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Former U.S. Senators

Profiles of Democratic leaders who formerly served as U.S. senators

Sen. Joe Lieberman: Democrat Who Angers Democrats
"Democrats are losing patience with Joe Lieberman" writes the SmirkingChimp.com blog. DemocraticWings.com nominated Joe Lieberman to the Democratic Hall of Shame.There's even a "DumpJoe" Yahoo user group. Bluntly, US Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) is up for reelection in 2006, and he has a problem.

Profile of U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico
Sen. Jeff Bingaman, five-term senator from New Mexico, is an intelligent, low-key leader dubbed by his home state newspapers as the "education" senator. He's a passionate advocate of energy conservation. Sen. Bingaman announced in February 2011 that he will not seek reelection 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 U.S. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia
Jim Webb was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, in a surprise defeat of incumbent Republican Sen. George Allen. Webb, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, was Secretary of Navy under President Reagan.

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...

Profile of US Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware
Joe Biden, a six-term senator, is one of the most charismatic members of the US Senate. He's a loyal Democrat with strong views who seeks practical bipartisan solutions, and is one of the most respected Senate voices on foreign policy.

Profile of Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas
Profile and personal background of Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas.

Profile of Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin
Best known as co-author of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act, Russ Feingold was the only Senator who voted against the US Patriot Act. He's a strong progressive who is admired for his bold leadership in defense of civil liberties.

Profile of Jack Conway, Senate Candidate from Kentucky
Profile and background of Jack Conway, Senate candidate from Kentucky and current Kentucky state Attorney General.

Profile of Rep. Joe Sestak, Senate Candidate from Pennsylvania
Background and personal profile of Rep. Joe Sestak, 2010 Democratic candidate for U.S. senator from PA. Sestak is a 30-year U.S. Navy veteran and a retired Rear Admiral.

Profile of Rep. Harold Ford, 2010 Senate Candidate from NY
Harold Ford, Jr., a 5-term Congressman from 1997 to 2007, had announced that he is considering running for New York's U.S. Senate seat in early 2010.

Profile of Martha Coakley, Senate Candidate from MA
Profile of Martha Coakley, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in a special election to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat, and current Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Profile of Gov. Bob Kerrey, U.S. Senate Candidate from Nebraska
Profile of Democrat Bob Kerrey, a Nebraska native, who served as governor from 1983 to 1987, and was elected in 1988 and reelected in 1994 as U.S. senator from the Cornhusker State.

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