This is an exhaustive and constantly updated database of all the politicians we are keeping an eye for 2010’s senatorial and gubernatorial races. You will find listed candidates who have already announced a run, those who have ruled out statewide races, and those who are still making up their mind.

First, here is a Senate database (gubernatorial races are listed here):

State Party Potential candidates
AL Dems (against Shelby) attorney William Barnes (is running)
Rep. Bobby Bright (ruled out run)
Rep. Artur Davis (running for Governor)
Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks
(running for Governor)
AK Dems (against Murkowski) Ethan Berkowitz
state Senator Hollis French
former Governor Tony Knowles
AK GOP (against Murkowski) Governor Sarah Palin (ruled it out)
AZ Dems (against McCain) former city councilman Rodolfo “Rudy” Garcia (is running)
Tucson City councilman Rodney Glassman
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Governor Janet Napolitano (joined Obama’s Cabinet)
former party chairman and 2006 nominee Jim Pederson (ruled out run)
AZ GOP (against McCain) former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (is running)
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps head Chris Simcox (dropped out)
AR Dems (against Lincoln) Lieut. Gov. Bill Halter
state Senator Bob Johnson (expressed interest)
AR GOP (against Lincoln) state Sen. Gilbert Baker (is running)
Rep. John Boozman (is running)
Safe Foods CEO Curtis Coleman (is running)
Thomas Cotton, a former attorney on active duty
businessman Tom Cox (is running)
former U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin (unexpectedly ruled it out)
state Sen. Kim Hendren (is running)
banker French Hill
former state Sen. and 2004 nominee Jim Holt (is running)
former Governor Mike Huckabee (ruled it out)
former football player Jim Lindsey
former Arkansas Farm Bureau head Stanley Reed (dropped out)
retired Army Colonel Conrad Reynolds (is running)
financial adviser Buddy Rogers (is running)
AR Green (against Lincoln) John Gray (is running)
CA GOP (against Boxer) state Senator Tom Campbell (is running)
State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (is running)
talk show host Larry Elder
Carly Fiorina (is running)
Rep. Tom McClintock (unlikely)
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (won’t run)
CO Dems (against Bennet) state Speaker Andrew Romanoff ((is running))
CO GOP (against Bennet) former Rep. Bob Beauprez (surprisingly ruled out run)
Weld County DA Ken Buck (is running)
former U.S. Attorney Troy Eid (expressed interest)
former football star John Elway
Aurora Councilman Ryan Frazier (running for House)
former state Sen. and Treasurer Mark Hillman (ruled out run)
talk show host Dan Kaplis
attorney Luke Korkowsk
former Rep. Scott McInnis (ruled out run)
former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton (formed committee)
former Governor Bill Owens
Attorney General John Suthers (ruled out run)
former Rep. Tom Tancredo (won’t run)
businessman Clive Tidwell (is running)
former state Sen. Tom Wiens (is running)
businessman Mark Van Wyk
CT Dems (open) former Greenwich First Selectman Roger Pearson
CT GOP (open) Governor Jodi Rell
state Senator Sam Caligiuri (was running, dropped out)
former Ambassador Tom Foley (was running, switched to Gov)
CNBC host Larry Kudlow (ruled out run)
businesswoman Linda McMahon (is running)
businessman and 2004 nominee Jack Orchulli added to list
former Rep. Chris Shays (ruled out run)
economic commentator Peter Schiff (is running)
former Rep. Rob Simmons (is running)
DE Democrats (open seat) Attorney General Beau Biden (ruled out run)
former Lieutenant Governor John Carney
(running for House)
New Castle County Exec Chris Coons (is running)
DE GOP (open seat) Rep. Mike Castle (is running)
Christine O’Donnell (is running)
FL Dems (open seat) Rep. Allen Boyd (ruled it out)
Rep. Corrine Brown (ruled it out)
former Miami mayor Maurice Ferre (is running)
former state Senator Dan Gelber (was running, dropped out)
Rep. Ron Klein (ruled it out)
real estate developer Chris Korge
(ruled it out)
Rep. Kendrick Meek (is running)
state CFO Alex Sink (ruled it out)
FL GOP (open seat) state Senate president Jeff Atwater (expected to run for CFO)
Rep. Vern Buchanan
(ruled it out)
former Governor Jeb Bush

