US Senators Up for Reelection in 2014, More Democrats at Risk than Republicans


2014 US Senate …

It is not too early to take a look to see what US Senaotrs are up for reelection in 2014. The GOP has managed to royally screw up the take over of seats in 2012 as they literally gave away the Senate races in Indiana and Missouri. Let this be a valuable learning lesson for Republicans and their choices for solid candidates. The GOP does not need moderate, wishy-washy candidates; however, they also do not need walking nightmares the likes of Murdoch and Akin who snatched defeat from a sure win by not being able to explain their positions. A note to GOP candidates in the future, if you feel the need to say that God is for rape … shut your trap. All GOP candidates must realize the MSM is not on your side and will spin your words to make them sound even worse than they are. So if you cannot intelligently present your ideas and beliefs to the people, you need not run.

The mere numbers of states that need to be defended tell us that Democrats once again have to do the heavy lifting to defend their turf. Democrats have far more seats up for election than the GOP and most Republican seats appear to be safe. However, we have seen this story before. Republicans best get their act in gear and come up with far better candidates than 2012.

Democrat Senators up for reelection:

  1. Warner, Mark R. – (D – VA) – Seems safe as VA has trended Democrat, but would it in an off year election?
  2. Coons, Christopher A. – (D – DE) – Safe
  3. Durbin, Richard J. – (D – IL) – Safe
  4. Franken, Al – (D – MN) – Could be vulnerable, Franken won in a close, questionable election in the wave election of 2008.
  5. Hagan, Kay R. – (D – NC) – North Carolina is one of the few battleground states that went to Romney in 2012, could be a vulnerable seat in 2014 for Democrats.
  6. Harkin, Tom – (D – IA) – Safe
  7. Johnson, Tim – (D – SD) – Safe unless he decides to retire.
  8. Kerry, John F. – (D – MA) – It has been rumored that Kerry may be Obama’s next Secretary of State in his 2nd term. If this occurs there will be a special election for this seat prior to the full election.
  9. Landrieu, Mary L. – (D – LA) – Louisiana is a red state; however, the Landrieu name is an institution in the Byou.
  10. Lautenberg, Frank R. – (D – NJ) – It is hard to believe that Lautenberg will run for reelection as he will be 90 years old in 2014. If he does decide to run its just another case for the Senate having term limits.
  11. Levin, Carl – (D – MI) – Safe
  12. Merkley, Jeff – (D – OR) – Safe
  13. Pryor, Mark L. – (D – AR) – Would the red state of Arkansas want to switch to a GOP Senator? It all depends on how good a candidate they run.
  14. Reed, Jack – (D – RI) – Safe
  15. Rockefeller, John D., IV – (D – WV) – Safe if he runs, he will be 77 but that seems to be a spring chicken these days in the Senate.
  16. Shaheen, Jeanne – (D – NH) – one never knows in a swing state in an off-year election.
  17. Udall, Mark – (D – CO) – Another swing state that has trended Democrat, but who knows in an off year election of a 2nd term president.
  18. Udall, Tom – (D – NM) – The state has trended Democrat, most likely safe.
  19. Baucus, Max – (D – MT) – hard to believe that such a red state has a Democrat Senator.
  20. Begich, Mark – (D – AK) – could be a targeted seat as Begich was elected during the wave election of 2008. No reason why Alaska has a Democrat Senator.

Republican Senators up for reelection:

  1. Johanns, Mike – (R – NE) – Safe
  2. Chambliss, Saxby – (R – GA) – Safe
  3. Cochran, Thad – (R – MS) – Safe
  4. Collins, Susan M. – (R – ME) – Safe if she does not retire
  5. Cornyn, John – (R – TX) – Safe
  6. Enzi, Michael B. – (R – WY) – Safe
  7. Graham, Lindsey – (R – SC) – Safe, unless the GOP pulls another 2012 Indiana Senate race debacle.
  8. Inhofe, James M. – (R – OK) – Safe
  9. Sessions, Jeff – (R – AL) – Safe
  10. Roberts, Pat – (R – KS) – Safe
  11. McConnell, Mitch – (R – KY) – Safe
  12. Risch, James E. – (R – ID) – Safe
  13. Alexander, Lamar – (R – TN) – Safe, however, would not be surprised if he is seriously challenged in the primaries.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “US Senators Up for Reelection in 2014, More Democrats at Risk than Republicans”

    1. jacob on November 12th, 2012 8:22 pm

      You have gop 13/13 and dems 7/20

      i like your math.i bet you had romney in a landslide!be real man.nobody wants anything to do with the gop.they will soon be like the whigs
      SM: Any thing is possible, however, the GOP seats are in deep red states while many of the Democrat seats are not. That is just obvious. Hardly a stretch. Also, historically the last midterm of a sitting president’s 2nd term usually never goes well for the incumbent party.

