2022 United States Senate elections

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2022 United States Senate elections

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Class 3 (34 of the 100) seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority

2022 US Senate map.png
Seats up for election:
     Democratic incumbent      Republican incumbent
     Retiring Republican      No election
     Incumbent unknown

Elections to the United States Senate will be held on November 8, 2022 with 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested in regular elections, the winners of which will serve six-year terms in the United States Congress from January 3, 2023 to January 3, 2029. Senators are divided into three groups, or Classes, whose terms are staggered so that a different class is elected every two years. Class 3 Senators were last elected in 2016, and will be up for election again in 2022.

Partisan composition[edit]

All 34 Class 3 Senators are up for election in 2022; Class 3 currently consists of 12 Democrats and 22 Republicans. If vacancies occur in Class 1 or Class 2 Senate seats, the state might require a special election to take place during the 118th Congress, possibly concurrently with the other 2022 Senate elections.

Parties Total
Democratic Republican Independent Unknown
Before these elections TBD TBD TBD 1 100
Not up TBD TBD TBD 0 66
Class 1 (20182024) 21 10 2 0 33
Class 2 (20202026) TBD TBD TBD 0 33
Up 12 21 0 1 34
Class 3 (2016→2022) 12 21 0 1 34
Special: Class 1 & 2 0 0 0 0 0
General election
Incumbent retiring TBD TBD 0 TBD
Incumbent running TBD TBD 0 TBD

Change in composition[edit]

Each block represents one of the one hundred seats in the U.S. Senate. "D#" is a Democratic senator, "I#" is an Independent senator, and "R#" is a Republican senator. They are arranged so that the parties are separated and a majority is clear by crossing the middle.

Before the elections[edit]

Each block indicates an incumbent senator's actions going into the election.

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22
Undeclared
Calif.
D23
Undeclared
Colo.
D24
Undeclared
Conn.
D25
Undeclared
Hawaii
D26
Undeclared
Ill.
D27
Undeclared
Md.
D28
Undeclared
Nev.
D29
Undeclared
N.H.
D30
Undeclared
N.Y.
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
I2 I1 D33
Undeclared
Wash.
D32
Undeclared
Vt.
D31
Undeclared
Ore.
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020

Undeclared
Ariz.
Majority →
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
R31
Retiring
Wisc.
R30
Retiring
N.C.
R29
Undeclared
Utah
R28
Undeclared
S.Dak.
R27
Undeclared
S.C.
R26
Undeclared
Pa.
R25
Undeclared
Okla.
R24
Undeclared
Ohio
R23
Undeclared
N.Dak.
R22
Undeclared
Mo.
R21
Undeclared
La.
R20
Undeclared
Ky.
R19
Undeclared
Kans.
R18
Undeclared
Iowa
R17
Undeclared
Ind.
R16
Undeclared
Idaho
R15
Undeclared
Ga.
R14
Undeclared
Fla.
R13
Undeclared
Ark.
R12
Undeclared
Alaska
R11
Undeclared
Ala.
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

After the elections[edit]

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 I1 I2 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Majority →
TBD
TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD TBD TBD
TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Key:
D# Democratic
R# Republican
I# Independent, caucusing with Democrats

Potentially competitive races[edit]

Potentially competitive Republican-held seats up for election in 2022 include Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Georgia, as well as the stretch-states of Kentucky, South Carolina, Kansas, Louisiana, Alaska and Indiana. Democratic-held seats in Colorado, Nevada and New Hampshire[1] could also be competitive.

Race summary[edit]

State
(linked to
summaries below)
Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Alabama Richard Shelby Republican 1986
1992
1998
2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Alaska Lisa Murkowski Republican 2002 (Appointed)
2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Arizona TBD TBD 2020 (Special) Incumbent unknown, to be determined in the 2020 special election. None yet.
Arkansas John Boozman Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
California Kamala Harris Democratic 2016 Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Colorado Michael Bennet Democratic 2009 (Appointed)
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Connecticut Richard Blumenthal Democratic 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Florida Marco Rubio Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Georgia Johnny Isakson Republican 2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Hawaii Brian Schatz Democratic 2012 (Appointed)
2014 (Special)
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Idaho Mike Crapo Republican 1998
2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Illinois Tammy Duckworth Democratic 2016 Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Indiana Todd Young Republican 2016 Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Iowa Chuck Grassley Republican 1980
1986
1992
1998
2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Kansas Jerry Moran Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Kentucky Rand Paul Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Louisiana John Neely Kennedy Republican 2016 Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Maryland Chris Van Hollen Democratic 2016 Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Missouri Roy Blunt Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto Democratic 2016 Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
New Hampshire Maggie Hassan Democratic 2016 Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
New York Chuck Schumer Democratic 1998
2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. Sam Seder (Democratic)[2]
North Carolina Richard Burr Republican 2004
2010
2016
Incumbent retiring.[3] None yet.
North Dakota John Hoeven Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Ohio Rob Portman Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Oklahoma James Lankford Republican 2014 (Special)
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Oregon Ron Wyden Democratic 1996 (Special)
1998
2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Pennsylvania Pat Toomey Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
South Carolina Tim Scott Republican 2013 (Appointed)
2014 (Special)
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
South Dakota John Thune Republican 2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Utah Mike Lee Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Vermont Patrick Leahy Democratic 1974
1980
1986
1992
1998
2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Washington Patty Murray Democratic 1992
1998
2004
2010
2016
Incumbent's intent unknown. None yet.
Wisconsin Ron Johnson Republican 2010
2016
Incumbent retiring.[4] None yet.

