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No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2008 Alabama Senate debate, Sessions vs. Figures
Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R, 1997-2003)
Richard ShelbyRepublican Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Jeff SessionsRepublican Jr Senator


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2010 Alaska Senate debate, Murkowski vs. Miller
2008 Alaska Senate debate, Begich vs. Stevens
2004 Alaska Senate debate, Murkowski vs. Knowles
Lisa MurkowskiIndependent Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Mark BegichDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2008


Sen. Kyl retiring in 2012; Contenders:
Rep. Jeff Flake (R);
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D);
Mayor Bryan Hackbarth (R; lost Aug. 2012 primary);
Dr. David Ruben (D; lost Aug. 2012 primary);
Former AZ Democratic Party Chair Don Bivens(D; withdrew);
Will Cardon (R); Doug McKee (R); Ian Gilyeat (I)
2012 Arizona Senate debates, Carmona vs. Flake
2010 Arizona Senate debates, Hayworth vs. McCain
2006 Arizona Senate debate, Kyl vs. Pederson
2004 Arizona Senate debate, McCain vs. Starky
John McCainRepublican Sr Senator;
Author: Why Courage Matters
Jon KylRepublican Jr Senator
Retiring 2012


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
Sen. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D, unseated 2010)
2010 Arkansas Senate debates, Boozman vs. Lincoln
2004 Arkansas Senate debate, Holt vs. Lincoln
Mark PryorDemocratic Sr Senator
John BoozmanRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010


Sen. Feinstein up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
Elizabeth Emken (R);
Gail Lightfoot (L);
Orly Taitz (R; lost June 5 primary);
Keith Holbrook (R; withdrew Aug. 2011);
Michael Stollaire (R); Don Grundmann (R); Tim Kalemkarian (R)
2012 California Senate debate, Feinstein vs. Emken vs. Taitz
2010 California Senate debate, Fiorina vs. Boxer
Dianne FeinsteinDemocratic Sr Senator
Barbara BoxerDemocratic Jr Senator
Re-elected 2010


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
Sen. Ken Salazar appointed to Obama's Cabinet, 2009
2010 Colorado Senate debates, Buck vs. Bennett
2008 Colorado Senate debate, Schaffer vs. Udall
2004 Colorado Senate debate, Salazar vs. Coors
Sen. Wayne Allard (R, 1997-2009)
Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R, 1993-2005)
Mark UdallDemocratic Sr Senator
Michael BennetDemocratic Jr Senator
Appointed 2009; elected 2010


Sen. Lieberman retiring in 2012; Contenders:

Linda McMahon (R);
Rep. Chris Murphy (D);
Susan Bysiewicz (D; lost primary)
Former Rep. Chris Shays (R; lost primary)
Paul Passarelli (L); Lee Whitnum (D); Brian Hill (R); William Tong (D)
2012 Connecticut Senate debates
2010 Connecticut Senate debates, Blumenthal vs. McMahon
2006 Senate debate, Lamont vs. Lieberman vs. Schlesinger
2006 Democratic Primary Senate debate, Lieberman vs. Lamont
2004 Connecticut Senate debate, Dodd vs. Orchulli
Sen. Chris Dodd (D), retired 2010
Joseph LiebermanIndependent Sr Senator
Retiring 2012;
Author: In Praise of Public Life
Richard BlumenthalDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2010


Sen. Carper up for re-election in 2012. Contenders:
Kevin Wade (R)
Alex Pires (I)
2012 Delaware Senate debates
Former Senators & Senate races:
Sen. Ted Kaufman (D), until 2010
Sen. Joe Biden (D), until 2008 (elected V.P.);
Author: Promises to Keep
William Roth (R, 1971-2001)
2010 Delaware Senate debates, Coons vs. O'Donnell
2006 Delaware Senate debate, Carper vs. Ting
Tom CarperDemocratic Sr Senator
Chris CoonsDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2010


Sen. Nelson up for re-election in 2012. Contenders:
Rep. Connie Mack (R);
Dave Weldon (R; lost primary)
George LeMieux (R);
Mike Haridopolos (R); Adam Hasner (R);

