Nov. 3, 2020 Senate Races

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At Stake: 35 Seats
Before Nov. 3: 53R, 45D and 2I.

AL  -  AK  -  AZ(s)  -  AR  -  CO  -  DE  -  GA  -  GA(sp)  -  ID  -  IL  -  IA  -  KS  -  KY  -  LA  -  ME  -   MA  -  MI  -  MN  - MS  -  MT  -  NE  -  NH  -  NJ  -  NM  -  NC  -  OK  -  OR  -  RI  -  SC  -  SD  -  TN  -  TX  -  VA  -  WV  -  WY  -  Jan. 5 GA runoffs
this page is a working draft

Democrats Republicans Third Party/Independent
Alabama

R+





Alaska
note: Dr. Al Gross, running as an independent, was also the Democratic nominee.




Arizona (s)

D+






Arkansas
[no candidate]




Colorado

D+





Delaware







Georgia




see also runoff, below





Georgia (s)

see also runoff, below


see also runoff, below





Idaho





Illinois






Iowa






Kansas
COVID-logistics issue:
received but at
other address; to post
early May 2021.



 





Kentucky





Louisiana







Maine




Massachusetts








Michigan
COVID-logistics issue:
received but at
other address; to post
early May 2021.






Minnesota





Mississippi







Montana





Nebraska






New Hampshire





New Jersey






New Mexico

COVID-logistics issue:
received but at
other address; to post
early May 2021.





North Carolina





Oklahoma







Oregon






Rhode Island




South Carolina





South Dakota





Tennessee






Texas






Virginia






West Virginia





Wyoming




Georgia
runoffs

2D+


The campaign manager for one of the Democratic U.S. Senate races noted, "Because the only canvassing we did during the general election was GOTV (because of covid), we don't real have general election lit."  The GOTV pieces typically do not have a lot of substance.  A few primary pieces are included above as well.

 
Thank you to the many people who have helped make this page possible.

After Nov. 3: 50R, 46D 2I and 2tbd.
After Jan. 5:
50R, 48D 2I
.
  Margin of Victory in Percentage Points
25.01 +
20.01-25.0
15.01-20.0
10.01-15.0
5.01-10.0
0-5.0
0-5.0
5.01-10.0
10.01-15.0
15.01-20.0
20.01-25.0
25.01 +
MA 33.11
RI 33.12
DE 20.83
NH 15.65
IL 16.06
NJ 16.31
OR 17.59
VA 12.08
MN 5.24
NM 6.11
CO 9.32*

GA 1.22*
MI 1.68
GA(s) 2.08*
AZ 2.35*

NC 1.75
IA 6.59
ME 8.59
TX 9.64
MS 9.97
MT 10.02
SC 10.27
KS 11.43
AK 12.71
KY 17.53
LA 18.64**
AL 20.36 TN 27.04
ID 29.38
OK 30.16
SD 31.48
AR 33.06
NE 38.31
WV 43.28
WY 46.09
   *Seat changed parties.  **Cassidy 59.32% in jungle primary.
   

 

Several More Facts & Figs
  • The most expensive race of the cycle (and in American history) was the Perdue-Ossoff contest in Georgia which went to a Jan. 5 runoff.  According to the Center for Responsive Politics, spending in that race totaled $505.2 million.  The other top ten races were the Georgia special election (Loeffler-Warnock) $363.2 million, North Carolina $295.8 million, South Carolina $272.8 million, Iowa $258.7 million, Arizona $255.7 million, Maine $206.0 million, Michigan $197.1 million, Montana $190.1 million, and Kentucky $187.5 million. >  Outside spending exceeded spending by the campaigns in seven of the top ten races (the exceptions were South Carolina, Arizona and Kentucky).
  • Looking at spending by just the Democratic and Republican candidates' campaign committees in the general election, including the "jungle" contests for Louisiana and the Georgia special election, the Center for Responsive Politics found the Democratic candidates spent $1.82 billion to $1.09 billion for Republican candidates. >  The Center reported on Nov. 4 that, "Democratic Senate candidates got 41 percent of their money from small donors compared to Republicans’ 28 percent."  Further, Democratic Senate candidates raised 80.3% percent of their money from out-of-state donors compared to 66.7% for Republicans. >
  • The closest Senate race of the cycle was in Georgia, where Jon Ossoff (D) forced a runoff with Sen. David Perdue (R).
  • Of the 69 major party nominees, 21 were women: 12D (2 incumbents, 3 open seat and  7 challengers) and 9R (6 incumbents, 1 open seat and 2 challengers).  Two incumbent women were defeated (McSally and Loeffler) and one women won an open seat (Lummis).  None of the nine women challengers won.  In four races, both major party nominees were women (IA, ME, WV, WY).  See CAWP. >
  • The strongest showing by a third party or independent candidate was Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. (L) in Arkansas.  The Democratic challenger to Sen. Tom Cotton (R) dropped out right before the filing deadline, leaving Harrington as the only alternative.  Cotton won by 793,871 (66.53%) to 399,390 (33.47%).



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