Senate News & Analysis

Inside Elections- DecisionDeskHQ Election Night Livestream

November 8, 2022 · 10:39 AM EST

On Election Night, Inside Elections is partnering with DecisionDeskHQ for a livestream on YouTube

You’ll get key race calls from DDHQ and nonpartisan analysis from Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin, Erin Covey, Ryan Matsumoto, and Bradley Wascher of Inside Elections, Mary Ellen McIntire of CQ Roll Call and Leah Askarinam,…

12 Dates that Define the 2022 Midterm Elections

by Nathan L. Gonzales November 7, 2022 · 1:25 PM EST

The votes haven't been counted yet and the results aren't yet known, but it’s not too early to take a look back at the key dates that have defined the 2022 midterm cycle. 

Some historic moments, such as the confirmation of the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, aren’t…

Senate Updates (November 3, 2022)

November 3, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Lisa Murkowski (R) appointed 2002, elected 2004 (49%), 2010 (39% as a write-in), 2016 (44%). Kelly Tshibaka, the Trump-endorsed former Alaska Department of Administration commissioner, is getting some air cover from an allied super PAC in the closing weeks of the race, but she’s still being outspent massively by…

Senate Updates (October 21, 2022)

October 21, 2022 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alaska. Lisa Murkowski (R) appointed 2002, elected 2004 (49%), 2010 (39% as a write-in), 2016 (44%). Former President Donald Trump is mad about the Mitch McConnell-affiliated Senate Leadership Fund spending millions to support Murkowski over Trump’s candidate, former state official Kelly Tshibaka. But even as the former president dips into…

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…