U.S. Senate Races, 2020                                                     U.S. Senate  |  U.S. House  |  Governors 

                                                     this page updated Sept. 11, 2020

Balance before Nov. 3, 2020:  53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and 2 Independents.   (I: Sanders-VT and King-ME)
35 seats at stake: 12 held by Democrats, 23 by Republicans.
4 retirements:
1 Democrat, 3 Republicans.  (Udall-NM; Roberts-KS, Alexander-TN and Enzi-WY)
31 Senators seeking re-election in 2020.
      See also -
Organization: NRSC, DSCC   |   Links: DSCC 
Senate Majority PAC  ||  NRSC Senate Leadership Fund

2020
Republicans are defending 23 seats compared to 12 for Republicans. Two of the seats held by Republicans are filled by appointed Senators up in special elections (AZ, GA).  Many Senate races will be about President Trump.  Republicans, led by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have aligned with Trump on most issues and achieved particular success in confirming conservative judges.  However the ties to Trump could prove damaging.  In a June 1 column, George Will opined, "Voters must dispatch his congressional enablers, especially the senators who still gambol around his ankles with a canine hunger for petting.”  Democrats can point to half a dozen or more seats in play and have high hopes they will be able to reclaim the majority.  Even "red" states such as Kansas, Kentucky and South Carolina are seen as competitive.


Primary
DEMOCRATIC incumbents (12)


AL
Mar. 3
Doug Jones Tommy Tuberville (d. J.Sessions July 14 run-off)
Mike Parrish (I)
DE
Sept. 15
Chris Coons
Lauren Witzke
Nadine Frost (L)
Mark Turley (I)
IL
Mar. 17
Dick Durbin
Mark Curran
Danny Malouf (L)
David Black (G)
Willie Wilson (I)
MA
Sept. 1
Ed Markey (d. Joseph Kennedy III)
Kevin O'Connor
w/in
MI
Aug. 4
Gary Peters
John James Marcia Squier (G)
Valerie Willis (USTP)
Doug Dern (NLP)
MN
Aug. 11
Tina Smith
Jason Lewis
Oliver Steinberg (GLC)
Kevin O'Connor (LMN)
NH
Sept. 8
Jeanne Shaheen
Corky Messner
Justin O'Donnell (L)
Thomas Sharpe V (I)
NJ
July 7
Cory Booker
Rik Mehta
Madelyn Hoffman (G)
Veronica Fernandez (I)
Daniel Burke (I)
NM
June 2
Tom Udall ...retiring  Ben Ray Lujan
Mark Ronchetti
Bob Walsh (L)
OR
May 19
Jeff Merkley
Jo Rae Perkins
Ibrahim Taher (G)
Gary L. Day (L)
RI
Sept. 8
Jack Reed
Allen Waters

VA
June 23
Mark Warner
Daniel Gade



Primary
DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLICAN incumbents (23)
AK
Aug. 18
Al Gross (I/D)
Dan Sullivan
John Wayne Howe (AIP)
AZ
Aug. 4
Mark Kelly
Martha McSally [special]
w/ins
AR
Mar. 3
none
Tom Cotton
Ricky Harrington (L)
Dan Whitfield (I) *litigation
CO
June 30
John Hickenlooper
Cory Gardner
Raymon Anthony Doane (L)
Stephan "Seku" Evans (Unity)
Daniel Doyle (AV)
GA
June 9
Jon Ossoff
David Perdue
Shane Hazel (L)
GA
Nov. 3 sp.
many
Kelly Loeffler  [special] v. Doug Collins, others
many
ID
June 2
Paulette Jordan
Jim Risch
Ray Writz (C)
IA
June 2
Theresa Greenfield
Joni Ernst
Rick Stewart (L)
Suzanne Herzog (I)
KS
Aug. 4
Barbara Bollier
Pat Roberts* retiring Roger "Doc" Marshall
Jason Buckley (L)
KY
June 23
Amy McGrath
Mitch McConnell
Brad Barron (L)
LA
Nov. 3
many
Bill Cassidy
many
ME
July 14
Sara Gideon
Susan Collins
Lisa Savage (I)
Max Linn (I)
MS
June 23
Mike Espy
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Jimmy Edwards (L)
MT
June 2
Steve Bullock
Steve Daines

NE
May 12
Chris Janicek
Ben Sasse
Gene Siadek (L)
NC
Mar. 3
Cal Cunningham
Thom Tillis
Kevin Hayes (C)
Shannon Bray (L)
Jeremy Thomas (I)
OK
June 30
Abby Broyles
Jim Inhofe
Robert Murphy (L)
Joan Farr (I)
A.D. Nesbit (I)
SC
June 9
Jaime Harrison
Lindsey Graham
Bill Bledsoe (C/L)
SD
June 2
Dan Ahlers
Mike Rounds

TN
Aug. 6
Marquita Bradshaw
Lamar Alexander* retiring Bill Hegarty
nine independent candidates
TX
Mar. 3
MJ Hegar (d. Royce West July 14 runoff)
John Cornyn
Kerry McKennon (L)
WV
June 9
Paula Jean Swearengin
Shelley Moore Capito
David Moran (L)
WY
Aug. 18
Merav Ben-David
Mike Enzi* retiring Cynthia Lummis


Senate Primary Dates
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
3-AL*
3-AR
3-NC
3-TX*
17-IL

12-NE
19-OR
2-ID
2-IA
2-MT
2-NM
2-SD
9-GA
9-SC
9-WV
23-MS
23-VA
30-CO
30-OK
7-NJ
14-ME
14-AL runoff
14-TX runoff

4-AZ
4-KS
4-MI
6-TN
11-MN
18-AK
18-WY
1-MA
8-NH
8-RI
15-DE





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LA - Nov. 3 jungle primary


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