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Graphic: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

Graphic: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

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Last spring we asked whether Tom Perriello ’96, ’01JD, was a new kind of congressman “or just the kind who doesn’t get reelected” (“The Virginia Experiment,” May/June 2010). It’s now official: the first-term Democrat did not get reelected to his House seat in rural western Virginia. In a midterm election that saw big Republican gains, 28-year House veteran John Spratt ’69 (D-SC) was also unseated. And despite winning the GOP nomination, Alaska Republican Joe Miller ’95JD lost to Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski, who waged a write-in campaign. All told, the election resulted in two fewer Eli House members, for a total of ten; two new senators, for a total of eight; and two new governors.



*Jerry Brown ’64LLB, D–CA
*Mark Dayton ’69, D–MN


U.S. Senate

Michael Bennet ’93JD, D–CO 
*Richard Blumenthal ’73JD, D–CT
Sherrod Brown ’74, D–OH
*Chris Coons ’92MAR, ’92JD, D–DE
John Kerry ’66, D–MA
Amy Klobuchar ’82, D–MN
Joe Lieberman ’64, ’67LLB, I–CT
Sheldon Whitehouse ’78, D–RI

* = newly elected


U.S. House

Lois Capps ’64MAR, D–CA
Tom Cole ’74MA, R–OK
Brett Guthrie ’97MPPM, R–KY
Sheila Jackson Lee ’72, D–TX
Eleanor Holmes Norton ’63MA, ’64LLB, D–DC
David Price ’64BD, ’69PhD, D–NC 
Lamar Smith ’69, R–TX
Melvin Watt ’70JD, D–NC
David Wu ’82JD, D–OR
John Yarmuth ’69, D–KY  

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