Senate Races

You can also rise to the occasion by paying attention to the Senate race(s) in your state.  Below is a table of Senate Races in 2008.  As we receive updates on these campaigns, we will fill in information.  You will notice there is a lack of women in this race.  Stand up and get your voice heard.

 

State

Incumbent

Committees

Nominees

Notes

AK

Stevens, Ted ( R)

Appropriations

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Rules & Administration

Ted Stevens (R ) 6 Terms

Gianoutsos (None)

Primary 8/26/2008

AL

Sessions, Jeff ( R)

Armed Services

Budget

Energy & Natural Resources

Judiciary

Jeff Sessions ( R) – 2 Terms

Vivian Davis Figures ( D)

 

AR

Pryor, Mark (D)

Armed Services

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Rules & Administration

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Joint Ethics

Mark Pryor (R ) – 1 Term

Rebekah Kennedy (Green)

 

CO

Allard, Wayne ( R)

Appropriations

Banking, Housing,& Urban Affairs

Budget

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Vincent Martinez (R )

Bob Schaffer (R )

Mark Benner (D)

Mark Udall (D)

Primary 8/12/2008

Wayne Allard – Announced Retirement – 1/15/2007

DE

Biden, Joseph Jr ( D)

Foreign Relations – Chairman

Judiciary

Drug Caucus

Joseph Biden (D ) – 6 Terms

Christine O’Donnell (R )

 

GA

Chambliss, C. Saxby ( R)

Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry – Ranking Member

Armed Services

Rules & Administration

Select-Intelligence

Joint-Printing

Saxby Chambliss (R )– 1 Term

Jim Martin (D)

 

IA

Harkin, Tom ( D)

Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry – Chairman

Appropriations

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Tom Harkin (D) – 4 Terms

Christopher Reed (R )

 

ID

Craig, Larry ( R)

Appropriations

Energy & Natural Resources

Environment & Public Works

Veterans Affairs

Special-Aging

Jim Risch (R )

Larry LaRocco (D)

Larry Craig – Announced resignation then rescinded

IL

Durbin, Richard ( D)

Appropriations

Judiciary

Rules & Administration

Richard Durbin (D) – 2 Term

Steve Sauerberg (R )

 

KS

Roberts, Pat ( R)

Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry

Finance

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Joint Ethics

Pat Roberts (R ) – 2 Term

Jim Slattery (D)

 

KY

McConnell, Mitch (R)

Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry

Appropriations

Rules & Administration

Mitch McConnell (R ) – 4 Terms

Bruce Lunsford (D)

 

LA

Landrieu, Mary ( D)

Appropriations

Energy & Natural Resources

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Mary Landrieu (D) – 2 Terms

John Kennedy (R )

 

MA

Kerry, John ( D)

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Finance

Foreign Relations

Small Business & Entrepreneurship – Chairman

John Kerry (D) – 4 Terms

Ed O’Reilly (D)

Jeff Beatty (R )

Primary Date 9/16/08

ME

Collins, Susan ( R) – 2 Term

Armed Services

Susan Collins (R )

Tom Allen (D)

 

MI

Levin, Carl ( D)

Armed Services – Chairman

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Carl Levin (R ) 5 Terms

Andrew Raczkowski (R)

Bart Baron (R )

Primary Date 8/5/08

MN

Coleman, Norm ( R) – 1 Term

Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Special-Aging

 

Primary 9/9/2008 )

MS

Wicker, Roger (R )

Armed Services

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Veterans Affairs

Roger Wicker (R ) appointed after resignation of Sen Trent Lott

Ronnie Musgrove (D)

 

MS

Cochran, Thad ( R)

Appropriations – Ranking Member

Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry

Rules & Administration

Joint-Printing

Thad Cochran (R ) – 5 Terms

Erik Fleming (D)

 

MT

Baucus, Max ( R)

Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry

Environment & Public Works

Finance – Chairman

Joint-Taxation – Chair

Max Baucus(D ) – 5 Terms

Bob Kelleher (R )

 

NC

Dole, Elizabeth ( R)

Armed Services

Banking, Housing,& Urban Affairs

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Special-Aging

Elizabeth Dole (R ) – 1 Term

Kay Hagan (D)

 

NE

Hagel , Chuck ( R)

Banking, Housing,& Urban Affairs

Rules & Administration

Select -Intelligence

Mike Johanns (R )

Scott Kleeb (D)

Chuck Hagel – Announced Retirement 9/10/2007

NH

Sununu, John (R )

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Finance

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Joint Economics

John Sununu (R ) – 1 Term

Jeanne Shaheen (D)

Shawn Girard (I)

 

NJ

Lautenberg, Frank ( D)

Appropriations

Frank Lautenberg (D) – 1 Term

Dick Zimmer (R )

 

NM

Domenici, Pete ( R)

Appropriations

Budget

Energy & Natural Resources – Ranking Member

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Indian Affairs

Steve Pearce (R )

Tom Udall (D)

Pete Domenici – Announced Retirement 10/3/2007

OK

Inhofe, James ( R)

Armed Services

James Inhofe (R ) – 2 Terms

Andrew Rice (D)

 

OR

Smith, Gordon (R )

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Energy & Natural Resources

Finance

Indian Affairs

Special-Intelligence – Ranking Member

Gordon Smith (R )- 2 Term

Jeff Merkley (D)

 

RI

Reed, Jack (D)

Appropriations

Armed Services

Banking, Housing,& Urban Affairs

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Jack Reed (D) – 2 Terms

Chris Young (D)

Robert Tingle (R)

Primary 9/9/08

SC

Graham, Lindsey ( R)

Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry

Armed Services

Budget

Judiciary

Veterans Affairs

Lindsey Graham (R ) – 1 Term

Bob Conley (D)

 

SD

Johnson, Tim ( D)

Appropriations

Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs

Energy & Natural Resources

Indian Affairs

Tim Johnson (D ) – 2 Terms

Joel Dykstra (R )

Tim Johnson – recovering from Brain surgery

TN

Alexander, Lamar ( R)

Appropriations

Environment & Public Works

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Rules & Administration

Lamar Alexander – 1 Term

Bob Tuke (D)

 

TX

Cornyn, John ( R)

Armed Services

Budget

Judiciary

Ethics – Vice-Chairman

John Cornyn (R ) – 1 Term

Rick Noriega (D)

 

VA

Warner, John (R )

Armed Services

Environment & Public Works

Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Select -Intelligence

Mark Warner (D)

Jim Gilmore (R )

John Warner – Announced Retirement 8/31/2007

WV

Rockefeller, John (D)

Commerce, Science & Transportation

Finance

Veterans Affairs

Intelligence – Chairman

Joint Taxation

John Rockefeller IV (D ) 4 Terms

Jay Wolfe (R )

 

WY

Enzi, Michael ( R)

Banking, Housing,& Urban Affairs

Budget

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions – Ranking Member

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Michael Enzi (R ) – 2 Terms

Chris Rothfuss (D)

 

WY

Barrasso, John (R )

Energy & Natural Resources

Environment & Public Works

Indian Affairs

Foreign Relations

John Barrasso (R)

No challenger

Appointed in 2007 after the death of Sen Craig Thomas seeking to complete the remaining 4 years of Thomas’ term

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