2016 Races to Watch

Last Updated: 10/4/16

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President

Democrats:

  • Sec. State Hillary Clinton

Republicans: 

  • Donald Trump
Libertarians:
  • Gov. Gary Johnson

For more information on the candidates and to see where they stand on important issues, click here.

U.S. Senate

AK: Lisa Murkowski (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Ray Metcalfe (D)
  • Not Running: Dan Sullivan 

AZ: John McCain (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Ann Kirkpatrick (D)

CA: Open - Barbara Boxer (D) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Kamala Harris (D), Lorretta Sanchez (D) 

CO: Michael Bennett (D) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Darryl Glenn

FL:  Marco Rubio (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Pat Murphy (D)

GA: Johnny Isakson (R)

  • Declared Candidates:  Jim Barksdale (D)

IL: Mark Kirk (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Tammy Duckworth (D)

IN: Open - Dan Coats (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Todd Young (R), Evan Bayh(D)

IA: Chuck Grassley (R)

  • Declared Candidates: Patty Judge (D)
LA:  Open - David Vitter (R)
  • Declared Candidates: Charles Boustany (R),  Foster Campbell (D), Joseph Cao (R), Thomas Clements (L), David Duke (i), Derrick Edawrds (D), Caroline Fayard (D), John Fleming (R),  Troy Hebert (i), John Kennedy (R), Rob Maness (R), Kaitlin Marone (D), Abhay Patel (R), Peter Williams (D)

MO: Roy Blunt (R)

  • Declared Candidates: Jason Kander (D)

NC: Richard Burr (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Deborah Ross (D)

NH: Ayotte (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Maggie Hassan (D)

NV: Open - Harry Reid (D) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Catherine Cortez Masto (D), Rep. Joe Heck (R)

OH: Rob Portman (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Ted Strickland (D)

PA: Pat Toomey (R) Incumbent 

  • Declared Candidates: Katie McGinty (D)

WI: Ron Johnson (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Russ Feingold (D)

U.S. House

AZ 1: Open - Ann Kirkpatrick (D) running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Tom O'Halleran (D), Paul Babeu (R)

AZ 2: Martha McSally (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Matt Heinz (D)

AZ 9: Kyrsten Sinema (D) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Dave Giles (R)

CA 7: Ami Bera (D) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Scott Jones (R)

CA 10: Jeff Denham (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Michael Eggman (D)

CA 20: Sam Farr (D) - Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Jim Panetta (D), Casey Lucius (R)

CA 21: David Valadao (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Daniel Parra (D)

CA 24: Open - Lois Capps (D) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Salud Carbajal (D), Justin Fareed (R)

CA 25: Steve Knight (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Bryan Caforio (D) 

CA 36: Raul Ruiz (D) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Jeff Stone (R)

CA 46: Open - Scott Peters (D) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Denise Gisham (R)

CO 6: MIke Coffman (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Morgan Carroll (D)

DE AL: Open - John Carney (D) Running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Lisa Blunt Rochester (D), Hans Reigle (R)

FL 2: Open - Gwen Graham (D) Retiring 

  • Declared Candidates: Walter Dartland (D), Neal Dunn (R)

FL 7: John Mica (R) Incumbent

 

  • Declared Candidates:  Stephanie Murphy (D)

FL 9: Open - Alan Grayson (D) Running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Darren Soto (D), Wayne LIebnitzky (R)

FL 11: Open - Rich Nugent (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Dave Koller (D), Daniel Webster (R), Bruce Ray Riggs (i)

FL 13: David Jolly (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates:  Charlie Crist (D)

FL 18: Open - Patrick Murphy (D) Running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Brian Mast (R), Randy Perkins (D), Carla Spalding (i), Marilyn Holloman (write-in)

FL 26: Carlos Curbelo (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Joe Garcia (D)

IL 8: Open - Tammy Duckworth (D) running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Raja Krishnamoorth (D), Pete DiCianni (R)

IL 10: Bob Dold (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Brad Schneider (D)

IN 3: Open - Marlin Stutzman (R) running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Tommy Schrader (D), Mark Willard Baringer (R)

IN 9: Open - Todd Young (R) running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Trey Hollingsworth (R), Shelli Yoder (D)

