Senate News & Analysis

Midterm Elections Could Set Another Turnout Record This Year

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 12, 2022 · 12:06 PM EDT

In a rare moment of unity, Republicans and Democrats are poised to come together to set yet another turnout record in the 2022 elections.

Remember that the country set a modern record for turnout in a midterm election in 2018 with 50.1 percent and a modern record for turnout in…

Senate Updates (October 7, 2022)

October 7, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Lisa Murkowski (R) appointed 2002, elected 2004 (49%), 2010 (39% as a write-in), 2016 (44%). The Senate Leadership Fund has begun a $7.4 million ad blitz against Kelly Tshibaka, the Trump-endorsed challenger to Murkowski. The ads attack Tshibaka over a 2011 investigation into Tshibaka for overbilling hours…

2022 Election Preview (September 23, 2022): Don’t Count Republicans Out Yet

September 23, 2022 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Erin Covey and Jacob Rubashkin

This isn’t the midterm election Republicans envisioned, but the GOP can still reach their final goals.

Democrats have seen improvement in President Joe Biden’s job rating and the national generic ballot in the wake of the Dobbs decision, and they’ve…

Senate Updates (September 23, 2022)

September 23, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Lisa Murkowski (R) appointed 2002, elected 2004 (49%), 2010 (39% as a write-in), 2016 (44%). Fourth-place finisher Buzz Kelley, a Republican, dropped out of the race and endorsed GOP challenger Kelly Tshibaka but will still appear on the ballot. Tshibaka has also touted endorsements from the fifth and sixth…

Primary Results: New Hampshire, Rhode Island Choose Nominees in Key Races

by Erin Covey September 14, 2022 · 11:08 AM EDT

Three of the smallest states in the country were home to several key primaries on Tuesday night, finally bringing the 2022 primary season to a close.

New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Delaware provided nominees in one competitive Senate race, three competitive House races, and a race for governor, allowing both…

2022 Election Preview (September 9, 2022): Waiting on the World to Change

September 9, 2022 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin, and Erin Covey

Labor Day is the unofficial kickoff to campaign season, yet it feels like the 2022 elections are already in a holding pattern. 

For much of the cycle, this felt like a typical midterm election. President Joe Biden’s mediocre job rating looked…

Senate Updates (September 9, 2022)

September 9, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Lisa Murkowski (R) appointed 2002, elected 2004 (49%), 2010 (39% as a write-in), 2016 (44%). Of all the Republicans running for Senate this cycle, Murkowski may have had the best August of the bunch. In Alaska’s new all-party primary, Murkowski secured 45 percent of the vote, outpacing polling and…

Senate Majority is Up for Grabs

August 25, 2022 · 2:26 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Jacob Rubashkin

Republicans no longer have a clear advantage in the fight for the Senate. 

The fight for control of the Senate has always been more competitive than the fight for the House, and both parties had a similar number of vulnerable states. But the…

Report Shorts (August 4, 2022)

August 4, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

At-Large District Special.
A July 20-25 poll from Alaska Survey Research indicates a competitive race to succeed the late Rep. Don Young. Pollster Ivan Moore found Democrat Mary Peltola in front with 41 percent, followed by Republicans Nick Begich III (30 percent) and Sarah Palin (29 percent). The…

2022 Senate Overview (July 1, 2022): The Slog to the Majority

July 1, 2022 · 2:30 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin

Republicans are set up for sweeping success in the midterm elections, but it’s turning out to be a race by race slog to the Senate majority for the GOP. 

With a slumping economy and concerns about inflation, high gas prices, the supply chain,…