Alabama[edit]

Six-term Republican incumbent Richard Shelby was re-elected in 2016.

Alaska[edit]

Three-term Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski was re-elected in 2016. Former Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and Fox News host Laura Ingraham are considering primary challenges to Murkowski.[5]

Arizona[edit]

Six-term Senator and Republican presidential nominee in 2008 John McCain was re-elected in 2016. However, McCain died on August 25, 2018, leaving his seat temporarily vacant, and the incumbent of the 2022 election is unknown. Jon Kyl was appointed to continue the term, but Kyl announced his intention to let someone else be elected to finish the term. Kyl resigned the office on December 31, 2018. He was succeeded by Martha McSally, appointed by Governor Doug Ducey.

This seat will be contested in a special election in 2020. The winner of the special election will be the incumbent for the 2022 election and will likely run for a full term.

Arkansas[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent John Boozman was re-elected in 2016.

California[edit]

One-term Democratic incumbent Kamala Harris was elected in 2016.

Published author Erin Cruz announced she would challenge Senator Harris in 2022

Colorado[edit]

Two-term Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet was re-elected in 2016.

Connecticut[edit]

Two-term Democratic incumbent Richard Blumenthal was re-elected in 2016.

Florida[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent Marco Rubio was re-elected in 2016.

Georgia[edit]

Three-term Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson was re-elected in 2016.

Hawaii[edit]

One-term Democratic incumbent Brian Schatz was appointed to the Senate in 2012, and he won his first full term in 2016.

Idaho[edit]

Four-term Republican incumbent Mike Crapo was re-elected in 2016.

Illinois[edit]

One-term Democratic incumbent Tammy Duckworth won election in 2016.

Indiana[edit]

One-term Republican incumbent Todd Young was elected in 2016.

Iowa[edit]

Seven-term Republican incumbent Chuck Grassley was re-elected in 2016.

Kansas[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent Jerry Moran was re-elected in 2016.

Kentucky[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent Rand Paul was re-elected in 2016.

Louisiana[edit]

One-term Republican incumbent John Neely Kennedy was first elected in 2016.

Maryland[edit]

One-term Democratic incumbent Chris Van Hollen was first elected in 2016.

Missouri[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent Roy Blunt was re-elected in 2016.

Nevada[edit]

One-term Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto was first elected in 2016.

New Hampshire[edit]

One-term Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan was first elected in 2016.

New York[edit]

Four-term Democratic incumbent Chuck Schumer was re-elected in 2016. Majority Report host Sam Seder has expressed interest in challenging Schumer in the Democratic primary.[6]

North Carolina[edit]

Three-term Republican incumbent Richard Burr was re-elected in 2016. Burr has pledged to retire in 2022.[7] Former Governor Pat McCrory is a potential Republican candidate.[8]

North Dakota[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent John Hoeven was re-elected in 2016.

Ohio[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent Rob Portman was re-elected in 2016.

Oklahoma[edit]

One-term Senator James Lankford won the 2014 special election to serve the remainder of former Senator Tom Coburn's term, and Lankford won election to his first full term in 2016.

Oregon[edit]

Four-term Democratic incumbent Ron Wyden was re-elected in 2016.

Pennsylvania[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent Pat Toomey was re-elected in 2016.

South Carolina[edit]

One-term Republican incumbent Tim Scott was appointed in 2013, and won election to his first full term in 2016.

South Dakota[edit]

Three-term Republican incumbent John Thune was re-elected in 2016.

Utah[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent Mike Lee was re-elected in 2016.

Vermont[edit]

Eight-term Democratic incumbent Patrick Leahy was re-elected in 2016.

Washington[edit]

Five-term Democratic incumbent Patty Murray was re-elected in 2016.

Wisconsin[edit]

Two-term Republican incumbent Ron Johnson was re-elected in 2016. Johnson has pledged to retire in 2022.[4]

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth (R) has expressed an interest in running for the Senate,[9] as has former Governor Scott Walker.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kondik, Kyle (October 5, 2017). "The Republican Senate Edge". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  2. ^ The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder, HISTORIC: Sam Seder Announces 2020 Campaign, retrieved January 26, 2019
  3. ^ https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article90756562.html
  4. ^ a b Carney, Jordain (October 10, 2016). "Ron Johnson pledges to retire after serving one more Senate term". The Hill. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/05/sarah-palin-taunts-sen-lisa-murkowski-ahead-brett-kavanaugh-vote/1536750002/
  6. ^ The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder, HISTORIC: Sam Seder Announces 2020 Campaign, retrieved January 26, 2019
  7. ^ Campbell, Colin (July 20, 2016). "US Sen. Richard Burr says 2016 will be his last run for elected office". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Morrill, Jim (January 2, 2019). "Pat McCrory rules out 9th District run – but he's considering two other campaigns". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Schenek, Dan (March 17, 2017). "Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says he may run for Ron Johnson's U.S. Senate seat in 5 years". Radio 620 WTMJ. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  10. ^ Marley, Patrick (January 4, 2019). "Wisconsin's ousted Gov. Scott Walker says he may run for governor or Senate in 4 years". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved January 4, 2019.