Bill Fisher Jr. (R); Alexander George (R); Mike McCalister (R); Ron McNeil (R); Craig Miller (R); Ron Rushing (R); Marielena Stuart (R)
2012 Florida Senate debates
Former Senators & Senate races:
2010 Florida Senate debate, Rubio vs. Crist
2006 Florida Senate debate, Harris vs. Nelson
2004 Florida Senate debate, Martinez vs. Castor
George LeMieux (R); Senate appointee, 2009-2010
Mel Martinez (R); resigned 2009
Connie_Mack (R, 1989-2001)

Bill NelsonDemocratic Sr Senator
Marco RubioRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010;
Author: 100 Ideas


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2008 Democratic Primary Senate debate, Jones vs. Knight vs. Martin
2004 Georgia Senate debate, Isakson vs. Majette vs. Cain
Saxby ChamblissRepublican Sr Senator
Johnny IsaksonRepublican Jr Senator
Re-elected 2010


Sen. Akaka retiring in 2012; Contenders:
Rep. Mazie Hirono (D);
Rep. Ed Case (D; lost primary);
Gov. Linda Lingle (R)
Eddie Pirkowski (R; lost primary)
2012 Hawaii Senate debates
2006 Hawaii Senate debates, Akaka vs. Case
Daniel InouyeDemocratic Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Daniel AkakaDemocratic Jr Senator
Retiring 2012


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
Sen. Larry Craig (R, 1991-2009)
2008 Idaho Senate debate, Rammell vs. Risch vs. LaRocco
Michael CrapoRepublican Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Jim RischRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2008


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
Former Senators & Senate races:
2010 Illinois Senate debates, Kirk vs. Giannoulis
2008 Illinois Senate debate, Sauerberg vs. Durbin
2004 Illinois Senate debate, Obama vs. Keyes
Sen. Roland Burris, 2009-2010
Sen. Barack Obama seated as President, 2009;
Author: Audacity of Hope
Sen. Paul Simon (D, 1985-1997)
Richard DurbinDemocratic Sr Senator
Mark KirkRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010


Sen. Lugar lost the GOP primary in May 2012. Contenders:

Richard Mourdock (R);
Rep. Joe Donnelly (D)
2012 Indiana Senate debates
2010 Indiana Senate debates, Coats vs. Ellsworth
Sen. Evan Bayh (D); retired 2010
Richard LugarRepublican Sr Senator
Daniel CoatsRepublican Jr Senator
First Re-elected 2010


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2010 Iowa Senate debates, Grassley vs. Conlin
2008 Iowa Senate debate, Harkin vs. Reed
Chuck GrassleyRepublican Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Tom HarkinDemocratic Jr Senator


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2010 Kansas Senate debates, Moran vs. Tiahrt
2008 Kansas Senate debate, Roberts vs. Slattery
Sen. Sam Brownback, seated as Governor, 2011
Pat RobertsRepublican Sr Senator
Jerry MoranRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2010 Kentucky Senate debate, Paul vs. Conway
2008 Kentucky Senate debate, McConnell vs. Lunsford
2004 Kentucky Senate debate, Mongiardo vs. Bunning
Sen. Jim Bunning (R), Retired 2010
Mitch McConnellRepublican Sr Senator
Rand PaulRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010;
Author: Tea Party Goes to Washington


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2008 Louisiana Senate debate, Landrieu vs. Kennedy
2004 Louisiana Senate debate, Vitter vs. John vs. Kennedy
Mary LandrieuDemocratic Sr Senator
David VitterRepublican Jr Senator
Re-elected 2010


Sen. Snowe retiring in 2012; Contenders:
Former Gov. Angus King (I);
Author: Governor`s Travels
State Senator Cynthia Dill (D);
Secretary of State Charlie Summers (R);
Former Selectman Scott D'Amboise (R; lost June 2012 primary);
Former Secretary of State Matt Dunlap (D; lost June 2012 primary);
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D; opted out of race);
Rep. Michael Michaud (D; opted out of race);
Andrew Ian Dodge (R); Jon Hinck (D)
2012 Maine Senate debates
2008 Maine Senate debate, Collins vs. Allen
Olympia SnoweRepublican Sr Senator
Susan CollinsRepublican Jr Senator


Sen. Cardin up for re-election in 2012;
Dan Bongino (R);
Rob Sobhani (I);
William Capps (R);
Eric Wargotz (R);
Corrogan Vaughn (R);
Raymond Blagmon (D); Rick Hoover(R)

2012 Maryland Senate debates
2006 Maryland Senate debate, Cardin vs. Steele vs. Zeese
2004 Maryland Senate debates, Mikulski vs. Pipkin
Barbara MikulskiDemocratic Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Ben CardinDemocratic Jr Senator


