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How is a senator elected?
Last Updated: 15th February, 2020
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Then, are senators elected by popular vote?
United States senators have been elected directly by voters since 1913. Prior to that time, state legislatures chose the state's senators. Each year from 1893 to 1902 a constitutional amendment to elect senators by popular vote was proposed in Congress.
Similarly, what is difference between Congress and Senate? Another difference is who they represent. Senators represent their entire states, but members of the House represent individual districts. Today, Congress consists of 100 senators (two from each state) and 435 voting members of the House of Representatives.
Consequently, how are US senators elected?
Senators are elected via a statewide vote and representatives by voters in each congressional district. Each of the 100 members of the Senate is elected to serve a six-year term representing the people of their state. Each state, regardless of its size, has two senators.
Who beat Claire McCaskill?
On November 2, 2004, McCaskill lost to her Republican opponent, then-Secretary of State Matt Blunt in the general election by a margin of 51% to 48%. McCaskill's loss to Blunt was the first defeat in her twenty-year political career.