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Meet the 17 Women Running for the U.S. Senate by Hello Ladies

by Hello Ladies, posted to Career & Money

This could be a big election year for women. Seventeen women are running for seats in the U.S. Senate. Currently only 17 of the 100 Senators are women and two are retiring: Olympia Snowe of Maine and Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas. Six women are up for reelection and five states have an opportunity ... More »


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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin

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Tammy Baldwin (Democrat) was Wisconsin's first female member of Congress and is running for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl. Wisconsin has never sent a woman to the Senate.

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Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

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Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (Democrat) is running for the Senate. She is challenging Senator Dean Heller, the former Congressman who was appointed to the position following the resignation of John Ensign. Nevada has never been represented by a female Senator.

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Senator Marie Cantwell

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Marie Cantwell (Democrat) is running for reelection in the state of Washington. She will face State Senator Michael Baumgartner in November.

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State Senator Cynthia Dill

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State Senator Cynthia Dill (Democrat) is running in Maine for the seat being vacated by Senator Olympia Snowe. She is outspoken about women's rights and same sex marriage.

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Elizabeth Emken

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Elizabeth Emken (Republican), a longtime autism advocate, is challenging incumbent Senator Diane Feinstein in this year's California Senate race.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein

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California Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat) has been a vocal supporter of women's rights. She will face Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken in November.

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State Senator Deb Fischer

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Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

Nebraska State Senator Deb Fischer (Republican) is a rancher and breakout GOP star, chosen to speak at the Republican National Convention. She will challenge former Senator and Governor Bob Kerrey for the seat vacated by Senator Ben Nelson.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand (Democrat), a strong voice for women, is running for reelection. She faces Republican challenger Wendy Long.

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Heidi Heitkamp

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Heidi Heitkamp (Democrat) is running to represent North Dakota in the U.S. Senate in the seat vacated by retiring Senator Kent Conrad. She is the former attorney general and considered a sound, moderate politician.

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Congresswoman Mazie Hirono

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Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (Democrat) is running for Senate and if elected would be the first Asian American woman elected. Hirono will face former Governor Linda Lingle in the November election. Hawaii has never sent a woman to the Senate.

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Senator Amy Klobuchar

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Amy Klobuchar (Democrat) was the first woman elected to the Senate from Minnesota. She is up for re-election.

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Governor Linda Lingle

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Linda Lingle (Republican) is running for a Senate seat representing Hawaii. She was the first female governor of Hawaii. She will face Democrat Mazie Hirono in the November election. Hawaii has never sent a woman to the Senate.

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Wendy Long

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Wendy Long (Republican) will challenge Senator Kristen Gillibrand to represent the state of New York in the Senate. Long is an attorney who won endorsments from both the Republican and Conservative parties.

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Senator Claire McCaskill

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Senator Claire McCaskill (Democrat) faces a re-election challenge in Missouri from CongressmanTodd Atkin, who thinks women who are "legitimately" raped can avoid getting pregnant.

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Linda McMahon

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Linda McMahon (Republican), co- founded Titan Sports with her husband and is former president and CEO of WWE. She will challenge Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy for a chance to represent Connecticut in the Senate. This is her second Senate run. Connecticut has never sent a woman to the Senate.

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Senator Debbie Stabenow

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Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democrat) faces a re-election challenge this year in the battleground state of Michigan.

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Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren (Democrat), a driving force behind the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, is challenging Republic incumbent Scott Brown to become the first female Senator from Massachusetts.

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Eden Godsoe:

 As always - love your lists. Thank you!