Our Candidates for
the U.S. Senate
States To Watch
So far this election cycle, we’ve endorsed well over 200 candidates — and we’ll continue to endorse and invest in federal candidates across the country, including in key battlegrounds like Iowa, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alaska, Montana, Texas, and Kentucky in the coming months.
* Please note that most of the "Champions to Re-Elect" are incumbent Senators with 100% scores on PPAF's scorecard. One exception is longtime champion Congressman Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), who is running for NM's open U.S Senate seat, vacated by fellow reproductive health champion Senator Tom Udall.
Our Plan To Win
(It Includes You!)
There’s a lot going on in 2020 — if you’re looking to channel your energy in an powerful way to protect our reproductive health and rights, we have a plan for you!
Path to Victory:
To flip the Senate, we need to net four new seats this cycle.
— The top five most vulnerable incumbents, who have consistently voted against our reproductive health and rights, are all down in the polls. Four of them rank among the most unpopular Senators in the country.
(Reproductive health care is popular. Voting against it is not. We can flip these seats.)
We’re also looking at other seats across the country where people are fed up with regressive, anti-health care politicians who don’t represent them. Together, we can do this!
The Majority Leader
The Senate majority leader has more power than any other senator. In 2019 alone, the House passed over 275 bills — on topics ranging from gun control to climate change to raising the minimum wage — that the Senate refuses to consider due to the procedural power the office of Senate majority leader wields.
Need an example? Look no further than the debate over Title X;
Senate Republican leadership cancelled a committee markup of a spending bill rather than take a vote in support of birth control.
Republican leadership similarly blocked the Senate from even debating President Obama’s 2016 Supreme Court pick, while confirming that they would be sure to seat a Trump pick in 2020 if there were a similar vacancy.
We need to break up the current Republican Senate majority so we can protect and expand access to reproductive health care, alongside a broad swath of other crucial progressive issues.