Americans head to the polls today to cast their ballots in the 2022 midterm elections, which will determine which party controls both chambers of Congress, as well as key governor’s races around the country.
Control of the Senate could come down to six states with tightly-contested races: Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Georgia and Pennsylvania have both attracted national attention due to the closeness of each race and the profiles of their candidates. In Georgia, Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock faces off against Republican challenger and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, while in Pennsylvania, celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz (R) is running against Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman (D).
Politico forecasts that while the Senate remains a toss-up, the House will likely flip Republican, with competitive races in five states (Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) still up for grabs.
Politico also predicts that after today’s results, most Americans will live in states led by Democratic governors, which could spell good news for New York’s incumbent Kathy Hochul, who is in a competitive race with Republican challenger Lee Zeldin.
Among this year’s governor’s races are two that could give the U.S. its first out lesbian governor. In Oregon, former state House Speaker Tina Kotek (D) is in a close race for governor against two opponents, a Republican and an unaffiliated candidate.
And in Massachusetts, the state’s Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey (and GO Woman We Love 2022) is the heavy favorite to prevail in the governor’s race against Republican Geoff Diehl.
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