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Alabama


Sen. Sessions up for re-election in 2008, facing:
St. Sen. Vivian Davis Figures (D)

2008 Alabama Senate debate
Richard ShelbyRepublican Sr Senator
Jeff SessionsRepublican Jr Senator

Alaska



Sen. Stevens up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Mark Begich(D)
State Rep. Dave Cuddy(R; lost 8/26 primary)
Rick Sikma(R; lost 8/26 primary)
Vic Vickers(R; lost 8/26 primary)
Former Gov. Tony Knowles(D, not running)

2008 Alaska Senate debate
2004 Alaska Senate debate
Ted StevensRepublican Sr Senator
Lisa MurkowskiRepublican Jr Senator

Arizona


No Senate election in 2008.

Arizona 2006 Senate debate Kyl vs. Pederson
Arizona 2004 Senate debate Oct. 16, 2004
John McCainRepublican Sr Senator
Jon KylRepublican Jr Senator

Arkansas


Sen. Pryor up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Tom Formicola (R, withdrew)
Rebekah Kennedy (G)

Arkansas Senate debate Oct. 28, 2004
Blanche Lambert LincolnDemocratic Sr Senator
Mark PryorDemocratic Jr Senator

California


No Senate election in 2008.
 
Dianne FeinsteinDemocratic Sr Senator
Barbara BoxerDemocratic Jr Senator

Colorado


Sen. Allard retiring in 2008; challengers:
Rep. Mark Udall (D)
Former Rep. Bob Schaffer (R)

2008 Colorado Senate debate
2004 Colorado Senate debate
Wayne AllardRepublican Sr Senator
Retiring 2008
Ken SalazarDemocratic Jr Senator

Connecticut


No Senate election in 2008.

2006 Senate debate Lamont, Lieberman, Schlesinger
2006 Democratic Primary Senate debate Lieberman vs. Lamont
Connecticut 2004 Senate debate Oct. 11, 2004
Chris DoddDemocratic Sr Senator
Joseph LiebermanDemocratic Jr Senator

Delaware


Sen. Biden up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Christine O`Donnell (R)

Delaware Senate debate (Carper vs. Ting, Oct. 20, 2006)
Joe BidenDemocratic Sr Senator
Tom CarperDemocratic Jr Senator

Florida


No Senate election in 2008.

Florida Senate debate Oct. 18, 2004
Florida Senate debate (Harris vs. Nelson, Oct. 23, 2006)
Bill NelsonDemocratic Sr Senator
Mel MartinezRepublican Jr Senator
Formerly Secretary of H.U.D.

Georgia


Sen. Chambliss up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Allen Buckley (L)
Jim Martin (D; won Aug. 5 runoff)
Vernon Jones (D; lost Aug. 5 runoff)
Dale Cardwell (D; lost July 15 primary)
Josh Lanier (D; lost July 15 primary)
Rand Knight (D; lost July 15 primary)

2008 Democratic Primary Senate debate
2004 Georgia Senate debate Oct. 12 & 20, 2004
Saxby ChamblissRepublican Sr Senator
Johnny IsaksonRepublican Jr Senator

Hawaii


No Senate election in 2008.

Akaka-Case Senate debates Aug. 2006
Daniel InouyeDemocratic Sr Senator
Daniel AkakaDemocratic Jr Senator

Idaho


Sen. Craig retiring in 2008; challengers:
Former Rep. Larry LaRocco (D)
Lt. Governor & Former Governor Jim Risch (R)
Rex Rammell (I)

2008 Idaho Senate debate
Larry CraigRepublican Sr Senator
Retiring 2008
Michael CrapoRepublican Jr Senator

Illinois


Sen. Durbin up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Dr. Steve Sauerberg (R)
Larry Stafford (L)
Kathy Cummings (G)

2008 Illinois Senate debate
2004 Illinois Senate debate, Obama vs. Keyes, Oct. 13, 2004
Richard DurbinDemocratic Sr Senator
Barack ObamaDemocratic Jr Senator

Indiana


No Senate election in 2008.
 
