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Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairs



Chapter 1: Campaign Committee Chairpersons
Chapter 2: National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairpersons
Chapter 3: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairpersons

Campaign Committee Chairpersons

Democrats and Republicans in the Senate appoint campaign committees to raise funds for congressional elections. Chaired by senators, these committees distribute funds to senators and promising candidates.

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairpersons
SenatorSenate Service
TownsendJohn G. Townsend, Jr. (R-DE) 1 1936–1949
BrewsterRalph O. Brewster (R-ME) 1949–1951
BridgesStyles Bridges (R-NH) 1951–1953
DirksenEverett M. Dirksen (R-IL) 1953–1955
GoldwaterBarry M. Goldwater (R-AZ) 1955–1956
SchoeppelAndrew F. Schoeppel (R-KS) 1956–1959
GoldwaterBarry M. Goldwater (R-AZ) 1959–1963
MortonThruston B. Morton (R-KY) 1963–1967
MurphyGeorge L. Murphy (R-CA) 1967–1969
TowerJohn G. Tower (R-TX) 1969–1971
DominickPeter H. Dominick (R-CO) 1971–1973
BrockWilliam E. Brock III (R-TN) 1973–1975
StevensTed Stevens (R-AK) 1975–1977
PackwoodRobert W. Packwood (R-OR) 1977–1979
HeinzHenry J. Heinz III (R-PA) 1979–1981
PackwoodRobert W. Packwood (R-OR) 1981–1983
LugarRichard G. Lugar (R-IN) 1983–1985
HeinzHenry J. Heinz III (R-PA) 1985–1987
BoschwitzRudy Boschwitz (R-MN) 1987–1989
NicklesDonald L. Nickles (R-OK) 1989–1991
GrammPhil Gramm (R-TX) 1991–1995
D'AmatoAlfonse M. D'Amato (R-NY) 1995–1997
McConnellMitch McConnell (R-KY) 1997–2001
FristWilliam H. Frist (R-TN) 2001–2003
AllenGeorge Allen (R-VA) 2003–2005
DoleElizabeth H. Dole (R-NC) 2005–2007
EnsignJohn E. Ensign (R-NV) 2007–2008
CornynJohn Cornyn (R-TX) 2009–2013
MoranJerry Moran (R-KS) 2013–2015
WickerRoger F. Wicker (R-MS) 2015–2017
GardnerCory Gardner (R-CO) 2017–2019
YoungTodd Young (R-IN) 2019–present

1 Townsend lost his bid for reelection in 1940 but the Conference elected him as chairman of the Campaign Committee in February 1941, a position he continued to hold until 1949.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairpersons
SenatorTerm
BrownPrentiss M. Brown (D-MI) 1937–1939
GreenTheodore F. Green (D-RI) 1939–1941
GuffeyJoseph F. Guffey (D-PA) 1941–1943
O'MahoneyJoseph C. O'Mahoney (D-WY) 1943–1947
LucasScott W. Lucas (D-IL) 1947–1949
AndersonClinton Presba Anderson (D-NM) 1949–1953
ClementsEarle C. Clements (D-KY) 1953–1957
SmathersGeorge A. Smathers (D-FL) 1957–1961
HartkeRupert V. Hartke (D-IN) 1961–1963
MagnusonWarren G. Magnuson (D-WA) 1963–1967
MuskieEdmund S. Muskie (D-ME) 1967–1969
InouyeDaniel K. Inouye (D-HI) 1969–1971
HollingsFritz Hollings (D-SC) 1971–1973
BentsenLloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. (D-TX) 1973–1976
JohnstonJohn B. Johnston, Jr. (D-LA) 1976–1977
FordWendell H. Ford (D-KY) 1977–1983
BentsenLloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. (D-TX) 1983–1985
MitchellGeorge J. Mitchell (D-ME) 1985–1987
KerryJohn F. Kerry (D-MA) 1987–1989
BreauxJohn B. Breaux (D-LA) 1989–1991
RobbCharles S. Robb (D-VA) 1991–1993
GrahamBob Graham (D-FL) 1993–1995
KerreyJ. Robert Kerrey (D-NE) 1995–1999
TorricelliRobert G. Torricelli (D-NJ) 1999–2001
MurrayPatty Murray (D-WA) 2001–2003
CorzineJon S. Corzine (D-NJ) 2003–2005
SchumerCharles E. Schumer (D-NY) 2005–2008
MenendezRobert Menendez (D-NJ) 2008–2011
MurrayPatty Murray (D-WA) 2011–2013
BennetMichael F. Bennet (D-CO) 2013–2015
TesterJon Tester (D-MT) 2015–2017
Van HollenChris Van Hollen (D-MD) 2017–present