Governor Charlie Crist (is running)
Rep. Connie Mack (ruled it out)
Attorney General Bill McCollum (ruled it out)
former state Speaker Marco Rubio (is running)
former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith (is running)
Chief Medical Officer Marion Thorpe (is running)
GA Dems (against Isakson) Attorney General Thurbert Baker (running for Governor)
former Governor Roy Barnes
(running for Governor)
former Secretary of State Cathy Cox
2008 Senate candidate Rand Knight (ruled out run)
Rep. Jim Marshall (an unlikely prospect)
former state Rep. Jim Martin
state Rep. Rob Teilhet (ruled out run)
HI GOP (against Inouye) Governor Linda Lingle
IA Dems (against Grassley) Rep. Bruce Braley (ruled it out)
attorney Roxanne Conlin (is running)
Ed Fallon
state Sen. Tom Fiegen (is running)
Bob Krause (exploratory committee)
Christie Vilsack (ruled out run)
Governor Tom Vilsack (joined Cabinet)
IA GOP (against Grassley) Bill Salier (ruled it out)
ID Dems (against Crapo) lawyer William Bryk (is running)
state Senator Nicole LeFevour (ruled it out)
IL Dems (open) Greenville city councilman Willie Boyd (lost in primary)
businessman Corey Dabney (lost in primary)
former Commerce Secretary William Daley (ruled out run)
Rep. Danny Davis (ruled out run)
state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (won nomination)
Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman (lost in primary)
Chicago Urban League head Cheryle R. Jackson (lost in primary)
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (is not running)
Chris Kennedy (ruled out run)
Attorney General Lisa Madigan (ruled it out)
Robert Marshall (lost in primary)
attorney Jacob Meister (lost in primary)
Chicago treasurer Stephanie Neely (ruled it out)
Rep. Jan Schalowsky (ruled it out)
IL GOP (open) former alderman John Arrington (lost in primary)
Rep. Mark Kirk (won nomination)
lawyer Pat Hughes (lost in primary)
Thomas Kuna (lost in primary)
retired Judge Donald Lowery (lost in primary)
Andy Martin (lost in primary)
former HUD Secretary Steve Preston (will not run)
Rep. Peter Roskam
(ruled it out)
school board member Kathleen Thomas (lost in primary)
former financial director Bob Zadek (lost in primary)
ID Green Party (open) Jones LeAlan (is running)
IN GOP (against Bayh) Grant County Commissioner Mark Bardsley
businessman Richard Behney (is running)
former Senator Dan Coats (exploring run)
former state Rep. Dan Dumezich (ruled out run)
surgeon Tom Haney (is running)
former Rep. John Hostettler (is running)
Rep. Mike Pence (considered, ruled out run)
Secretary of State Todd Rokita (considered, ruled out run)
state Sen. Marlin Stutzman (is running)
businessmen Will Weaver
KS Dems (open seat) former Rep. Nancy Boyda
Rep. Dennis Moore (won’t run)
former Lieutenant Governor John Moore (expressed interest)
editor Charles Schollenberger (exploratory committee)
Governor Kathleen Sebelius (picked for Cabinet)
former Rep. Jim Slattery (ruled it out)
state Senator Chris Steineger
KS GOP (open seat) Rep. Jerry Moran (is running)
Rep. Todd Tiahrt (is running)
KY Dems (open) doctor James Buckmaster (is running)
Rep. Ben Chandler (supports Conway)
Attorney General Jack Conway (is running)
Auditor Crit Luallen (supports Conway)
Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo (is running)
retired customs officer Darlene Price (is running)
businessman Maurice Sweeney (is running)
KY GOP (open) former Ambassador Cathy Bailey (will not run)
Secretary of State Trey Grayson (is running)
businessman Bill Johnson (is running)
Gurley Martin (is running)
Rand Paul (is running)
Jon Scribner (is running)
former Superintendent of Public Instruction John Stephenson (is running)
State Senate President David Williams (will not run)
LA Dems (against Vitter) businessman Jim Bernhard
former Governor Kathleen Blanco
New Orleans city councilor Arnie Fielkow (will not run)
former Rep. Chris John
state Senator Erik LaFleur (backs Melancon)
Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (running for NO mayor)
state Senator Rob Marionneaux
Rep. Charlie Melancon (is running)
LA GOP (against Vitter) former Rep. John Cooksey (ruled it out)
porn star Stormy Daniels
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne (ruled it out)
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins
(ruled it out)
former Elections commissioner Suzanne Haik Terrell (ruled it out)
MA Dem (special election) Rep. Michael Capuano (lost primary)
Attorney General Martha Coakley (won nomination, lost general)
Rep. William Delahunt (won’t run)
Rep. Barney Frank (won’t run)
Vicky Kennedy (ruled out run)
former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II (ruled out run)
Alan Khazei (lost primary)
Rep. Stephen Lynch (ruled out run)
Rep. Edward Markey (ruled out run)
Rep. James McGovern (ruled out run)
former Rep. Martin Meehan (ruled out run)
Steve Pagliuca (lost primary)
MA GOP (special election) businessman Jeff Beatty (won’t run)
state Senator Scott Brown (elected to the Senate)
Canton Selectman Bob Burr (dropped out)
President Bush’s former Chief of Staff Andrew Card (ruled it out)
former Ambassador Chris Egan (won’t run)
former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey (ruled it out)
former Governor Mitt Romney (ruled out run)
Curt Schelling (ruled out run)
former U.S. Attorney Mark Sullivan (won’t run)
MD GOP (against Mikulski) No one
MO Dems (open seat) Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (is running)
Rep. Russ Carnahan

