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

                                                     this page updated Nov. 27, 2020

Balance before Nov. 3, 2020:  53R, 45D and 2I.   (I: Sanders-VT and King-ME)
35 seats at stake: 12D, 23R.
4 retirements:
1D, 3R.  (Udall-NM; Roberts-KS, Alexander-TN and Enzi-WY)
31 Senators seeking re-election in 2020: 11D, 20R.
3 incumbents defeated: 1D, 2R.
(Jones-AL; McSally-AZ, Gardner-CO)
7 new members elected: 3D, 4R
.
(Kelly-AZ, Hickenlooper-CO, Lujan-NM; Tuberville-AL, Marshall-KS, Hagerty-TN, Lummis-WY)
Balance after Nov. 3, 2020: 50R, 46D, 2I and 2tbd  in runoffs.

CAMPAIGN LITERATURE
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2020
Republicans were defending 23 seats compared to 12 for Republicans.  Two of the seats held by Republicans were filled by appointed Senators up in special elections (AZ, GA).  Many Senate races were to an extent about President Trump.  Republicans, led by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, aligned with Trump on most issues and achieved particular success in confirming conservative judges.  Democrats had high hopes they would be able to reclaim the majority as part of a repudiation of Trump.  They pointed to half a dozen or more seats in play; even "red" states such as Kansas, Kentucky and South Carolina were seen as competitive.  Democrats also enjoyed a significant cash advantage.  However, when the results were tallied Republican candidates prevailed in most of the targeted races, and, pending the results in Georgia, seem very likely to hold the majority.


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.
Raphael Warnock
Kelly Loeffler  [special] v. Doug Collins
many others
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
Preston Love (w/in)
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 Hagerty
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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