Alternative History
The structure of the 111th United States Senate.
Affiliation Members Note
Democratic Party Democratic Party   57
Republican Party Republican Party   42
Independent 1 Bernie Sanders caucus with the Democrats.
Total 100


Office Party Officer State Since
President of the Senate Republican Party Tim Pawlenty official portrait Tim Pawlenty Minnesota 2009
President pro tempore Democratic Party Robert Byrd official portrait Robert Byrd West Virginia 2007 - 2010
Daniel Inouye, official Senate photo portrait, 2008 Daniel Inouye Hawaii 2010

Majority (Democratic) leadership[]

Office Officer State Since
Senate Majority Leader
Democratic Conference Chairman
Harry Reid Nevada 2007
Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin Illinois 2007
Vice-Chairman of the Democratic Conference Chuck Schumer New York 2007
Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Byron Dorgan North Dakota 1999
Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray Washington 2007
Democratic Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez New Jersey 2009

Minority (Republican) leadership[]

Office Officer State Since
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Kentucky 2007
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl Arizona 2007
Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander Tennessee 2007
Republican Policy Committee Chairman John Thune South Dakota 2009
Republican Conference Secretary Lisa Murkowski Alaska 2009
Republican Campaign Committee Chairman John Cornyn Texas 2009


Class End of Term Democratic Republican Independent Total
1 2013 20 12 1 33
2 2015 20 13 33
3 2011 17 17 34
State Class   Name Party Religion Prior Experience Education First took
Alabama 3 Richard Shelby official portrait Richard Shelby Republican Presbyterian Alabama Senate; U.S. House (AL-7) University of Alabama (BA, JD) 1987 1934
Alabama 2 Jeff Sessions official portrait Jeff Sessions Republican Methodist State Attorney General Huntingdon College, University of Alabama 1997 1946
Alaska 3 Lisa Murkowski Lisa Murkowski Republican Roman Catholic Alaska House of Representatives Georgetown, Willamette University 2002 1957
Alaska 2 Mark Begich, official Senate photo portrait, 2009 Mark Begich Democratic Roman Catholic Mayor of Anchorage University of Alaska Anchorage (attended) 2009 1962
Arizona 3 Ed Pastor official portrait Ed Pastor Democratic Roman Catholic High School teacher, U.S. House Arizona State University 2009 1943
Arizona 1 Jon Kyl, official 109th Congress photo Jon Kyl Republican Presbyterian Attorney, U.S. House (AZ-4) University of Arizona (BA, JD) 1995 1942
Arkansas 3 Blanche Lincoln, 2007 Blanche Lincoln Democratic Episcopalian U.S. House (AR-1) Randolph-Macon Women's College, University of Arkansas 1999 1960
Arkansas 2 Mark Pryor, head and shoulders photo portrait with flag, 2006 Mark Pryor Democratic Southern Baptist Arkansas House of Representatives, State Attorney General University of Arkansas (BA, JD) 2003 1963
California 1 Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo Dianne Feinstein Democratic Jewish Mayor of San Francisco, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Stanford University 1992 1933
California 3 Barbara Boxer 2005 Barbara Boxer Democratic Jewish Marin County Board of Supervisors, U.S. House (CA-6) Brooklyn College 1993 1940
Colorado 2 MarkUdall-Senate Portrait Mark Udall Democratic Presbyterian State Representative, U.S. House (CO-2) Williams College 2009 1950
Colorado 3 Ken Salazar Senate portrait Ken Salazar Democratic Roman Catholic Colorado Attorney General Colorado College, Michigan Law School 2005 1955