Attorney General Chris Koster
(supports Carnahan)
Rep. Lacy Clay (expressed interest)
MO GOP (open seat) Rep. Roy Blunt (is running)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
former St. Charles County Council Chairman Dan Foust
former Rep. Kenny Hulshof (won’t run)
Missouri for McCain co-chairman Jack Jackson (expressed interest)
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (won’t run)
state Senator Chuck Purgason (is running)
Treasurer Sarah Steelman (ruled out run)
former Ambassador Tom Schweich
(ruled it out)
former Senator Jim Talent
(ruled it out)
NC Dems (against Burr) state Senator and former Speaker Dan Blue
attorney General Roy Cooper
(ruled out run)
former state Senator Cal Cunningham (is running)
Lieut. Gov. Walter Dalton
Elizabeth Edwards (ruled out run)
Rep. Bob Etheridge (ruled out run)
Chapel Hill mayor Kevin Foy (ruled out run)
attorney Kenneth Lewis (is running)
state Rep. Grier Martin (all but ruled it out)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (ruled it out)
Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker (ruled it out)
Rep. Brad Miller (ruled it out)
former Treasurer Richard Moore (has said a run is unlikely)
former Governor Mike Easley (unlikely)
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (is running)
Rep. Heath Shuler (ruled it out)
former Lieut. Gov Dennis Wicker (ruled out run)
ND Dems (open) former Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp
Rep. Earl Pomeroy (ruled out run)
state Senator Tracy Potter (is running)
Ed Schultz
ND GOP (open) Governor John Hoeven
NH Dems (open) Rep. Paul Hodes (is running)
Governor John Lynch
(ruled it out)
former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand
former State Justice Joseph Nadeau (expressed interest)
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter
(ruled out run)
Katrina Swett (running for NH-02 instead)
NH GOP (open) businessmen Rich Ashooh
Attorney General Kelly Ayotte (is running)
former Rep. Charlie Bass
businessman Jim Bender
businessman William Bennie (is running)
former Rep. and state Sen. Jeb Bradley (ruled it out)
Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta
(running for House)
talk-show host Jennifer Horn (more likely to run for House)
Ovide Lamontagne
(is running)
businessman Sean Mahoney ruled out run)
former Governor Steve Merrill
(will not run)
former Attorney General Tom Rath
former Senator Ben Smith (ruled it out)
former HHS Commissioner John Stephen
businessman Fred Tausch (ruled it out)
former Senator John Sununu (ruled it out)
NV GOP (against Reid) former state Rep. Sharron Angle (is running)
state Sen. Mark Amodei (is running)
John Chachas, managing director of Lazard Ltd
former Board of Education member Greg Dagani (is running)
attorney and former Marine Chuck Kozak
Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki
former State Sen. Joe Heck (running for Governor)
Rep. Dean Heller (ruled out run)
former party chair Sue Lowden  (is running)
former Rep. Jon Porter
(will not run)
real estate developer Danny Tarkanian (is running)
Mike Wiley (is running)
NY Dems (against Gillibrand) Suffolk Co. legislator Jon Cooper (ruled out run)
former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.
Rep. Steve Israel (ruled out run at Obama’s request)
Rep. Caroline Mahoney (ruled out run after coming close)
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
(ruled out run)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (endorsed Gillibrand)
Rep. Jose Serrano (ruled out run)
former Governor Eliot Spitzer (unlikely)
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (ruled out run)
labor activist Jonathan Tasini (is running)
NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson (ruled out run)
NY GOP (against Gillibrand) Port Authority Commissioner Bruce Blakeman (is running)
former state Senator Mike Balboni
Larchmont Mayor Liz Feld (ruled out run)
Rep. Peter King (ruled out run)
former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (won’t run)
former Rep. Susan Molinari (ruled out run)
former Governor George Pataki
NY GOP (against Schumer) CNBC anchor Larry Kudlow
OH Dems (open seat) Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (is running)
Columbus Mayor Chris Coleman
(ruled it out)
Attorney General Richard Cordray
(ruled it out)
Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher (is running)
Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones (mulling run)
Judge Bill O’Neill (would have run had Lee Fisher stayed out)
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune (expressed interest)
Rep. Tim Ryan (endorsed Fisher)
Rep. Zach Space (endorsed Fisher)
state Rep. Tyrone Yates (is running)
OH GOP (open seat) former Sen. Mike DeWine (running for AG)
businessman Tom Ganley (dropped out)
former Rep. John Kasich
(running for Governor)
former Rep. Rob Portman (is running)
state Auditor Mary Taylor
(ruled out run)
OK Dems (against Coburn) Governor Brad Henry (has said unlikely)
state Senator Andrew Rice
OR GOP (against Wyden) Dennis Hall (is running)
former Senator Gordon Smith (will not run)
PA Dems (against Specter) District Attorney Lynne Abraham
TV host Chris Matthews
state Rep. Dwight Evans
state Rep. Bill Kortz (was running, dropped out)
Rep. Patrick Murphy
Rep. Allyson Schwartz
(ruled out run after Specter switch)
Rep. Joe Sestak (is running)
state Rep. Josh Shapiro (ruled it out)
former Philly Deputy Mayor Joe Torsella
(dropped out after Specter switch)
Auditor General Jack Wagner (ruled it out)
PA GOP (against Specter) Rep. Charlie Dent (ruled out run)
Rep. Jim Gerlach
(ruled out run)
activist Peg Luksik (is running)
businessman Glen Meakem (ruled it out)
U.S. Air Force retiree Larry Murphy (is running)
state Sen. Jane Orie
(ruled it out)
former Governor Tom Ridge (ruled out run)
former Rep. Pat Toomey (is running)
SC Dems (against DeMint) attorney Ashley Cooper
former state party chair Joe Erwin (will not run)
state Senator Brad Hutto (had met DSCC, will not run)
attorney Chad McGowan
Superintendent of Education Jim Rex (looking at Governor’s race)
state Rep. James Smith
former Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum
(will not run)
SD Dems (against Thune) Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (ruled out run)
state Senate Minority Leader Scott Heidepriem
Mark McGovern (won’t run)
UT Dems (against Bennett) Salt Lake City Mayor Baker
state Liquor Control Commission Chairman Sam Granato (is running)
Ken Jennings (ruled it out)
Rep. Jim Matheson (ruled out run)
UT GOP (against Bennett) Tim Bridgewater (is running)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (ruled out run)
businesswoman Cherilyn Eagar (is running)
businessman Fred Lampropoulos (is running)
former Juab County Attorney David Leavitt (mulling run)
lawyer Mike Lee (is running)
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff (dropped out)
businesswoman James Williams (is running)
VT GOP (against Leahy) businessman Len Britton (is running)
Governor Jim Douglas (ruled out run)
WA GOP (against Murray) former football player Clint Didier (is running)
Attorney General Rob McKenna
Rep. Dave Reichert
Dino Rossi
WI GOP (against Feingold) Attorney General John Van Hollen
former Rep. Mark Neumann
Rep. Paul Ryan (ruled out run)
former Governor Tommy Thompson
developer Terrence Wall (is running)