Richard LugarRepublican Sr Senator
Evan BayhDemocratic Jr Senator

Iowa


Sen. Harkin up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Christopher Reed (R; won June 3 primary)
Steven Rathje (R; lost June 3 primary)
George Eichhorn (R; lost June 3 primary)

2008 Iowa Senate debate
Chuck GrassleyRepublican Sr Senator
Tom HarkinDemocratic Jr Senator

Kansas


Sen. Roberts up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Former US Rep. Jim Slattery (D, won Aug 5 primary)
Lee Jones (D, lost Aug 5 primary)
Greg Orman (D, withdrew Feb. 2008)

2008 Kansas Senate debate
Sam BrownbackRepublican Sr Senator
Pat RobertsRepublican Jr Senator

Kentucky


Sen. McConnell up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Bruce Lunsford (D)
Greg Fischer (D, lost primary, May 20, 2008)

2008 Kentucky Senate debate
2004 Kentucky Senate debate Oct. 11, 2004
Mitch McConnellRepublican Sr Senator
Jim BunningRepublican Jr Senator

Louisiana


Sen. Landrieu up for re-election in 2008, facing:
John Neely Kennedy (R)

2008 Louisiana Senate debate
2004 Louisiana Senate debate Oct. 19, 2004
Mary LandrieuDemocratic Sr Senator
David VitterRepublican Jr Senator

Maine


Sen. Collins up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Rep. Tom Allen

2008 Maine Senate debate
Olympia SnoweRepublican Sr Senator
Susan CollinsRepublican Jr Senator

Maryland


No Senate election in 2008.

2006 Maryland Senate debate (Cardin, Steele, Zeese, Oct. 25, 2006)
Maryland Senate debates Oct. 19, 2004
Barbara MikulskiDemocratic Sr Senator
Ben CardinDemocratic Jr Senator

Massachusetts


Sen. Kerry up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Jeff Beatty (R)
Bob Underwood (L)
Ed O`Reilly (D; lost Sept. 16 primary)
Jim Ogonowski (R, withdrew)
Kevin Scott (R, withdrew)

2008 Massachusetts Senate debate
Ted KennedyDemocratic Sr Senator
John KerryDemocratic Jr Senator

Michigan


Sen. Levin up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Jack Hoogendyk (R)
Scotty Boman (L)
Mike Nikitin (C)
Bart Baron (R; withdrew)

Michigan 2006 Senate debate (Bouchard vs. Stabenow)
Carl LevinDemocratic Sr Senator
Debbie StabenowDemocratic Jr Senator

Minnesota


Sen. Coleman up for re-election in 2008, facing:
TV personality Al Franken (DFL)
Former Sen. Dean Barkley(I)
Michael Cavlan (G)
James Niemackl (C)
Mike Ciresi (DFL, withdrew March 10, 2008
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer (D; withdrew at Democratic Convention, June 7, 2008)
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura(I; never entered race)

2008 Minnesota Senate debate
2006 Minnesota Senate debate (Kennedy vs. Klobuchar)
2006 Minnesota primary debates (Klobuchar vs. Bell vs. Kennedy vs. Cavlan)
Norm ColemanRepublican Sr Senator
Amy KlobucharDemocratic Jr Senator

Mississippi


Sen. Cochran up for re-election in 2008, facing:
St. Rep. Erik Fleming (D)

Sen. Trent Lott resigned in 2007 to become a lobbyist.
Roger Wicker was appointed until the special election.
Challenger for Lott's remaining 4 years:
Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove (D)

2008 Mississippi Senate debate (Musgrove vs. Wicker)
Thad CochranRepublican Sr Senator
Roger WickerRepublican Jr Senator
Appointed, Dec. 2007

Missouri


No Senate election in 2008.