Connecticut 3 Christopher Dodd Chris Dodd Democratic Roman Catholic U.S. House (CT-2) Providence College, University of Louisville 1981 1944
Connecticut 1 Rob Simmons official portrait Rob Simmons Republican Episcopalian U.S. House (CT-2); College professor; intelligence professional Haverford College, Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government 2009 1943
Delaware 1 Thomas Carper Tom Carper Democratic Presbyterian Governor; U.S. House (DE-At Large); Delaware Treasurer Ohio State, University of Delaware 2001 1947
Delaware 2 Joe Biden official portrait 2 Joe Biden Democratic Roman Catholic Lawyer University of Delaware (B.A.), Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.) 1973 1942
Florida 1 Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Democratic Episcopalian U.S. House (FL-11), State Treasurer Yale University, University of Virginia 2001 1942
Florida 3 Senator George LeMieux George LeMieux Republican Roman Catholic Lawyer, Chief of Staff of Governor Charlie Crist Emory University, Georgetown University Law Center 2009 1969
Georgia 2 Saxby Chambliss Saxby Chambliss Republican Episcopalian U.S. House (GA-8) University of Georgia, University of Tennessee 2003 1943
Georgia 3 Johnny Isakson Johnny Isakson Republican United Methodist U.S. House (GA-6) Georgia 2005 1944
Hawaii 3 Daniel Inouye, official Senate photo portrait, 2008 Daniel Inouye Democratic Methodist U.S. House (HI-At Large) University of Hawaii, George Washington University 1963 1924
Hawaii 1 Daniel Akaka official photo Daniel Akaka Democratic United Church of Christ U.S. House (HI-2) University of Hawaii (BA, M.Ed.) 1991 1924
Idaho 3 Mike Crapo Official Photo 110th Congress Mike Crapo Republican LDS Idaho State Senate, U.S. House (ID-2) Brigham Young University, Harvard Law School 1999 1951
Idaho 2 Jim Risch official portrait Jim Risch Republican Roman Catholic State Senate Majority Leader, Governor of Idaho, Lieutenant Governor of Idaho University of Idaho 2009 1943
Illinois 2 Richard Durbin official photo Dick Durbin Democratic Roman Catholic U.S. House (IL-20) Georgetown University (BS, JD) 1997 1944
Illinois 3 Barack Obama Senate portrait 2005 Barack Obama Democratic Christianity Community organizer, lawyer, Illinois Senate Occidental College, Columbia University (B.A.), Harvard Law School (J.D.) 2005 1961
Indiana 1 Dick Lugar offical photo Richard Lugar Republican United Methodist Mayor of Indianapolis Denison University, University of Oxford 1977 1932
Indiana 3 Evan Bayh official portrait Evan Bayh Democratic Episcopalian Indiana Secretary of State, Governor Indiana University, University of Virginia 1999 1955
Iowa 3 Sen Chuck Grassley official Chuck Grassley Republican Baptist U.S. House (IA-3) University of Northern Iowa (BA, MA) 1981 1933
Iowa 2 Tom Harkin official portrait Tom Harkin Democratic Roman Catholic U.S. House (IA-5) Iowa State, Catholic 1985 1939
Kansas 3 Sam Brownback Sam Brownback Republican Roman Catholic U.S. House (KS-2) Kansas State University, University of Kansas 1996 1956
Kansas 2 Pat Roberts official photo Pat Roberts Republican Methodist U.S. House (KS-1) Kansas State University 1997 1936
Kentucky 2 Sen Mitch McConnell official Mitch McConnell Republican Baptist Jefferson County Executive Louisville, Kentucky 1985 1942
Kentucky 3 Jim Bunning official photo Jim Bunning Republican Roman Catholic U.S. House (KY-4), Kentucky State Senate, Fort Thomas City Council, Major League Baseball player Xavier 1999 1931
Louisiana 2 Mary Landrieu Senate portrait Mary Landrieu Democratic Roman Catholic Louisiana Treasurer Louisiana State 1997 1955
Louisiana 3 David Vitter official photo David Vitter Republican Roman Catholic Louisiana House of Representatives, U.S. House Harvard, Oxford, Tulane 2005 1961
