Candidates for Senate:


Catherine Cortez Masto for Senate

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D) is running to fill Nevada’s open Senate seat, occupied by Minority Leader Harry Reid for the past 30 years. Cortez Masto supports the Iran nuclear agreement and restoring funding for key non-proliferation programs. She faces conservative Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Heck. If elected, Cortez Masto would be the first Latina Senator in U.S. history.

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Tammy Duckworth for Senate

Representative Tammy Duckworth is running for the Senate seat now held by Senator Mark Kirk (R). In 2004, Duckworth received a Purple Heart for her service in Iraq. Elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, Duckworth serves on the House Armed Services and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees. She has been a strong advocate for veterans, for more accountability in Pentagon spending, and for finding non-military solutions to conflict.

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Maggie Hassan for Senate

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan (D) is running to challenge hawkish incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte (R). Hassan served several years in New Hampshire’s State Senate before serving as a two-term governor. She supports diplomatic solutions to conflict, has backed the Iran nuclear deal, and wants to see the Pentagon slush fund eliminated.

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Patty Murray for Senate

Senator Patty Murray of Washington State is the highest ranking woman in the U.S. Senate and is running for a fifth term. Sen. Murray has built her career on fighting conventional wisdom, breaking glass ceilings, and reaching across party lines. She has a record of making decisions based on progressive foreign policy and national security principles, including voting against the Iraq war and voting in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Brian Schatz for Senate

Senator Brian Schatz is a freshman senator from Hawaii who has already earned a 100% rating on our legislative scorecard by courageously refusing to join dangerous Iran sanctions legislation and opposing a military strike in Syria. He has also joined other Senators to press for a set of new, progressive foreign policy principles.

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Candidates for House of Representatives:

Don Beyer for House

Don Beyer, a first-term Democratic and former Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation board member Don Beyer, a first-term Democrat, is running for re-election. In a district that has gone increasingly Democratic, he has only minor Republican opposition. He is running against Charles Hernick (R), who had less than $10,000 in his campaign treasury.

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Val Demings for House

Val Demings is running in the newly revised 10th district in Florida with a district makeup that makes her the clear favorite in November. Val, the daughter of a maid and a janitor, has an inspirational back story leading to her rise as Orlando’s first woman Police Chief. She will make an immediate and positive impact in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Bill Foster for House

Representative Bill Foster is running for re-election in Illinois’s 11th Congressional District. Foster is a physicist with a Ph.D. from Harvard. He takes a scientific approach to national security issues, including in his support for the Iran nuclear agreement. He is a leader in Congress on securing funding for key non-proliferation programs.

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Ruben Kihuen for House

Nevada state senator Ruben Kihuen is running for the House of Representatives in the 4th district of Nevada. Ruben is a classic American success story who came from modest circumstances to succeed. He is a strong believer in the importance of diplomacy over the use of military force.

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Annie Kuster for House

Representative Annie Kuster is running for re-election in New Hampshire’s 2nd District. Annie shares the Council’s vision of sensible national security policies on everything from supporting the Iran agreement to working toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

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Donald McEachin for House

Donald McEachin is running in a newly created district. The Republican incumbent decided to run in another district, creating an open seat that Sen. McEachin has a strong chance to win. McEachin believes that the U.S. nuclear weapons budget should be reduced because the U.S. has more than enough nuclear weapons, and other security and foreign policy programs are of higher priority.

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Stephanie Murphy for House

Stephanie Murphy is running a terrific race against incumbent Rep. John Mica (R) in a district with new lines ordered by the courts that is more favorable to Democrats. She has a strong national security background. Stephanie would withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan as quickly as possible and endorses the Kissinger-Shultz-Nunn-Perry vision of moving responsibly toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

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Rick Nolan for House

Rep. Rick Nolan, who returned to Congress in 2013 after a 32-year absence, is running in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional district, a competitive district that he only won by less than two points in 2014. Rick strongly agrees that nuclear war is one of the most critical issues. Since returning to Congress, Rick has received a 100% and a 92% on the Council voting scorecard.

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Carol Shea-Porter for House

Carol Shea-Porter was first elected to represent New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District in 2006, where she ran on an anti-Iraq war platform. She is running in 2016 to win back her seat from Rep. Frank Guinta (R). In the House, Shea-Porter scored an 89 percent on the Council for a Livable World scorecard. She believes that diplomacy is the way forward and that military action should be a last resort.

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