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Class I - Senators Whose Term of Service Expire in 2007
US Senate web page ^ | today | US gubmint

Posted on 11/04/2004 11:40:31 PM PST by buzzsaw6

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2000 general election. Their terms run from the beginning of the 107th Congress on January 3, 2001 to the end of the 109th Congress in January 2007.

Democrats

Akaka, Daniel HI; Bingaman, Jeff NM; Byrd, Robert WV; Cantwell, Maria WA; Carper, Thomas DE; Clinton, Hillary NY; Conrad, Kent ND; Corzine, Jon NJ; Dayton, Mark MN; Feinstein, Dianne CA; Kennedy, Edward MA; Kohl, Herb WI; Lieberman, Joseph CT; Nelson, Ben NE; Nelson, Bill FL; Sarbanes, Paul MD; Stabenow, Debbie MI

Republicans

Allen, George VA; Burns, Conrad MT; Chafee, Lincoln RI; DeWine, Mike OH; Ensign, John NV; Frist, Bill TN; Hatch, Orrin UT; Hutchison, Kay TX; Kyl, Jon AZ; Lott, Trent MS; Lugar, Richard IN; Santorum, Rick PA; Snowe, Olympia ME; Talent, James MO; Thomas, Craig WY;

Independents

Jeffords, James VT


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2006; election; senators
Here is the line up for the next round of elections in 2006 to increase our majority to 60+. We need to waste no time.

My favorite would be Jeb Bush to knock off Bill Neslson in FL.

1 posted on 11/04/2004 11:40:31 PM PST by buzzsaw6
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To: buzzsaw6

All of those Republican seats should be safe, in the absence of retirements. However, we could easily lose Maine if Snowe retires or if Chafee switches in RI.


2 posted on 11/04/2004 11:43:58 PM PST by ambrose
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To: buzzsaw6

My favorite would be Jeb Bush to knock off Bill Nelson in FL. Lincoln Chafee is looking like a Jeffords, both of them ripe for picking in '06.


3 posted on 11/04/2004 11:46:06 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (26 year military vet still serving in the ANG)
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To: ambrose
My picks:

Byrd, Robert WV (might die or retire); Cantwell, Maria WA (first termer, could be vulnerable); Clinton, Hillary NY(very vulnerable, probably won't run to prepare for Prez '08 campaign); Conrad, Kent ND (another Dem in a Red state); Dayton, Mark MN (bizzare behavior may make him vulnerable); Kohl, Herb WI(Tommy Thompson might give him a run for the money); Nelson, Ben NE(Dem in a Red state); Nelson, Bill FL(against a popular governor, wouldn't stand a chance); Stabenow, Debbie MI (first termer vulnerable)

4 posted on 11/04/2004 11:53:02 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (26 year military vet still serving in the ANG)
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To: buzzsaw6

Nelson, Ben NE; Nelson, Bill FL and in AK are prime. as is Byrd.


Dewine and Talent will have compition.

I think if the Dems remain the party of 'No' only without viable alternative ideas and the above Dems stand with the NE liberals, they could have problems. I think thinkgs, based on that list, could remain the same. Byrd should retire IMO. WVa has been a hard nut to crack though.


5 posted on 11/04/2004 11:56:15 PM PST by madison46 (Would Dems in 1904 be running on ideas from 1835? That's what they do now.)
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To: buzzsaw6
Allen, George VA; Burns, Conrad MT; Chafee, Lincoln RI; DeWine, Mike OH; Ensign, John NV; Frist, Bill TN; Hatch, Orrin UT; Hutchison, Kay TX; Kyl, Jon AZ; Lott, Trent MS; Lugar, Richard IN; Santorum, Rick PA; Snowe, Olympia ME; Talent, James MO; Thomas, Craig WY;

we need some real conservatives to replace Chafee, Hatch, Lugar, Santorum and Snowe.

I add Santorum because he helped get Spectre re-elected

6 posted on 11/04/2004 11:59:53 PM PST by GeronL (Congratulations Bush on your re-election VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: GeronL

haha, your Santorum comment was funny.

Call these numbers about the Specter mess:

Frist's DC Number: 202-224-3135
Santorum's DC Number:202-224-6324


7 posted on 11/05/2004 12:14:23 AM PST by GeneralHavoc (Want to Help Pat Toomey? Join Toomey Meetup!: http://www.toomeyforsenate.meetup.com/)
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To: buzzsaw6

Any guesses on HOW MANY OF THESE 2006 SENATE VANITIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN CREATED????


8 posted on 11/05/2004 12:21:03 AM PST by JohnnyZ ("Tell everyone to vote -- VOTE FOR BUSH" - Curt Shilling)
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To: buzzsaw6

Jeffords isn't going anywhere - VT is loony-left Land.


9 posted on 11/05/2004 12:22:25 AM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: buzzsaw6
GOP Senate Gains in 2006 May Overshadow gains in 2004 (analysis)
November 4th, 2004 | Remember_Salamis


Posted on 11/04/2004 3:13:38 AM EST by Remember_Salamis

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1270020/posts

U.S. SENATE ELECTION CYCLE 2006: Can the GOP get to 60?
Almanac of American Politics/National Journal ^ | 11/03/04 | National Journal


Posted on 11/03/2004 10:15:14 PM EST by tellw

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1269770/posts

UThe Early Bird Gets The Senate.
Yahoo News. ^ 


Posted on 11/03/2004 8:54:40 PM EST by ConservativeMan55


First...Meet Your New United States Senators. 

