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  • Senate Candidates for 2004Party & Status
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    Richard ShelbyRepublican incumbent
    Wayne SowellDemocratic challenger

     Alaska Senate debate Oct. 20, 2004
    Lisa MurkowskiRepublican incumbent
    Tony KnowlesDemocratic challenger; former Governor
    Jim SykesGreen challenger

     Arizona Senate debate Oct. 16, 2004
    John McCainRepublican incumbent
    Stuart StarkyDemocratic challenger; also ran for Senate in 2000

     Arkansas Senate debate Oct. 28, 2004
    Blanche Lambert LincolnDemocratic incumbent
    Jim HoltRepublican challenger

    Barbara BoxerDemocratic incumbent
    Bill JonesRepublican challenger
    Jim GrayLibertarian challenger

    Primary Aug. 10
     Colorado Senate debate Oct. 10, 2004
    Ben Nighthorse CampbellRepublican incumbent; retiring 2004
    Ken SalazarDemocratic challenger
    Pete CoorsRepublican challenger
    Richard RandallLibertarian challenger
    Raul AcostaRepublican write-in challenger
    Bob SchafferRepublican challenger Lost Aug. 10 primary
    Mike MilesDemocratic challenger Lost Aug. 10 primary

     Connecticut Senate debate Oct. 11, 2004
    Chris DoddDemocratic incumbent
    Jack OrchulliRepublican challenger
    Miriam MasulloRepublican challenger

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for DE incumbent Senators.

    Primary Aug. 31
     Florida Senate debate Oct. 18, 2004
    Bob GrahamDemocratic incumbent; retiring 2004
    Mel MartinezRepublican challenger; US Housing Secretary
    Betty CastorDemocatic challenger; Education Commissioner
    Bob SmithRepublican challenger; Former NH Republican Senator; 2000 Constitution Party presidential candidate; withdrew April 2004
    Peter DeutschDemocratic challenger; US Representative; lost Aug. 31 Senate primary
    Bill McCollumRepublican challenger; former US Representative; lost Aug. 31 Senate primary
    Katherine HarrisRepublican challenger; US Representative; withdrew Jan. 2004

    Primary July 20
     Georgia Senate debate Oct. 12 & 20, 2004
    Zell MillerDemocratic incumbent; retiring 2004
    Johnny IsaksonRepublican challenger; US Representative
    Denise MajetteDemocratic challenger; US Representative
    Allen BuckleyLibertarian challenger
    Mac CollinsRepublican challenger; US Representative Lost July 20 primary
    Mary SquiresDemocratic challenger; State Senator Lost July 20 primary

    Daniel InouyeDemocratic incumbent
    Cam CavassoRepublican challenger

    Michael CrapoRepublican incumbent
    Scott McClureDemocratic Challenger

    Replacement nominee deadline Aug. 26
     Illinois Senate 1st & 3rd debates Oct. 12 & 26, 2004
     Illinois Senate 2nd debate Oct. 21, 2004
    Peter FitzgeraldRepublican incumbent; retiring 2004
    Barack ObamaDemocratic challenger; State Senator
    Jack RyanRepublican challenger, withdrew June 2004
    Alan KeyesRepublican challenger, former US Ambassador

    Evan BayhDemocratic incumbent
    Marvin ScottRepublican challenger

    Chuck GrassleyRepublican incumbent
    Art SmallDemocratic challenger; former State Senator
    Daryl NorthropGreen challenger

    Sam BrownbackRepublican incumbent
    Lee JonesDemocratic challenger

     Kentucky Senate debate Oct. 11, 2004
    Jim BunningRepublican incumbent
    Dan MongiardoDemocratic challenger

    Primary Sept. 18
     Louisiana Senate debate Oct. 19, 2004
    John BreauxDemocratic incumbent; retiring 2004
    Chris JohnDemocratic challenger; US Representative
    David VitterRepublican challenger; US Representative
    John Neely KennedyDemocratic challenger; State Treasurer

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for ME incumbent Senators.