Missouri Senate debate (Talent vs. McCaskill)
Kit BondRepublican Sr Senator
Claire McCaskillDemocratic Jr Senator

Montana


Sen. Baucus up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Bob Kelleher (R; won June 3 primary)
Kirk Bushman (R; lost June 3 primary)
Michael Lange (R; lost June 3 primary)

Montana 2-way Senate debate (Burns vs. Tester)
Montana 3-way Senate debate (Burns vs. Tester vs. Jones)
Max BaucusDemocratic Sr Senator
Jon TesterDemocratic Jr Senator

Nebraska


Sen. Hagel retiring in 2008; challengers:
Former Gov. Mike Johanns (R)
Scott Kleeb (D)
Steven Larrick (G)
Tony Raimondo (D, lost primary, May 13 2008)

2008 Nebraska Senate debate
Chuck HagelRepublican Sr Senator
Retiring 2008
Ben NelsonDemocratic Jr Senator

Nevada


No Senate election in 2008.

Nevada Senate debate (Ensign vs. Carter, Oct. 15, 2006)
Harry ReidDemocratic Sr Senator
John EnsignRepublican Jr Senator

New Hampshire


Sen. Sununu up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen (D)
Ken Blevens (L)

2008 New Hampshire Senate debate
2004 New Hampshire Senate debate Oct. 21, 2004
Judd GreggRepublican Sr Senator
John SununuRepublican Jr Senator

New Jersey


Sen. Lautenberg up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Former US Rep. Dick Zimmer (R)
US Rep. Robert Andrews (D; lost June 3 primary)
State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R; lost June 3 primary)
Anne Evans Estabrook (R, withdrew March 2008 due to illness)
Murray Sabrin (R; lost June 3 primary)

2008 New Jersey Senate debate
2006 New Jersey Senate debate (Kean vs. Menendez)
Jon Corzine (elected Governor, Nov. 2005)
Frank LautenbergDemocratic Sr Senator
Bob MenendezDemocratic Jr Senator

New Mexico


Sen. Domenici retiring in 2008; challengers:
Rep. Steve Pearce (R)
Rep. Tom Udall (D)
Rep. Heather Wilson (R; lost June 3 primary)

2008 New Mexico Senate debate
Pete DomeniciRepublican Sr Senator
Retiring 2008
Jeff BingamanDemocratic Jr Senator

New York


No Senate election in 2008.

New York 2006 Senate debate (Spencer vs. Clinton, Oct. 22, 2006)
New York 2004 Senate debate Oct. 17, 2004 (Schumer vs. Mills vs. O'Grady)
2000 New York Senate debate Oct. 27, 2000 (Lazio vs. Clinton)
Charles SchumerDemocratic Sr Senator
Hillary ClintonDemocratic Jr Senator

North Carolina


Sen. Dole up for re-election in 2008, facing:
St. Sen. Kay Hagan (D)
Jim Neal (D, withdrew)

2008 N.C. Senate debate
2004 N.C. Senate debate Sept. 28, 2004
Elizabeth DoleRepublican Sr Senator
Richard BurrRepublican Jr Senator

North Dakota


No Senate election in 2008.
 
Kent ConradDemocratic Sr Senator
Byron DorganDemocratic Jr Senator

Ohio


No Senate election in 2008.

Ohio 2006 Senate debate (DeWine vs. Brown)
George VoinovichRepublican Sr Senator
Sherrod BrownDemocratic Jr Senator

Oklahoma


Sen. Inhofe up for re-election in 2008, facing:
St. Sen. Andrew Rice (D)

2008 Oklahoma Senate debate
2004 Oklahoma Senate debate Oct. 3, 2004
James InhofeRepublican Sr Senator
Tom CoburnRepublican Jr Senator

Oregon


Sen. Smith up for re-election in 2008, facing:
St. Rep. Jeff Merkley (D)
Dave Brownlow (C)
John Frohnmayer (I; withdrew, June 11, 2008)
Steve Novick (D; lost primary, May 20, 2008)

2008 Oregon Senate debate
Ron WydenDemocratic Sr Senator
Gordon Harold SmithRepublican Jr Senator

Pennsylvania


No Senate election in 2008.

