Your 2010 Election Calendar

The Massachusetts Senate race was only the beginning.

Herewith is my political calendar of what's at stake in the 2010 midterm elections. Up in November: 36 Senate, 37 gubernatorial and all 435 House seats. The current Senate breakdown (once Mass.'s Scott Brown is sworn in): 57 Dems, 41 GOP, 2 independents who vote with Dems. The current House breakdown: 256 Dems, 178 GOP. There is one vacancy (FL 19) that is likely to be retained by the Dems.

In chronological order, here's the 2010 campaign lineup, listing the key races on the ballot.

Feb. 2: ILLINOIS
Senate: open D; Roland Burris retiring.
House: 19 seats.
Governor: Pat Quinn (D) running.

FLORIDA 19 (general election 4/13)
Special primary to succeed Rep. Robert Wexler (D), who resigned.

March 2: TEXAS (runoff 4/13)
House: 32 seats.
Governor: Rick Perry (R) seeking re-election.

May 4: INDIANA
Senate: Evan Bayh (D) seeking re-election.
House: 9 seats.

NORTH CAROLINA (runoff 6/22)
Senate: Richard Burr (R) seeking re-election.
House: 13 seats.

OHIO
Senate: open R; George Voinovich retiring.
House: 18 seats.
Governor: Ted Strickland (D) seeking re-election.

May 11: NEBRASKA
House: 3 seats.
Governor: Dave Heineman (R) seeking re-election.

WEST VIRGINIA
House: 3 seats.

May 18: ARKANSAS (runoff 6/8)
Senate: Blanche Lincoln (D) seeking re-election.
House: 4 seats.
Governor: Mike Beebe (D) seeking re-election.

KENTUCKY
Senate: open R; Jim Bunning retiring.
House: 6 seats.

OREGON
Senate: Ron Wyden (D) seeking re-election.
House: 5 seats.
Governor: open D; Ted Kulongoski term limited.

PENNSYLVANIA
Senate: Arlen Specter (D) seeking re-election.
House: 19 seats.
Governor: open D; Ed Rendell term limited.

May 25: IDAHO
Senate: Mike Crapo (R) seeking re-election.
House: 2 seats.
Governor: Butch Otter (R) seeking re-election.

June 1: ALABAMA (runoff 7/13)
Senate: Richard Shelby (R) seeking re-election.
House: 7 seats.
Governor: open R; Bob Riley term limited.

MISSISSIPPI (runoff 6/22)
House: 4 seats.

NEW MEXICO
House: 3 seats.
Governor: open D; Bill Richardson term limited.

June 8: CALIFORNIA
Senate: Barbara Boxer (D) seeking re-election.
House: 53 seats.
Governor: open R; Arnold Schwarzenegger term limited.

IOWA
Senate: Charles Grassley (R) seeking re-election.
House: 5 seats.
Governor: Chet Culver (D) seeking re-election.

MAINE
House: 2 seats.
Governor: open D; John Baldacci term limited.

MONTANA
House: 1 seat.

NEVADA
Senate: Harry Reid (D) seeking re-election.
House: 3 seats.
Governor: Jim Gibbons (R) seeking re-election.

NEW JERSEY
House: 13 seats.

NORTH DAKOTA
Senate: open D; Byron Dorgan retiring.
House: 1 seat.

SOUTH CAROLINA (runoff 6/22)
Senate: Jim DeMint (R) seeking re-election.
House: 6 seats.
Governor: open R; Mark Sanford term limited.

SOUTH DAKOTA (runoff 6/29)
Senate: John Thune (R) seeking re-election.
House: 1 seat.
Governor: open R; Mike Rounds term limited.

VIRGINIA
House: 11 seats.

June 22: UTAH
Senate: Bob Bennett (R) seeking re-election.
House: 3 seats.
Governor (special): Gary Herbert (R) running.

July 20: GEORGIA (runoff 8/10)
Senate: Johnny Isakson (R) seeking re-election.
House: 13 seats.
Governor: open R; Sonny Perdue term limited.

July 27: OKLAHOMA (runoff 8/24)
Senate: Tom Coburn (R) seeking re-election.
House: 5 seats.
Governor: open D; Brad Henry term limited.

Aug. 3: KANSAS
Senate: open R; Sam Brownback retiring.
House: 4 seats.
Governor: open D; Mark Parkinson retiring.

MICHIGAN
House: 15 seats.
Governor: open D; Jennifer Granholm term limited.

MISSOURI
Senate: open R; Kit Bond retiring.
House: 9 seats.

Aug. 5: TENNESSEE
House: 9 seats.
Governor: open D; Phil Bredesen term limited.

Aug. 10: COLORADO
Senate: Michael Bennet (D) running.
House: 7 seats.
Governor: open D; Bill Ritter retiring.

CONNECTICUT
Senate: open D; Chris Dodd retiring.
House: 5 seats.
Governor: open R; Jodi Rell retiring.

Aug. 17: WASHINGTON
Senate: Patty Murray (D) seeking re-election.
House: 9 seats.

WYOMING
House: 1 seat.
Governor: open D; Dave Freudenthal term limited, though there may be a challenge to this.

Aug. 24: ALASKA
Senate: Lisa Murkowski (R) seeking re-election.
House: 1 seat.
Governor: Sean Parnell (R) running.

ARIZONA
Senate: John McCain (R) seeking re-election.
House: 8 seats.
Governor: Jan Brewer (R) running.

FLORIDA
Senate: open R; George LeMieux retiring.
House: 25 seats.
Governor: open R; Charlie Crist retiring.

Aug. 28: LOUISIANA
Senate: David Vitter (R) seeking re-election.
House: 7 seats.

Sept. 14: DELAWARE
Senate: open D; Ted Kaufman retiring.
House: 1 seat.

MARYLAND
Senate: Barbara Mikulski (D) seeking re-election.
House: 8 seats.
Governor: Martin O'Malley (D) seeking re-election.

MASSACHUSETTS
House: 10 seats.
Governor: Deval Patrick (D) seeking re-election.

MINNESOTA
House: 8 seats.
Governor: open R; Tim Pawlenty retiring.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Senate: open R; Judd Gregg retiring.
House: 2 seats.
Governor: John Lynch (D) seeking re-election.

NEW YORK
Senate: Charles Schumer (D) seeking re-election.
Senate (special): Kirsten Gillibrand (D) running.
House: 29 seats.
Governor: David Paterson (D) running.

RHODE ISLAND
House: 2 seats.
Governor: open R; Don Carcieri term limited.

VERMONT
Senate: Pat Leahy (D) seeking re-election.
House: 1 seat.
Governor: open R; Jim Douglas retiring.

WISCONSIN
Senate: Russ Feingold (D) seeking re-election.
House: 8 seats.
Governor: open D; Jim Doyle retiring.

Sept. 18: HAWAII
Senate: Daniel Inouye (D) seeking re-election.
House: 2 seats.
Governor: open R; Linda Lingle term limited.

Election Day is Nov. 2.

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