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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 a presidential…

2022 Election Preview (October 7, 2022): Close and Contested

October 7, 2022 · 2:30 PM EDT

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

With one month to go before Election Day, there’s an emerging theme in the fight for Congress: it’s close. 

Not only do Republicans need a net gain of just one seat for Senate control and five seats for a House majority, but the individual…

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…

House Updates (October 7, 2022)

October 7, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large (Mary Peltola, D).
Trump 53%. The circumstances of this race haven’t changed much since the special election in August, and that’s good news for Peltola. Republicans Nick Begich III and Sarah Palin continue to attack each other, meaning nobody is attacking Peltola, who is popular…

Gubernatorial Updates (October 7, 2022)

October 7, 2022 · 2:27 PM EDT

Oklahoma. Kevin Stitt (R), elected 2018 (54%). Stitt should win re-election in a state as bright red as Oklahoma. But he’s going to have to work harder for it than the state’s partisan lean suggests. Two recent polls show Stitt in a margin-of-error race with state Superintendent of Education Joy…

New Mexico 2: New Democratic Poll Shows Tight Race

by Erin Covey October 4, 2022 · 2:00 PM EDT

After flipping New Mexico’s 2nd District in 2020, GOP Rep. Yvette Herrell is locked in a competitive race with Gabe Vasquez, a former Las Cruces city councilmember. The massive district, which stretches across the southern half of the state, is more favorable to Democrats after redistricting,…

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…