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Senate Watch

2021-02-08 20:24:19
by TWN Staff
CA Senate: Alex Padilla (D)

About Padilla:  Alex Padilla, California’s then-secretary of state, was appointed to fill the Senate seat held by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in late December 2020.  Calif. Gov.... Read More

About Padilla:  Alex Padilla, California’s then-secretary of state, was appointed to fill the Senate seat held by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in late December 2020.  Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s selection of Padilla, a longtime friend and political ally, ended months of jockeying for the appointment among Democratic factions across the state.  It also... Read More

2020-10-29 22:58:20
by TWN Staff
MN Senate: Tina Smith (D)

About Smith: Tina Smith is the incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator for Minnesota. Smith was born on March 4, 1958, in... Read More

About Smith: Tina Smith is the incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator for Minnesota. Smith was born on March 4, 1958, in Albuquerque, N.M., and grew up in Santa Fe. In 1980, she graduated from Stanford University and in 1984, earned an... Read More

2020-10-29 22:56:26
by TWN Staff
MN Senate: Jason Lewis (R)

About Lewis: Jason Lewis represented Minnesota's 2nd congressional district in the 115th Congress, but he is perhaps best known to... Read More

About Lewis: Jason Lewis represented Minnesota's 2nd congressional district in the 115th Congress, but he is perhaps best known to most state residents as the host of a popular conservative radio show. Lewis voted for the Republican tax cuts of... Read More

2020-10-28 16:07:21
by TWN Staff
ME Senate: Susan Collins (R)

About Collins: Susan Collins has been recognized by her colleagues as one of the hardest working members of Congress.  During... Read More

About Collins: Susan Collins has been recognized by her colleagues as one of the hardest working members of Congress.  During her entire time in the U.S. Senate, she has never missed a roll-call vote – more than 7,300. Collins is... Read More

2020-10-28 16:06:10
by TWN Staff
ME Senate: Sara Gideon (D)

About Gideon: Sara Gideon is speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Under governors of both parties, Gideon has shown... Read More

About Gideon: Sara Gideon is speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Under governors of both parties, Gideon has shown an ability to deliver results. She’s made expanding access to affordable health care a priority by helping pass a law... Read More

2020-10-28 16:04:14
by TWN Staff
KS Senate: Roger Marshall (R)

About Marshall: Dr. Roger Marshall is an OB/GYN, who has delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 25 years practicing... Read More

About Marshall: Dr. Roger Marshall is an OB/GYN, who has delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 25 years practicing in Great Bend. He also served as chairman of the board of Great Bend Regional Hospital for 14 years. For... Read More

2020-10-28 16:01:49
by TWN Staff
KS Senate: Barbara Bollier (D)

About Bollier: After a career as a doctor, Bollier ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. There, she... Read More

About Bollier: After a career as a doctor, Bollier ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. There, she served as an independent voice for Kansans, earning a reputation as a leader willing to work with both political parties.... Read More

2020-10-28 15:58:12
by TWN Staff
IA Senate: Theresa Greenfield (D)

About Greenfield:  Theresa Greenfield grew up on a family farm, where she and her four siblings learned the value of... Read More

About Greenfield:  Theresa Greenfield grew up on a family farm, where she and her four siblings learned the value of hard work and self-reliance. Her father encouraged his daughters to do everything the boys did on the Greenfield farm, and... Read More

2020-10-28 15:56:20
by TWN Staff
IA Senate: Joni Ernst (R)

About Ernst: In 2014 Joni Ernst became the first woman elected to represent Iowa in federal office, and the first... Read More

About Ernst: In 2014 Joni Ernst became the first woman elected to represent Iowa in federal office, and the first female combat veteran to serve in the Senate.  A farmers’ daughter, Joni Ernst was taught to work hard, live simply,... Read More

2020-10-28 15:47:09
by TWN Staff
GA Senate Special Election: Raphael Warnock (D)

About Warnock:  Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Reverend Warnock’s father was a veteran,... Read More