IA 1: Rod Blum (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Gary Kroeger (D), Monica Vernon (D), Ravi Patel (D)

IA 3: David Young (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Matt McCoy (D)

KY 1: Open - Ed Whitfield (R) retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Sam Gaskins (D), James Comer (R)

LA 3: Open - Charles Boustany (R) Running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Dorian Phibian (D), Larry Rader(D), Greg Ellison (R), Gus Rantz (R), Grover Rees (R), Brett Geymann (R), Scott Angelle (R), Clay Higgins (R), Bryan Barrilleaux (R), Herman Vidrine (R), Guy McLendon (L), Kenny Scelfo (I)

LA 4: Open - John Fleming (R) Running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Terry Baucum (R), Elbert Guillory (R), Rick John (R), Mike Johnson (R), Oliver Jenkins (R)

ME 2: Bruce Poliquin (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Emily Cain (D)

MD 4: Open - Donna Edwards (D) Running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Anthony Brown (D), George McDermott (R)

MD 8: Open - Chris Van Hollen (D) Running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Jamie Raskin (D), Dan Cox (R)

MI 1: Open -  Dan Benishek (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Lon Johnson (D), Jack Bergman (R), Diane Bostom (i), Ellis Boal (i)

MI 7: Tim Walberg (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Gretchen Driskell (D)

MI 10: Open - Candice Miller (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Frankl Accavitti, Jr. (D), Paul Mitchell (R), Lisa Lane Giola (i), Benjamin Nofs (i)

MN 2: Open - John Kline (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Angie Craig (D), Jason Lewis (R)

MN 7: Collin Peterson (D) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Dave Hughes (R)

MN 8: Rick Nolan (D) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Stewart Mills (R)

NE 2: Brad Ashford (D) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Don Bacon (R)

NH 1: Frank Guinta (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Carol Shea Porter (D), Robert Lombardo (L), Shawn O'Conner (I)

NJ 3: Tom MacArthur (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Fredrick John Lavergne (D)

NJ 5: Scott Garrett (R) Incumbent

 

  • Declared Candidates: Josh Gottheimer (D), Claudio Belusic (I)

NV 3: Open - Joe Heck (R) Running for other office

  • Declared Candidates: Jackie Rosen (D), Danny Tarkanian (R)

NV 4: Cresent Hardy (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Ruben Kihuen (D)

NY 1: Lee Zeldin (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Anna Throne-Holst (D)

NY 13: Open - Charles Rangel (D) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Adriano Espaillat (D), Tony Evans (R)

NY 19: Open - Chris Gibson (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: John Faso (R), Zephyr Teachout (D)

NY 21: Elise Stefanik (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Mike Derrick (D)

NY 22: Open - Richard Hanna (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Kim Myers (D), Claudia Tenney (R)

NY 24: John Katko (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Colleen Deacon (D)

PA 6: Ryan Costello (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Mike Parrish (D)

PA 8: Open - Mike Fitzpatrick (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Steve Santarsiero (D), Brian Fitzpatrick (R)

PA 16: Open - Joe Pitts (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Christina Hartman (D), Lloyd Smucker (R)

TX 15: Open - Ruben Hinojosa (D) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Vincente Gonzalez (D), Tim Westley (R)

TX 19: Open - Randy Neugebauer (R) Retiring 

  • Declared Candidates: Jody Arrington (R), Troy Bonar (L), Mark Lawson (I)

TX 23: Will Hurd (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: Pete Gallego (D)

VA 2: Scott Rigell (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Shaun Brown (D), Scott Yaylor (R)

VA 4: Randy Forbes (R) Lost bid for VA-2 Seat after redistriciting

  • Declared Candidates: Donald McEachin (D), Mike Wade (R)

VA 5: Open - Robert Hurt (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Jane Dittmar(D), Tom Garrett (R)

VA 10: Barbara Comstock (R) Incumbent

  • Declared Candidates: LuAnn Bennett (D)

WA 7: Open - Jim McDermott (D) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Brady Walkinshaw (D), Pramila Jayapal (D)

WY AL: Open - Cynthia Lummis (R) Retiring

  • Declared Candidates: Ryan Greene (D), Liz Cheney (R)

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