Top Ten Worst U.S. Senate Candidates of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Roy Moore

Even without the scandals, he was pretty bad. He believed in theocracy and argued that all constitutional amendments before the 13th should be abolished, which would have meant a return to slavery. He was also involved in numerous conspiracy theories. He is literally the reason there was a Democratic Senator in Alabama from 2018 to 2021.

Easiest choice by far. This guy was a child predator. Whether it was consensual or not, that behavior was sick and disturbing. With any other candidate, the Republicans would have won. That's how awful this guy is.

2 Kelly Loeffler

Appointed by Brian Kemp after Johnny Isakson retired due to health issues, this woman was robotic. On top of that, her insider trading scandals only made it worse.

3 Raphael Warnock

He probably would have lost if his opponent hadn't been terrible. This guy had some nasty scandals, including running over his now-ex-wife's foot and covering up for a man who poured urine on kids at a camp. His campaign was well-run and focused on Loeffler's scandals, which prevented his own from coming to light. In 2022, they will probably bite him hard. "Radical Liberal" Raphael Warnock better watch out in 2022.

4 Kyrsten Sinema

I am talking about Sinema in 2018. She has vastly changed and would likely win re-election due to having swing voter appeal. However, in 2018, she could have lost due to her previous ties with a socialist party associated with the Green Party, as well as her statement that she doesn't care if citizens join the Taliban, and her calling Arizona the meth lab of the country. Nowadays, I think Sinema would win re-election because she has proved to be an all-around moderate who appeals to swing voters.

A great candidate in the general election, but she will probably be primaried by a more progressive candidate like Ruben Gallego.

5 Martha McSally

McSally has an appealing background as the first female fighter pilot, but she is not a good speaker and is a proven flip-flopper on issues. There is a good reason she lost both times.

6 Mitch McConnell Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is an American politician serving as Kentucky’s senior United States Senator and as Senate Majority Leader.

This miserable, turtle-faced old sack of bones has been holding Kentucky and America back for nearly 40 years, and he continues to slow America down.

7 Ted Cruz Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator from Texas since 2013. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
8 Jim Renacci

Jim Renacci didn't have skeletons in his closet like some others. He ran against Sherrod Brown of Ohio in 2018. He was practically a last-minute fill-in candidate after Mandel suddenly dropped out. Brown was the only Democrat to win statewide office in Ohio in 2018.

9 Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt has been elected senator for several terms in Missouri. He is an establishment neocon that few people in the state like. In 2016, Trump won the state comfortably, while Blunt won by less than three percent. That is simply because the people hate the guy.

10 Lindsey Graham
The Contenders
11 Rand Paul Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an American politician and physician. Since 2011, Paul has served in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Party representing Kentucky.
12 Ed Markey

This Democrat senator was generally unpopular with most people. The Democrat establishment tried to run Representative Joe Kennedy III to primary Markey. Kennedy had high-profile endorsements, including one from Nancy Pelosi. Democrats usually avoid trying to primary their incumbents, but this guy was not on good terms with most people. However, he did win his primary in 2020 and won re-election.

13 Lisa Murkowski

One of the most hated senators, she is a Rockefeller Republican (liberal Republican) in a deep red state. Democrats will never have a Joe Manchin type in a deep blue state. Murkowski will likely get primaried in 2022.

14 Maggie Hassan

Maggie Hassan, the former Democratic governor of New Hampshire and a current senator from that state, has extremely low approval ratings for both positions. New Hampshire dislikes incumbents, and if Chris Sununu runs, Hassan will almost certainly lose.

15 John Fetterman
16 Joe Biden Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from... read more
17 Mehmet Oz
18 Herschel Walker Herschel Walker is a former professional American football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist.
19 Ron Johnson
20 Kelly Tshibaka
21 Jane Timken
22 Richard Mourdock
23 Todd Akin
24 Kari Lake
25 Kamala Harris Kamala Devi Harris (born October 20th, 1964) is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president in American history.
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