Here is a database of potential gubernatorial candidates:

State Party Potential candidates
AL Dems (open) state Senator Robert Bedford (ruled out run)
Rep. Bobby Bright (ruled out run)
state Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb (ruled out run)
Rep. Artur Davis (is running)
Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom
(running for re-election)
House Speaker Seth Hammett (ruled out run)
Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks (is running)
AL GOP (open) Rep. Jo Bonner (ruled out run)
state Rep. Robert Bentley (is running)
junior college Chancellor Bradley Byrne (is running)
Secretary of State Beth Chapman
Economic and Community Affairs director Bill Johnson (is running)
Attorney General Troy King
(running for re-election)
Treasurer Kay Ivey (is running)
former Justice Roy Moore (is running)
Rep. Mike Rogers
state Senator Harri Anne Smith
AK Dems (against Parnell) Ethan Berkowitz (is running)
state Senator Hollis French
former Commissioner of Administration Bob Poe (is running)
AK GOP (against Parnell) state Rep. John Coghill
former state Speaker John Harris (dropped out)
Governor Sarah Palin (abruptly resigned, will not run)
former state Rep. Ralph Samuels (is running)
state Sen. Gene Therriault
AR GOP (against Beebe) No one
AZ Dems (against Brewer) state Rep. David Bradley
Attorney General Terry Goddard (is running)
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon
former state party chair Jim Pederson
(ruled out run)
AZ GOP (against Brewer) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Secretary of State Ken Bennett
Rep. Jeffrey Flake
former state Senator Karen Johnson (exploratory committee)
state Treasurer Dean Martin (is running)
former party chair John Munger (is running)
Paradise Valley mayor Vernon Parker (dropped out)
former Governor J. Fife Symington III
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas
CA Dem (open) former Governor Jerry Brown (is running)
Controller John Chiang
Senator Diane Feinstein
LG John Garamendi
(running for House special election)
Treasurer Bill Lockyer
San Fransisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (dropped out)
schools superintendent Jack O’Connell

Rep. Loretta Sanchez
(ruled out run)
Maria Shriver
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (ruled out run)
CA GOP (open) former Rep. Tom Campbell (switched to Senate race)
Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (is running)
former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (is running)
CO Dems (open) Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (is running)
former Speaker Andrew Romanoff
Ken Salazar (ruled out run)
CO GOP (open) former Rep. Beau Beauprez
former state Sen., former Treasurer Mark Hillman
(ruled out run)
former Rep. Scott McInnis (is running)
state Senate leader Josh Penry (was running, dropped out)
Attorney General John Suthers (ruled it out)
former Rep. Tom Tancredo (ruled out run)
CT Dem (open) former House Speaker James Amann (is running)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
(ruled out run)

