Mitch McConnell – (R – KY) Senate

Mitch McConnell
 

  McConnell was first elected to the Senate in 1984. That year, he was the only Republican challenger in the country to defeat a Democrat incumbent, and the first Republican to win a statewide race in Kentucky since 1968. McConnell’s landslide victory in 2002 is also one for the record books: On November 5, he won a fourth term with 65 percent of the vote, the largest margin of victory for a Republican in Kentucky history. The previous record was held by the legendary Senator John Sherman Cooper. On June…

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Jeff Sessions – Attorney General

 

  Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and lawyer who is the 84th Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2017. Sessions previously served as the United States Senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017, and he is a member of the Republican Party. Read Sessions full bio @ Wikipedia.org Also see: Congressional profile at GovTrack Congressional profile at OpenCongress Congressional profile at Roll Call Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart

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Bernie Sanders – Presidential Candidate

 

  Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Sanders is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history. Bio on Wikipedia Bernie Sanders campaign contributors Who gives money to Bernie Sanders? – LA Times Kelly, Erin (April 30, 2015). “Bernie Sanders: ‘I am running in this election to win’”. USA Today. Retrieved 4/2/2016. Rappeport, Alan (April 29, 2015). “Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President”. The New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2016.

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Ted Cruz (R-TX) Senate-2016 Presidential Candidate

 

  Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is the United States Senator-elect for the state of Texas. A Republican, Cruz defeated  Democrat Paul Sadler in the November 6, 2012 United States Senate election. Cruz is also endorsed by the Tea Party Movement. He announced his presidential campaign through the use of social media and while attending an event at Liberty University. The Republican party have viewed Cruz as a potential nominee for President of the United States since shortly after taking office in 2013. He was the first…

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Robert (Bob) Menendez (D – NJ) Senate – Criminal Corruption Charges

 

  Recent Scandals: March 6, 2015, it was announced that the United States Department of Justice was preparing criminal corruption charges against Menendez. March 14, 2013, that a federal grand jury in Miami is investigating Menendez regarding his role in advocating for the business interests of ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. Menendez’s efforts to push U.S. government officials to enforce a lucrative port security contract would benefit one of his major donors, Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, as well as Pedro Pablo Permuy, a former national security adviser and senior legislative aide to…

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Shirley Weber – (D-CA-79th) Sen.

 

 Shirley Weber is a member of the California State Assembly and currently represents California’s 79th congressional district. She is a professor emeritus of Africana studies at San Diego State University and helped to establish the department in 1972. Weber received her education from University of California and earned three degrees at the age of 26; a bachelor’s of arts in 1970, a master’s of arts in 1971, and a PhD in communications in 1975.  Weber was the president of the National Council for Black Studies from 2002 to 2006. Read Weber’s full…

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Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Senate

 

  Jeffry Lane “Jeff” Flake (born December 31, 1962) is the U.S. Representative for Arizona’s 6th congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. He defeated Democrat Richard Carmona on November 6, 2012 to become the Senator-elect from Arizona. Read more Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate official campaign website Jeff Flake official Facebook page Jeff Flake official Twitter feed Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart Appearances on C-SPAN programs Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues Financial information at…

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Mazie Hirono (D-HI) Senate

 

  Mazie Keiko Hirono (born November 3, 1947) is the United States Senator-elect for Hawaii, filling the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Daniel Akaka. A member of the Democratic Party, she is currently the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, serving since 2007. Hirono will be the first female Senator from Hawaii, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, the first U.S. Senator born in Japan, and the nation’s first Buddhist Senator. Read more Hirono for Senate official campaign website Mazie Hirono official Facebook page Mazie Hirono official…

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Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Senate

 

  Joseph Simon “Joe” Donnelly, Sr. (born September 29, 1955) is the United States Senator-elect from Indiana having won the 2012 general election. He is also the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Donnelly announced on May 9, 2011, that he would run for the United States Senate seat that is held by Republican Richard Lugar, won the Democratic nomination in an uncontested primary, and defeated Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the general election. Read more Joe Donnelly…

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