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"Could we at least have a grownup [from the Republicans]?"
~~ Bob in Sacramento, California, in May 2015

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Mayor of Burlington 1981-89, U.S. Congress 1991-2006, independent U.S. Senator [since 1/2007, till 12/2018])
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(U.S. First Lady 1992-2000, United States Senator 2001-2009, presidential candidate in 2008 & 2016, and Secretary of State 2009-2013)
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U.S. Senate Races
One-third of the members in the Senate run for re-election in each 2-year cycle.
The Senate Class of 2012 included 23 Democrats and 10 Republicans up for re-election.
The Senate Class of 2014 included 20 Democrats and 13 Republicans up for re-election.

the National Mid-Term Election in November 2014 was a disaster for democracy
The 114th Congress [2015-2016] included 44 Democratic Senators & 2 independents versus 54 Republicans.
The Senate Class of 2016 included 10 Democrats and 24 Republicans running for re-election.
U.S. Senate elections Class III list (34 Senators in 2016)
The 115th Congress [2017-2018] includes 44 Democratic Senators & 2 independents versus 54 Republicans.

The Senate Class of 2018 includes two independents, 23 Democrats, and 9 Republicans running for re-election.
U.S. Senate elections Class I list (34 Senators in 2018)

map of states with 2016 election for U.S. Senate

According to the D.S.C.C. in Spring 2015, the key Senate battlegrounds for this election cycle are
Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
'2016 Senate Races To Watch' on the D.S.C.C. website
2018 U.S. Senate elections info at Wikipedia

Al Franken's Midwest Values PAC [est. 2005]

★ ★   Alabama   ★ ★ {usual turnout = GOP 2:1 over Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election March 13th; runoff April 24th; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Jeff Sessions [GOP AL] in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Richard Shelby [GOP AL] in 2016
2010 Democratic candidate attorney William G. Barnes

★ ★   Alaska   ★ ★ {usual turnout = GOP 3:1 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election August 28th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Mark Begich [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Lisa Murkowski [appointed 2002, re-elected 2004 & 2010; GOP] in 2016
2010 Democratic candidate Scott McAdams

★ ★   Arizona   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 28th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Arizona Travel & Business Links Pages

Sen. Jon Kyl [1995-2012; GOP] is not seeking re-election in 2012
2012 Democratic candidate Richard Carmona, former Surgeon General of the U.S.

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. John McCain [since 1987; GOP] in 2016
Sen. McCain announced in November 2014 that he will seek a sixth 6th senate term in 2016.

★ ★   Arkansas   ★ ★ {usual turnout = Dems 2½:1 GOP}    a 4/2012
primary election May 22nd; runoff June 12th; national election November 6th, 2012

one of the very important Senate candidates in 2014 races that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee  Sen. Mark Pryor [since 2003; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. John Boozman [since 2003; GOP] up for re-election in 2016
former Sen. Blanche Lincoln [1999-2010; Dem]
2010 Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Bill Halter [since 2007; Dem] lost in the primary runoff

★ ★   California   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 5th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's California Travel & Business Links Pages

Sen. Dianne Feinstein [since 1993; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012
2012 re-election campaign website

Sen. Barbara Boxer [since 1993; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016 campaign website
2010 losing Republican candidate Carly Fiorina: Demon Sheep ad backfired: rebuttal ad "Demon Sheep II"

★ ★   Colorado   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Colorado Travel & Business Links Pages

Sen. Cory Gardner [since 2015; GOP] is up for re-election in 2020

Sen. Michael Bennet [apptd 2009, elected 2011; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016
official website • campaign website • entry at Wikipedia
The National Republican Senatorial Committee began running robocalls against Michael Bennet in March 2015.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet campaign bumper sticker

former Sen. Mark Udall [2009-2014; Dem] lost re-election in 2014

★ ★   Connecticut   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 14th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Joseph 'Traitor Joe' Lieberman [indep; 1989-2012] is retiring in 2012
former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate campaign website
Cong. Chris Murphy [Dem-CT05; 2007-2012] is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate campaign website
State Rep. William Tong is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate campaign website
the main Republican candidate for 2012 is TEA Party favorite Linda McMahon, co-owner of W.W.E.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal [since 2011; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016

