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Do you know your state's senators?

  • Hawaii: Brian Schatz

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Dec. 26, 2012
    - Years in office: 7 years, 5 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii; Hawaii House of Representatives

    Brian Schatz was appointed in 2012 and won re-election in 2016. He is a vocal opponent of military strikes in Syria, and is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Hawaii: Mazie K. Hirono

    - 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; Hawaii House of Representatives; Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii

    Mazie Hirono successfully ran for re-election in 2018, while also fighting thyroid cancer. The Democrat won her seat in 2012 by 25 points.

  • Idaho: James E. Risch

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2009
    - Years in office: 11 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): Governor of Idaho; Lieutenant Governor of Idaho; Idaho Senate President pro tempore

    Sen. James E. Risch is a hard-line conservative Republican up for re-election in 2020. In late May, Risch co-sponsored a bipartisan bill called the Global Health Security and Diplomacy Act of 2020 that seeks to change leadership in U.S. global health security and inject $3 billion into global health security between 2021 and 2025.

  • Idaho: Mike Crapo

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 1999
    - Years in office: 21 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; Idaho Senate

    Mike Crapo was first elected to the Senate in 1998. He opposed the idea of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate but has since fallen into line in support of President Trump. Crapo is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Illinois: Richard J. Durbin

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 1997
    - Years in office: 23 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House

    Dick Durbin was first elected to the Senate in 1996 and currently serves as the Senate Minority Whip. He is considered one of the most influential senators on immigration and is up for re-election in 2020.

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  • Illinois: Tammy Duckworth

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2017
    - Years in office: 3 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Illinois Director of Veterans Affairs

    Military veteran Tammy Duckworth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 in a competitive race. Before the Senate, she was a member of the House. Duckworth is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Indiana: Mike Braun

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2019
    - Years in office: 1 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2024
    - Previous office(s): Indiana House of Representatives; Member, Jasper, Indiana School Board

    Sen. Mike Braun introduced a bill in early June 2020 that would bring additional income to farmers and foresters that employ climate-friendly practices. If passed, the bill would allow those businesses to sell carbon credits to polluting companies as a means of offsetting those emissions. His stance on closures amid the coronavirus pandemic has been that it was ill-advised to enact universal, statewide shutdowns.

  • Indiana: Todd Young

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2017
    - Years in office: 3 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House

    Todd Young was elected as a senator in 2016, having previously served in the House of Representatives. Young serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation as well as the Committee on Foreign Relations. He is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Iowa: Chuck Grassley

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 1981
    - Years in office: 39 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; Iowa House of Representatives

    Chuck Grassley was first elected to the Senate in 1980. The Republican politician has a safe Senate seat, according to Ballotpedia, and is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Iowa: Joni Ernst

    - 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): Iowa Senate

    Joni Ernst was the first woman from Iowa elected to Congress with her 2014 win. Ernst voiced opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and has spoken out about the sexual harassment she faced in the military. She is up for re-election in 2020.

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