United States Senate Elections, 2012
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The United States Senate Elections, 2012 was held on November 6, 2012.
Elections were held for 33 out of 100 senate seats. The winners of the election will serve a six-year term from January 3, 2013 till January 3, 2019. Special elections will also be held to fill the vacancies during the 112th United States Congress. Seats of 23 Democrats including 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats and 10 Republicans are up for the 2012 Senate Elections. The United States Senate has currently 53 senators from the Democratic Caucus and 47 from the Republican Conference.
Elections for United States Presidential Election, 2012, House of Representatives and elections for Governors for 13 states and territories will be also be held on the same day.
Democrats regained control of the Senate with a strength of 53 senators compared to Republicans 45 after the election
- 1 Senate seats up for Election
- 1.1 Arizona
- 1.2 California
- 1.3 Connecticut
- 1.4 Delaware
- 1.5 Florida
- 1.6 Hawaii
- 1.7 Indiana
- 1.8 Maine
- 1.9 Maryland
- 1.10 Massachusetts
- 1.11 Michigan
- 1.12 Minnesota
- 1.13 Mississippi
- 1.14 Missouri
- 1.15 Montana
- 1.16 Nebraska
- 1.17 Nevada
- 1.18 New Jersey
- 1.19 New Mexico
- 1.20 New York
- 1.21 North Dakota
- 1.22 Ohio
- 1.23 Pennsylvania
- 1.24 Rhode Island
- 1.25 Tennessee
- 1.26 Texas
- 1.27 Utah
- 1.28 Vermont
- 1.29 Virginia
- 1.30 Washington
- 1.31 West Virginia
- 1.32 Wisconsin
- 1.33 Wyoming
- 2 See Also
Senate seats up for Election
In February 2011, Jon Kyl has announced that he will not seek another term at the senate at the end of his third term. His term concludes on January 3, 2013. He ruled out running for further office, except if he is offered the Vice-Presidency.
Dianne Feinstein was first elected to the senate on November 3, 1992 and was again reelected in 1994, 2000 and 2006.
On January 19, 2011 Joe Lieberman announced that he will not seek a fifth term in the 2012 senate election.
Tom Carper was first elected to the senate in 2000 and was reelected in 2006. On November 18, 2010 Tom Carper hinted that he will seek a third term in the 2012 senate elections.
Bill Nelson was first elected to the Florida senate seat in 2000 which was vacated by retiring Republican Senator Connie Mack. He was re-elected in 2006. He will seek a third-term in the 2012 senates election.
On March 2, 2011 Daniel Akaka announced that he will not seek for a fourth term. Daniel Akaka was first elected to the senate in April 1990 and was served three terms.
Richard Lugar was first elected to the senate in 1977. He was reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994, in 2000, and in 2006. He is currently the third most senior senator and the most senior Republican member of the Senate.
Olympia Snowe was elected to the Maine senate seat in 1994, the first time since 1954 when the Republicans capture both the House and Senate. She was reelected in 2000 defeating Mark Lawrence. She was reelected to a third term in 2006 with a reported 73.99% of votes. She has never lost an election in 35 years as an elected official.
Ben Cardin was elected to the US Senate on November 7, 2006 defeating Michael Steele .
After the death of Ted Kennedy, Scott Brown won the US Senate seat from Massachusetts on February 4, 2010.
Debbie Stabenow was elected to the US Senate in the 2000 election becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Michigan. She was reelected to the senate in the 2006 election defeating Michael Bouchard.
Amy Klobuchar was first elected to the US Senate from Minnesota in 2006.
Roger Wicker was elected to the US senate from Mississippi on December 31, 2007.
Claire McCaskill was elected to the US Senate on November 8, 2006 becoming the first woman from Missouri to get elected.
Jon Tester was elected to the US Senate from Montana on November 8, 2006.
Ben Nelson first contested to the US Senate in 1996 when fellow Democrat Jim Exon retired, which he lost Republican Chuck Hagel. He was first elected to the US senate in 2000. He was later re-elected in 2006. On July 1, 2010 Ben Nelson announced that he will run for a third term in the 2012 election.
Incumbent: Kay Bailey Hutchison
Announced Candidates: Glenn Addison , David Dewhurst , Elizabeth Ames Jones , Andrew Castanuela , Ted Cruz , Nick Latham, Tom Leppert , Lela Pittenger , David Smith , Stanley Garza , Sean Hubbard , Chris Tina Foxx Bruce (I)
Jim Webb has announced that he is retiring.
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