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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2014 Senate Victories

Last year, Council for a Livable World helped to elect 10 candidates progressive on national security to the U.S. Senate:
Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.)
Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I)
Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.)
Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hi.)
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)