About Warnock:  Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Reverend Warnock’s father was a veteran, a small businessman, and a preacher. He spent the week hauling old cars to the local steel yard, and on... Read More

2020-10-28 15:41:50
by TWN Staff
GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)

About Loeffler: Kelly Loeffler is a conservative businesswoman and was appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp to replace Johnny... Read More

About Loeffler: Kelly Loeffler is a conservative businesswoman and was appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp to replace Johnny Isakson in the United States Senate. A lifelong Republican and proud Georgian, Kelly has worked in the Senate to spur... Read More

2020-10-28 15:40:41
by TWN Staff
GA Senate Special Election: Doug Collins (R)

About Collins: Doug Collins was born to Lenard and Dorothy Copelan Collins in Gainesville, Ga., in 1966.  In 1988, Collins... Read More

About Collins: Doug Collins was born to Lenard and Dorothy Copelan Collins in Gainesville, Ga., in 1966.  In 1988, Collins attended the University of North Georgia and received his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Criminal Law. That same year,... Read More

2020-10-28 15:31:28
by TWN Staff
GA Senate: Jon Ossoff (D)

About Ossoff: Jon Ossoff is a Georgia native, media executive, investigative journalist, and small business owner. Ossoff and his wife... Read More

About Ossoff: Jon Ossoff is a Georgia native, media executive, investigative journalist, and small business owner. Ossoff and his wife Alisha, an OB/GYN physician, both grew up in Atlanta. Since 2013, Ossoff has served as the CEO of Insight TWI,... Read More

2020-10-28 15:27:03
by TWN Staff
GA Senate: David Perdue (R)

About Purdue: David Perdue is the senior United State Senator from Georgia with more than 40 years of business experience... Read More

About Purdue: David Perdue is the senior United State Senator from Georgia with more than 40 years of business experience leading some of America’s most recognizable companies.  During his 40+ years as a successful businessman, Perdue has worked for Sara... Read More

2020-10-28 15:22:37
by TWN Staff
CO Senate: John Hickenlooper (D)

About Hickenlooper: John Wright Hickenlooper was named for his father, who passed away when he was only eight years old... Read More

About Hickenlooper: John Wright Hickenlooper was named for his father, who passed away when he was only eight years old but continues to have a lasting influence on Hickenlooper’s life. Hickenlooper started out as a geologist, but after being laid... Read More

2020-10-28 15:19:43
by TWN Staff
CO Senate: Cory Gardner (R)

About Gardner:  Gardner’s family has called Colorado home for five generations.  Gardner’s love for Colorado took him to Colorado State... Read More

About Gardner:  Gardner’s family has called Colorado home for five generations.  Gardner’s love for Colorado took him to Colorado State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and later to Boulder, where he earned his law degree at the University... Read More

2020-10-28 15:14:43
by TWN Staff
AK Senate: Al Gross (D)

About Gross: Al Gross was born in the wake of an avalanche in Juneau in 1962. His family's house, at... Read More

About Gross: Al Gross was born in the wake of an avalanche in Juneau in 1962. His family's house, at the foot of Mt. Juneau, was nearly buried in snow just days before he was born. His mom, Shari, was... Read More

2020-10-28 15:09:02
by TWN Staff
AK Senate: Dan Sullivan (R)

About Sullivan: Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6,... Read More

About Sullivan: Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015. Sullivan serves on four Senate committees: the Armed Services Committee, where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness;... Read More

2020-10-28 14:52:51
by TWN Staff
SC Senate: Jamie Harrison (D)

About Harrison: The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, S.C., Harrison overcame the... Read More

About Harrison: The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, S.C., Harrison overcame the challenges of poverty with the help of teachers and mentors who believed in him. From a mobile home to Yale... Read More

2020-10-28 13:55:38
by TWN Staff
AZ Senate: Mark Kelly (D)

About Kelly: Mark Kelly is a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Kelly, the son of two police... Read More

About Kelly: Mark Kelly is a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Kelly, the son of two police officers, grew up attending public schools from elementary school until enrolling in the United States Merchant Marine Academy and U.S.... Read More

