By Philip Schieffelin
The midterm elections were held in the U.S. on Nov. 8, 2022. In Kansas, three U.S. House seats went to republicans, Tracy Mann, Jake LaTurner, and Ron Estes, and one seat went to democrat Sharice Davids. Jerry Moran (R) won the only Senate seat up for election. Laura Kelly (D) won the gubernatorial race against Derek Schmidt. All of the above were incumbents. In Arkansas, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R), U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (R), French Hill (R), Steve Womach (R), and Bruce Westerman (R), and Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) were all elected. In Colorado Jared Polis (D) and Michael Bennet (D) won reelections for Governor and Senator respectively while four other democrats and two republicans, with two undecideds, were elected for the U.S. House. Missouri saw U.S. Senator Eric Schmitt (R) win as well as six republican and two democrat U.S. Representatives. In Nebraska three U.S House seats went to republicans Mike Flood, Don Bacon, and Adrian Smith and Jim Pillen(R) won the gubernatorial race.
Oklahoma saw U.S. Senator Jim Lankford (R), U.S. Representatives Kevin Hern (R), Josh Brecheen (R), Frank Lucas (R), Tom Cole (R), and Stephanie Bice (R), and
Governor Kevin Stitt (R) elected. Texas saw 26 republican, and 13 democrat U.S. Representatives as well as Governor Greg Abbott (R) elected. California saw Governor Gavin Newsom (D) reelected. Ron DeSantis (R) won in a landslide victory for Florida governor and led many republican candidates to victory in that state. John Fetterman (D) won the U.S Senate seat in Pennsylvania in a very hot race leading up to the election. In Georgia the U.S. Senate election will go to a runoff between Raphael Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R) which could be put off for a month after election day. As of Nov. 14, 2022, Democrats were projected to have 5o seats in the Senate (with Georgia heading for a runoff election in December). No majority was declared in the House at time of printing.