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

                                                     this page updated June 16, 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 run-off July 14: Jeff Sessions v. Tommy Tuberville

DE
Sept. 15
Chris Coons


IL
Mar. 17
Dick Durbin
Mark Curran
Danny Malouf (L)
Patrick Feges (I)
Willie Wilson (I)
MA
Sept. 1
Ed Markey v. Joseph Kennedy III


MI
Aug. 4
Gary Peters


MN
Aug. 11
Tina Smith


NH
Sept. 8
Jeanne Shaheen


NJ
July 7
Cory Booker


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)
RI
Sept. 8
Jack Reed


VA
June 23
Mark Warner




Primary
DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLICAN incumbents (23)
AK
Aug. 18

Dan Sullivan

AZ
Aug. 4
Mark Kelly
Martha McSally [special]

AR
Mar. 3
none
Tom Cotton
Ricky Harrington (L)
Dan Whitfield (I) *litigation
CO
June 30
John Hickenlooper v. Andrew Romanoff
Cory Gardner

GA
June 9
Jon Ossoff
David Perdue
Shane Hazel (L)
GA
Nov. 3 sp.

Kelly Loeffler  v. Doug Collins, others

ID
June 2
Paulette Jordan
Jim Risch
Ray Writz (C)
IA
June 2
Theresa Greenfield
Joni Ernst

KS
Aug. 4
Barbara Bollier
Pat Roberts* retiring

KY
June 23
Amy McGrath, Charles Booker, others
Mitch McConnell

LA
July 17

Bill Cassidy

ME
July 14
Sara Gideon
Susan Collins

MS
June 23

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MT
June 2
Steve Bullock
Steve Daines
Wendie Fredrickson (G)
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

Jim Inhofe

SC
June 9
Jaime Harrison
Lindsey Graham

SD
June 2
Dan Ahlers
Mike Rounds

TN
Aug. 6

Lamar Alexander* retiring
TX
Mar. 3
runoff July 14: MJ Hegar v. Royce West 
John Cornyn

WV
June 9
Paula Jean Swearengin
Shelley Moore Capito

WY
Aug. 18

Mike Enzi* retiring

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
17-LA
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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