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Who's in, who's out in the 2000 Senate races

March 19, 1999
Web posted at: 2:29 p.m. EDT (1429 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics) -- There are 33 U.S. Senate seats up in 2000, 19 Republican held seats and 14 Democratic seats. At this point, five senators have announced that they will retire in 2000, leaving their seats open.

Here's a list of the retirees, along with the date when they announced their planned retirement:

Retirees:

  • Richard Bryan (D-Nevada) -- February 18, 1999
  • John Chafee (R-Rhode Island) -- March 15, 1999
  • Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) -- February 17, 1999
  • Connie Mack (R-Florida) -- March 13, 1999
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-New York) -- November 6, 1998

The senators who are running again, or who have not announced their intentions, are:

Republicans:

  • Spencer Abraham (R-Michigan)
  • John Ashcroft (R-Missouri)
  • Conrad Burns (R-Montana)
  • Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
  • Bill Frist (R-Tennessee)
  • Slade Gorton (R-Washington)
  • Rod Grams (R-Minnesota)
  • Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
  • Jim Jeffords (R-Vermont)
  • Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)
  • Trent Lott (R-Mississippi)
  • Richard Lugar (R-Indiana)
  • William Roth (R-Delaware)
  • Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania)
  • Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
  • Craig Thomas (R-Wyoming)

Democrats:

  • Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii)
  • Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico)
  • Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia)
  • Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota)
  • Dianne Feinstein (D-California)
  • Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts)
  • Robert Kerrey (D-Nebraska)
  • Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin)
  • Joe Lieberman (D-Connecticut)
  • Charles Robb (D-Virginia)
  • Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland)
Updated: 3-19-99

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