House News & Analysis

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…

House Updates (November 3, 2022)

November 3, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large District (Mary Peltola, D).
Trump 53%. Republican Nick Begich III finally began airing negative ads against Peltola, but it may be too late to tarnish the incumbent’s strong image across the state. Overall it was a solid two weeks for Peltola, who received an endorsement from GOP…

House Updates (October 21, 2022)

October 21, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large District (Mary Peltola, D).
Trump 53%. The DCCC recently signaled it would like outside groups to begin spending money against Republican candidate Nick Begich III — former Gov. Sarah Palin, also running, goes unmentioned. That’s likely because polling and the results of the August special election indicate…

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…

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 across the…

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, making Herrell one of…

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…

House Updates (September 23, 2022)

September 23, 2022 · 2:28 PM EDT

Alaska.
At-Large (Mary Peltola, D). Trump 53%. New data from the Alaska Division of Elections confirms what polling suggested: if Sarah Palin, and not Nick Begich, had been eliminated in last month’s ranked choice special election, then Begich would have handily defeated Peltola in the instant runoff. But Begich…

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…