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Midterm Elections 2022

See the latest news and polls for the midterm elections.

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Barnes wins Democratic Senate primary in Wisconsin, finalizing showdown with Ron Johnson

Mandela Barnes' projected victory, which had been all but certain after a trio of competitors dropped out, sets up a pivotal battleground race against Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.
Image: Mandela Barnes
Image: Mandela Barnes

Trump-backed Tim Michels wins the GOP nomination for governor in Wisconsin

Michels, who has embraced Trump's lies about election fraud, will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in what will be one of the top battleground state showdowns of the year.
Image: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Holds Election Night Event In Waukesha
Image: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Holds Election Night Event In Waukesha

With primary win, Becca Balint is likely to be Vermont’s first female and openly gay member of Congress

Balint, who won the Democratic primary for Vermont's lone House seat Tuesday, is heavily favored to win in November, which would make her the first woman to represent Vermont in Congress.
Vermont state Sen. Becca Balint, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Vermont's vacant U.S. House seat, speaks to voters in Colchester on July 24, 2022.
Vermont state Sen. Becca Balint, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Vermont's vacant U.S. House seat, speaks to voters in Colchester on July 24, 2022.

Democrats attack Ron Johnson over tax breaks and abortion in salvo of primary day ads

The ads attempt to paint Johnson as an out-of-touch politician who has spent so much time in Washington that he’s dishing out tax breaks to his donors and himself.
Image: Ron Johnson
Image: Ron Johnson

In tight and tense Wisconsin GOP governor race, Kleefisch, Michels close with a brawl

The final days of the GOP primary in the pivotal battleground have turned into a fierce clash pitting Trump against the state’s establishment Republicans.
Rebecca Kleefisch and Tim Michels during a televised Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial debate on July 24, 2022, in Milwaukee.
Rebecca Kleefisch and Tim Michels during a televised Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial debate on July 24, 2022, in Milwaukee.

Republicans in Wisconsin embrace family leave in wake of near-total abortion ban

Candidates neck and neck in the GOP primary for governor said they now support a policy more commonly backed by Democrats as Republicans nationwide see signs of a backlash to restrictions on abortion rights.
Rebecca Kleefisch, Tim Michels.
Rebecca Kleefisch, Tim Michels.

Tudor Dixon launches gender-based attack in historic Michigan governor’s race

The GOP nominee has sought to drag Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer into a culture war clash, attacking her as a "birthing parent" and suggesting she's not a "real woman."
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon attends a primary election party in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Aug. 2, 2022.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon attends a primary election party in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Aug. 2, 2022.

Michigan AG probe alleges GOP opponent involved in unauthorized voting machine access

Dana Nessel’s office is seeking a special prosecutor to avoid a conflict of interest in the case, which alleges “one of the prime instigators of the conspiracy” was Matthew DePerno, the Trump-backed presumptive GOP nominee set to challenge her in the fall.
Image: Michigan voting machines
Image: Michigan voting machines

GOP Rep. Newhouse, who voted to impeach Trump, wins Washington primary, NBC News projects

Newhouse, R-Wash, advances to the November general election where he will face Democrat Doug White.
Rep. Dan Newhouse
Rep. Dan Newhouse

Fetterman to hold first campaign rally since suffering a stroke

The Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee will appear in Erie County next Friday, his campaign said.
Image: John Fetterman
Image: John Fetterman

Far-right mayor wins GOP primary for U.S. House seat in Nashville

Republicans hope to flip the district, which was reconfigured, prompting incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper to announce his retirement.
Andy Ogles
Andy Ogles