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Do you know your state's senators?

  • Kansas: Jerry Moran

    - 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): U.S. House; Kansas Senate

    Jerry Moran served in the Kansas State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives before becoming a U.S. Senator. He serves on the Committee on Indian Affairs and Committee on Appropriations. Moran is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Kansas: Pat Roberts

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - 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

    Pat Roberts was elected to the Senate in 1995. In 2018, he supported immigration reform championed by the Trump administration. Roberts is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Kentucky: Mitch McConnell

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 1985
    - Years in office: 35 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legislative Affairs; Jefferson County Judge/Executive

    Mitch McConnell has served as the Senate Majority Leader since 2015. He famously opposed Barack Obama on a number of issues, including filling a Supreme Court vacancy. McConnell is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Kentucky: Rand Paul

    - 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): none

    Rand Paul was first elected to the Senate in 2010. He made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2016, and is opposed to government surveillance of citizens. He is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Louisiana: Bill Cassidy

    - 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; Louisiana Senate

    Bill Cassidy defeated an incumbent Democratic senator to win the seat in 2014. Cassidy supported the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and is up for re-election in 2020.

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  • Louisiana: John Kennedy

    - 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): Louisiana Treasurer; Secretary, Louisiana Department of Revenue

    John Kennedy was elected to the Senate in 2016. Kennedy was originally a Democrat while running for state offices in Louisiana, and currently sits on the Committee on Appropriations. He is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Maine: Angus S. King Jr.

    - Political party affiliation: Independent
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2013
    - Years in office: 7 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2024
    - Previous office(s): Governor of Maine

    Sen. Angus King is an Independent, though he is often involved with state Democrats. He secured his re-election bid in 2018.

  • Maine: Susan M. Collins

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 1997
    - Years in office: 23 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): Deputy Treasurer, MAProfessional and Financial Regulation Commissioner, ME

    Susan Collins has served as a senator for more than two decades. She is up for her toughest re-election bid to date in 2020 against Sarah Gideon. Gideon polled 4 percentage points ahead of Collins back in March; by the end of May, she was ahead of Collins by 9 percentage points.

  • Maryland: Benjamin L. Cardin

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2007
    - Years in office: 13 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2024
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates

    Ben Cardin won his 2012 and 2018 re-election bids. He serves on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and Committee on Environment and Public Works.

  • Maryland: Chris Van Hollen

    - 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; Maryland General Assembly

    Chris Van Hollen was born in Pakistan. He was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving in the House of Representatives. Van Hollen is up for re-election in 2022.

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