★ ★   Delaware   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election September 11th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Tom Carper [since 2001; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012 campaign website
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate (and campaign funds thief) Christine O'Donnell has run in 2008 & 2010 & 2012

Sen. Chris Coons [since 11/2010; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016
campaign website • Wikipedia

District of Columbia    a 11/2015
does not elect a member to the U.S. Senate

one of the very important Senate races in 2016 that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee   ★ ★   Florida   ★ ★    a 11/2015
the Presidential primary election is March 15th, 2016; the statewide primary/runoff election is August 30th, 2016; the national election is November 8th, 2016
G.E. Nordell's Florida Travel & Business Links Pages

Sen. Marco Rubio [2011-2016; GOP]
declared in April 2015 that he is running for president in 2016 and not for re-election to the Senate.
official website • entry at Wikipedia

American Dreams book by Marco Rubio   "American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone" [2015] by Sen. Marco Rubio
Kindle Edition from Sentinel/Penguin [1/2015] for $12.99
Sentinel 8½x5½ pb [10/2015] for $11.04
Sentinel 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2015] for $18.63
http://www.amazon.com/An-American-Son-A-Memoir-ebook/dp/B007HU7OXC/

2016 U.S. Senate candidate Cong. Patrick Murphy [Dem-FL18 2013-2016]
official website • campaign website • entry at Wikipedia

2010 U.S. Senate candidate was Cong. Kendrick Meek [Dem-FL17 2003-2010]: Wikipedia

Sen. Bill Nelson [since 2001; Dem] is up for re-election in 2018
official website • campaign website • entry at Wikipedia

2012 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate was Cong. Connie Mack IV [GOP-FL14 2005-2012]: Wikipedia

★ ★   Georgia   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election July 20th, primary runoff August 10th

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Saxby Chambliss [since 2003; GOP] up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Johnny Isakson [since 2005; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010 was Michael Thurmond
2010 campaign website • Wikipedia

★ ★   Hawai'i   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 11th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Daniel Akaka [1990-2012; Dem] is retiring in 2012
Cong. Mazie Hirono [2007-2012; Dem HI-02] is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012 campaign website
former Congressman Ed Case [Dem] is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012 campaign website
former Gov. Linda Lingle will seek the open seat in 2012 as the Republican candidate

Sen. Daniel Inouye [since 1963! Dem] is up for re-election in 2016

★ ★   Idaho   ★ ★ {turnout = GOP 6:1 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election May 15th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Idaho Travel & Business Links Page

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Jim Risch [since 2009; GOP] up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Mike Crapo [since 1999; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010 was Tom Sullivan campaign website

   ★ ★   Illinois   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election March 20; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Dick Durbin [since 1997; Dem] up for re-election in 2014
Sen. Mark Kirk [since 11/2010; Dem] up for re-election in 2016

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Alexi Giannoulias lost to Kirk in 2010 by 46.4% to 48%
campaign website • Wikipedia

www.TammyDuckworth.com for senate in 2016

★ ★   Indiana   ★ ★    a 2/2017
primary election May 8th; national election November 6th, 2018

  Sen. Joe Donnelly [since 2013; Dem] up for re-election in 2018
2018 campaign website • Wikipedia

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Todd Young [since 2017; GOP] up for re-election in 2022

80-year-old Sen. Richard Lugar [1977-2012; GOP] lost in the May 8th primary to TEA-bagger Richard Mourdock, who lost to Cong. Joe Donnelly

★ ★   Iowa   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 5th; national election November 6th, 2012

one of the very important Senate candidates in 2014 races that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee  Sen. Tom Harkin [since 1985; Dem] up for re-election in 2014 campaign website
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Chuck Grassley [since 1981; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was Roxanne Conlin: Wikipedia

★ ★   Kansas   ★ ★ {usual turnout = GOP 4:1 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election August 7th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Kansas Travel & Business Links Page

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Pat Roberts [since 1997; GOP] up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Jerry Moran [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was educator Lisa Johnston: campaign website

★ ★      Kentucky   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election May 22nd; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Mitch McConnell [since 1985; GOP] in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. TEA Bagger fool Sen. Rand Paul [since 2011; GOP] in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway
campaign website • Wikipedia
2010 Democratic candidate Lt. Governor [2007-2011] Daniel Mongiardo Wikipedia