Maine 1 Olympia Snowe official photo Olympia Snowe Republican Greek Orthodox U.S. House, Maine Senate, Maine House of Representatives, First Lady of Maine University of Maine (B.A.) 1995 1947
Maine 2 Sen Susan Collins official Susan Collins Republican Roman Catholic Commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation St. Lawrence 1997 1952
Maryland 3 Barbara Mikulski Barbara Mikulski Democratic Roman Catholic U.S. House (MD-3), Baltimore City Council Mount Saint Agnes, Maryland 1987 1936
Maryland 1 Ben Cardin, official Senate photo portrait Ben Cardin Democratic Jewish U.S. House (MD-3), Maryland House of Delegates Pittsburgh, Maryland 2007 1943
Massachusetts 2 John F. Kerry John Kerry Democratic Roman Catholic Lieutenant Governor Yale, Boston College 1985 1943
Massachusetts 1 Sbrownofficial Scott Brown Republican Christian Reformed Church in North America Property assessor of Wrentham, Massachusetts; Wrentham Board of Selectman; Massachusetts Senate; National Guard Tufts University, Boston College Law School 2010 1959
Michigan 2 Carl Levin official portrait Carl Levin Democratic Jewish Detroit City Council Swarthmore, Harvard 1979 1934
Michigan 1 Debbie Stabenow official photo Debbie Stabenow Democratic United Methodist U.S. House (MI-8), Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives, Ingham County Board of Commissioners Michigan State (BA, MSW) 2001 1950
Minnesota 1 Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar Democratic-Farmer-Labor Congregationalist Hennepin County Attorney Yale, Chicago 2007 1960
Minnesota 2 Al Franken Official Senate Portrait Al Franken Democratic-Farmer-Labor Jewish Comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, and radio host Harvard 2009 1951
Mississippi 2 Thad Cochran official portrait Thad Cochran Republican Baptist U.S. House (MS-4) Mississippi (BA, JD) 1979 1937
Mississippi 1 Senator Roger Wicker official photo Roger Wicker Republican Southern Baptist Mississippi State Senate, U.S. House (MS-1) Mississippi (BA, JD) 2007 1951
Missouri 3 Kit Bond official portrait Kit Bond Republican Presbyterian Governor, State Auditor Princeton, Virginia 1987 1939
Missouri 1 Claire McCaskill, official Senate photo portrait, standing, 2007 Claire McCaskill Democratic Roman Catholic State Auditor, Missouri House of Representatives, Jackson County Prosecutor University of Missouri (BS, JD) 2007 1953
Montana 2 Max S. Baucus official photo Max Baucus Democratic United Church of Christ U.S. House (MT-1) Stanford (BS, LLB) 1979 1941
Montana 1 Jon Tester, official 110th Congress photo Jon Tester Democratic Church of God Montana Senate President Great Falls 2007 1956
Nebraska 1 Jeff Fortenberry official photo Jeff Fortenberry Republican Roman Catholic U.S. House (NE-1) Louisiana State, Georgetown, Franciscan 2009 1960
Nebraska 2 Mike Johanns official Senate photo Mike Johanns Republican Roman Catholic Governor, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mayor of Lincoln, Lancaster County Board St. Mary's University, Creighton University 2009 1950
Nevada 3 Harry Reid official portrait 2009 Harry Reid Democratic LDS U.S. House (NV-1), Lieutenant Governor, Nevada Assembly Southern Utah, Utah State, George Washington 1987 1939
Nevada 1 Sen John Ensign official photo John Ensign Republican International Church of the Foursquare Gospel U.S. House (NV-1) UNLV, Oregon State, Colorado 2001 1958
New Hampshire 3 Gregg official photo Judd Gregg Republican Congregationalist Governor, U.S. House (NH-2) Columbia, Boston University 1993 1947
