U.S. Senate election, 2008

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Senate contests in 2008

State Incumbent Party 2002 Result DKos tag Status Opposing candidates see also
Alabama Jeff Sessions Republican -59% AL-SEN Vivian Figures (D) AL-Sen
Alaska Ted Stevens Republican -78% AK-SEN Mark Begich (D), AK-Sen
Arkansas Mark Pryor Democrat 54% AR-SEN AR-Sen
Colorado Wayne Allard Republican -51% CO-SEN Retiring US Rep. Mark Udall (D) (cw),

Robert W. Schaffer (R) (cw)

CO-Sen
Delaware Joe Biden Democrat 58% DE-SEN Joe Biden is the Vice Presidential Nominee. Whether he will also run for his Senate seat as Joe Liebermann did in 2000 is currently unknown. DE-Sen
Georgia Saxby Chambliss Republican -53% GA-SEN Jim Martin GA-Sen
Idaho Larry Craig Republican -65% ID-SEN Larry LaRocco (D) (cw) ID-Sen
Illinois Richard Durbin Democrat 60% IL-SEN Norm Hill (R) (cw),

Andy Martin (R) (cw),
Jim Nalepa (R) (cw),
Mike Psak (R) (cw),
Jim Rowe (R) (cw),
Steve Sauerberg (R) (cw)

IL-Sen
Iowa Tom Harkin Democrat 54% IA-SEN Christopher Reed (R) website IA-Sen
Kansas Pat Roberts Republican -83% KS-SEN KS-Sen
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Republican -65% KY-SEN Gregory D. Stumbo (D) (cw) KY-Sen
Louisiana Mary Landrieu Democrat 52% LA-SEN LA-Sen
Maine Susan Collins Republican -58% ME-SEN Tom Allen (D) (cw) ME-Sen
Massachusetts John Kerry Democrat 80% MA-SEN Ed O'Reilly (D) (cw),

Jeff Beatty (R) (cw) Kevin Scott (R)

MA-Sen
Michigan Carl Levin Democrat 60% MI-SEN MI-Sen
Minnesota Norm Coleman Republican -50% MN-SEN Mike Ciresi (DFL) (cw),

Jim Cohen (DFL) (cw),
Al Franken (DFL) (cw),
Dick Franson (DFL),
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer (DFL) (cw),
James Broom Wellstone (I)cw)

MN-Sen
Mississippi Thad Cochran Republican -85% MS-SEN Erik R. Fleming (D) (cw) MS-Sen
Mississippi Trent Lott Republican -64% MS-SEN Retiring Roger Wicker (R)
Ronnie Musgrove (D)
MS-Sen
Montana Max Baucus Democrat 63% MO-SEN Mike Lange (R) (state house website) MT-Sen
Nebraska Chuck Hagel Republican -83% NE-SEN Retiring Jon Bruning (R) (cw),

Hal Daub (R) (cw), Pat Flynn (D) (cw), Scott Kleeb (D) (cw)

NE-Sen
New Hampshire John Sununu Republican -51% NH-SEN Jeanne Shaheen (D) NH-Sen
New Jersey Frank Lautenberg Democrat 54% NJ-SEN Joe Pennacchio (R) (state legislature website),

Anthony Fisher (I) (cw)

NJ-Sen
New Mexico Pete Domenici Republican -65% NM-SEN Retiring Jim Hannan (D) (cw),

Leland Lehrman (D) (cw),
Don Wiviott (D) (cw)
Tom Udall (D)

NM-Sen
North Carolina Elizabeth Dole Republican -54% NC-SEN John Ross Hendrix (D) (cw) NC-Sen
Oklahoma James Inhofe Republican -57% OK-SEN Andrew Rice (D) (cw) OK-Sen
Oregon Gordon Smith Republican -56% OR-SEN Jeff Merkley (D) (cw,

Pavel Goberman (D) (cw), Steve Novick (D)cw,

OR-Sen
Rhode Island Jack Reed Democrat 78% RI-SEN RI-Sen
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Republican -54% SC-SEN Tim Carnes (R) (cw),

John Cina (R) (cw)

SC-Sen
South Dakota Tim Johnson Democrat 50% SD-SEN Joel D. Dykstra (R) (state legislature website)
, Sam Kephart (R) (cw)
SD-Sen
Tennessee Lamar Alexander Republican -54% TN-SEN TN-Sen
Texas John Cornyn Republican -55% TX-SEN Larry Kilgore (R) (cw),

Rick Noriega (D) (cw),
Emil Reichstadt (D),
Mikal Watts (D) (cw)

TX-Sen
Virginia John Warner Republican -83% VA-SEN Retiring Mark Warner (D) (cw) VA-Sen
West Virginia Jay Rockefeller Democrat 63% WV-SEN WV-Sen
Wyoming Michael B. Enzi Republican -73% WY-SEN WY-Sen
Wyoming John A. Barrasso

(seat formerly held by Craig Thomas)

Republican -70% WY-SEN WY-Sen

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