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Do you know your state's senators?

  • Oklahoma: James Lankford

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2015
    - Years in office: 5 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House

    James Lankford won the Senate seat for Oklahoma in a 2014 special election, filling the vacancy left by Tom Coburn. Lankford won re-election in 2016, and is up for re-election again in 2022.

  • Oklahoma: James M. Inhofe

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Nov. 17, 1994
    - Years in office: 25 years, 6 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Senate; Oklahoma House of Representatives

    Jim Inhofe was the mayor of Tulsa before becoming a senator. He is considered a staunch Republican. Inhofe is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Oregon: Jeff Merkley

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2009
    - Years in office: 11 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): Oregon House Speaker

    Jeff Merkley has run as an Independent, Working Families Party, and Progressive candidate over the course of his career. The now-Democratic senator is a reliable vote on liberal issues, and is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Oregon: Ron Wyden

    - Political party affiliation: Democratic
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Feb. 6, 1996
    - Years in office: 24 years, 3 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House

    Ron Wyden has served in the Senate for more than two decades, winning his most recent re-election by 23 points. Wyden serves on the Joint Committee on Taxation and Committee on Intelligence. He is up for re-election again in 2022.

  • Pennsylvania: Robert P. Casey Jr.

    - 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): Pennsylvania Treasurer; Pennsylvania Auditor

    Robert Casey, Jr. was the Pennsylvania State Treasurer before becoming a senator. He won re-election in 2018 with 55% of the vote.

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  • Pennsylvania: Patrick J. Toomey

    - 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

    Pat Toomey is a Republican senator serving on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on the Budget. Toomey is up for re-election in 2022.

  • Rhode Island: Jack Reed

    - 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; Rhode Island Senate

    Jack Reed was a representative before becoming a senator. He won his 2014 re-election by more than 40 points and is up for re-election in 2020.

  • Rhode Island: Sheldon Whitehouse

    - 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): Attorney General of Rhode Island; United States Attorney

    Sheldon Whitehouse was the Rhode Island Attorney General before becoming a senator. He worked across the aisle with fellow senators to create the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020.

  • South Carolina: Lindsey Graham

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 3, 2003
    - Years in office: 17 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2020
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; South Carolina House of Representatives

    Lindsey Graham is a military veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves before becoming a senator in 2002. He ran for president in 2016 and is known for conservative stances on American foreign policy. Graham is up for re-election in 2020.

  • South Carolina: Tim Scott

    - Political party affiliation: Republican
    - Assumed Senate seat on: Jan. 2, 2013
    - Years in office: 7 years, 4 months
    - Current term up in: 2022
    - Previous office(s): U.S. House; South Carolina House of Representatives; Charleston County, South Carolina Council

    Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate in 2013 and was re-elected in 2016 by nearly 25 points. He defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions against accusations of racism and is up for re-election in 2022.

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