    2. RT on November 12th, 2012 10:23 pm

      #19 veers to the right so hard 2 years before the election he gets whiplash. That is why he was so addled that he could not read the AHCA before he voted it through. He also thought that a multimillion border crossing was needed where there were just a handfull of crossings a day. Just watch, he will not be the “reliable” obot senator the next two years.

    3. Tamikosmom on November 13th, 2012 1:21 pm

      When all is said and done … if conservative representives and conservative leadership of the democracies of the free world do not clearly define the dangerous far-left ideology of the opposition … it is all for naught.

      I agree with Bill O’Reilly’s conclusion in his commentary regarding the outcome of the 2016 election. The majority of Americans did not vote for a a leader who embraced Socialism. It was all about entitlement.

      Is Traditional America Gone

      Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the USA
      “Back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said that the American people would never vote for socialism but he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program.”

    4. Tamikosmom on November 13th, 2012 1:45 pm

      Bill O’Reilly’s Commentary?

      His words of truth came a week too late to make any difference.

      Maybe if O’Reilly’s words of truth had been emphasized from the Republican platform throughout the campaign … at the RNC … Americans whose votes were bought with the promise of entitlement programs would have thought once/twice prior to casting that precious ballot. In other words … they would have comprehended the deception of the Socialist in the WH who was running for election under the Democrat banner.

    5. Tamikosmom on November 13th, 2012 4:25 pm


      VIDEO – Rep Allen West on Hannity November 12, 2012

      Allen West: ‘Unconscionable’ vote shenanigans
      Congressman: Solve mystery of 4,000 unexplained ballots
      November 13, 2012 Published: 57 mins ago

      Pa. officials plan no probe despite extraordinary turnout, totals for Obama in Philly
      By James Rosen
      Published November 12, 2012

    6. Tamikosmom on November 13th, 2012 4:28 pm

      Pa. officials plan no probe despite extraordinary turnout, totals for Obama in Philly
      Published November 12, 2012

    7. Tamikosmom on November 13th, 2012 7:48 pm

      Rep. West asks court to force broader recount after voting machine problems
      Published November 13, 2012

      Florida Rep. Allen West said Tuesday he filed a circuit court complaint challenging the official result of his race, which ended with him losing re-election by 2,442 votes.

      The lawsuit asks the St. Lucie County court for a preliminary injunction that would order election officials to recount early votes in the state’s 18th Congressional District and refrain from certifying the results until the process in complete.

      The West campaign points to a wild swing of votes in favor of Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy on election night.

      The court could not be reached late Tuesday afternoon to verify the filing.

      West, a first-term Republican congressman, is a Tea Party favorite known for his strong criticism of President Obama and other Democrats.

      Officials on Saturday issued a final tally in Murphy’s favor and said the margin of victory was above the threshold for a recount. However, they acknowledged a problem with computer memory cards in voting machines in St. Lucie County and agreed to recount ballots cast from Nov. 1 to 3.

      The West campaign argued the entire early voting period – from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 — should be recounted, considering the malfunction.

      “It stands to reason that if the remaining early votes were to be recounted, additional errors would be uncovered and the tabulation of votes revised accordingly,” the campaign said. …

      West led at one point election night by 1,700 votes, but then trailed by about 2,000 votes a short time later.

      The West campaign also has asked St. Lucie County to make public the poll check-in books to ensure the numbers of ballots cast match the numbers of voters who checked in at the polls.

      Read more:

    8. Phil Collins on November 23rd, 2012 1:26 pm

      I live in Illinois, so I know that my state has a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Chad Koppie. He’s a member of the Kane Co. Regional Board of Schools, and he was a Rutland Township trustee. In the 1998 governor primary, he was the only conservative candidate. He’s pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life, pro-gun rights, and anti-illegal alien. His blog is

    9. Democrats: Filibuster For Me, But Not For Thee | Watchers Of God on June 1st, 2014 12:20 pm

      [...] in deep-blue states or center-left candidates in light-blue states. At least 9 of the 20 are potentially vulnerable Democrats in red states -Mark Begich in Alaska, Max Baucus in Montana, Mark Pryor in Arkansas, and Jay Rockefeller in West [...]

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