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Do you know your state's senators?

  • Colorado: Cory Gardner

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2015
    - Years in office: 5 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; Colorado House of Representatives

    Cory Gardner won his Senate seat in 2014. He is supportive of legalized marijuana and is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Colorado: Michael F. Bennet

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 22, 2009
    - Years in office: 11 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): Denver Public Schools Superintendent; Chief of staff to the mayor of Denver

    Michael F. Bennet was born in New Delhi, India. Recently, he voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act, and is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Connecticut: Christopher Murphy

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2013
    - Years in office: 7 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2024
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; Connecticut Senate; Connecticut House of Representatives

    Chris Murphy won his re-election campaign in 2018. The senator often introduces bills related to education and foreign affairs, according to GovTrack.

  • Connecticut: Richard Blumenthal

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2011
    - Years in office: 9 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): Connecticut Attorney General; Connecticut Senate; Connecticut House of Representatives; United States Attorney

    Richard Blumenthal has been outspoken about America’s foreign policy goals, particularly around issues involving Iraq and Russia. According to GovTrack, Blumenthal is an ideologically liberal Democrat. He is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Delaware: Christopher A. Coons

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Nov. 15, 2010
    - Years in office: 9 years, 6 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): New Castle County, Delaware County Executive; Member, New Castle County Council

    Chris Coons is a Democrat and graduate of Yale Law School. He serves on the Appropriations Committee and is up for re-election in 2020.

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  • Delaware: Thomas R. Carper

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2001
    - Years in office: 19 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2024
    - Previous office(s): Governor of Delaware; U.S. House; Delaware Treasurer

    Thomas R. Carper is running for re-election in 2018, but must first win his party’s primary in September. In 2013, Carper spoke out in support of same-sex marriage.

  • Florida: Marco Rubio

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2011
    - Years in office: 9 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): Florida House Speaker; West Miami, Florida City Commission

    Marco Rubio was unsuccessful in his bid for the presidency in 2016, but decided to run for re-election in Florida and won. He is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Florida: Rick Scott

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 8, 2019
    - Years in office: 1 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2024
    - Previous office(s): Governor of Florida

    Since assuming his Senate seat in 2019, Sen. Rick Scott has been a vocal supporter of President Trump, including echoing the president’s sentiments about tamping down on protests that flared up around the U.S. and world in the wake of George Floyd’s death. He has also claimed China is intentionally attempting to thwart progress on the development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus; his June comments prompted a request from China for proof to back up his accusation.

  • Georgia: David Perdue

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2015
    - Years in office: 5 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): none

    David Perdue is a hard-line Republican and member of the Committee on Armed Services. He is a proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act and supports tax cuts. Perdue is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Georgia: Kelly Loeffler

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 6, 2020
    - Years in office: 0 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020 (Special) 2022 (General)
    - Previous office(s): none

    Before becoming a senator, Kelly Loeffler worked as CEO at Bakkt. She came under fire for selling off millions of dollars in stocks after a closed-door coronavirus Senate briefing; the Department of Justice in late May announced its plans to not pursue insider trading charges against Loeffler.

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