★ ★   Louisiana   ★ ★ {usual primary turnout = Dems 53:47 GOP}    a 4/2012
primary election March 24th; national election November 6th, 2012

one of the very important Senate candidates in 2014 races that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee  Sen. Mary Landrieu [since 1997; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
disgraced Sen. David Vitter [since 2005; GOP] is up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was Cong. Charlie Melanηon [2005-2010; Dem LA-03]
campaign website {parked} • Wikipedia

★ ★   Maine   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 12th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Olympia Snowe [1995-2012; GOP] is retiring in 2012
popular former Gov. Angus King is an independent candidate (and possible frontrunner); Democratic primary candidates include Matthew Dunlap, State Senator Cynthia Dill, and State Rep. Jon Hinck; Republican primary candidates include conservative Scott D'Amboise, TEA Bagger Andrew Ian Dodge, Secretary of State Charles Summers, and state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Susan Collins [since 1997; GOP] up for re-election in 2014

★ ★   Maryland   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election April 3rd; national election November 6th, 2012

incumbent Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin [since 2007; Dem] up for re-election 2012
campaign website • Wikipedia
2012 Democratic primary candidate State Senator C. Anthony Muse campaign website
possible 2012 Republican primary candidates include former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and
former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino

Sen. Barbara Mikulski [since 1987; Dem] up for re-election in 2014

★ ★   Massachusetts   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election September 6th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Scott Brown [since 2010; GOP] won the January 2010 special election to fill the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy's death
Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren is expected to win the primary for the very tight race in November 2012

Sen. John Kerry [since 1985; Dem] up for re-election in 2014

★ ★   Michigan   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 7th; national election November 6th, 2012
We Are The People - Michigan

Sen. Debbie Stabenow [since 2001; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012
2012 Republican primary candidates include libertarian activist Scotty Boman, educator Clark Durant,
and former Congressman Pete Hoekstra

one of the very important Senate candidates in 2014 races that we need to win, per the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee  Sen. Carl Levin [since 1979; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014

★ ★   Minnesota   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 14th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Amy Klobuchar [since 2007; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012
2012 Republican primary candidates include State Rep. Kurt Bills, Pete Hegseth, and Dan Severson [USN-Ret]

Sen. Al Franken [since July 2009; Dem] up for re-election in 2014
campaign website • Wikipedia

★ ★   Mississippi   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election March 13th; runoff April 3rd; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Roger Wicker [appointed Dec 2007; GOP] in 2012
Democrat Albert N. Gore, Jr. won the 3-way March primary with 56% of voters (no runoff?)

Sen. Thad Cochran [since Dec 1978; GOP] probable retiree in 2014

★ ★   Missouri   ★ ★    a 2/2017
primary election August 7th; national election November 6th, 2018

   Sen. Claire McCaskill [since 2007; Dem] is up for re-election in 2018
campaign website • Wikipedia
Republican Cong. Todd Akin [2001-2012; MO-02] beat politician Sarah Steelman in the primary, then lost to McCaskill

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Roy Blunt [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2022

★ ★   Montana   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 5th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Montana Travel & Business Links Page

Sen. Jon Tester [since 2007; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012
campaign website • Wikipedia
Republican primary candidate Cong. Denny Rehberg [2001-2012; GOP MT-at large]

Jon Tester for U.S. Senate from Montana 2012 campaign website

Sen. Max Baucus [since Dec 1978; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014

★ ★   Nebraska   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election May 15th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Nebraska Travel & Business Links Page

Sen. Ben Nelson [2001-2012; Dem] is retiring in 2012
unopposed Democratic primary candidate former Gov. Bob Kerrey is running for U.S. Senate in 2012
2012 campaign website • Wikipedia
Republican primary candidates include State Treasurer Don Stenberg, State Senator Deb Fischer,
and State Attorney General Jon Bruning

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Mike Johanns [since 2009; GOP] in 2014

★ ★   Nevada   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 12th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Nevada Travel & Business Links Pages

