Select a state to view nominees and update your prediction. Democrats retain control with 50 seats, Republicans need 51 (a net gain of 6) to take the majority. It's possible we may not know who is in control until well after Election Day. More info below the map. Expert race ratings courtesy of Sabato's Crystal Ball. The original Senate map is available here. To share a map/forecast you've created, select the 'Share Map' button below the map.
The current U.S. Senate has 53 Democrats and 45 Republicans. There are two independents who caucus with the Democrats, effectively giving them control of 55 seats. The 2014 Senate elections will take place on November 4, 2014. There are 36 races, of which 33 are on a normal six-year cycle. There are special elections in Hawaii, Oklahoma and South Carolina. In the latter two states, these special elections coincide with a regular election.
The 36 Senate seats are currently held by 21 Democrats and 15 Republicans. Of those 36 incumbents, five Democrats and two Republicans are retiring; an additional Republican is resigning in early 2015, at the conclusion of the 113th Congress.
Kansas: If you show the Independent ahead, you can choose which party he will caucus with or you can leave him unaffiliated.
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36 Senate contests shown as toss-up.
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