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Democrats Elected to U.S. Senate in 2012

Profiles and backgrounds of all Democratic U.S. senators who were elected or reelected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Profile of Sen Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
Profile and background of Sen Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Harvard University professor, federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau founder and special advisor, and the first Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, from 2008 to 2010. Sen Warren was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2012.

Profile of Sen Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
Profile and background of Sen Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Profile of Sen Mazie Hirono of Hawaii
Profile and background of Sen Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Profile of Sen Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota
Profile and background of Sen Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Profile of Sen Joe Donnelly of Indiana
Profile and background of Sen Joe Donnelly of Indiana, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Profile of Sen Tim Kaine of Virginia
Profile and background of Sen Tim Kaine of Virginia, former Chair of the Democratic party.

Profile of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Bernie Sanders, a registered Independent, was elected in 2006 and reelected in 2012 as U.S. senator from Vermont.

Profile of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
Kirsten Gillibrand was elected in 2010 and reelected to a full term in 2012 as U.S. senator from New York.

Profile of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri
Claire McCaskill was first elected in 2006 and reelected in 2012 as U.S. senator from Missouri McCaskill was national co-chair of the 2008 Obama for President campaign.

Profile of Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland
Ten-term Congressman Ben Cardin was elected in 2006 and reelected in 2012 as U.S. senator from Maryland.

Profile of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island
Sheldon Whitehouse, former Attorney General of Rhode Island, was elected senator in 2006, and reelected in 2012.

Profile of Sen. Jon Tester of Montana
Jon Tester, former Montana State Senate President, was elected senator from Montana in 2006 with a razor-thin margin over the Republican incumbent. Tester, a third-generation Montana farmer, won reelection in 2012.

Profile of Sen. Bob Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania
Bob Casey, Jr., former Pennsylvania State Treasurer, was first elected as senator in 2006, defeating Republican incumbent Rick Santorum. Casey,a pro-life Democrat, was reelected in 2012.

Profile of Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
Amy Klobuchar, former County Attorney of Hennepin County, was first elected in 2006 as U.S. senator from Minnesota. Sen. Klobuchar, who was legal advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale, won reelection in 2012.

Inside Profie of Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio
Sherrod Brown, a 7-term House member, was first elected senator in 2006, defeating the Republican incumbent. He was reelected in 2012. Sen Brown is a critic of U.S. free trade policies, and voted against the Iraq War in 2002.

Profile of US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida
Bill Nelson of Florida was first elected as senator in 2000, and was reelected in 2006 and 2012. Nelson, an Army veteran and NASA booster, is a fiscally moderate Democrat.

Profile of US Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington
Maria Cantwell of Washington was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, and was reelected in 2006 and 2012. Cantwell is best known for her pro-environment stances and leadership in developing alternative energy sources.

Profile of US Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan
Debbie Stabenow of Michigan was first elected senator in 2000, and was reelected in 2006 and 2012. Sen. Stabenow is a skilled legislator, tenacious advocate for her causes, and was one of 23 senators to vote against the Iraq War in 2002.

Profile of US Senator Dianne Feinstein of California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, first elected as senator in 1992, is Chair of the powerful Senate Select Committee in Intelligence. Sen. Feinstein, who catapulted to prominence when San Francisco Mayor Moscone was assassinated, was reelected in 2012.

Profile of Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey
Bob Menendez was first elected in 2006 as U.S. senator from New Jersey, and reelected in 2012.

Profile of Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware
Tom Carper was elected in 2000 and reelected in 2006 and 2012 as U.S. senator from Delaware.

Profile of Sen Joe Manchin of West Virginia
Profile and background of Sen Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a centrist Democrat who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Profile of Sen Chris Murphy of Connecticut
Profile and background of Sen Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Profile of US Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota
Kent Conrad was first elected senator from North Dakota in 1986. He is not running for reelection in 2012. Conrad is a Democratic fiscal moderate and was Chairman of the Budget Committee in the 110th and 111th Congresses.

Profile of US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York
Hillary Clinton "will be the Democratic candidate for president in 2008" but she won't win, declared former First Lady Barbara Bush in March 2005. Senator Clinton is a brilliant leader who is a lifelong, devout Methodist. Surprisingly, she was a staunch Republican until her college days, who chose Yale Law over Harvard after a rift with a...

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