Sen. John Ensign [2001-2011; GOP] resigned in May 2011 over 2009 sex scandal
Sen. Dean Heller was appointed May 2011 by GOP Gov. Sandoval to serve Ensign's remaining term

U.S. Senator Harry Reid [1987-2016, majority leader 2007-2013; Dem]
Announced March 2015 that he will not run for re-election in 2016 - watch official video [3:35] on YouTube
official website • Wikipedia • campaign website

former Cong. Shelley Berkeley [1999-2012; Dem NV-01] ran for Senate in 2012: campaign website
"A tenacious advocate for the middle class." — Sen. Harry Reid, Dec 2011
Democratic candidate Barry Ellsworth placed 5th to Berkley's 79.5% primary win in June 2012

Shelley Berkeley for U.S. Senate from Nevada 2012 campaign website
"We have something to fight for in this [election]: the future of the American middle class."
— Shelley Berkley, running for U.S. Senate from Nevada

Catherine Cortez Masto just announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate The first Latina to serve as Nevada's Attorney General,

   ★ ★   New Hampshire   ★ ★    a 5/2017
primary election September 11th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2020

Sen. Margaret 'Maggie' Wood Hassan [since 2017; Dem] is up for re-election in 2022
served as the 81st Governor of New Hampshire from 2013 to 2016
campaign website • official website • Wikipedia

former Sen. Kelly Ayotte [2011-2016; GOP]

2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was then-Cong. Paul Hodes [NH-02] • Wikipedia

★ ★   New Jersey   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 5th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Bob Menendez [appointed 12/2005; Dem] up for re-election in 2012
campaign website • Wikipedia
Republican primary candidates include State Senator Joseph Kyrillos, Prof. Bader Qarmout, and Joseph Rullo

Sen. Frank Lautenberg [since 2003; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014

★ ★   New Mexico   ★ ★    a 2/2017
primary election June 5th; national election November 6th, 2018
Since this is where I live, I started a New Mexico Political Links page for the 2012 elections & beyond

New Mexico Political Report, launched in January of 2015
G.E. Nordell's New Mexico Travel & Business Links Pages

Martin Heinrich for U.S. Senate from New Mexico campaign website
Martin Heinrich's first TV ad, 4/2012 [0:31]
5/2012 'Find Martin Heinrich On Weekends' TV ad [0:31]
Martin Heinrich's 5/2012 'Fighting For New Mexico' TV ad [0:31]
Martin Heinrich's 5/2012 'Tug' TV ad [0:32]

Sen. Tom Udall [since 2009; Dem] up for re-election in 2020

Sen. Jeff Bingaman [1983-2012; Dem] retired in 2012

★ ★   New York State   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's New York State Travel & Business Links Pages
Sen. Hillary Clinton [2001-2009] resigned upon confirmation as U.S. Secretary of State; Gov. Paterson appointed
then-Cong. Kirsten Gillibrand [2007-09; Dem NY-20] in January 2009; she won the November 2010 special election at 63%

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [since 2009; Dem] is running for re-election in 2012
campaign website • Wikipedia
Republican primary candidates include attorney Wendy E. Long, George Maragos &
Cong. Bob Turner [2011-12; GOP NY-09]

Sen. Charles 'Chuck' Schumer [since 1999; Dem] up for re-election in 2016
campaign website • Wikipedia

   ★ ★   North Carolina   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election May 8th; runoff July 17th; national election November 8th, 2016

Sen. Kay Hagan [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
Sen. Richard Burr [since 2005; GOP] is up for re-election in 2016

2010 Democratic candidate was Sec'y of State Elaine Marshall: campaign website • Wikipedia

★ ★   North Dakota   ★ ★    a 2/2017
primary election June 12th; national election November 6th, 2018
G.E. Nordell's North Dakota Travel & Business Links Page

   Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [since 2013; Dem] is up for re-election in 2018
former State Attorney General Heitkamp was unopposed in the Democratic primary election in 2012
campaign website • Wikipedia

Sen. John Hoeven [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2022

Sen. Kent Conrad [12/1992-2012; Dem] retired in 2012

   ★ ★   Ohio   ★ ★    a 4/2015
primary election March 8th; national election November 8th, 2016