Second...We will look ahead to the mid term elections. 


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1269676/posts

2006 U.S. Senate Races WATCH (list of states/seats)
http://www.modernvertebrate.com/elections/2006-national/ ^ 


Posted on 11/03/2004 10:23:26 PM EST by jern

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1269779/posts

10 posted on 11/05/2004 12:44:23 AM PST by JohnnyZ ("Tell everyone to vote -- VOTE FOR BUSH" - Curt Shilling)
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To: buzzsaw6
My favorite would be Jeb Bush to knock off Bill Nelson in FL.

Nope. In return for her NOT running for the open Graham seat this time and causing state wide havoc, Katherine Harris was promised a shot at Bill Nelson with 100% party support and access to resources. She won her race for the House this time and will be "seasoned" enough to fill this slot.

Jeb wants to go home to Miami and get back into business (he's a friend of my family from before he was Gov) and he won't seek the Senate. He might still run for Pres in 08, but I doubt it.

11 posted on 11/05/2004 2:34:53 AM PST by ExSoldier (When the going gets tough, the tough go cyclic.)
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To: buzzsaw6

Dayton is toast. Even the lefties here in Minnesota (the state where nothing is allowed) were dismayed with his 'chicken run.'


12 posted on 11/05/2004 2:39:07 AM PST by Aeronaut (This is no ordinary time. And George W. Bush is no ordinary leader." --George Pataki)
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To: buzzsaw6
Frist, Bill TN;

Rep. Ed Bryant said that he is going to put his hat in for that seat in 2006, should Sen. Frist not run.

That race is shaping up to be a knockdown, drag-out, because it is rumored that Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. is running for that seat also.

Ford will have a tough time selling himself in E. TN, and difficulties in Middle TN.

2006 will be fun in TN

13 posted on 11/05/2004 3:52:04 AM PST by Maigrey (Member of the semi-naked blogger Political Operative Brigade. To H#ll with pajamas!)
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To: Aeronaut
Were it not for Pat Murray and Barbara Boxer, Dayton would easily be the dumbest member of the senate. His family encouraged him to go into politics because there was absolutely no use for him anywhere in the giant Dayton-Hudson retailing empire.

The only reason he squeezed in was lucky timing of Rod Grams worthless son being caught diddling a 15 year old girl in some seedy hotel just before the 2000 election.

Even Minnesota liberals like their candidates to be intelligent. I wouldn't surprised to see them to ask Dayton to step aside. If he refuses, however, I don't think they can force him out given his ample family fortune.

14 posted on 11/05/2004 3:59:32 AM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: buzzsaw6

I don't want to be a negative Nancy, but 2006 is not going to be a strong year for the Republicans to pick up seats in the Senate. First off, there aren't that many good targets on the Dems' side. The only three that quickly come to mind are Mark Dayton (Kennedy), Nelson (Johanns), and Nelson (Bush). I think we're reaching after that. On our side, Frist, Hutchison, and possibly Lugar and Lott might be retiring or leaving to run for other offices. All in good Red states, but open seats are open seats. Plus, Talent and Santorum are going to get serious challengers in all probability. George Allen might as well in Virginia if Mark Warner runs. At best, I see a minimal gain of a seat or two.


15 posted on 11/05/2004 6:51:05 AM PST by zebrahead
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To: buzzsaw6

My how this decade is flying by!


16 posted on 11/05/2004 7:13:11 AM PST by ride the whirlwind (“You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.” – Joseph Conrad)
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To: buzzsaw6

>>Cantwell, Maria WA (first termer, could be vulnerable);

No way - she is not as incompetent as Osamma Murray. All the elites love her, and so does king county.


17 posted on 11/05/2004 7:16:45 AM PST by bob_esb
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To: madison46

it will be hard to beat ben nelson in nebraska. although a democrat, he is much more conservative than chuck hagel. it will be a tough contest if current governor johanns goes after nelson's seat; not unwinnable, but a tough prize to grab.


18 posted on 11/05/2004 7:19:29 AM PST by jays911
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To: JohnnyZ
Any guesses on HOW MANY OF THESE 2006 SENATE VANITIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN CREATED????

Why don't you tell us?

19 posted on 11/05/2004 2:30:40 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (26 year military vet still serving in the ANG)
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To: ExSoldier
Katherine Harris was promised a shot at Bill Nelson

She is entirely acceptable. I also doubt Jeb will run for Prez in 2008. He'd do well to wait out a term or two.

20 posted on 11/05/2004 2:32:45 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (26 year military vet still serving in the ANG)
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To: Vigilanteman
Were it not for Pat Murray and Barbara Boxer, Dayton would easily be the dumbest member of the senate.

I thought Ron Wyden (OR) had that distinction.

21 posted on 11/05/2004 2:34:49 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (26 year military vet still serving in the ANG)
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Why don't you tell us?

I did, you dope. Links and all!

22 posted on 11/05/2004 3:00:40 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("Tell everyone to vote -- VOTE FOR BUSH" - Curt Shilling)
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To: JohnnyZ
"I did, you dope. Links and all!"

I see similar but not the same as my thread. You sound as though you need to get some rest, buddy. Go have a coke and a smile.

Buzz

23 posted on 11/05/2004 3:06:06 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (26 year military vet still serving in the ANG)
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To: JohnnyZ

I was not aware that you had been elected Administrator. Careful with the insults, we are on the same team.


24 posted on 11/05/2004 3:10:31 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (26 year military vet still serving in the ANG)
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