Sen. Brown up for re-election in 2012;
Elizabeth Warren (D)
Alan Khazei (D); Bob Massie (D); Setti Warren (D);
Tom Conroy (D); Marisa DeFranco (D); Jim King (D); Herb Robinson (D)
2012 Mass. Senate debates
2009 Special Election debate, Khazei vs. Coakley vs. Capuano
2008 Massachusetts Senate debate, Kerry vs. Beatty
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D), deceased 2009
John KerryDemocratic Sr Senator
Author: The New War
Scott BrownRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010;
Author: Against All Odds


Sen. Stabenow up for re-election in 2012;
Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R);
Scotty Boman (L);
Randy Hekman (R; lost primary);
Peter Konetchy (R; lost primary);
Chad Dewey (R); Gary Glenn (R); Clark Durant (R); Chuck Marino (R); Rick Wilson (R)
2012 Michigan Senate debates
2006 Michigan Senate debate, Bouchard vs. Stabenow
Carl LevinDemocratic Sr Senator
Debbie StabenowDemocratic Jr Senator


Sen. Klobuchar up for re-election in 2012;
State Rep. Kurt Bills (R);
St. Bonifacius City Councilman Joe Arwood (R; lost GOP Convention May 2012);
former state senate candidate Anthony Hernandez (R; lost GOP Convention May 2012);
Former State Rep. Dan Severson (R; lost GOP Convention May 2012);
Dick Franson (D); State Senator David Hann;
former State Rep. Paul Kohls (R); Pete Hegseth (R); David Carlson (R)
2012 Minnesota Senate debates
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


Sen. Wicker up for re-election in 2012;
Oktibbeha County Democratic Party Chair Albert N. Gore (D);
Will Oatis (D); Coahoma County Supervisor Roger Weiner (D)
2008 Mississippi Senate debate, Musgrove vs. Wicker
Thad CochranRepublican Sr Senator
Roger WickerRepublican Jr Senator
Appointed 2007; elected 2008


Sen. McCaskill up for re-election in 2012;
Rep. Todd Akin (R);
John Brunner (R; lost primary);
Sarah Steelman (R; lost primary)
Samuel Lipari (D; lost primary);
2012 Missouri Senate debates
2010 Missouri Senate debates, Blunt vs. Carnahan
2006 Missouri Senate debate, Talent vs. McCaskill
Sen. Kit Bond (R), retired 2010
Claire McCaskillDemocratic Sr Senator
Roy BluntRepublican Jr Senator


Sen. Tester up for re-election in 2012;
Contenders: Rep. Denny Rehberg (R)
2012 Montana Senate debates, Tester vs. Rehberg
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


Sen. Nelson retiring in 2012;
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D);
State Sen. Deb Fischer (R);
Jon Bruning (R); Pat Flynn (R); Don Stenberg (R);
Spencer Zimmerman (R); Russell Anderson (I)
2012 Nebraska Senate debates
2008 Nebraska Senate debate, Johanns vs. Kleeb
Mike JohannsRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2008
Ben NelsonDemocratic Sr Senator
Retiring 2012


Sen. Heller appointed in 2011; up for election in 2012;
Challengers: Former State AM Sharron Angle (R);
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D);
Edward Hamilton (R); Byron Georgiou (D)
2012 Nevada Senate debates
2010 Nevada Senate debates, Reid vs. Angle
2006 Nevada Senate debate, Ensign vs. Carter
Sen. John Ensign (R); resigned 2011.
Harry ReidDemocratic Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Dean HellerRepublican Appointee, May 2010

New Hampshire

No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2010 New Hampshire Senate debates, Ayotte vs. Hodes
2008 New Hampshire Senate debate, Shaheen vs. Sununu
2004 New Hampshire Senate debate, Gregg vs. Granny D
Sen. Judd Gregg, retired 2010
Jeanne ShaheenDemocratic Sr Senator
Kelly AyotteRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010

New Jersey

Sen. Menendez up for re-election in 2012; challengers:
Joe Kyrillos (R);
Gwen Diakos (I);
Ian Linker (R);
Mayor Cory Booker (D);
State Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R); Jeff Boss (D); Larry Donahue (I).
2012 New Jersey Senate debate, Menendez vs. Kyrillos vs. Diakos
2008 New Jersey Senate debate, Lautenberg vs. Zimmer
2006 New Jersey Senate debate, Kean vs. Menendez
Bob Torricelli (D, 1997-2003)
Frank LautenbergDemocratic Sr Senator
Bob MenendezDemocratic Jr Senator

