Midterms 2022: Stay on top of June Primaries and Beyond
May 23rd, 2022
By Pro Team
With recent elections in Ohio and Indiana now behind us, the 2022 midterm primaries are in full swing. With a third of the U.S. Senate and the entire House up for election, the outcomes of the 2022 midterm elections will determine the control of Congress. Furthermore, 36 states are holding gubernatorial races this November. You as a policy professional need powerful tools to keep track of high-stakes races, primary upsets, and political drama that could impact your legislative agenda.
How to keep track of all the races?
Every policy professional needs to keep a close eye on swing districts and dynamic issues that will influence the outcomes of the midterms. POLITICO Pro has expanded its editorial coverage and redesigned the Campaign Races Dashboard to help Pro subscribers stay ahead of this election season. Pro subscribers have access to real-time intelligence, expert analysis, and policy tools through one platform that helps subscribers see the big picture, home in on what’s important, and stay ahead.
The Texas primary on March 1 kicked off the 2022 midterm election season. The midterms picked up again on May 3 with Ohio and Indiana primaries. A dozen states hold primaries in May, including North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Alabama.
On May 2, 2022, POLITICO Pro rolled out new enhancements to the Campaign Races Dashboard. The new dashboard features 50-state House and Senate map views that help subscribers keep an eye on all federal races, vulnerable members, swing districts, and the issues that will help define the upcoming 118th Congress. Users can quickly locate incumbent and challenger candidate bios and their party affiliations through the dashboard. Primary election results, campaign expenditures, and fundraising data are updated throughout the election season.
The interactive maps also feature race rating information, forecasted by POLITICO’s campaign experts, that reflects the current trajectories of federal races. The Senate map also features two separate views for incumbents and POLITICO’s forecasted winners.
What are the key issues, and how will they influence elections?
Campaigns News (available only to Pro subscribers) is a one-stop source for all the latest election coverage and analysis of the news and issues at stake to help policy professionals understand the impact of election outcomes. Several key issues, from the economy to health care costs, may determine whether the Democrats can hold onto their control of Congress or Republicans take over. Here are some of the topics that PRO subscribers are reading:
How will redistricting influence the 2022 midterms?
Redistricting is the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative boundaries. It happens every ten years after a census and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Redistricting aims to create districts of equal populations and ensure equal representation. Final Congressional district maps are still being determined in New York, New Hampshire, Missouri, and Kansas. POLITICO’s interactive Redistricting feature provides detailed analyses of what new district lines could mean for the balance of Congress over the next decade.
The midterms this year will take place against the backdrop of inflation fears, an ongoing global pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, debate over abortion rights, and other contentious domestic issues. Subscribers of POLITICO Pro have a new interactive dashboard and exclusive election coverage and analysis from the nation’s top nonpartisan newsroom to help them navigate upcoming races. Learn more.