Sen. Sherrod Brown [since 2007; Dem] up for re-election in 2018
official website • campaign website • Wikipedia
Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate in Ohio

Sen. Rob Portman [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

★ ★   Oklahoma   ★ ★ (2010 turnout GOP 50.6:49.4 Dems}    a 4/2012
primary election June 26th; runoff August 28th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Oklahoma Travel & Business Links Page

ANY Democrat vs. anti-science goofball Sen. Jim Inhofe [since Nov 1994; GOP] up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Tom Coburn [since 2005; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

★ ★   Oregon   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election May 15th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Oregon Travel & Business Links Pages

Sen. Jeff Merkley [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
Sen. Ron Wyden [since 1996; Dem] is up for re-election in 2016: campaign website • Wikipedia

   ★ ★   Pennsylvania   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election April 24th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. [since 2007; Dem] beat Santorum in 2006, is up for re-election in 2012
Republican primary candidates include former State Rep. Sam Rohrer, Marc Scaringi, maybe State Senator Jake Corman

longtime Republican-turned-Democrat Sen. Arlen Spector [1981-2010] lost in the 2010 Dem primary
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016
then-Cong. Joe Sestak [PA-07] won the 2010 Dem primary, but lost the election - check his weblog

★ ★   Rhode Island   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election September 11th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [since 2007; Dem] is up for re-election in 2012
campaign website • Wikipedia
Republican primary candidates may include businessman Barry Hinckley, John Robitaille,
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, and Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine

Sheldon Whitehouse for U.S. Senate from Rhode Island 2012 campaign website

Sen. Jack Reed [since 1997; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014

★ ★   South Carolina   ★ ★    a 6/2012
primary election June 12th; runoff June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Lindsey Graham [since 2003; GOP] plans to retire in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. wacko Sen. Jim DeMint [since 2005; GOP] is up for re-election in 2016

★ ★   South Dakota   ★ ★    a 6/2012
primary election June 5th; runoff June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's South Dakota Travel & Business Links Page

Sen. Tim Johnson [since 1997; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. John Thune [since 2005; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

courageous Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota
entry at Wikipedia

★ ★   Tennessee   ★ ★    a 6/2012
primary election August 2nd; national election November 6th, 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Bob Corker [since 2007; GOP] up for re-election in 2012
seven Democrats are seeking the nomination in the August primary

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Lamar Alexander [since 2003; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

★ ★   Texas   ★ ★    a 6/2012
primary election March 1st; runoff ??; national election November 8th, 2016
G.E. Nordell's Texas Travel & Business Links Pages

Sen. Ted Cruz [since 2013; GOP]
In 2012, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz placed second in the Republican primary election, then beat Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst 56.8% to 43.2% in the upset July runoff; the weak Texas Democratic voter base gave 40.5% for Paul Sadler, while Ted Cruz got 56.6% of the vote in the November election.

former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison [6/1993-2012; GOP] did not run for re-election in 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. John Cornyn [since 12/2002; GOP] up for re-election in 2020

★ ★   Utah   ★ ★
primary election June 26th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Utah Travel & Business Links Page

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Orrin Hatch [since 1977; GOP] up for re-election in 2012

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Mike Lee [since 2011; GOP] up for re-election in 2016

★ ★   Vermont   ★ ★    a 6/2012
primary election August 28th; national election November 6th, 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders [since 2007; indep] up for re-election in 2012: campaign website
Sen. Sanders is unnopposed in the primary, and will likely beat any Republican candidate on the ballot

Sen. Patrick Leahy [since 1975; Dem] up for re-election in 2016

★ ★   Virginia   ★ ★
state primary election June 12th, 2012; national election November 6th, 2012
Progress Virginia [est. 2011]

Democrat Sen. Jim Webb was elected in 2006, did not seek re-election in 2012

former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was unopposed in the Democratic primary election
campaign website • first TV ad 8/2012 {watch [0:30] free on YouTube}
Fairfax, Virginia NBC4 9/20/2012 Tim Kaine vs George Allen televised debate [59:17] on YouTube

Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate from Virginia 2012 campaign website

Former Senator George Allen won the Republican primary election against Jamie Radtke, head of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots.