New Hampshire 2 Jeanne Shaheen, official Senate photo portrait, 2009 Jeanne Shaheen Democratic Non-denominational Christian Governor, New Hampshire Senate Shippensburg University, University of Mississippi 2009 1947
New Jersey 2 Frank Lautenberg official portrait Frank Lautenberg Democratic Jewish U.S. Senate, Class 1 Columbia 2003 1924
New Jersey 1 Robert Menendez, official Senate photo Bob Menendez Democratic Roman Catholic U.S. House (NJ-13), New Jersey Senate, New Jersey General Assembly, Mayor of Union City Saint Peter's College, Rutgers 2006 1954
New Mexico 1 Official Photo of Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) 2008 Jeff Bingaman Democratic Methodist New Mexico Attorney General Harvard, Stanford 1983 1943
New Mexico 2 Tom Udall Official House Picture Tom Udall Democratic LDS U.S. House (NM-3), New Mexico Attorney General Prescott College, Cambridge University (J.D.), University of New Mexico School of Law 2009 1948
New York 3 Charles Schumer official portrait Chuck Schumer Democratic Jewish U.S. House (NY-9), New York State Assembly Harvard (BA, JD) 1999 1950
New York 1 Hillary Rodham Clinton 2 Hillary Clinton Democratic Methodist First Lady of the United States, First Lady of Arkansas Wellesley College, Yale 2001 1947
North Carolina 3 Richard Burr official photo Richard Burr Republican Methodist U.S. House (NC-5) Wake Forest 2005 1955
North Carolina 2 Kay Hagan official photo Kay Hagan Democratic Presbyterian North Carolina Senate Florida State University, Wake Forest University 2009 1953
North Dakota 1 Senator Conrad Official Portrait Kent Conrad Democratic-NPL Unitarian Universalist North Dakota State Tax Commissioner Stanford, George Washington 1987 1948
North Dakota 3 Byron Dorgan Byron Dorgan Democratic-NPL Lutheran U.S. House (ND-At Large) University of North Dakota, Denver 2009 1942
Ohio 3 George Voinovich, official photo portrait, 2006 George Voinovich Republican Roman Catholic Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of Cleveland Ohio, Ohio State 1999 1936
Ohio 1 Sherrod Brown official photo Sherrod Brown Democratic Lutheran U.S. House (OH-13), Ohio Secretary of State Yale, Ohio State 2007 1952
Oklahoma 2 Jim Inhofe, official photo portrait, 2007 Jim Inhofe Republican Presbyterian U.S. House (OK-1), Oklahoma Senate, Oklahoma House of Representatives, Mayor of Tulsa Tulsa 1995 1934
Oklahoma 3 Tom Coburn official portrait Tom Coburn Republican Baptist U.S. House (OK-2), Physician Oklahoma State, Oklahoma 2005 1948
Oregon 3 Ron Wyden official portrait crop Ron Wyden Democratic Jewish U.S. House (OR-3) Stanford, Oregon 1996 1949
Oregon 2 Jeff Merkley official photo Jeff Merkley Democratic Lutheran Oregon House Speaker Stanford (B.A.), Princeton (M.P.P.) 2009 1956
Pennsylvania 3 Arlen Specter, official Senate photo portrait Arlen Specter Democratic Jewish Philadelphia District Attorney Pennsylvania, Yale 1981 1930
Pennsylvania 1 Bob Casey, official Senate photo portrait, c2008 Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic Roman Catholic Pennsylvania Treasurer, Pennsylvania Auditor General Holy Cross, Catholic 2007 1960
Rhode Island 2 Jack Reed, official photo portrait, 2008 Jack Reed Democratic Roman Catholic U.S. House (RI-2), Rhode Island Senate United States Military Academy, Harvard 1997 1949
Rhode Island 1 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse official photo Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic Episcopalian Rhode Island Attorney General Yale, Virginia 2007 1955
South Carolina 2 Mark Hammond official photo Mark Hammond Republican Non-denominational Christian South Carolina Secretary of State Newberry College, Clemson University 2009 1963
South Carolina 3 Jim DeMint Jim DeMint Republican Presbyterian U.S. House (SC-4) Tennessee, Clemson University 2005 1951