New Mexico

Sen. Bingaman retiring in 2012; contenders:
Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson (R);
U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich (D);
Hector Balderas (D; lost June 5 primary);
John Sanchez (R);
Andres Valdez (D); Bill English (R); Greg Sowards (R)
2012 N.M. Senate debates
2008 New Mexico Senate debate, Udall vs. Pearce
2008 early New Mexico Senate debate
Tom UdallDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2008
Jeff BingamanDemocratic Sr Senator

New York

Sen. Gillibrand up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
Wendy Long (R)
Scott Noren (I)
Colia Clark(G)
Rep. Bob Turner (R; lost June primary);
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (R; lost June primary)

2012 New York Senate debates, Long vs. Gillibrand
2010 New York Senate debate, Gillibrand vs. DioGuardi
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
Sen. Hillary Clinton, appointed to Obama's Cabinet, 2009;
Author: It Takes a Village
Charles SchumerDemocratic Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Kirsten GillibrandDemocratic Jr Senator,
appointed 2009;
Elected to 2-year term, 2010

North Carolina

No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2010 North Carolina Senate debate, Marshall vs. Cunningham
2008 N.C. Senate debate, Dole vs. Hagan
2004 N.C. Senate debate, Bowles vs. Burr
Richard BurrRepublican Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Kay HaganDemocratic Jr Senator

North Dakota

Sen. Conrad retiring in 2012; Challengers:
Rick Berg (R);
Heidi Heitkamp (D);
Duane Sand (R; lost June 2012 primary)
2012 N.D. Senate debates
2010 North Dakota Senate debates, Hoeven vs. Potter
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D); retired 2010.
Kent ConradDemocratic Sr Senator
John HoevenRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010


Sen. Brown up for re-election in 2012. Challengers:
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R);
Kevin Coughlin (R);
Michael Pryce (R);
Rusty Bliss (R); Eric Gregory (R); Donna Glisman (R).
2012 Ohio Senate debates
2010 Ohio Senate debates, Portman vs. Fisher
2006 Ohio Senate debate, DeWine vs. Brown
Sen. George Voinovich (R); retired 2010.
Sen. Mike DeWine (R, 1995-2007)
Rob PortmanRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010
Sherrod BrownDemocratic Sr Senator
First elected 2006


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2008 Oklahoma Senate debate, Inhofe vs. Rice
2004 Oklahoma Senate debate, Coburn vs. Carson
James InhofeRepublican Sr Senator
Tom CoburnRepublican Jr Senator
Re-elected 2010


No Senate race in 2012; Former Senate races:
2010 Oregon Senate debates, Wyden vs. Huffman
2008 Oregon Senate debate, Merkley vs. Smith
Ron WydenDemocratic Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Jeff MerkleyDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2008


Sen. Casey up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
Tom Smith (R);
Marc Scaringi (R);
Steve Welch (R);
Former state Rep. Sam Rohrer (R);
Laureen Cummings (R); John Vernon (R); Tim Burns (R).
2012 Penna. Senate debates
2010 Pennsylvania Senate debates, Toomey vs. Sestak
2006 Pennsylvania Senate debates, Santorum vs. Casey
2004 Pennsylvania Senate debates, Specter vs. Hoeffel
Sen. Arlen Specter (Elected as R; left office as D, 2011)
Sen. Rick Santorum (R, 1995-2007)
Bob CaseyDemocratic Sr Senator
First elected 2006
Pat ToomeyRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010.

