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U.S. House Races,
May 11, 2022
Conventional wisdom is that Republicans will achieve significant gains in the mid-terms and hold the majority in the 118th Congress. Even with redistricting (>) following the Census, there are relatively few competitive seats (see Monopoly Politics). Six states have gained seats due to reapportionment—TX +2 (36 to 38), CO +1 (7 to 8), FL +1 (27 to 28), MT +1 (1 to 2), NC +1 (13 to 14), OR +1 (5 to 6); seven states each lost one seat—CA (53 to 52), IL (18 to 17), MI (14 to 13), NY (27 to 26), OH (16 to 15), PA (18 to 17), WV (3 to 2).
Vacancies and Special Elections 2019-20
LA-5—Luke Letlow (R) died Dec. 29, 2020, before sworn in. Special election Mar. 20, 2021 (no runoff needed). Julia Letlow (R) elected.
LA-2—Cedric Richmond (D)
resigned effective Jan. 15, 2021. Special
election primary Mar. 20, 2021, runoff Apr. 24,
2021. Troy Carter (D) elected.
TX-6—Ron Wright (R) died Feb. 7,
2021. Special election May 1, 2021. Jake
Ellzey (R) elected.
OH-11—Marcia Fudge (D) resigned
effective Mar. 11, 2021. Special election
primary Aug. 3, 2021, general Nov. 2, 2021. Shontel
Brown (D) elected.
NM-1—Deb Haaland (D) resigned
effective Mar. 16, 2021. Special election June
1, 2021. Melanie Stansbury (D)
FL-20—Alcee Hastings (D) died
Apr. 6, 2021. Special election primary Nov. 2,
2021; general election Jan. 11, 2022. Sheila
Cherfilus-McCormick (D) elected.
OH-15—Steve Stivers (R) resigned
effective May 16, 2021. Special election
primary Aug. 3, 2021, general election Nov. 2,
2021. Mike Carey (R) elected.
CA-22—Devin Nunes (R) resigned
effective Jan. 3, 2022. Special election
primary Apr. 5, 2022; runoff June 7, 2022.
MN-1—Jim Hagedorn (R) died Feb.
17, 2022. Special election primary May 24,
2022, general election Aug. 9, 2022.
AK-AL—Don Young (R) died Mar.
18, 2022. Special election primary June 11,
2022 (top four), general election Aug. 16, 2022
NE-1—Jeff Fortenberry (R)
resigned effective Mar. 31, 2022. Special
election June 28, 2022.
TX-34—Filomen Vela (D) resigned effective Mar. 31, 2022. Special election June 14, 2022.
NY-23—Tom Reed (R), who had
already announced he would not seek re-election,
resigned on May 10, 2022. Special election
Running for Other Office
(14 - 8D, 6R)
Governor: Democrats - Charlie Crist (D-FL), Tom Suozzi (D-NY); Republicans - Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
Other Statewide Office: Democrats -
AG-Anthony Brown (D-MD); Republicans: SOS-Jody
Hice (R-GA), AG-Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
U.S. Senate: Democrats - Val Demings
(D-FL), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Conor Lamb (D-PA), Peter Welch
(D-VT); Republicans - Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Billy
Long (R-MO), Ted Budd (R-NC)
Mayor: Karen Bass (D-CA)
Defeated in Primaries
West Virginia lost one seat due to reapportionment. In
the May 10, 2022 primary for the new WV-2, Alex Mooney (R),
who represents the old WV-2, defeated David McKinley (R)
who represents the old WV-1.
Not Returning for the 118th Congress
D-G. K. Butterfield
D-Eddie Bernice Johnson
R-Fred Upton (MI)
D-Peter DeFazio (OR)
D-Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
D-Bobby Rush (IL)
D-Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
D-Mike Doyle (PA)
D-David Price (NC)
R-Kevin Brady (TX)
D-Ron Kind (WI)
D-Jim Langevin (RI)
D-Tim Ryan (OH)
D-Jim Cooper (TN)**
D-G. K. Butterfield (NC)
R-Louie Gohmert (TX)
D-Albo Sires (NJ)
D-Jerry McNerney (CA)
D-Ed Perlmutter (CO)
D-John Yarmuth (KY)
D-Peter Welch (VT)
D-Jackie Speier (CA)
D-Ted Deutch (FL)
R-Tom Reed (NY)
R-Mo Brooks (AL)
D-Karen Bass (CA)
R-Adam Kinzinger (IL)
R-Vicky Hartzler (MO)
R-Billy Long (MO)
R-Bob Gibbs (OH)
R-David McKinley (WV)*
D-Alan Lowenthal (CA)
D-Cheri Bustos (IL)
R-Jody Hice (GA)
D-Brenda Lawrence (MI)
R-John Katko (NY)
D-Kathleen Rice (NY)
R-Lee Zeldin (NY)
D-Charlie Crist (FL)
D-Val Demings (FL)
D-Stephanie Murphy (FL)
R-Trey Hollingsworth (IN)
D-Anthony Brown (MD)
D-Tom Suozzi (NY)
R-Ted Budd (NC)
D-Conor Lamb (PA)
R-Fred Keller (PA)
D-Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ)**
R-Anthony Gonzalez (OH)
R-Van Taylor (TX)
*Defeated in primary.
**Kirkpatrick and Cooper served previous stints in Congress as well.