

Washington


Sen. Murray up for re-election in 2010.

2006 Washington Senate debate, Cantwell vs. McGavick vs. Guthrie
2004 Washington Senate debate, Murray vs. Nethercutt
Patty MurrayDemocratic Sr Senator
Maria CantwellDemocratic Jr Senator

West Virginia


No Senate election in 2010.
 
Robert ByrdDemocratic Sr Senator
Jay RockefellerDemocratic Jr Senator

Wisconsin


Sen. Feingold up for re-election in 2010.

2004 Wisconsin Senate debates, Feingold vs. Michels
Herbert KohlDemocratic Sr Senator
Russell FeingoldDemocratic Jr Senator

Wyoming


No Senate election in 2010.
Michael EnziRepublican Sr Senator
John BarrassoRepublican Jr Senator
Appointed 2007; elected 2008


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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