Jewish Journal


March 22, 2012

Senate Jewish Projection


Updated: October, 2015

The level of Jewish representation in the 2016 Senate is expected to be fairly stable. Out of the nine Jewish Senators currently in office, one (Barbara Boxer) is retiring, four are not up for re-election next November, and the remaining four seem to be safe. There are also (at this very early stage) several possible Jewish candidates in competitive races across the country.

Here is a list of the current representatives, followed by a table including potential Jewish candidates who might participate in competitive races in 2016:


Barbara Boxer (D-CA): Still a Senator, but leaving in 2016.

Facing re-election in 2016

Chuck Schumer (D-NY): Won in 2010 by 34 points. facing re-election in 2016

Ron Wyden (D-OR): Won in 2010 by 18 points, facing re-election in 2016

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT): Won in 2010 by 12 points, facing re-election in 2016

Brian Schatz (D-HI): Won in 2014 by 42 points, facing re-election in 2016

Facing re-election in 2018:

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): Won in 2012 by 25 points, facing re-election in 2018

Ben Cardin (D-MD): Won in 2012 by 28 points, facing re-election in 2018

Bernie Sanders (I-VT): Won in 2012 by 46 points, facing re-election in 2018

Facing Re-election in 2020

Al Franken (D-MN): won in 2014 by 10 points, facing re-election in 2020

Jews in 2016 Senate races

Possible Jewish Candidates

Jewish Senators –All Safe


Jane Harman (D-CA)

Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

Adam Schiff (D-CA)

Ron Wyden (D-OR)


Doug Gansler (D-MD)

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)


Ken Ulman (D-MD)

Brian Schatz (D-Hi)


Daniel Bliss (D-IL)



Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)



Russ Feingold (D-WI)



Ed Rendell (D-PA)



Josh Shapiro (D-PA)



Josh Stein (D-NC)










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