What are some names of senators from the East Coast?


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A few of the more prominent Senators from the East Coast of the United States, as of 2015, include Marco Rubio from Florida, Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott from South Carolina, and Patrick Leahy from Vermont. Thirty-two senators represent the 16 East Coast states.

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The East Coast senators in 2015 include 26 men and six women, comprised of 20 Democrats, 10 Republicans and two Independents. Several have expressed an interest in or have already declared their candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.

The son of Cuban immigrants, Marco Rubio won his first senatorial election in 2010 and received almost immediate national attention. A Tea Party favorite, he launched his campaign for the 2016 presidential election in April of 2015. Elizabeth Warren is the first-term Democratic senator from Massachusetts, holding the seat of the late Senator Edward Kennedy. A former law professor, she identifies herself as a champion of the middle class.

Lindsey Graham is a Republican serving in the Senate since 2002 after serving eight years in the House of Representatives. Very pro-national defense, Graham announced his presidential candidacy in June of 2015. Tim Scott, also a Republican from South Carolina, is only the seventh African American elected to the U.S. Senate, and the first to be elected to both Houses of Congress. He emphasizes civil rights for all and the importance of focusing on unity as a nation.

Patrick Leahy is, as of July 2015, the most senior senator in the U.S. Senate. A Democrat, he began his senate career in 1974. He has been on numerous important committees during his tenure and served as president pro tempore from December 2012 to January 2015.

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