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner was elected in 2008, is up for re-election in 2014

former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner
announced 13 September 2007 that he is running for retiring GOP Sen. John Warner's vacant seat
official Mark Warner for U.S. Senate campaign website
entry at Wikipedia

★ ★   Washington State   ★ ★
special elections February 14th & April 17th; primary election August 7th; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Washington State Travel & Business Links Page
Republican nominee for U.S. Senate is Dino Rossi
Sen. Patty Murray [since 1993; Dem] official campaign website re-election 2016

Sen. Maria Cantwell [since 2001; Dem] 2012 re-election campaign website

? ?   West Virginia   ★ ★
primary election May 8th; national election November 6th, 2012
to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Robert Byrd's death
appointee lawyer Carte Goodwin sworn in July 2010; not seeking re-election in 2010
Republican nominee for U.S. Senate is John Raese
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate is Gov. Joe Manchin: campaign website • Wikipedia

Sen. Jay Rockefeller [since 1985; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014

   ★ ★   Wisconsin   ★ ★
primary election August 14th; national election November 6th, 2012
Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Sen. Herb Kohl [1989-2012; Dem] is retired

Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate from Wisconsin 2012 campaign website

Republican nominee for U.S. Senate is Ron Johnson
Sen. Russ Feingold [since 1993; Dem] 2010 re-election campaign website
Russ Feingold bio by Sanford Horwitt  
"Feingold: A New Democratic Party" [2007]
by Sanford D. Horwitt

S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [7/2007] for $26.00

Thursday May 14th: Russ Feingold launched his Senate campaign = Wisconsin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OURCbPVAqqY RussFeingold.com

★ ★   Wyoming   ★ ★    a 4/2012
primary election August 21st; national election November 6th, 2012
G.E. Nordell's Wyoming Travel & Business Links Pages

ANY Democrat vs. Sen. John Barrasso [GOP WY; appointed 2007; elected 2008] up for re-election in 2012
ANY Democrat vs. Sen. Michael Enzi [GOP WY; since 1996] in 2014


U.S. Congressional Seats
Everybody in the House of Representatives has to run for re-election every two years.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
'2012 Congressional Races To Watch' on the D.C.C.C. website

2016 U.S. Congress elections entry at Wikipedia
2014 Congressional election results
2012 U.S. Congress elections entry at Wikipedia

the National Mid-Term Election in November 2014 was a disaster for democracy
The 114th 'Bonehead' Congress includes 188 Democratic Representatives versus 244 Republicans, with 3 vacancies.

Arizona

The Congressional districts in Arizona were redrawn for 2012 with much controversy, growing from eight to nine.

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Dee 'Gabby' Giffords [Dem AZ-08] was shot on 8 January 2011 and is still recovering; she resigned in January 2012
and promises a return to political work. Democrat Ron Barber won the June 2012 Special election, beating Republican nutcase Jesse Kelly
by 52-45. Barber is running as the District 2 incumbent against Republican primary winner retired USAF Col. Martha McSally in November.

NEW! AZ-09: State Senator Kyrsten Sinema is the Democratic candidate for this new district vs. G.O.P. candidate Vernon Parker.

California

CA-??: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Cong. Mary Bono Mack of Palm Springs

CA-04: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Tom McClintock [since 2009]
CA-04: 2008 Democratic candidate Charlie Brown {LtCol USAF, Ret.}

CA-10: Democrat John Garamendi won special election 3 November 2009
to replace Ellen Tauscher (appointed to State Department)

CA-12: Democrat Jackie Speier won special election 8 April 2008
(to fill empty seat due to death of Tom Lantos) & re-elected in November 2008

   CA-13: outspoken Rep. Pete Stark [since 1973; Dem] re-election website
entry at Wikipedia

   CA-29: Rep. Adam Schiff [since 2003; Dem] re-election website

CA-32: Democrat Judy Chu won special election 14 July 2009
to replace Hilda Solis (appointed Obama's Secretary of Labor)

CA-41: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Jerry Lewis [since 1979]
under investigation by the District Attorney, ran for re-election anyway
CA-41: 2008 Democratic primary candidate Tim Prince

   CA-51: Rep. Bob Filner [since 1993; Dem] re-election website

CA-52: ANY Democrat to replace son-of-a-crook Republican Duncan D. Hunter [since 2009]