Rhode Island

Sen. Whitehouse up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
Barry Hinckley (R)
2012 R.I. Senate debate, Whitehouse vs. Hinckley
2006 Republican Primary debate, Laffey vs. Chafee
Sen. Linc Chafee (lost primary, 2006; now Governor)
Jack ReedDemocratic Sr Senator
Sheldon WhitehouseDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2006

South Carolina

No Senate race in 2012; Former Senate races:
2004 S.C. Senate debate, Tenenbaum vs. DeMint
Lindsey GrahamRepublican Sr Senator
Jim DeMintRepublican Jr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Author: Saving Freedom

South Dakota

No Senate race in 2012; Former Senators & Senate races:
2008 S.D. Senate debate, Dykstra vs. Johnson
2004 S.D. Senate debate, Daschle vs. Thune
Sen. Tom Daschle (D, 1987-2005)
Tim JohnsonDemocratic Sr Senator
John ThuneRepublican Jr Senator
Re-elected 2010


Sen. Corker up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
Mark Clayton (D)
Zach Poskevich (R; lost Aug. primary)
James Durkan (R); Park Overall (D)
2006 Tennessee Senate debate, Corker vs. Ford
Lamar AlexanderRepublican Sr Senator
Bob CorkerRepublican Jr Senator


Sen. Hutchison retiring in 2012; Contenders:
Ted Cruz (R);
Paul Sadler (D);
Jon Roland (L);
David Dewhurst (R; lost primary);
Tom Leppert (R; lost primary);
Elizabeth Ames Jones (R; withdrew)
Sean Hubbard (D); Ricardo Sanchez (D); Stanley Garza (D);
Lela Pittenger (R); Nick Latham (R); Chris Tina Foxx Bruce (I);
2012 Texas Senate debates
2008 Texas Senate debate, Cornyn vs. Noriega
2006 Texas Senate debate, Jameson vs. Hutchison vs. Radnofsky
Sen. Phil Gramm (R, 1985-2002)
Kay Bailey HutchisonRepublican Sr Senator
Retiring 2012
John CornynRepublican Jr Senator


Sen. Hatch up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
Scott Howell (D);
Dan Liljenquist (R);
Pete Ashdown (D);
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R); Christopher Stout (D)
2012 Utah Senate debates

2010 Utah Senate debate, Lee vs. Granato
2004 Utah Senate debate Oct. 14, 2004
Sen. Robert Bennett (R, lost 2010 primary)
Orrin HatchRepublican Sr Senator
Mike LeeRepublican Jr Senator
First elected 2010


Sen. Sanders up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
John MacGovern(R)
Cris Ericson (MJP)
2012 Vermont Senate debates
Patrick LeahyDemocratic Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Bernie SandersIndependent Jr Senator


Sen. Webb retiring in 2012; Challengers:
Tim Kaine (D);
George Allen (R);
Jamie Radtke (R);
Bob Marshall (R);
Tim Donner (R);
Courtney Lynch (D); Julien Modica (D); Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr. (R); David McCormick (R); Kevin Chisholm (I)
2012 Virginia Senate debates
2008 Virginia Senate debate, Gilmore vs. Warner
2006 Senate debate, Allen v. Webb
Jim WebbDemocratic Sr Senator
Retiring 2012
Mark WarnerDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected 2008


Sen. Cantwell up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
State Sen. Michael Baumgartner (R)

2012 Washington Senate debates
2010 Washington Senate debates, Murray vs. Rossi
2006 Washington Senate debate, Cantwell vs. McGavick vs. Guthrie
2004 Washington Senate debate, Murray vs. Nethercutt
Patty MurrayDemocratic Sr Senator
Re-elected 2010
Maria CantwellDemocratic Jr Senator

West Virginia

Sen. Manchin up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
John Raese (R)
2012 West Virginia Senate debates, Manchin vs. Raese rematch
2010 West Virginia Senate debates, Manchin vs. Raese
Sen. Robert Byrd, deceased 2010.
Jay RockefellerDemocratic Sr Senator
Joe ManchinDemocratic Jr Senator
First elected to 2-year term, 2010


Sen. Kohl retiring in 2012; Challengers:
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R)
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D)
Former Rep. Mark Neumann (R; lost primary)
John Schiess (R; lost primary)
Former Rep. Steve Kagen (D)
Rep. Ron Kind (D)
2012 Wisconsin Senate debates
2010 Wisconsin Senate debates, Feingold vs. Johnson
2004 Wisconsin Senate debates, Feingold vs. Michels
Sen. Russell Feingold, lost election 2010
Herbert KohlDemocratic Sr Senator
Retiring 2012
Ron JohnsonRepulican Jr Senator
First elected 2010


Sen. Barrasso up for re-election in 2012; Challengers:
County Commissioner Tim Chesnut (D)
Sen. Craig Thomas, deceased 2007
Michael EnziRepublican Sr Senator
John BarrassoRepublican Jr Senator
Appointed 2007; elected 2008


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