Campaign 2012

Hot Races

Follow the key Senate and House races for Election 2012 picked by The Washington Times editors.

Senate

Missouri Senate

Missouri

Todd Akin

Todd Akin (R)

Challenger

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat who had close ties to President Obama in 2008, is distancing herself this year as she tries to hold onto her seat in one of the toughest races for an incumbent anywhere in the country.

Wisconsin Senate

Wisconsin

Herbert 'Herb' H. Kohl

Herb Kohl (D)

Not seeking re-election

Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin (D)

Challenger

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson (R)

Challenger

Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl's retirement opens up this seat in a state that has seen a major GOP surge. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who fits the state's old liberal tradition, tries to hold the seat against former Gov. Tommy Thompson.

Virginia Senate

Virginia

James 'Jim' Henry Webb, Jr.

Senator Jim Webb (D)

Not seeking re-election

Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine (D)

Challenger

George Allen

George Allen (R)

Challenger

George Allen, who barely lost his re-election bid in 2006, tries to recapture his seat again. It's no rematch — Sen. Jim Webb, the man beat him, is retiring. But it's still a clash of titans as former Gov. Tim Kaine, who was also chairman of the Democratic National Committee for President Obama, is running to hold the seat for his party.

Massachusetts Senate

Massachusetts

Scott Peter Brown

Scott Brown (R)

Incumbent

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren (D)

Challenger

Republican Sen. Scott Brown, the first darling of the tea party, tries to hold onto his seat in possibly the most liberal state in the country. But Elizabeth Warren, a consumer rights advocate denied a job in the Obama administration by the GOP, has the backing of all the major liberal groups in what is shaping up to be the most expensive Senate race this year.

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