Santorum-Casey Senate debates Sept. 2006
Pennsylvania 2004 Senate debates Oct., 2004
Arlen SpecterRepublican Sr Senator
Bob CaseyDemocratic Jr Senator

Rhode Island


Sen. Reed up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Bob Tingle (R)
Chris Young (D, lost Sept. 9 primary)

Republican 2006 Primary debate (Chafee vs. Laffey)
Jack ReedDemocratic Sr Senator
Sheldon WhitehouseDemocratic Jr Senator

South Carolina


Sen. Graham up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Bob Conley (D)
Mark McBride (I)
Michael J. Cone (D; lost June 10 primary)

2004 S.C. Senate debate Oct. 17, 2004
Lindsey GrahamRepublican Sr Senator, (SC)
Jim DeMintRepublican Jr Senator, (SC)

South Dakota


Sen. Johnson up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Joel Dykstra (R; won June 3 primary)

2008 S.D. Senate debate
2004 S.D. Senate debate, Daschle vs. Thune, Sept. 19, 2004
Tim JohnsonDemocratic Sr Senator
John ThuneRepublican Jr Senator

Tennessee


Sen. Alexander up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Bob Tuke (D, won Aug. 7 primary)
Chris Lugo (G)
Bo Heyward(I)
Mike Padgett (D, lost Aug. 7 primary)
Kenneth Eaton (D, lost Aug. 7 primary)

2006 Tennessee Senate debate (Corker vs. Ford)
Lamar AlexanderRepublican Sr Senator
Bob CorkerRepublican Jr Senator

Texas


Sen. Cornyn up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Rick Noriega (D)
Scott Jameson (L)
Tom Davis (G, failed ballot access)
Jon Roland (L, lost primary)

2008 Texas Senate debate
2006 Texas Senate debate (Jameson, Hutchison, Radnofsky, Oct. 19, 2006)
Kay Bailey HutchisonRepublican Sr Senator
John CornynRepublican Jr Senator

Utah


No Senate election in 2008.

Utah 2004 Senate debate Oct. 14, 2004
Orrin HatchRepublican Sr Senator
Robert BennettRepublican Jr Senator

Vermont


No Senate election in 2008.
 
Patrick LeahyDemocratic Sr Senator
Bernie SandersIndependent Jr Senator

Virginia


Sen. Warner retiring in 2008; challengers:
Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R)
Former Gov. Mark Warner (D)
Bob Marshall (R; lost primary June 10)

2008 Virginia Senate debate
Sept. 2006 Senate debate (Allen v. Webb)
John WarnerRepublican Sr Senator
Retiring 2008
Jim WebbRepublican Jr Senator

Washington


No Senate election in 2008.

Washington 2006 Senate debate (Cantwell, McGavick, Guthrie, Oct. 17, 2006)
Washington Senate debate Oct. 20, 2004
Patty MurrayDemocratic Sr Senator
Maria CantwellDemocratic Jr Senator

West Virginia


Sen. Rockefeller up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Jay Wolfe (D)
John Raese (R, withdrew)
 
Robert ByrdDemocratic Sr Senator
Jay RockefellerDemocratic Jr Senator

Wisconsin


No Senate election in 2008.

Wisconsin Senate debates Oct. 1 to 20, 2004
Herbert KohlDemocratic Sr Senator
Russell FeingoldDemocratic Jr Senator

Wyoming


Sen. Enzi up for re-election in 2008, facing:
Chris Rothfuss(D)


Special election for 4-year term:
John Barrasso (R) (appointed June 2007)
Nick Carter (D, won Aug. 19 primary)
Keith Goodenough (D, lost Aug. 19 primary)
Craig ThomasRepublican Sr Senator
Deceased, June 2007
Michael EnziRepublican Sr Senator
John BarrassoRepublican Jr Senator
Appointed, June 2007


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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