SoS Susan Bysiewicz (was running, dropped out)
former state Rep. Juan Figueroa
Simsbury Selectwoman Mary Glassman (is running)
former Senate candidate Ned Lamont (is running)
state Senator Gary LeBeau (dropped out)
Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy (
is running)
CT GOP (open) Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton (is running)
state Rep. Lawrence Cafero (ruled out run)
former Rep. Larry DeNardis (is running)
Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele (is running)
former Ambassador Tom Foley
(is running)
state Senator John McKinney (ruled out run)
former Rep. Rob Simmons (ruled out run)
former Rep. Chris Shays
FL Dems (open) McGillis Records CEO Darrin E. McGillis (is running)
Anthony Shriver
state CFO Alex Sink (is running)
FL GOP (open) state Senate president Jeff Atwater (running for CFO)
former state Speaker Allan Bense (ruled out run)
Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (ruled out run)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (ruled it out)
former Governor Jeb Bush
(ruled it out)
state Sen. Paula Dockery (expressed interest)
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp
(running for Attorney General)Attorney General Bill McCollum (is running)
former Speaker Marco Rubio (running for Senate)
GA Dems (open) Attorney General Thurbert Baker (is running)
former Governor Roy Barnes (is running)
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin
Rep. Jim Marshall (unlikely)
House Minority Leader DuBose Porter (is running)
former SoS and former Labor Commissioner David Poythress (is running)
Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond
GA GOP (open) Lieutenant governor Casey Cagle (unexpectedly pulled out)
state Senator Jeff Chapman (is running)
Rep. Nathan Deal (is running)
state Sen. Eric Johnson (is running)
Secretary of State Karen Handel (is running)
Senator Johnny Isakson
(ruled it out)
House Majority Leader Jerry Keen
Rep. Jack Kingston
(ruled it out)
activist Ray McBerry (is running)
State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine (is running)
state Rep. Austin Scott (is running)
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (ruled it out)
HI Dems (open) Rep. Neil Abercrombie (is running)
former Rep. Ed Case (running for the House)
state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa
Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (exploratory committee)
HI GOP (open) Lieutenant Governor James Aiona
IA GOP (against Culver) state Senator Jerry Behn (will not run)
former Governor Terry Branstad (is running)
University of Dubuque President Jeffrey Bullock
Christian Fong (will not run)
2002 nominee Doug Gross (ruled out run)
Rep. Steve King (ruled out run)
former state Senator Jeff Lamberti
former state Sen. Chuck Larson
state Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey
former Rep. Jim Nussle (ruled out run)
state House Minority Leader Christopher Rants
State Auditor David Vaudt (ruled out run)
Bob Vander Plaats (is running)
state Rep. Rod Roberts
businessman Mike Whalen
U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker
ID Dems (against Otter) Keith Allred (is running)
Boise Mayor David Bieter
2006 nominee Jerry Brady (leaning against it)
ID GOP (against Otter) Rex Rammel (is running)
IL Dems (against Quinn) State Rep. Jack Franks (ruled out run)
state Comptroller Dan Hynes (narrowly lost primary)

Chris Kennedy (will not run)
Attorney General Lisa Madigan (will not run)
attorney Ed Scanlan (lost primary)
community activist William Walls (lost primary)
IL GOP (against Quinn) Adam Andrzejewski (lost primary)
DuPage County State’s Attorney Joe Birkett (lost primary)

state Senator Bill Brady (narrowly won nomination)
state Senator Kirk Dillard (lost primary)
businessman Ron Gidwitz (lost primary)

Rep. Mark Kirk
(running for Senate)
former party chair Andy McKenna (lost primary)
state Senator Matt Murphy (lost primary)
consultant Dan Proft (lost primary)
former Attorney General Jim Ryan (lost primary)
DuPage Co. Board chair Robert Schillerstrom (lost primary)

former Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka (is not running)
former IL Chamber of Commerce CEO Doug Whitley (is not running)
IL Green (against Quinn) attorney Rich Whitney (is running)
IL Indie (against Quinn) state Senator James Meeks
KS Dems (open seat) Board of Regents Chair Jill Docking (won’t run)
Lieutenant Governor Troy Findley
(ruled it out)
state Sen. Marci Francisco
party chairman Larry Gates (ruled it out)
state Sen. Tom Holland
former Lt. Gov. John Moore
Governor Mark Parkinson (ruled it out)
state Sen. Chris Steineger
Herbert West (is running)
retired businessman Tom Wiggans (dropped out)
KS GOP (open seat) Senator Sam Brownback (is running)
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh
(dropped out)
MA GOP (against Patrick) businessman Charlie Baker (is running)
state Senator Scott Brown
former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey
state Senator Bob Hedlund
businessman Christy Mihos (is running)
MA Indie Treasurer Tim Cahill (is running)
MD GOP (against O’Malley) former Governor Robert Ehrlich
businessman Lawrence Hogan (dropped out)
state Delegate Patrick McDonough (dropped out)
Attorney Mike Pappas (dropped out)
ME Dems (open) former Rep. Tom Allen (ruled it out)
former Mayor Donna Dion (is running)
state Rep. Dawn Hill (dropped out)
State Conservation Commissioner Patrick McGowan
Rep. Mike Michaud
state Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell (is running)
former Speaker John Richardson (is running)
former Attorney General Steven Rowe (is running)
businesswoman Rosa Scarcelli (is running)
ME GOP (open) Steve Abbott (is running)
former University President William Beardsley (is running)
former state Senate President Rick Bennett
businessman Matt Jacobson (is running)
Waterville Mayor Tom LePage (is running)
state Senator Peter Mills (is running)
businessman Les Otten (is running)
state House Minority Leader John Tardy
ME Independent Green Party (open) party chairwoman Lynne William
MI Dems (open) former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer (ruled it out)
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero (is running)
former Treasurer John Browman (ruled it out)
Lieutenant Governor John Cherry (dropped out)
state Senator Hansen Clarke (dropped out)
state House Speaker Andy Dillon (exploratory committee)
Joe Dumars (won’t run)
former state Rep. John Freeman (was running, dropped out)
Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel
former County Treasurer Dan Kildee
former MSU football coach George Perles
Rep. Gary Peters (will not run)
Rep. Bart Stupak (will not run)
state Rep. Alma Wheeler (is running)
Flint Mayor Don Williamson
MI GOP (open) state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop
Oakland Co. Sheriff Eric Bouchard (is running)
Domino’s Pizza CEO David Brandon (ruled out run)
state Attorney General Mike Cox (is running)
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (is running)
Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land
(ruled it out)Rep. Candice Miller
Oakland County executive L. Brooks Patterson
(ruled it out)
Rep. Mike Rogers (ruled it out)
venture capitalist Rick Snyder (is running)
businessman and 2006 nominee Dick DeVos (ruled it out)
MI Indie (open) former GOP Rep. Schwarz
MN Dems (open) Speaker Margaret Anderson (is running)
state Sen. Tom Bakk (is running)
state Senator Tarryl Clark (running for House)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (ruled out run)
former Senator Mark Dayton (filed paperwork)
former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza (is running)
Attorney Susan Gaertner (is running)
former state Sen. Steve Kelley (dropped out)
state Sen. John Marty (is running)
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (ruled it out)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak (is running)
state Rep. Paul Thissen (is running)
Rep. Tim Walz (ruled it out)
MN GOP (open) former Auditor Pat Anderson (dropped out)
Rep. Michelle Bachmann
state Rep. Laura Brod
former Senator Norm Coleman (will not run)
state Rep. Tom Emmer (is running)
state Senator David Hann (is running)
former state Rep. Bill Haas (is running)
state Senator Mike Jungbauer (dropped out)
Rep. John Kline
state Senator Paul Koering (dropped out)
state Rep. Paul Kohls (dropped out)
state Senator Geoff Michel
Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau
former Rep. Jim Ramstad (will not run)
state Rep. Marty Seifert (is running)
Senate Minority Leader David Senjem
Labor and Industry Commissioner Steve Sviggum
Brian Sullivan (will not run)
former Pawlenty chief of staff Charlie Weaver
MN IP (open) public-relations executive Tom Horner (is running)
NE Dems (against Heineman) former Omaha Mayor Mike Boyle (ruled out run)
state Senator Steve Lathrop
state Senator Tom White (running for House)
NH GOP (against Lynch) businessman Jack Kimball (is running)
state Senator Chuck Morse
activist Karen Testerman (is running)
NJ GOP (against Corzine) former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie (elected)
Franklin Township Mayor Brian Levine (ran and lost)
former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan
(ran and lost)
Assemblyman Rick Merkt (ran and lost)
NM Dems (open) Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish
Val Kilmer (unlikely)
state Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez (exploratory committee)
NM GOP (open) state Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones (is running)
Pete Domenici Jr. (is running)
Land Commissioner Pat Lyons (ruled out run)
Dona Ana County DA Susana Martinez (is running)
former Rep. Steve Pearce (will not run)
former state GOP chair Allen Weh
former Rep. Heather Wilson (ruled out run)
Greg Zanetti (dropped out)
NV Dems (against Gibbons) state House Speaker Barbara Buckley (ruled it out)
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman (ruled it out)
state Treasurer Kate Marshall (unlikely)
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (unlikely)
Secretary of State Ross Miller (unlikely)
Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid (is running)
NV GOP (against Gibbons) Reno Mayor Bob Cashell
former State Sen. Joe Heck (dropped out)
Rep. Dean Heller
North Las Vegas Mayor Michael Montandon (is running)
former federal judge, former AG Brian Sandoval (is running)
