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2014 Senate

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Updated Nov. 3, 2014

Current outlook: Republicans net eight Senate seats

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Note: Bolded candidate names indicate likely frontrunner for a nomination if there is one. *Indicates a special election.

State Incumbent Possible Primary Challengers Major Party Opposition Third party Party Rating
AK Mark Begich
- Ex-State Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan - Veteran Mark Fish (Lib)

- Ted Gianoutsos (Ind)
Leans R
AL Jeff Sessions
Safe R
AR Mark Pryor
- Rep. Tom Cotton - Mark Swaney (Grn)

- Nathan LaFrance (Lib)
Likely R
CO Mark Udall
- Rep. Cory Gardner - Gaylon Kent (Lib)

- Bill Hammons (Unity)

- Neurosurgeon Steve Shogan (Ind)

- Raúl Acosta (Ind)
Leans R
DE Chris Coons
- Businessman Kevin Wade - Andrew Groff (Grn) Safe D
GA Saxby Chambliss
-Businessman David Perdue - Non-profit exec. Michelle Nunn - Ex-Flowery Branch council member Amanda Swafford (Lib) Leans R
HI* Brian Schatz
- Ex-state Rep. Cam Cavasso - Michael Kokoski (Lib) Safe D
IA Tom Harkin
- Rep. Bruce Braley - State Sen. Joni Ernst - Douglas Butzier (Lib)

- Bob Quast (Ind)

- Rick Stewart (Ind)

- Ruth Smith (Ind)
Leans R
ID Jim Risch
- Atty Nels Mitchell Safe R
IL Dick Durbin
- State Sen. Jim Oberweis - Sharon Hansen (Lib) Safe D
KS Pat Roberts
- Shawnee County DA Chad Taylor (withdrew) - Businessman Greg Orman (Ind)

- Quality assurance inspector Randall Batson (Lib)
Leans R
KY Mitch McConnell
- Sec. of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - Police officer David Patterson (Lib) Likely R
LA Mary Landrieu
- Wayne Ables

- Vallian Senegal

- William Waymire
- Rep. Bill Cassidy

- Ret. Air Force Col. Rob Maness

- Thomas Clements
- Brannon McMorris (Lib) Leans R
MA Ed Markey (Running) - Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr Safe D
ME Susan Collins
Ex-Exec. Director of Maine ACLU Shenna Bellows Safe R
MI Carl Levin
- Rep. Gary Peters - Ex-Sec. of State Terri Lynn Land - Jim Fulner (Lib)

- Chris Wahmhoff (Grn)

- Richard Matkin (UST)
Likely D
MN Al Franken
- Businessman Mike McFadden - Steve Carlson (Ind)

- Heather Johnson (Lib)
Likely D
MS Thad Cochran
- Ex-Rep. Travis Childers - Shawn O'Hara (Ref) Safe R
MT John Walsh
State Rep. Amanda Curtis - Rep. Steve Daines - Former MT Secretary of State nominee Roger Roots (Lib) Safe R
NC Kay Hagan
- State House Speaker Thom Tillis - 2002 candidate Sean Haugh (Lib) Leans D
NE Mike Johanns
- Midland University President Ben Sasse
- Atty. David Domina - Rancher Jim Jenkins (Ind)

- Todd Watson (Ind)
Safe R
NH Jeanne Shaheen
- Ex-MA Sen. Scott Brown
Leans D
NJ Cory Booker
- 1978 nominee Jeff Bell - Joseph Baratelli (Lib)

- Hank Schroeder (Ind)

- Jeff Boss (Ind)

- Antonio Sabas (Ind)

- Eugen Lavergne
Safe D
NM Tom Udall
- Former state party Chairman Allen Weh Safe D
OK Jim Inhofe
- Financial adviser Matt Silverstein - Aaron DeLozier (Ind)

- Ray Woods (Ind)

- Joan Farr (Ind)
Safe R
OK* Tom Coburn
- Rep. James Lankford - State Sen. Connie Johnson - Mark Beard (Ind) Safe R
OR Jeff Merkley
- Physician Monica Wehby - Peace activist Christina Lugo (Grn)

- Mike Montchalin (Lib)

- James Leuenberger (Con)
Likely D
RI Jack Reed
2008 & 2010 RI-2 nominee Mark Zaccari Safe D
SC Lindsey Graham
- State Sen. Brad Hutto - Ex-state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel (Ind)

- SC Libertarian Party chair Victor Kocher (Lib)
Safe R
SC* Tim Scott
- Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson - Ex-CPO of the American Red Cross Jill Bossi (American) Safe R
SD Tim Johnson
- 1996 House candidate Rick Weiland - Ex-Gov. Mike Rounds - Ex-Sen. Larry Pressler (Ind)

- 2010 GOP Gov. candidate Gordon Howie (Ind)
Likely R
TN Lamar Alexander
- Atty Gordon Ball - Joe Wilmoth (Const)

- Martin Pleasant (Grn)

- Tom Emerson (Ind)

- Edmund Gauthier (Ind)

- Joshua James (Ind)

- Danny Page (Ind)

- Bartholomew Phillips (Ind)

- C. Salekin (Ind)

- Eric Schechter (Ind)

- Rick Tyler (Ind)
Safe R
TX John Cornyn
- Physician David Alameel - Rebecca Paddock (Lib)

- Emily Sanchez (Grn)
Safe R
VA Mark Warner
- Ex-RNC chair Ed Gillespie - 2013 Gov. candidate Robert Sarvis (Lib) Likely D
WV Jay Rockefeller
- Sec. of State Natalie Tennant - Rep. Shelley Moore Capito - Ex-VA Del. John Buckley (Lib)

- Bob Henry Baber (Mtn)

- Phil Hudok (Const)
Safe R
WY Mike Enzi
- Former Catholic priest Charlie Hardy - Joseph Porambo (Lib)

- Curt Gottshall (Ind)
Safe R

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