Elections halfway through a president’s term historically don’t bode well for the president’s party. In the century since voters began electing US senators, the president’s party has only gained seats in either the Senate or House a handful of times (and only both chambers twice).

Pennsylvania primary results

Senate: Pennsylvania Primary Results (R) Key Race

Candidate(s) % Votes
Barnette %
Bartos %
Bochetto %
Gale %
McCormick %
Oz %
Sands %

Senate: Pennsylvania Primary Results (D) Key Race

Candidate(s) % Votes
Fetterman %
Kenyatta %
Khalil %
Lamb %

North Carolina primary results

House District 11: North Carolina Primary Results (R) Key Race

Candidate(s) % Votes
Burril %
Cawthorn Incumbent %
Edwards %
Honeycutt %
Nevarez %
O'Connell %
Sluder %
Woodhouse %

House District 11: North Carolina Primary Results (D)

Candidate(s) % Votes
Beach-Ferrara %
Carey %
Dean %
Gutierrez %
Hess %
Lunsford %

Kentucky primary results

Senate: Kentucky Primary Results (D)

Candidate(s) % Votes
Blanton %
Booker %
Gao %
Merrill %

Senate: Kentucky Primary Results (R)

Candidate(s) % Votes
Blankenship %
Fredrick %
Hamilton %
Paul Incumbent %
Schiess %
Stainfield %

Idaho primary results

Governor: Idaho Primary Results (R) Key Race

Candidate(s) % Votes
Bradshaw %
Cannady %
Humphreys %
Jackson %
Little Incumbent %
Marie %
McGeachin %
Usabel %

Governor: Idaho Primary Results (D)

Candidate(s) % Votes
Heidt %
Write-ins %

Oregon primary results

House District 5: Oregon Primary Results (D) Key Race

Candidate(s) % Votes
McLeod-Skinner %
Schrader Incumbent %

House District 5: Oregon Primary Results (R)

Candidate(s) % Votes
Chavez-DeRemer %
Crumpacker %
Di Paola %
Oatman %
Roses %

The May 17th primaries

Guide to the 2022 midterms

The battle for control

The Democrats’ majority in Congress is razor-thin: The Senate is a 50-50 split (with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote giving them the advantage) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s control of the House rests on a slim margin. In 2022, all 435 House seats and 34 of the 100 Senate seats are on the ballot. Additionally, 36 out of 50 states will elect governors.

Redistricting

Updates on proposed congressional maps – and whether they might benefit Democrats or Republicans in the 2022 midterms and beyond.

Voting rights: Expansion vs. restriction

Many states are changing their voting rules ahead of the midterms.

Early eyes on 2024

Retirements

Retirements are not a perfect indicator of future midterm outcomes, but they’re a sign. A wave of retirements has hit the House Democratic Caucus this election cycle. The party that has had more elected officials retiring from public office has lost seats in eight of the last 12 midterm cycles since 1974, according to CNN’s Harry Enten.