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FEC Reports|August 5, 2016

Senate FEC reports for the second quarter of 2016 are now available. Intern Emily Kaye and Web Editor Ally Flinn has compiled the chart below that provides both quarterly and cycle-to-date receipts and expenditures, as well as the cash-on-hand totals for incumbents and challengers.

Senate Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, August 5, 2016

IDAHO: Republican Sen. Mike Crapo has little to fear from Democratic nominee Jerry Sturgill as he seeks a fourth term. The incumbent was elected to the Senate in 1998 with 70 percent of the vote, and was unopposed in 2004. Crapo won a third term in 2010 with 71 percent. Sturgill, an attorney and businessman, is a newcomer to politics. As of June 30, he had just under $500,000 in the bank,...

Arizona Senate|By Jennifer Duffy, July 22, 2016

Republican Sen. John McCain has been at the top of the Tea Party’s target list since before there was a Tea Party movement. GOP conservatives have always found the five-term incumbent too moderate for their liking and have worked to unseat him with little to show for their efforts. This cycle will be no different, and the idea that a competitive GOP primary might either unseat McCain or...

Senate Overview|By Jennifer Duffy, July 22, 2016

Democrats want to put as many Republican-held seats in play as possible. In a best case scenario it puts them in a strong position if a wave develops in the fall. At the very least, they hope it forces Republicans to devote resources to more races, spreading them thin.

Florida Senate|By Jennifer Duffy, July 15, 2016

For much of this cycle, this was an open-seat race as incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio had announced that he would not seek re-election so that he could devote his time to seeking the Republican presidential nomination. And, it was increasingly looking like a contest that was slipping away from Republicans.

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Seats Up in 2016 Toss Up Lean D Likely D Solid D Seats Up in 2018 Seats Up in 2020
Democrats (45) 10 1 0 1 8 24 11
Republicans (54) 24 8 2 3 11 8 22
Toss Up Lean R Likely R Solid R

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  • At-A-Glance
    A listing of candidates and race ratings in all current Senate races. Updated weekly and printable for on-the-run reference.
    Updated 02:10 PM, Aug 25
  • Race Ratings
    The Cook Political Report's latest ratings for all competitive and potentially competitive Senate seats.
    Updated 06:15 AM, Aug 19
  • General Election Polls
    A selection of public opinion polling in Senate general election contests across the nation.
  • Primary Trial Heats
    A selection of public opinion polling in Senate primary election contests across the nation.
    Updated 08:00 AM, Sep 12
  • FEC Report
    A summary of key financial information filed by Senate candidates with the Federal Election Commission.
    Updated 05:52 AM, May 13
  • 2014 Battleground Chart
    2014 Senate Races: Romney Performance vs. Obama Performance
    November 12, 2012
  • 2012 Senate General Election Polls with Final Results
    A collection of polling data from the 2012 cycle, with final general election results included.
  • Two-Term Presidents: Post-WWII Partisan Trends
    Opposing party gains under and following second term presidents.
  • Senate Scatterplot
    The Cook Political Report Senate Scatterplot for Republican and Democratic held states by win percentage and PVI.
  • Senate: 2014 55% and Under Charts
    The chart below displays Senators up for reelection in 2014 who won with less than 55% of the vote in 2008.

Jennifer Duffy, Senior Editor

Jennifer Duffy is Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and Governors races.
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