See the full list of sitting senators who are up for re-election in 2020.
2018 was a tough year for Democratic sitting Senators. Many more Democrats than Republicans were up for re-election. While we lost two, Bill Nelson of Florida and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, we managed to pick up two seats–Jacky Rosen defeated Dean Heller in Nevada, and Kyrsten Sinema won the open seat in Arizona.
Things could have been a lot worse, and would have been a lot worse in the absence of voters highly motivated by the unusually terrible performance of the Trump administration. If a more normal and routine Republican had been president in 2018, the Democrats might have suffered more losses.
The 2020 story is different. Many more Republicans are defending than are Democrats.
This post is a basic post that simply lists who’s due to run in 2020. It does NOT include notes about who’s vulnerable, etc. That material will appear in a later update.
Right now, we want to fill you in on what’s known as U.S. Senate, Class II, so you can make early choices for your 2020 Core Four. If you can start donating to the sitting Democrats now, please do. If you notice a Republican up in your state in 2020, consider earmarking money for that person’s eventual Democratic challenger.
The following Democrats are up for re-election in 2020:
Cory Booker of New Jersey
Christopher Coons of Delaware
Richard “Dick” Durbin of Illinois
Doug Jones of Alabama
Ed Markey of Massachusetts
Jeff Merkley of Oregon
Gary Peters of Michigan
Jack Reed of Rhode Island
Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire
Tina Smith of Minnesota
Tom Udall of New Mexico
Mark Warner of Virginia
The following Republicans are up for re-election in 2020:
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Susan Collins of Maine
John Cornyn of Texas
Tom Cotton of Arkansas
Steve Daines of Montana
Michael Enzi of Wyoming
Joni Ernst of Iowa
Cory Gardner of Colorado
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi
James Inhofe of Oklahoma
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
David Perdue of Georgia
James Risch of Idaho
Pat Roberts of Kansas
Mike Rounds of South Dakota
Ben Sasse of Nebraska
Dan Sullivan of Arkansas
Thom Tillis of North Carolina
As of now, only Arkansas has both its Senators due to run in 2020.
And! There is a Road to 2020 effort, but there are caveats. From what we can tell, it’s only got a Twitter handle at the moment, and it’s unclear if Celeste Pewter is involved (she was a significant part of the Road to 2018).
Check out the Road to 2020 on Twitter here:
See the official list of senators in Class II here:
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