     Maryland Senate debates Oct. 19, 2004
    Barbara MikulskiDemocratic incumbent
    E.J. PipkinRepublican challenger; former state Senator

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for MA incumbent Senators.

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for MI incumbent Senators.

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for MN incumbent Senators.

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for MS incumbent Senators.

     Missouri Senate debate Oct. 21, 2004
    Kit BondRepublican incumbent
    Nancy FarmerDemocratic challenger; state Treasurer

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for MT incumbent Senators.

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for NE incumbent Senators.

    Harry ReidDemocratic incumbent
    Rick ZiserRepublican challenger

    New Hampshire
     N.H. Senate debate Oct. 21, 2004
    Judd GreggRepublican incumbent
    Burt CohenDemocratic challenger; state Senator; withdrew June 2004
    Granny DDoris Haddock, entered race June 2004

    New Jersey
    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for NJ incumbent Senators.

    New Mexico
    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for NM incumbent Senators.

    New York
     New York Senate debate Oct. 17, 2004
    Charles SchumerDemocratic incumbent
    Howard MillsRepublican challenger
    David McReynoldsGreen Party challenger
    Abe HirschfeldBuilders Party challenger
    Marilyn O'GradyConservative Party challenger

    North Carolina
    Primary July 20
     N.C. Senate debate Sept. 28, 2004
    John EdwardsDemocratic incumbent; retiring 2004 to rnu for Vice President
    Erskine BowlesDemocratic challenger; former White House Chief of Staff
    Richard BurrRepublican challenger; US Representative

    North Dakota
    Byron DorganDemocratic incumbent
    Mike LiffrigRepublican challenger

     Ohio Senate debate Oct. 21, 2004
    George VoinovichRepublican incumbent
    Eric FingerhutDemocratic challenger; former US Representative

     Oklahoma Senate debate Oct. 3, 2004
    Don NicklesRepublican incumbent; retiring 2004
    Brad CarsonDemocratic challenger; US Representative
    Tom CoburnRepublican challenger; Former US Representative

    Ron WydenDemocratic incumbent
    Bruce BroussardRepublican challenger
    Al KingRepublican challenger

     Pennsylvania Senate debates Oct., 2004
    Arlen SpecterRepublican incumbent
    Joseph HoeffelDemocratic challenger; US Representative
    Betsy SummersLibertarian challenger

    Rhode Island
    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for RI incumbent Senators.

    South Carolina
    Primary June 22
     S.C. Senate debate Oct. 17, 2004
    Fritz HollingsDemocratic incumbent; retiring 2004
    Inez TenenbaumDemocratic challenger
    Jim DeMintRepublican challenger; US Representative
    David BeasleyRepublican challenger; former Governor Lost primary June 22

    South Dakota
     S.D. Senate debate Sept. 19, 2004
    Tom DaschleDemocratic incumbent
    John ThuneRepublican challenger; Former US Representative

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for TN incumbent Senators.

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for TX incumbent Senators.

     Utah Senate debate Oct. 14, 2004
    Robert BennettRepublican incumbent
    Paul Van DamDemocratic challenger

    Patrick LeahyDemocratic incumbent
    Jack McMullenRepublican challenger

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for VA incumbent Senators.

     Washington Senate debate Oct. 20, 2004
    Patty MurrayDemocratic incumbent
    George NethercuttRepublican challenger; US Representative

    West Virginia
    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for WV incumbent Senators.

    (Primary Sept. 14)
     Wisconsin Senate debates Oct. 1 to 20, 2004
    Russell FeingoldDemocratic incumbent
    Tim MichelsRepublican challenger
    Russ DarrowRepublican challenger; lost primary 9/14/2004
    Mark NeumannRepublican challenger; former US Representative Withdrew before primary

    No Senate race in 2004 -- click here for WY incumbent Senators.


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