U.S. Senate Races, 2022 Overview and Links                                                       

                                                    updated  Sept. 29, 2022  

Current Balance:  50 Republicans, 48 Democrats and 2 Independents.   (I: Sanders-VT and King-ME)
35 seats at stake*:  14 held by Democrats, 21 by Republicans.
7 retirements*: 1 Democrat, 6 Republicans.

(D: Leahy-VT; R: Shelby-AL, Blunt-MO, Burr-NC, Portman-OH, Toomey-PA; Inhofe-OK)
*Includes a special election in Oklahoma, where Sen. James Inhofe (R) announced on Feb. 28 that he will retire effective Jan. 3, 2023 (+). 
See also:  DSCC  |  NRSC || Cook Political Report  |  Sabato's Crystal Ball  ||  politics1.com   ||  NCSL Primary Dates                  
2022  [LITERATURE]
Democrats have the narrowest of majorities in the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris holding the tie-breaking vote.  Despite Republican opposition to most of their major initiatives and tension within their own caucus from moderate Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), they have been able to accomplish some of their objectives, from the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden on Nov. 15, 2021 to the Inflation Reduction Act.  On the Republican side, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is working to reclaim a majority.  Former President Donald Trump, a McConnell critic, made quite a few endorsements in Senate races as he sought to continue his hold on the party (1, 2).  Conventional wisdom for 2022 is that Republicans will almost certainly win the majority in the House and likely reclaim the majority in the Senate as well.  Republicans are defending five open seats in 2022 compared to just one for the Democrats.  Ultimately, the outcome on Nov. 8 depends on the quality of the challengers who emerged from the primaries.

Primary
DEMOCRATIC incumbents (14)
REPUBLICAN challenger
THIRD PARTY/INDEP.
AZ
Aug. 2
Mark Kelly
Blake Masters
Marc J. Victor (L)
CA
June 7
Alex Padilla Mark Meuser

CO
June 28
Michael Bennet
Joe O'Dea
Brian Peotter (L)
Frank Atwood (AVP)
T.J. Cole (U)
CT
Aug. 9
Richard Blumenthal
Leora Levy
...
GA
May 24
Raphael Warnock
Herschel Walker
Chase Oliver (L)
HI
Aug. 13
Brian Schatz
Bob McDermott
Dan Decker (A)
Emma Pohlman (G)
Feena Bonoan (L)
IL
June 28
Tammy Duckworth Kathy Salvi
Bill Redpath (L)
MD
July 19
Chris Van Hollen Chris Chaffee
NV
June 14
Catherine Cortez Masto
Adam Laxalt
Barry Rubinson (IAP)
Neil Scott (L)
Barry Lindemann (I)
NH
Sept. 13
Maggie Hassan Don Bolduc
Jeremy Kauffman (L)
NY
June 28
Chuck Schumer
Joe Pinion
OR
May 17
Ron Wyden
Jo Rae Perkins
Dan Pulju (PGP)
Jo Rae Perkins (C)
John Newton (L)
Chris Henry (Prog.)
VT
Aug. 9
Pat Leahy   ...[1974] announced Nov. 15, 2021 will not seek re-election (>)
>Peter Welch
Gerald Malloy
Cris Ericson (I)
Kerry Raheb (I)
WA
Aug. 2
Patty Murray
Tiffany Smiley


Primary
DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLICAN incumbents (21)
AL
May 24
runoff:
June 21
Will Boyd
Richard Shelby  ...[1986] announced Feb. 8, 2021 will not seek re-election after 6 terms (>)
runoff: Katie Britt d. Mo Brooks
John Sophocleus (L)
AK
Aug. 16
Pat Chesbro
Lisa Murkowski
Kelly Tshibaka (R)
Buzz Kelley (R) 09/12
AR
May 24
Natalie James
John Boozman
Kenneth Cates (L)
FL
Aug. 23
Val Demings
Marco Rubio   Dennis Misigoy (L)
Steven B. Grant (NPA)
Tuan Nguyen (NPA)
ID
May 17
David Roth
Mike Crapo
Idaho Sierra Law (L)
Ray Writz (C)
Scott Cleveland (I)
IN
May 3
Tom McDermott Todd Young
James Sceniak (L)
IA
June 7
Mike Franken Chuck Grassley
KS
Aug. 2
Mark Holland
Jerry Moran
David Graham (L)
KY
May 17
Charles Booker
Rand Paul
LA
Nov. 8

John Kennedy
...general Dec. 10
MO
Aug. 2
Trudy Busch Valentine
Roy Blunt  ...[2010] announced Mar. 8, 2021 will not seek re-election (1, 2)
>Eric Schmitt
Paul Venable (C)
John Dine (L)
John Wood (I)
NC
May 17

Cheri Beasley
Richard Burr ...[2004] announced July 2016 will not seek re-election 
>Ted Budd
Shannon W. Bray (L)
Matthew Hoh (G)
ND
June 14
Katrina Christianson
John Hoeven
Rick Becker (I)
OH
May 3
Tim Ryan
Rob Portman ...[2010] announced Jan. 25, 2021 will not seek re-election (>
>J.D. Vance


OK
June 28
runoff:
Aug. 23

runoff: Madison Horn
d. J
ason Bollinger

James Lankford
Kenneth Blevins (L)
Michael L. Delaney (I)
OK
sp
June 28
runoff:
Aug. 23
Kendra Horn
Jim Inhofe  ...announced on Feb. 28, 2022 that he will retire effective Jan. 3, 2023 (>)
runoff: Markwayne Mullin d. T.W. Shannon
Robert Murphy (L)
Ray Woods (I)

PA
May 17
John Fetterman
Pat Toomey  ...[2010] announced Oct. 5, 2020 will not seek re-election (>)   
>Mehmet Oz
Erik Gerhardt (L)
Daniel Wassmer (K)
Richard L. Weiss (G)
SC
June 14
runoff
June 28
runoff: Krystle Matthews
d.
Catherine Fleming Bruce
Tim Scott
SD
June 7
Brian Bengs
John Thune
Tamara Lesnar (L)
UT
June 28

Mike Lee
Evan McMullin (I)
Tommy Williams (IAP)
Jimmy Hansen (L)
WI
Aug. 9
Mandela Barnes
Ron Johnson
Note: These lists do not include write-in candidates unless the candidate specifically writes to request inclusion.

 


 
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U.S. Senate Primary Dates

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.


3-IN
3-OH

17-ID
17-KY
17-NC
17-OR
17-PA

24-AL
24-AR
24-GA

7-CA
7-IA
7-SD

14-NV
14-ND
14-SC

21-AL runoff

28-CO
28-IL
28-MD*
28-NY
28-OK
28-UT
28-SC runoff

19-MD

2-AZ
2-KS
2-MO
2-WA

9-CT
9-VT
2-WI

13-HI

16-AK

23-FL
23-OK runoffs

13-NH


On Mar. 15, 2022, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued an order moving the primary date from June 28 to July 19.
...and LA on Nov. 8. 


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