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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 04:19 PM
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US Senate races - 2006
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Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 04:45 PM by ih8thegop
Seventeen Democrats, fifteen Republicans, and Jim Jeffords are up for re-election. The scary part is, we need to win twenty-four seats (including Jeffords) to win back the majority.

But we can do it.

Here are the Senators up for re-election in 2006. The ones in blue, of course, are Democrats, while the red ones are the other party.

On the first line I have the names of incumbents in ALL CAPS, followed by people of the incumbent's party whom I think might seek the seat should the incumbent retire. On the second line, I have members of the other party whom I think could run.

For example:

AZ:
JON KYL, Fmr. Gov. Jane Dee Hull, Rep. J.D. Hayworth
Janet Napolitano (up for re-election), Reps. Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva


In other words, I think of Napolitano, Pastor, and Grijalva as potential candidates for Repub Sen. Jon Kyl's seat. If Kyl retires, I think Hull or Hayworth (Please, God, no) could make a run for it.

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AZ:
JON KYL, Fmr. Gov. Jane Dee Hull, Rep. JD Hayworth
Janet Napolitano (up for re-election), Reps. Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva


CA:
DIANNE FEINSTEIN, Reps. Henry Waxman, Bob Matsui, Loretta (or, for that matter, Linda) Sanchez, Barbara Lee, and Maxine Waters
Ah-nuld (up for re-election), Bill Jones, Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, Bill Thomas, David Dreier, and Darrel Issa (who bankrolled the recall)

CT:
JOE LIEBERMAN, Reps. John Larsen and Rosa DeLauro
Gov. Jodi Rell (up for re-election), Rep. Rob Simmons

DE:
TOM CARPER
Rep. Mike Castle

FL: BILL NELSON
Jeb, Porter Goss, Katharine Harris, Joe Scarborough (ex-congressman, you know)

HI:
DANIEL AKAKA, Reps. Ed Case and Neil Abercrombie
Gov. Linda Lingle (up for re-election)

IN:
DICK LUGAR, Reps. Steve Buyer, Mike Pence, and Dan Burton
Rep. Peter Visclosky


ME:
OLYMPIA SNOWE
Rep. Tom Allen and Mike Michaud, Gov. John Baldacci (up for re-election)

MD:
PAUL SARBANES, any Dem Congressman
Gov. Bob Ehrlich (up for re-election), Reps. Wayne Gilchrist and Roscoe Bartlett

MA:
TED KENNEDY, any congressman (they're all Dems)
Gov. Mitt Romney (up for re-election)

MI:
DEBBIE STABENOW
Any Repub congressman (except Ehlers or Schwarz), John Engler (he lives out of state), Energy Sec. Spence Abraham (whom Stabenow unseated in 2000)

MN:
MARK DAYTON
Rep. Mark Kennedy

MS:
TRENT LOTT, Gov. Haley Barbour
Reps. Gene Taylor and Bennie Thompson

MO:
JIM TALENT
Dick Gephardt, Rep.-elect Russ Carnahan

MT:
CONRAD BURNS
Gov.-elect Brian Schweitzer (his 2000 opponent)


NE:
BEN NELSON (Considered Dem in name only)
Gov. Mike Johanns, Reps. Tom Osborne and Lee Terry

NV:
JOHN ENSIGN
Rep. Shelley Berkley


NJ: JON CORZINE
Christie Whitman, Reps. Rodney Frelinghuysen and Christopher Smith

NM: JEFF BINGAMAN, Gov. Bill Richardson (up for re-election), Rep. Tom Udall
Reps. Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce

NY: HILLARY CLINTON
Rudy, Gov. George Pataki

ND: KENT CONRAD, Rep. Earl Pomeroy
Gov. John Hoeven

OH:
MIKE DeWINE
Dennis, Rep. Marcy Kaptur

PA:
RICK SANTORUM
Gov. Ed Rendell (up for re-election), Joe Hoeffel (Santorum should be easier to beat than Specter), Chris Heinz (this is the seat his GOP dad held; thanks to rhino47)

RI:
LINCOLN CHAFEE (Repub in name only), Lincoln Almond (if Chafee switches)

TN:
BILL FRIST, any Repub. congressman, Fmr. Rep. Ed Bryant
Gov. Phil Bredesen (up for re-election), Harold Ford, Jr., Al Gore

TX:
KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Fmr. Rep. Ken Bentsen

UT:
ORRIN HATCH
Rep. Jim Matheson


VT:
JIM JEFFORDS, Howard Dean (only if Jeffords retires)
Gov. Jim Douglas

VA:
GEORGE ALLEN
Gov. Mark Warner


WA:
MARIA CANTWELL
Rep. Doc Hastings, 04 nominee George Nethercutt

WV:
ROBERT BYRD, Rep. Allan Mollohan, Rep. Nick J. Rahall
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito

WI:
HERB KOHL, Rep. David Obey, Gov. Jim Doyle (up for re-election)
HHS Sec. Tommy Thompson, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner

WY:
CRAIG THOMAS, Rep. Barbara Cubin
Gov. Dave Fraudenthal (up for re-election)


If you hve a Dem Senator running for re-election in your state, I encourage you to keep tabs on whether or not he or she will seek another term. If they do seek one more term, get to work for their campaign right away. We can do it, if we work hard.
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