2020-10-28 13:53:15
by TWN Staff
AZ Senate: Martha McSally (R)

About McSally: Incumbent Martha McSally earned an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in 1988 before receiving her... Read More

About McSally: Incumbent Martha McSally earned an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in 1988 before receiving her master’s from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1990. McSally was graduate number 21 of 103 in... Read More

2020-10-28 13:51:05
by TWN Staff
MI Senate: John James (R)

About James:  John James is running for U.S Senate to represent the state of Michigan. At the age of 17,... Read More

About James:  John James is running for U.S Senate to represent the state of Michigan. At the age of 17, James volunteered to serve his country in the military. After graduating from West Point in 2004, the candidate became a... Read More

2020-10-28 13:48:48
by TWN Staff
MI Senate: Gary Peters (D)

About Peters:  Gary Peters is a Democratic member of the U.S Senate from the state of Michigan. Peters was sworn... Read More

About Peters:  Gary Peters is a Democratic member of the U.S Senate from the state of Michigan. Peters was sworn into the Senate on January 6, 2015. Peters is currently seeking re-election on November 3, 2020 for a second Senate... Read More

2020-10-28 13:42:10
by TWN Staff
MS Senate: Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

About Hyde-Smith:  Cindy Hyde-Smith is a member of the U.S Senate from Mississippi. She assumed office in 2018 and will... Read More

About Hyde-Smith:  Cindy Hyde-Smith is a member of the U.S Senate from Mississippi. She assumed office in 2018 and will be seeking re-election on November 3, 2020. The senator was appointed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant in a special run-off... Read More

2020-10-28 13:39:08
by TWN Staff
MS Senate: Mike Espy (D)

About Espy:  Mike Espy is a Democrat running for the U.S Senate to represent the state of Mississippi. Espy is... Read More

About Espy:  Mike Espy is a Democrat running for the U.S Senate to represent the state of Mississippi. Espy is running against incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith in the November 3, 2020 general election. The Senate hopeful previously ran against Hyde-Smith in... Read More

2020-10-28 13:19:55
by TWN Staff
MT Senate: Steve Bullock (D)

About Bullock:  Steve Bullock is the governor of Montana. He assumed office on January 7, 2013. His current term ends... Read More

About Bullock:  Steve Bullock is the governor of Montana. He assumed office on January 7, 2013. His current term ends on January 4, 2021. Bullock is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Montana.  Bullock was born in... Read More

2020-10-28 13:18:10
by TWN Staff
MT Senate: Steve Daines (R)

About Daines:  Steve Daines is a member of the U.S. Senate from Montana. He assumed office on January 6, 2015.... Read More

About Daines:  Steve Daines is a member of the U.S. Senate from Montana. He assumed office on January 6, 2015. Daines is running for re-election to the Senate to continue representing Montana. He is running against Democrat Steve Bullock.  Daines... Read More

2020-10-28 13:15:42
by TWN Staff
NC Senate: Cal Cunningham (D)

About Cunningham:  Cal Cunningham is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent North Carolina. Born and raised in... Read More

About Cunningham:  Cal Cunningham is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent North Carolina. Born and raised in Lexington, N.C., Cunningham has lived in North Carolina all his life. After earning his undergraduate and law degrees at the... Read More

2020-10-28 13:12:16
by Sara Wilkerson
NC Senate: Thom Tillis (R)

About Tillis:  Thomas “Thom” Tillis is a member of the U.S. Senate representing North Carolina.  His current term ends on... Read More

About Tillis:  Thomas “Thom” Tillis is a member of the U.S. Senate representing North Carolina.  His current term ends on January 3, 2021. Tillis is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate against Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham.  Originally born in... Read More

2020-10-28 12:58:52
by TWN Staff
NM Senate: Ben Ray Luján (D)

About Luján:  Born and raised on a small family farm in Nambé, N.M., by a union ironworker and a public... Read More

About Luján:  Born and raised on a small family farm in Nambé, N.M., by a union ironworker and a public school employee, Ben Ray Luján learned the values of hard work and community service from a young age.   Luján has... Read More

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