Colorado

CO-??: Aspen, Colorado Tea Party Congressman Scott Tipton VERSUS Democratic candidate Sal Pace

CO-05: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Doug Lamborn [since 2007]

CO-06: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Mike Coffman [since 2009]

   CO-07: Rep. Ed Perlmutter [since 2007; Dem] re-election website

Florida
Florida's Congressional delegation was increased from 25 to 27 after the 2010 census; the 114th Congress includes 17 Republitards and 10 Democrats.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida%27s_congressional_districts
G.E. Nordell's Florida Travel & Business Links Pages

2006 candidate for FL 10th Congressional District • Samm Simpson
2006 candidate for FL 15th Congressional District • Dr. Robert Bowman
Republican Mark Foley [FL-16] resigned from Congress on September 29 over emails to a 16-year-old boy
2006 candidate for FL 16th Congressional District • Timothy Mahoney

FL-17 Cong. Tom Rooney [since 2009; GOP] switched from District 16 for relection in District 17 due to redistrciting

   FL-20 Cong. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [since 2005; Dem] is also current chair of the Democratic National Committee
campaign website • Wikipedia

FL-22 Fascist Cong. Allen West [since 2011]; GOP] stated without evidence that there are 78 to 81 Democrats in Congress
who are card-carrying members of the Communist Party {10 April 2012}; because of redistricting, he is running
for re-election in District 16

Georgia

GA-01: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Jack Kingston [since 1993]
GA-01: 2008 Democratic primary candidate & war hero Bill Gillespie

Illinois

IL-05: Democrat Michael Quigley won special election 7 April 2009
to replace Rahm Emanuel (appointed to White House Chief of Staff)

IL-06: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Peter Roskam [since 2007]

   IL-08: Iraq war vet Democrat Tammy Duckworth is underdog, 2012 primary tally was 25k Dems to 35k GOP
www.TammyDuckworth.com for senate in 2016

IL-14: Democrat Bill Foster won special election 8 March 2008
to fill Hastert's empty seat & re-elected in November 2008

IL-16: Independent Wanda Rohl has the backing of Democrats against the 2012 Republican candidate

Massachusetts

   MA-04: Joseph Kennedy III filed 2/2012 for Barney Frank's open seat
   MA-05: Rep. Niki Tsongas [since Oct 2007; Dem] re-election website

2008 Democratic primary candidate Donna Edwards {vs. Dem incumbent Albert Wynn MD-04}
   MD-08: Cong. Chris Van Hollen [since 2003; Dem] re-election website

Michigan

2008 Democratic primary candidate Nancy Skinner {vs. Joe Knollenberg} in MI-09

Michigan
MO-07: ANY Democrat vs. GOP Congressman Roy D. Blunt
under investigation for ties to Tom DeLay
MO-08: Democrat primary candidate war hero Tommy Sowers

Nevada

The Congressional districts in Nevada were redrawn for 2012, growing from three to four.

   NV-01 Cong. Dina Titus, won 2012 & 2014 elections for NV-01 [since 2013; Dem], formerly NV-03 [2009-2010; Dem]
official website • Wikipedia • campaign website
Congresswoman Dina Titus campaign website

former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley [NV-01 1999-2012; Dem] lost her bid for U.S. Senate in 2012

NV-02 Cong. Mark Amodei [elected 9/2011; GOP]

NV-03 Cong. Joe Heck [since 2011; GOP]
Joe Heck is running for the open Senate seat in 2016.

Democrat Jacky Rosen is running for the open District 3 seat in 2016.
Democrat Jacky Rosen for Nevada Congressional District 3 in 2016

NV-04 new Nevada Congressional District 4 had its first election in November 2012.
NV-04 Cong. Cresent Leo Hardy of Mesquite, Nevada [since 2015; GOP]

Democrat Susie Lee is running against Hardy for the District 4 seat in 2016.
Democrat Susie Lee is running against Hardy for the District 4 seat in 2016

New Mexico    a 4/2012
primary election June 5th;, national election November 6th 2012

NM-01 incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich For U.S. Senate 2012 campaign website
NM-01 Democratic candidate Eric Griego is backed by too many career politicians
NM-01 Democratic candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham is unqualified for elective office

