2012 U.S. Senate elections

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2012 House report  · 2012 Senate report
House: 435 seats Senate: 33 seats
GOP Dems Total GOP Dems Total
Confirmed primary challenges 5 2 7 5 5 10
Possible primary challenges 0 0 0 0 0 0
Open seats* 16 21 41 3 6 102
1. Includes Joe Lieberman, who is retiring from his Conn. senate seat.

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All 2012 Senate races

Total senate seats up for election in 2012: 33

  Incumbent Party Incumbent running? Primary challenge?
AZ-Senate Class I Seat Jon Kyl Republican No N/a
CA-Senate Class I Seat Dianne Feinstein Democratic Yes Yes
CT-Senate Class I Seat Joseph Lieberman Independent No N/a
DE-Senate Class I Seat Thomas Carper Democratic Yes No
FL-Senate Class I Seat Bill Nelson Democratic Yes No
HI-Senate Class I Seat Daniel Akaka Democratic No N/a
IN-Senate Class I Seat Richard Lugar Republican Yes Yes
MA-Senate Class I Seat Scott Brown Republican Yes No
MD-Senate Class I Seat Benjamin Cardin Democratic Yes No
ME-Senate Class I Seat Olympia Snowe Republican No N/a
MI-Senate Class I Seat Debbie Stabenow Democratic Yes No
MN-Senate Class I Seat Amy Klobuchar Democratic Yes Yes
MO-Senate Class I Seat Claire McCaskill Democratic Yes Yes
MS-Senate Class I Seat Roger Wicker Republican Yes No
MT-Senate Class I Seat Jon Tester Democratic Yes No
ND-Senate Class I Seat Kent Conrad Democratic No N/a
NE-Senate Class I Seat E. Benjamin Nelson Democratic No N/a
NJ-Senate Class I Seat Robert Menendez Democratic Yes No
NM-Senate Class I Seat Jeff Bingaman Democratic No N/a
NV-Senate Class I Seat Dean Heller Republican Yes Yes
NY-Senate Class I Seat Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic Yes No
OH-Senate Class I Seat Sherrod Brown Democratic Yes No
PA-Senate Class I Seat Robert Casey Democratic Yes No
RI-Senate Class I Seat Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic Yes Yes
TN-Senate Class I Seat Bob Corker Republican Yes Yes
TX-Senate Class I Seat Kay Hutchison Republican No N/a
UT-Senate Class I Seat Orrin Hatch Republican Yes Yes
VA-Senate Class I Seat James Webb Democratic No N/a
VT-Senate Class I Seat Bernard Sanders Independent Yes No
WA-Senate Class I Seat Maria Cantwell Democratic Yes No
WI-Senate Class I Seat Herbert Kohl Democratic No N/a
WV-Senate Class I Seat Joe Manchin Democratic Yes Yes
WY-Senate Class I Seat John Barrasso Republican Yes Yes

Senate races by category

Click-through to individual districts below for details. Blue links are politicians with existing profiles, red links need someone to start a profile.

Confirmed primary challenges

Total senators facing confirmed primary challenges: 10


Republican senators facing a confirmed primary challenge: 5
District Incumbent Seeking reelection? Confirmed GOP challengers Possible GOP challengers
IN-Senate Class I Seat Richard Lugar Yes Robert Mourdock
NV-Senate Class I Seat Dean Heller Yes Ed Hamilton
TN-Senate Class I Seat Bob Corker Yes James Durkan
Mark Twain Clemens
Brenda Lenard
Zach Poskevich
UT-Senate Class I Seat Orrin Hatch Yes Dan Liljenquist
WY-Senate Class I Seat John Barrasso Yes Thomas Bleming
Democratic senators facing a confirmed primary challenge: 5
District Incumbent Seeking reelection? Confirmed Dem. challengers Possible Dem. challengers
CA-Senate Class I Seat Dianne Feinstein Yes David Levitt
Michael Strimling
MN-Senate Class I Seat Amy Klobuchar Yes Dick Franson
MO-Senate Class I Seat Claire McCaskill Yes Samuel Lipari
RI-Senate Class I Seat Sheldon Whitehouse Yes Todd Giroux
WV-Senate Class I Seat Joe Manchin Yes Sheirl Fletcher

Potential primary challenges

Total senators facing possible primary challenges: 0


Republican senators facing a possible primary challenge: 0

Democratic senators facing a possible primary challenge: 0

Open seats (retiring member)

Total open seats: 10


Open seats currently held by a Republican incumbent: 3
District Incumbent Confirmed GOP challengers Possible GOP challengers Confirmed Dem. challengers Possible Dem. challengers
AZ-Senate Class I Seat Jon Kyl Jeff Flake
Wil Cardon
Bryan Hackbarth
Doug McKee
Clair Van Steenwyk
Richard Carmona Don Bivens
Ed Pastor
ME-Senate Class I Seat Olympia Snowe Scott D’Amboise
Richard A. Bennett
Debra Plowman
Bruce Poliquin
William Schneider
Charles E. Summers, Jr.
Jon Hinck
Matt Dunlap
Cynthia Dill
Benjamin Pollard
TX-Senate Class I Seat Kay Hutchison David Dewhurst
Tom Leppert
Ted Cruz
Glenn Addison
Joe Agris
Curt Cleaver
Ben Gambini
Charles Holcomb
Craig James
Lela Pittenger
Ricardo Sanchez
Paul Sadler
Addie Dainell Allen
Sean Hubbard
Open seats currently held by a Democratic incumbent: 6
District Incumbent Party Confirmed GOP challengers Possible GOP challengers Confirmed Dem. challengers Possible Dem. challengers
HI-Senate Class I Seat Daniel Akaka Democratic John Carroll Linda Lingle Ed Case
Mazie Hirono
ND-Senate Class I Seat Kent Conrad Democratic Rick Berg
Duane Sand
Heidi Heitkamp
NE-Senate Class I Seat E. Benjamin Nelson Democratic Jon Bruning
Deb Fischer
Pat Flynn
Spencer Zimmerman
Don Stenberg
Bob Kerrey
Steve Lustgarten
NM-Senate Class I Seat Jeff Bingaman Democratic Heather Wilson
Greg Sowards
Martin Heinrich
Hector Balderas
Andres Valdez
VA-Senate Class I Seat James Webb Democratic George Allen
Jaime Radtke
E.W. Jackson
Bob Marshall
Tim Kaine
WI-Senate Class I Seat Herbert Kohl Democratic Mark Neumann
Jeff Fitzgerald
Tommy G. Thompson
Eric Hovde
Kip Smith
Tammy Baldwin
Open seats currently held by a Independent incumbent: 1
District Incumbent Party Confirmed GOP challengers Possible GOP challengers Confirmed Dem. challengers Possible Dem. challengers
CT-Senate Class I Seat Joseph Lieberman Independent Christopher Shays
Linda McMahon
Brian K. Hill
Kie Westby
Peter Lumaj
Christopher Murphy
Susan Bysiewicz
William Tong
Matthew J. Oakes
Sylvester Salcedo
Lee Whitnum

Open seats without an incumbent: 0

Potential open seats (retiring member)

Number of open seats: 0
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