NY Dems (against Paterson) Attorney General Andrew Cuomo
Suffolk County executive Steve Levy (exploratory)
former Governor Eliot Spitzer
NY GOP (against Paterson) Erie County Executive Chris Collins (won’t run)
former assistant Treasury Secretary Emil Henry Jr.
former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (won’t run)
former Rep. Rick Lazio (is running)
Democratic Suffolk County executive Steve Levy (courted by GOP)
NY Indie (against Paterson) New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (unlikely)
OH GOP (against Strickland) state Senator Kevin Coughlin (was running, dropped out)
former Senator Mike DeWine (will not run)
former Rep. John Kasich (is running)
OK Dems (open) Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins (is running)
Attorney General Drew Edmonson (is running)
Treasurer Scott Meacham
OK GOP (open) state Senator Randy Brogdon
Rep. Tom Cole
Rep. Mary Fallin (is running)
Rep. Frank Lucas
former Rep. J.C. Watts
OR Dems (open) former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury (is running)
state Rep. Brian Clem
state Senate President Peter Courtney
Rep. Peter DeFazio
former Governor John Kitzhaber (is running)
Steve Novick
County Chairwoman Lynn Peterson (ruled out run)
former Governor Barbara Roberts
former Hewlett-Packard VP Steve Shields (will not run)
OR GOP (open) high-tech entrepreneur Allen Alley (is running)
state Senator Jason Atkinson (dropped out)
former NBA player Chris Dudley (is running)
state House minority leader Bruce Hanna (ruled out run)
state Senator John Lim (is running)
state Sen. Frank Morse (ruled out run)
conservative activist Bill Sizemore (is running)
former Senator Gordon Smith (is not running)
Rep. Greg Walden (ruled out run)
Soloflex founder Jerry Wilson (is running)
PA Dems (open) Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham (ruled out run)
Scranton mayor Chris Doherty (dropped out)
Montgomery Co. Commissioner, former Rep. Joe Hoeffel (plans to run)
businessmen Tom Knox (dropped out)
state Senator Robert Mellow
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato (is running)
state Rep. Sam Rohrer (exploratory committee)
former Lieutenant Governor Mark Singel
Auditor General Jack Wagner (is running)
Treasurer Robin Weisserman
former Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf
(ruled out run)
PA GOP (open) Attorney General Tom Corbett (is running)
Rep. Jim Gerlach (was running, dropped out)
National Guardsman Robert Mansfield (is running)
former U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan (dropped out)
former state House Speaker John Perze
former Governor Mark Schweiker
former Lieutenant General William Scranton III
former Rep. Pat Toomey (running for Senate)
RI Dems (open) Treasurer Frank Caprio
Providence Mayor David Cicilline (running for re-election)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch
Lieut. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts (surprisingly ruled out run)
RI GOP (open) Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian (ruled out run)
former Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey (ruled it out)
Governor’s communication director John Robitaille (is running)
businessman Rory Smith (ruled out run)
state Representative Joe Trillo (ruled out run)
RI Independent (open) former Senator Lincoln Chaffee (formed exploratory committee)
SC Dems (open) attorney and lobbyist Dwight Drake (is running)
former state party chairman Joe Erwin (ruled it out)
state Senator Robert Ford (is running)
state Senator Brad Hutto
state Senator Joel Lourie
attorney Mullins McLeod (is running)
House Minority Leader Harry Ott (dropped out)
Superintendent of Education Jim Rex (is running)
state Senator Vincent Sheheen (is running)
state Rep. James Smith (ruled it out)
former Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum (will not run)
SC GOP (open) Lieutenant Governor André Bauer (is running)
Rep. Greshman Barrett (is running)
state Senator Larry Grooms (was running, dropped out)
state Rep. Nikki Haley (is running)
Attorney General Henry McMaster (is running)
professor Brent Nelsen (is running)
SD Dems (open) state Senate Minority Leader Scott Heidepriem (is running)
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (ruled out run)
SD GOP (open) Lieutenant Governor Dennis Daugaard (is running)
Ken Knuppe (is running)
state Senator Gordon Howie (is running)
state Senator Dave Knudson (is running)
Brookings Mayor Scott Munsterman (is running)
TN Dems (open) State Senator Andy Berke (ruled it out)
Nashville businessman Ward Cammack (dropped out)
Rep. Lincoln Davis (ruled it out)
former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr (ruled out run)
state Senator Roy Herron (dropped out to run for House)
party chairman Doug Horne
state Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle (is running)
former House Majority Leader Kim McMillan (is running)
Mike McWherter
TN GOP (open) former Senator Bill Frist (ruled it out)
District Attorney Bill Gibbons
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam
Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey (is running)
Rep. Zach Wamp (is running)
TX Dems (against Perry) teacher Felix Alvarado (is running)
Bill Dear (is running)
Kinky Friedman (dropped out)
rancher Hank Gilbert
(dropped out)
state Senator Leticia Van de Putte (ruled it out)
hair products magnate Farouk Shami
state Senator Eliot Shapleigh
former Ambassador Tom Schieffer (dropped out)
state Sen. and former Austin Mayor Kirk Watson (ruled it out)
Houston Mayor Bill White (is running)
TX GOP (against Perry) Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (won’t run)
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (is running)
TX Independent (against Perry) Kinky Friedman (will run as Democrat)
UT Dems (against Herbert) Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon (is running)
state Sen. Pat Jones
state Rep. David Litvack
Rep. Jim  Matheson
(will not run)
UT GOP (against Herbert) Zions Bank President Scott Anderson
Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce President Lane Beattie (out)
House Speaker Dave Clark
Kirk Jowers (ruled out run)
businessman Fred Lampropoulos
state Senator Steve Urquhart
state Sen. John Valentine
VA Dem (open) state Sen. Creigh Deeds (won nomination, lost general)
former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe (ran and lost)