U.S. Congress N.M. 1st District Democratic candidate Marty Chavez For Congress campaign website         U.S. Congress N.M. 1st District Democratic candidate Eric Griego For Congress campaign website           U.S. Congress N.M. 2nd District Democratic candidate Evelyn Madrid Erhard 2012 campaign website        U.S. Congress N.M. 3rd District Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Lujαn campaign website

U.S. Congress N.M. 2nd District 2012 Democratic candidate Evelyn Madrid Erhard campaign website
Evelyn Madrid Erhard's Facebook page
watch hour-long October 9th Pearce vs. Erhard debate online at YouTube

New Mexico Political Links Page

New York
NY-20: Democrat Scott Murphy won special election 31 March 2009
to replace Kirsten Gillibrand (appointed to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat)
NY-23: Democrat Bill Owens won special election 3 November 2009
to replace Republican John M. McHugh (appointed to Obama's Secretary of the Army)

NY-26: Democrat Kathy Hochul won the May 24th special election for a deep-red House seat

Ohio

OH-08: anyone vs. John Boehner = www.beatBoehner.com

Rep. Tim Ryan [Dem OH-17] 2008 re-election website

Oregon

Rep. Earl Blumenauer [Dem OR-03] 2008 re-election website

Pennsylvania

Rep. Patrick Murphy [Dem PA-08] re-election website
Democrat Mark Critz beat Republican Tim Burns in May to fill out the term of the late Jack Murtha [PA-12]
PA-15 indep http://www.towneforcongress.com/

South Carolina

http://www.robmillerforcongress.com/sunset.html in SC

Texas

Texas Cong. Ron Paul NOT seeking 13th term in 2012 (race for president is his last campaign)
TX-?? Republican Cong. Joe Barton works as a lobbyist for ExxonMobil

Vermont

http://www.welchforcongress.com/ = VT

Virginia

ANY Democrat to fill open seat of Rep. Jo Ann Davis [1950-2007] in VA-01

Washington State

WA-01 http://www.darcyburner.com/
WA-??: ANY Democrat to replace Republican Cong. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Iraq expert Rep. Jim McDermott [since 1989; Dem WA-07] re-election website

Wisconsin

   Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Rep. Dave Obey [Dem WI-07] 2008 re-election website

Raising Hell for Justice  
"Raising Hell For Justice: The Washington Battles of A Heartland Progressive" [2007]
by by David R. Obey

Univ WI Press 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2007] for $25.55

West Virginia

Rep. Alan B. Mollohan [Dem WV-01]
under investigation by House Ethics Committee about real estate deals
Alan Mollohan's 2006 re-election website


Reading Material

Lawrence Lessig TED talk on corruption in Congress in Kindle format from TED Books  "Lesterland: The Corruption of Congress and How To End It (TED Book Series #34)" for Kindle [2013] by Lawrence Lessig
102-page Kindle Edition from TED Books [4/2013] for $2.99
The ebook is an expansion and companion to Lessig's actual April 2013 TED Talk, which the Amazon book page recommends watching before reading the ebook.
watch the 4/2013 TED Talk [18:19] at YouTube
 book by    TITLE [YR]
by

Kindle Edition from ... [9/00] for $0.00
PUB pb [8/00] for $0.00
hardcover [8/00] for $0.00 out of print/used http://www.amazon.com/Congress-Members-Newest-Roger-Davidson/dp/1483388883/
Contemporary Congress textbook by Burdett A. Loomis & Wendy J. Schiller  "The Contemporary Congress" [orig 1996, rev 2015]
by Burdett A. Loomis & Wendy J. Schiller

Popular textbook that offers undergraduates a clear and concise introduction to legislative processes by defining congressional structures & procedures, and integrating academic studies with the actual politics of Capitol Hill
Kindle Edition from Rowman & Littlefield Publrs [8/2015] for $38.00 {sic}
Rowman & Littlefield Publrs 6th edition 9x6 pb [8/2015] for $40.00
Rowman & Littlefield Publrs 6th edition 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2015] for $85.00
http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Lost-Corruption-Equality-Steps/dp/1455537012/

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