U.S. Senate Races, 2022 Overview and Links                                                       

                                                    updated  June 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.  They have been able to accomplish some of their objectives, such as passing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden on Nov. 15, 2021.  However other ambitious plans have been stymied, most notably the wide-ranging Build Back Better proposals, in part because of opposition from within their own caucus from moderate Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ).  On the Republican side, former President Donald Trump has made more than a dozen endorsements in Senate races as he seeks 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 will depend on the quality of the challengers who emerge from the primaries.
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

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

19-MD

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

9-CT
9-VT

13-HI

16-AK

23-FL

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.



Primary
DEMOCRATIC incumbents (14)
REPUBLICAN challenger
THIRD PARTY/INDEP.
AZ
Aug. 2
Mark Kelly


CA
June 7
Alex Padilla Mark Meuser

CO
June 28
Michael Bennet
Joe O'Dea
Brian Peotter (L)
Frank Atwood (AVP)
CT
Aug. 9
Richard Blumenthal


GA
May 24
Raphael Warnock
Herschel Walker
Chase Oliver (L)
HI
Aug. 13
Brian Schatz


IL
June 28
Tammy Duckworth Kathy Salvi
Bill Redpath (L)
MD
July 19
Chris Van Hollen

NV
June 14
Catherine Cortez Masto
Adam Laxalt
Barry Rubinson (IAP)
Neil Scott (L)
JJ Destin (I)
NH
Sept. 13
Maggie Hassan

NY
June 28
Chuck Schumer
Joe Pinion

OR
May 17
Ron Wyden
Jo Rae Perkins
Dan Pulju (PGP)
Jo Rae Perkins (C)
VT
Aug. 9
Pat Leahy   ...[1974] announced Nov. 15, 2021 will not seek re-election (>)

WA
Aug. 2
Patty Murray




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

Lisa Murkowski

AR
May 24
Natalie James
John Boozman
Kenneth Cates (L)
FL
Aug. 23
Val Demings
Marco Rubio   Dennis Misigoy (L)
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

Jerry Moran

KY
May 17
Charles Booker
Rand Paul
David Biery (L)
LA
Nov. 8

John Kennedy
...general Dec. 10
MO
Aug. 2

Roy Blunt  ...[2010] announced Mar. 8, 2021 will not seek re-election (1, 2)
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)
ND
June 14
Katrina Christianson
John Hoeven

OH
May 3
Tim Ryan
Rob Portman ...[2010] announced Jan. 25, 2021 will not seek re-election (>J.D. Vance
Dominic J. LaCavera Jr. (L)

OK
June 28
runoff:
Aug. 23

runoff: Horn Madison Horn vs. Jason Bollinger
James Lankford
Kenneth Blevins (L)
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 vs. T.W. Shannon
Robert Murphy (L)
PA
May 17
John Fetterman
Pat Toomey  ...[2010] announced Oct. 5, 2020 will not seek re-election (>)   
Mehmet Oz
Erik Gerhardt (L)
SC
June 14
runoff
June 28
runoff: Krystle Matthews
d
Catherine Fleming Bruce
Tim Scott

SD
June 7
Brian Bengs
John Thune

UT
June 28

Mike Lee
Evan McMullin (I)
Tommy Williams (IAP)
Jimmy Hansen (L)
WI
Aug. 9

Ron Johnson



Pre-Primary: Incumbents and Retirements


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