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Do you know your state's senators?

  • Massachusetts: Edward J. Markey

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: July 16, 2013
    - Years in office: 6 years, 10 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; Massachusetts House of Representatives

    Ed Markey won the Massachusetts seat in a special election in 2013. He previously served in the U.S. Military Reserves, and currently serves on the Committee on Foreign Relations. Markey is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren

    - 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): COP Chair; CFPB Special Advisor

    Elizabeth Warren was a Harvard Law School professor before becoming a politician. She is a supporter of raising the minimum wage and increasing bank regulation.

  • Michigan: Debbie Stabenow

    - 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): U.S. House; Michigan House of Representatives; Michigan Senate

    Debbie Stabenow serves on the Joint Committee on Taxation and Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. She is Michigan’s first woman U.S. senator.

  • Michigan: Gary C. Peters

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - 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; Michigan Senate

    Gary Peters was in the House of Representatives before becoming a senator. He ran his campaign on economic and military issues, and is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Minnesota: Amy Klobuchar

    - 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): Hennepin County, Minnesota County Attorney

    Amy Klobuchar was a former attorney before becoming a senator in 2007. She was short-listed as a potential nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat during Barack Obama’s presidency.

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  • Minnesota: Tina Smith

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2018
    - Years in office: 2 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota

    Tina Smith was appointed to replace Al Franken’s Senate seat in 2017 and went on to win her seat in 2018’s regular election. She is up for re-election against four Republican challengers.

  • Mississippi: Cindy Hyde-Smith

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: April 9, 2018
    - Years in office: 2 years, 1 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce; Mississippi Senate

    Cindy Hyde-Smith was appointed to the Senate in April of 2018, following the resignation of Thad Cochran. She won in the general election later that year by eight percentage points over Democrat Mike Espy, who is challenging her again in 2020.

  • Mississippi: Roger F. Wicker

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Dec. 31, 2007
    - Years in office: 12 years, 5 months
    - Current term up in: 2024
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; Mississippi Senate

    Roger Wicker was appointed to the Senate in 2007. He won his 2012 re-election by 16 points, and won again in 2018.

  • Missouri: Josh Hawley

    - 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): Attorney General of Missouri

    Sen. Josh Hawley has suggested Twitter’s new fact-checking protocol, rolled out in 2020, may be rooted in political motivations against President Trump. His name has been batted around in multiple political circles as a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate.

  • Missouri: Roy Blunt

    - 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; Missouri Secretary of State; Greene County, Missouri Clerk

    Roy Blunt is considered to be a moderate Republican senator. He serves on the Committee on Intelligence and Committee on Appropriations. Blunt is up for re-election in 2022.

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