former state Delegate Brian Moran (ran and lost)
VA GOP (open) state Attorney General Robert McDonnell (elected)
VT Dems (open) former state Senator Matt Dunne (is running)
Secretary of State Deb Markowitz
Anthony Pollina
former Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine (is running)
state Senator Peter Shumlin
State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding
VT GOP (open) former Auditor Randy Brock
Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie (is running)
House Minority Leader Patti Komline
Auditor Tom Salmon
Mark Snelling
VT Progressive Party (open) Anthony Pollina
former state Rep. Michael Bernhardt
VT Independent (open) former state Rep. Michael Bernhardt
WI Dems (open) Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (is running)
Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawson (dropped out)
Rep. Ron Kind (ruled out run)
WI GOP (open) Ambassador to Tanzania and former Rep. Mark Green
former Rep. Mark Neumann (is running)
Rep. Paul Ryan
former Governor Tommy Thompson
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (is running)
WY Dems (open) state Senator Mike Massie
former House candidate Gary Trauner
WY GOP (open) Secretary of State Max Maxfield
former US Attorney Matt Mead (is running)
Auditor Rita Meyer (is running)
former state Rep. Ron Micheli (is running)
Fred Parady
former party chairman Tom Sansonetti
state Speaker Colin Simpson (is running)

35 Responses to “Race-by-race”


  1. 1 Cathy Wood

    Judge Donald Lowery anounced that he IS RUNNING for the U S Senate in several newspapers and radio spots - long before Mark Kirk announced. Your enty shows bias to mark Kirk by making it look as if Judge Lowery is undecided! Let’s try to be accurate.

  2. 2 Benjamin Spector

    I really like your site. Thank you for your great work.

    Although I’m not interested in following silly third party candidates, are there any Tea Party/Conservative “Doug Hoffman” type challengers anywhere (Florida?) that can upset the apple cart.

    Maybe we have to wait until after conservatives lose the Republican primary for them to declare their new party!

  3. 3 Jack Sims

    I think Benjamin is correct. We may not see them impact of the “Tea Party” until AFTER this election. Only when the rats jump off of the sinking ship will we find them jumping on board.

  4. 4 Lane

    We are going to see quite an election this year due to the Health Care debacle as well.

  5. 5 Benjamin Spector

    TEXAS DEMOCRATS FOR GOVERNOR

    Bill White (running) outgoing Mayor of Houston endorsed by Kinky Friedman, Has war chest of $4.1 million dollars.

    Farouk Shami (running) multi billionaire, Hair Care magnate who says he will spend $10 million dollars of own money in race

    Felix Alvarado (running) Fort Worth educator

    Kinky Friedman (out) will run for agriculture commissioner against Whitehouse rancher Hank Gilbert who said of Friedman “another example of self-promotion” by the widely-known entertainer.”

    Hank Gilbert (out) Whitehouse Rancher who will run for agricultural commissioner against Friedman.

    Tom Schieffer (out) Bush administration ambassador to Australia and Japan

    http://www.billwhitefortexas.com/2009/12/bill-white-announcement-for-governor.html

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/1382554.html

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6736232.html

  6. 6 Benjamin Spector

    MASSACHUSETTS SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR TED KENNEDY’S SENATE SEAT

    Scott Brown (R) Massachusetts State Senator

    Martha Coakley (D) Massachusetts Attorney General

  7. 7 Benjamin Spector

    Several days ago I submitted a comment on the Democrats running for Government in Texas.
    The comment never was published. It did not clear and was sent into the netherworld of rejected comments. Some popular computer software used on blogs probably examined every word on my post, compared it with a list of BAD WORDS and rejected it. (The Washington Post has similar software and I have suffer the same fate with them too.)

    I am not sure, but now think the BAD WORD I used in this thread was “K*nky” which I used to identify the first name of a candidate. The software may have thought I was describing a s*xual Act.

    Anyway, K*nky Friedman and Hank Gilbert have dropped out of the race for Governor. They will both run for Agricultural Commissioner. Former Ambassador Tom Schieffer also dropped out of the Gubernatorial race.

    Bill White, the outgoing Mayor of Houston is running. He has a war chest of $4 million dollars and is the front runner. Friedman and Schieffer are both backing him.

    Businessman Farouk Shami is also running for Governor on the Democratic ticket. The rags to riches Hair Care Manufacturer says he will put $10 million of his own money into the race. (Friedman and Scheiffer tried to convince him to run for Lieutenant Governor or anything else besides Governor - to no avail.)

    Fort Worth educator Felix Alvarado is also running for Goevrnor on the Democratic ticket.

  8. 8 Victor Moffitt

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    Dear Sir or Madam,

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