Jewish Journal


March 22, 2012

Senate Jewish Projection


Updated: January, 2016

The level of Jewish representation in the 2016 Senate is expected to be quite stable. Out of the nine Jewish Senators currently in office, one (Barbara Boxer) is retiring, four are not up for re-election in November, and the remaining four seem to be safe. At this stage there are only two serious new potential candidates in competative races: Wisconsin's Russ Feingold, who has declared his candidacy, and California's Jane Harman, who still hasn't.

Here is a list of the current representatives, followed by a table:


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)

Russ Feingold (D-WI)

Ron Wyden (D-OR)



Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)



Brian Schatz (D-Hi)



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