South Dakota 2 Tim Johnson official portrait, 2009 Tim Johnson Democratic Lutheran U.S. House (SD-At Large) South Dakota (BA, MPA, JD) 1997 1946
South Dakota 3 John Thune official photo John Thune Republican Evangelical Christian U.S. House (SD-At Large) Biola, South Dakota 2005 1961
Tennessee 2 Lamar Alexander official portrait Lamar Alexander Republican Presbyterian Governor, U.S. Secretary of Education Vanderbilt, New York University 2003 1940
Tennessee 1 Bob Corker, official Senate photo, 09-21-07 Bob Corker Republican Presbyterian Mayor of Chattanooga Tennessee 2007 1952
Texas 1 Kay Bailey Hutchison, official photo 2 Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican Episcopalian Texas State Treasurer Texas (BA, JD) 1993 1943
Texas 2 John Cornyn official portrait, 2009 crop John Cornyn Republican Church of Chris Texas Attorney General Trinity University, St. Mary's University, Virginia 2003 1952
Utah 1 Orrin Hatch, official 110th Congress photo Orrin Hatch Republican LDS Attorney Brigham Young, Pittsburgh 1977 1934
Utah 3 Bob Bennett official portrait, 2009 Robert Foster Bennett Republican LDS Businessman Utah 1993 1933
Vermont 3 Patrick Leahy official portrait Patrick Leahy Democratic Roman Catholic Chittenden County State's Attorney St. Michael's College, Georgetown 1975 1940
Vermont 1 Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Independent Jewish U.S. House (VT-At Large), Mayor of Burlington Brooklyn College, Chicago 2007 1941
Virginia 1 Jim Webb official photo Jim Webb Democratic Non-denominational Christian U.S. Secretary of the Navy U.S. Naval Academy, USC, Georgetown University 2007 1946
Virginia 2 Mark Warner, official 111th Congress photo portrait Mark Warner Democratic Presbyterian Governor George Washington, Harvard 2009 1954
Washington 3 Patty Murray official portrait Patty Murray Democratic Roman Catholic Washington Senate Washington State 1993 1950
Washington 1 Maria Cantwell official photo Maria Cantwell Democratic Roman Catholic U.S. House (WA-1), Washington House of Representatives Miami University 2001 1958
West Virginia 1 Carte Goodwin Official Photo Carte Goodwin Democratic Methodist Attorney, former General Counsel to Governor Joseph Manchin Marietta College, Emory University School of Law 2010 1974
West Virginia 2 Jay Rockefeller official photo Jay Rockefeller Democratic Presbyterian Governor Harvard 1985 1937
Wisconsin 1 Herbert Kohl, official photo Herb Kohl Democratic Jewish Businessman, Wisconsin Democratic Party chairman Wisconsin–Madison, Harvard 1989 1935
Wisconsin 3 File:Russ Feingold Official Portrait.jpg Russ Feingold Democratic Jewish Wisconsin Senate Wisconsin–Madison, Oxford University, Harvard 1993 1953
Wyoming 2 Mike Enzi official portrait Mike Enzi Republican Presbyterian Wyoming Senate, Wyoming House of Representatives, Mayor of Gillette George Washington, Denver 1997 1944
Wyoming 1 Sen. John Barrasso Official Portrait John Barrasso Republican Presbyterian Wyoming Senate Georgetown (BS, MD) 2007 1952
State Class Name Party Religion Prior Experience Education First took


(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Independent Republican Vacant
End of previous congress 49 2 48 99 1
Begin 56 1 39 96 4
January 15, 2009 57 40 98 2
January 21, 2009 58 99 1
April 30, 2009 59 39
July 7, 2009 60 100 0
August 6, 2009 59 99 1
August 11, 2009 40 100 0
August 25, 2009 58 99 1
September 9, 2009 39 98 2
September 10, 2009 40 99 1
September 25, 2009 59 100 0
February 4, 2010 58 41
June 28, 2010 57 99 1
July 16, 2010 58 100 0
Latest voting share 58% 41%

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