Skip to comments.A List of all U.S. Senate Incumbents Up for Reelection in 2012 (Vanity)
Posted on 11/14/2010 5:41:41 AM PST by no dems
Here is a list of all the Senate incumbents up for reelection in 2012:
§ Democrat Incumbent Elections
§ 3.1.1 Dianne Feinstein of California
§ 3.1.2 Tom Carper of Delaware
§ 3.1.3 Bill Nelson of Florida
§ 3.1.4 Daniel Akaka of Hawaii
§ 3.1.5 Ben Cardin of Maryland
§ 3.1.6 Debbie Stabenow of Michigan
§ 3.1.7 Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
§ 3.1.8 Claire McCaskill of Missouri
§ 3.1.9 Jon Tester of Montana
§ 3.1.10 Ben Nelson of Nebraska
§ 3.1.11 Bob Menendez of New Jersey
§ 3.1.12 Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico
§ 3.1.13 Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
§ 3.1.14 Kent Conrad of North Dakota
§ 3.1.15 Sherrod Brown of Ohio
§ 3.1.16 Bob Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania
§ 3.1.17 Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island
§ 3.1.18 Jim Webb of Virginia
§ 3.1.19 Maria Cantwell of Washington
§ 3.1.20 Joe Manchin of West Virginia
§ 3.1.21 Herb Kohl of Wisconsin
o Independent incumbent elections
§ 3.2.1 Joe Lieberman of Connecticut
§ 3.2.2 Bernie Sanders of Vermont
o Republican incumbent elections
§ 3.3.1 Jon Kyl of Arizona
§ 3.3.2 Richard Lugar of Indiana
§ 3.3.3 Olympia Snowe of Maine
§ 3.3.4 Scott Brown of Massachusetts
§ 3.3.5 Roger Wicker of Mississippi
§ 3.3.6 John Ensign of Nevada
§ 3.3.7 Bob Corker of Tennessee
§ 3.3.8 Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas
§ 3.3.9 Orrin Hatch of Utah
§ 3.3.10 John Barrasso of Wyoming
The class of 2012 and the class of 2014 were elected in Democrat wave years, and there are quite a few Democrats who won narrowly in their elections like Jon Tester and Jim Webb. Yes, we should be able to pick up quite a few seats in normally Republican leaning states.
Brown of Massachusetts is toast, but that is OK - he served his purpose of ending the filibuster safe majority this year and reducing the Dem majority for the upcoming two years.
I would be surprised if Feinstein ran again, nonetheless there is NO chance any GOPer takes that seat.
In looking at the list, I think we have a legit shot at taking at least 10 of those seats.
I like your categories.
I think a possible 10th could come from one of the Rust Belt/Midwest seats that went Rep this year like PA, Mi, Mn, or Wi.
I think we could lose Brown and Snowe and still get a net gain of 10. However, that is based on the country right now. We have to keep it up, but it is possible.
Exactly. The only way Feinstein’s seat isn’t safe is if she decides not to run for reelection.
Someone like Michael Williams should be able to win her seat, handily.
Unfortunately, Cornball isn't up 'til 2014.
We needed to rid ourselves of that little weasel in the last cycle. Too many fawned over him because of the (R) behind his name. AFAIC, he displayed his true colors when he voted for TARP.
Gillibrand could be trouble if Rudy decides to run.
Awesome news. Keep posting the list of those that must be voted out and find Conservative candidates to run against them. Organize our campaigns now and dig the dirt on those that have to go. Expose every one of their votes and highlight any fraud and corruption tied to them. Let the enemies of freedom know they’re TOAST in 2012 and 2014 and 2016.
Voter fraud has to be investigated and stopped. Make that a priority as well.
Also for the most part at the state & county level a WV Rat on gun ownership and social issues is indistinguishable from a GOP’er. The problem is the average WV’er is abysmally ignorant on economics. The nuts and bolts of how jobs are created. Having grown up there I have heard incredible statements about economics, commerce and just how local businesses operate. Listening to this is how I developed the notion of “Scrooge McDuck Level of Economic Understanding”, many there truly believe that “bosses” go home and do the equivalent of rolling around in piles of money. Like Uncle Scrooge did in the old Disney comic books.
All in all at the state level Manchin is better on economic issues then the average WV Rat politician. Raese made 3 mistakes that cost him his chance. The “big one” was pointing out that “minimum wage laws” increase unemployment and in general are bad for the economy. All true but not the thing to say in WV. The other two he had less control over, he is rich and also came from a family that has had successful businesses in WV. He should have had a ready answer for that and turned it into a positive. His wife spends most the year in Florida, he should have had a ready answer for that. it still might have not made any difference, a guy with money has 2 strikes against him in WV. The exception is being a Rockefeller, then you spread the rumor that you personally will put money in the state and you will use your family influence to bring jobs in. Yeah that worked for Rocky but the state got nothing. However people bought it hook line an sinker. The other great argument to support him was, 'Rocky is too rich to steal!'
The only seats in doubt on our side are Maine (only if Snowe is primaried), Mass., and Nevada.
I completely agree.
Thanks for posting.
I don’t know how you came up with Bingaman NM as being vulnerable,. I truly hope you are right, I have lived here going on 22 years and Jeff has never been seriously be challenged in all that time. Met him a couple of times and he is one hundred percent liberal weasel.
It would be wonderful if we could get rid of her but I don't see it. JMO
I've only lived here for a little more than eight years and I'd say you are absolutely correct. Had it not been for Raese's personal wealth, the GOP would have had NO viable campaign against Manchin. In McKinley's campaign the same situation existed, but he defeated Oliverio for Mollahan's seat. (much to my surprise)
That WV GOP Presidential Convention that was initiated last Super Tuesday is a perfect example of the problems of the WV GOP.
Mark Begich in Alaska comes up for election in 2014. Until this election I would have said he was toast. However now that the murkowski republicans have shown their true colors and willingness to ally with the leftist I don’t know anymore. Begich is truly vile, but then again so is our other republican senator.
I would have no problem with Guliani as a Senator. While he’s a little left leaning in many respects. I would have some trouble with some of his stances on gun control, but overall he would be a good Senator.
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