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2010 Candidates 1st Round


Senate Candidates


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Rep. Kendrick Meek

Office Seeking: U.S. Senate, FL Position Held: U.S. Representative, Incumbent-17th District Primary Election Date: August 21 WON PRIMARY General Election Date:  November 2 General Election…
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Bill Halter

Office Seeking: U.S. Senate, Arkansas Position Held: Lt. Governor, Arkansas Primary Election Opponent: Blanche Lincoln LOST PRIMARY   Progressive Credentials: Supports health care reform and…
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Senator Barbara Boxer

Office Seeking: U.S. Senate, CA Position Held: Senator, Incumbent Won Primary General Election Opponent: Carly Fiorina   Progressive Credentials: Continuously fights to ensure access to…
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Kirsten Gillibrand

Race Outcome – Won:    Kirsten Gillibrand staying in the U.S. Senate is critical for keeping the Senate in Democrats’ hands. A rising star in the Democratic…
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Senator Russ Feingold

Office Seeking: U.S. Senate, WI Position Held: Senator, Incumbent Primary Election Date: September 14     Progressive Credentials: Demanded Campaign Finance Reform through the McCain/Feingold…
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House Candidates


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Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Carol Shea-Porter Office Seeking:  U.S. House, New Hampshire-1st District Position Held:  Congresswoman, Incumbent Primary Election Opponent:  None Primary Election Date:  September 14, 2010 WON PRIMARY General…
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Rep. John Sarbanes

Office Seeking:  U.S. House, Maryland-3rd District Position Held:  U.S. Representative, Incumbent Primary Election Opponent:  TBD Primary Election Date:  September 14, 2010 WON PRIMARY General Election…
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Rep. Chellie Pingree

Office Seeking: U.S. House, Maine-1st District Position Held: U.S. Representative, Incumbent Primary Election Opponent: TBD Primary Election Date: June 8, 2010 WON PRIMARY General Election…
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Rep. Ben Lujan

Office Seeking:  U.S. House New Mexico-3rd District Position Held:  U.S. Representative, Incumbent Primary Election Date:  June 1, 2010 WON PRIMARY General Election Opponents:  Tom Mullins…
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Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy

Office Seeking: U.S. House, Ohio-15th District Position Held: U.S. Representative, Incumbent Primary Election Opponent: None Primary Election Date: May 4, 2010 WON PRIMARY General Election…
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Rep. Jim Himes

Office Seeking:  U.S. House, Connecticut-4th District Position Held:  U.S. Representative, Incumbent Primary Election Date:  August 10, 2010 WON PRIMARY General Election Opponents:  Dan Debicella,  Rob…
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Rep. Martin Heinrich

Office Seeking:  U.S. House, New Mexico-1st District Position Held:  U.S. Representative, Incumbent Primary Election Date:  June 1, 2010 WON PRIMARY General Election Opponents:  Jon Barela…
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Alan Grayson

Race Outcome – Won:    Known for his pull-no-punches style when he represented Florida’s District 9 in the U.S. House, Former Representative Alan Grayson’s return to the campaign trail…
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Rep. Keith Ellison

Office Seeking:  U.S. House, Minnesota — 5th District Position Held:  U.S. Representative, Incumbent Primary Election Opponent:   TBD Primary Election Date:  September 14, 2010 WON PRIMARY…
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State Sen. Tarryl Clark

Office Seeking:  U.S. House, Minnesota-6th District Position Held:  Minnesota State Senate-15th District Primary Election Opponent:  Maureen Reed Primary Election Date:  August 10, 2010 WON PRIMARY…
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Gubernatorial Candidates


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Gov. Ted Strickland

Office Seeking: Governor, Ohio Position Held: Governor, Ohio Primary Election Opponent: None Primary Election Date: May 4, 2010 WON PRIMARY General Election Opponents: John Kasich…
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Matt Dunne

Office Seeking: Governor, Vermont Position Held: Private Sector Primary Election Opponents: Deborah Markowitz, Susan Bartlett, Doug Racine, Peter Shumlin Primary Election Date: September 14, 2010…
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2014 Endorsements


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Mark Udall

Eight months from Election Day, the Koch brothers launched a $1 million attack ad campaign against Senator Mark Udall in an initial round of ads…
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Andrew Romanoff

Democrat Andrew Romanoff has taken on Tea Party Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado’s 6th District, and analysts rate the race as a toss up. Coffman…
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Wendy Davis

“I stand with Wendy Davis” became a rallying cry for progressives across the country inspired by the Texas state senator’s 13-hour filibuster and protest against…
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Bruce Braley

Soon after 21st Century Democrats co-founder Tom Harkin announced he wouldn’t run for a sixth term as a U.S. senator representing Iowa, he threw his…
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Al Franken

Al Franken won his first term to the U.S. Senate in 2009 after a drawn-out recount that gave him the win by only 312 votes….
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Sheila Simon

Running for comptroller in Illinois, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon promises not just accounting, but accountability. In a state notorious for its political scandals, Simon offers…
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Jeff Merkley

Before Jeff Merkley won his first term as a U.S. senator, he led the Oregon state legislature, where he had a reputation for getting things done….
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