[324] U.S. Representative Richard L. Hanna, Manhattan Republican Party Chairwoman Adele Malpass, and former CNBC television host Larry Kudlow[325] were also mentioned as possible candidates, but all have declined to run. The Republican candidates who filed were former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Senate candidate in 2012 Richard Douglas,[300] Chrys Kefalas,[301] State Delegate Kathy Szeliga,[69] Chris Chaffee, Sean Connor, John Graziani, Greg Holmes, Joseph David Hooe, Mark McNicholas, Lynn Richardson, Anthony Seda, Richard Shawver, Dave Walle, and Garry T. King. The 2016 United States Senate elections were held on November 8, 2016. Former U.S. Yarrington. [351][352][353] Former State Representative Bob Hagan had filed papers to run,[354] but later withdrew from the race. [334] On March 15, Burr won the primary with 61% of the vote. [236], In December 2015, Jim Brown, a teacher and former businessman, announced he was running as an independent. Ron Crumpton, a marijuana legalization activist, was the Democratic nominee. [299] Szeliga won the primary and will face Van Hollen in the general election. [8] Thus, a less conservative challenger could challenge Lee in the primary, appealing to more moderate Republican and unaffiliated voters, who could participate in the primary. He was 67 years old in 2016. He won his first full term as a Republican in 1998 by a large margin and faced no significant opposition in 2004 or 2010. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and candidate for President in 2016 is also mentioned as a potential candidate. [38] Chuck Schumer had been elected leader of the Senate Democrats on November 16, 2016, succeeding Harry Reid. [12], Jonathan Swinton was the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate, filing on August 10. The two Democratic gains came from the defeats of incumbents Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire and Mark Kirk in Illinois by Democrats Maggie Hassan and Tammy Duckworth, respectively. [168], Polling conducted by the SurveyUSA from March 30, 2016 to April 3, 2016 indicated that Harris was ahead with 26%, compared to Rep. Sánchez with 22%, Del Beccaro with 8%, Wyman with 8%, and Sundheim with 3%; 7% of those polled were supporting other candidates, and 24% were undecided.[169]. Joe Miller received the Libertarian nomination and ran against Murkowski in the general election. [271] However, on February 3, 2016, Paul ended his campaign for the presidency and ran for reelection. The primaries took place on June 28. [273] Paul won the Republican primary, receiving 169,180 votes (about 85%); James R. Gould received 16,611 (about 8%) and Stephen Howard Slaughter received 13,728 (about 7%).[274]. [55] Coats's chief of Staff Eric Holcomb was a candidate, but withdrew from the race. Reid did not seek re-election. The presidential election, House elections, 14 gubernatorial elections, and many state and local elections were held on the same date. "[231], Joe Walsh, a former U.S. Representative and conservative talk radio host, declined to challenge Kirk in the Republican primary. Two-term Senator Johnny Isakson (Republican) was re-elected with 58% of the vote in 2010. Former non-profit director John Dickerson also announced he was going to run, but suspended his campaign in early 2016. [71] Former U.S. Representative and 2012 Senate nominee Todd Akin was rumored to be a possible candidate, but declined to run. In 2016, Democrats defended 10 seats, while Republicans defended 24 seats. Hassan around noon Wednesday November 9, 2016. He ran for re-election. Potential candidates who declined to run included Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, 2014 Governor nominee Paul Davis, former Kansas City Mayor Joe Reardon, former U.S. Representative and 2008 nominee Jim Slattery, and 2014 KS-02 nominee Margie Wakefield.[112]. Incumbent Republican Richard Shelby won re-election to a sixth term in office. [8] The constitutionality of the changes have been challenged in court by the Utah Republican Party. [114], Two-term Senator Lisa Murkowski (Republican) was appointed in 2002 and elected to a full term in 2004. Murkowski has been re-elected three times now with 48% in 2004, 39.5% in 2010 and 44% in 2016, never having won a majority. The latest on 2016 candidates", "Bend businessman Carpenter to run for Senate", "Oregon county commissioner Faye Stewart to run for US Senate", "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Official Results", "November 8, 2016, General Election Abstract of Votes", "After serious consideration, I have made the decision to run for the PA United States Senate seat ...", "Steel Town Mayor John Fetterman Enters Pennsylvania Senate Race", "Pawlowski halts Senate bid, Democrats seek options", "April 26, 2016 Primary Election Official Returns", "Rep. 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With the retirement of Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer became the Democratic leader after the elections, while Mitch McConnell retained his position as Senate Majority Leader. [273] Gray won the nomination. [102] State party chair Thomas Wright, former State Senator Dan Liljenquist, State Senator Aaron Osmond, Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Congressman Chris Stewart, former Governor of Utah Mike Leavitt, and Mitt Romney's son Josh Romney[389][390][391] were mentioned as potential primary challengers, but all declined to run. [270] Although Kentucky law did not allow for a candidate to appear twice on the same ballot, Paul successfully convinced the Kentucky GOP to adopt a caucus system for 2016, allowing Paul to run for president and for the Senate simultaneously. Avec la chambre basse du Congrès, la Chambre des représentants, il constitue la branche législative du gouvernement fédéral des États-Unis. All predictions considered the following states safe for the incumbent party. [272] James Gould and Stephen Slaughter filed to run against Paul. He ran for re-election. [359] Lankford's 2014 special election opponent Constance N. Johnson had also declined to run. [61][112][265][266], Patrick Wiesner,[62] an attorney and a candidate for the Senate in 2010 and 2014, defeated Monique Singh-Bey[267] for the Democratic nomination. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray,[65] Rory Houlihan,[275] Ron Leach,[276] Sellus Wilder[277] Jeff Kender, Tom Recktenwald (who was a candidate in 2014), and Grant Short ran for the Democratic nomination. Sen. Boozman won re-election with 60% to Eldridge's 36%. [157] State Assemblymen Rocky Chavez was running as well,[165] but withdrew from the race. Lennie Clark dropped out and Ann Kirkpatrick became the Democratic nominee. [98], Two-term Senator John Thune (Republican) ran unopposed and was re-elected with 100% in 2010.