Skip to comments.Class I - Senators Whose Term of Service Expire in 2007
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.
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
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;
Jeffords, James VT
My favorite would be Jeb Bush to knock off Bill Neslson in FL.
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.
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.
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)
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.
we need some real conservatives to replace Chafee, Hatch, Lugar, Santorum and Snowe.
I add Santorum because he helped get Spectre re-elected
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
Jeffords isn't going anywhere - VT is loony-left Land.
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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.
Dayton is toast. Even the lefties here in Minnesota (the state where nothing is allowed) were dismayed with his 'chicken run.'
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
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.
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.
My how this decade is flying by!
>>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.
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.
Why don't you tell us?
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.