Election News

Florida Court of Appeals Reinstates Previously Enacted Redistricting Map

Florida's enacted congressional redistricting plan is back in effect, pending further appeal. The shapes have been added back to the 2022 House Interactive Map

See this article from Florida Politics for more background on the case.

Redistricting Update: Kansas and Missouri Plans Finalized; Added to Interactive Map

Updates on the last few states to complete redistricting. 

Missouri (8 districts): On Wednesday, Gov. Mike Parson (R) signed Missouri's new congressional map into law. The process had been bottlenecked in the Legislature for months, as the GOP-controlled Senate and House could not agree on a proposal. In the end, the new map isn't all that different than the one in place over the last decade. Republicans are expected to maintain a 6-2 edge in the delegation. The new shapes have been added to the 2022 House Interactive Map

Kansas (4): On Wednesday, the State Supreme Court upheld the redistricting plan passed by the Legislature in January. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto was overridden in February, setting the stage for litigation. The new map redistricts part of Kansas City out of District 3, endangering the reelection prospects Sharice Davids, the lone Democrat in the state's delegation. The shapes have been added back to the interactive map.

Florida (28): The bottom line here is that the courts are deciding which of two maps will be effective in 2022. Either is likely to result in a multiple seat gain for Republicans. There is the plan initiated by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and approved by the Legislature in April. The other map would only affect Districts 2-6 across the northern part of the state.

The enacted map was struck down in state court last week; the full ruling that followed instructed the state to use the alternate map drawn by Harvard professor Stephen Ansolabehere. The ruling was stayed on appeal, with the stay then vacated. We are now awaiting a decision by the First District Court of Appeals on which map will be used, although subsequent appeals to the State Supreme Court are possible. 

While the entire map is expected to be litigated, the dispute for 2022 largely centers around the shape of District 5 which stretches across the northern tier of the state. It was shaped that way after court-ordered redistricting prior to the 2016 election and was intended to let Black voters elect a representative of their choice.

New York (26): The state's previously-enacted map was struck down by the Court of Appeals (the state's highest court) late last month. The Court assigned a redistricting expert, Jonathan Cervas to draw a remedial map. The first draft of his map came out earlier this week. The redrawn map is much less favorable to Democrats, who had been hoping to gain as many as three seats with the map they had enacted. It has also generated considerable infighting across the delegation as it would result in member vs. member primaries.

The Cervas map was open for public comments through Wednesday. The Court is expected to implement a final map on May 20. The state's congressional primaries were moved from June 28 to August 23 to accommodate the redistricting delay.

New Hampshire (2): Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and the Republican-controlled Legislature have been at odds over a new map. Sununu wants competitive districts, while the legislators have been attempting to make both districts more partisan, with the goal of flipping District 1. The State Supreme Court has also weighed in, imposing a June 1 deadline after which the justices will draw the maps.

In response, Legislators sent a new proposal to the governor this week, which the governor is reviewing. The latest plan remains favorable to the GOP in District 1, although not to the extent of earlier maps. 

Live Results: Primary Day in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Oregon, Idaho, and Kentucky

Five states hold their primaries Tuesday.  On this page, we'll highlight and provide results for some of the most interesting contests. Use the links below to see all results. Latest poll closing (Eastern Time) appears below the state name. If you are voting in one of these states, check with your polling place as the hours may differ.

Idaho >> Kentucky >> North Carolina >> Oregon >>  Pennsylvania >>
11:00 PM*  7:00 PM+ 7:30 PM 11:00 PM* 8:00 PM

*Mountain Time Zone locations close at 10:00 PM Eastern | +Eastern Time Zone locations close at 6:00 PM

There are also three state legislative special elections and four mayoral primaries.

State Legislative >> Mayoral Primaries >>

While you're awaiting the results, check out our new feature that lets you view the congressional district - before and after redistricting - for any U.S. street address. 


U.S. Senate

There are seats up in all five of these states. However, things look safe Tuesday and in November for the incumbents in Idaho, Kentucky, and Oregon.

Pennsylvania (Republican)

Sen. Pat Toomey (R) is retiring. Surgeon and media personality Mehmet Oz has been endorsed by Donald Trump. Until recently, this appeared to be a two-way race between Oz and hedge fund manager David McCormick. However, Kathy Barnette, a conservative commentator, has surged in recent weeks. She has recently been endorsed by the Club for Growth. Trump has subsequently come out against Barnette, saying she would have a hard time winning in November.

Most recent polling shows Oz and Barnette in a statistical tie, with McCormick a close third.

Pennsylvania (Democratic)

Polling in this race hasn't been particularly close, with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman running well ahead of his two main challengers, Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-18) and State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta. However, Fetterman suffered a stroke this past Friday. While Fetterman says "I'm well on my way to a full recovery", the incident did have him off the trail in the campaign's final days and he remained in the hospital on Election Day. The situation does add general election risk in the state seen by some analysts as the best opportunity for a Democratic Senate pick-up this year.

North Carolina (Republican)

Sen. Richard Burr (R) is retiring. Former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley is expected to be the Democratic nominee. On the Republican side, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) has emerged from the pack, helped by the endorsement of Donald Trump and large spending on his behalf by the Club for Growth. In the final Real Clear Politics average, Budd has 40% support, former Gov. Pat McCrory has 22% and former Rep. Mark Walker (NC-06) is at 9%. 

Governor

There are elections this year in Idaho, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania (Republican)

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is term-limited. The state Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, is unopposed for the Democratic nomination. 

In the Republican contest, State Sen. Doug Mastriano appears to have the momentum heading into Election Day. In recent polling, Mastriano is averaging 34% support, with former U.S. Rep Lou Barletta at 20% and U.S. Attorney William McSwain at 15%.

Mastriano was endorsed by Trump this past weekend. Interestingly, Mastriano has aligned himself with Kathy Barnette in the Senate race, who Trump opposes.

Oregon (Both)

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is term-limited. Both parties have massive primary fields: 19 Republicans and 15 Democrats are vying for the nomination. While the state hasn't had a Republican governor since the 1980s, the races are often fairly competitive: the last race decided by more than a 10% margin was in 1994. Brown was reelected by 6.4% in 2018.

For the Democrats, according to AP, "The two leading candidates are Tina Kotek, a staunch liberal and former speaker of the state House, and Tobias Read, the state treasurer who has positioned himself as a centrist." 

The Republican contest seems more wide open. In the most recent public poll, former State House Minority Leader Christine Drazan had 19% support, followed by former State Rep. Bob Tiernan at 14%, and physician Bud Pierce at 10%. (Pierce was the GOP nominee, losing to Brown, when she was first elected in a 2016 special election). Three others candidates were at 6% or 7%. All of them trailed the 27% of voters that the survey found still undecided.

Idaho (Republican)

Gov. Brad Little is seeking a second term. He is being challenged from the far right by his lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin. The two have had a fraught relationship. Last year, acting as governor while Little was out of state, McGeachin issued an executive order repealing the state's mask mandate. Little reversed the order upon his return, calling her actions an "irresponsible, self-serving political stunt." 

McGeachin has been endorsed by Donald Trump. Polling has been limited. An April survey showed Little well ahead by 60% to 29%. Assuming Little advances, he'll be the overwhelming general election favorite in one of the nation's reddest states.

U.S. House

Aside from the below, there are a number of other interesting primaries due to retirements or redistricting. Check the full state results linked at the top of this page.

We've chosen these three races because they all involve incumbents facing competitive primaries. 

North Carolina District 11 (Republican)

Dogged by a series of controversies and having lost the support of much of the GOP establishment, freshman incumbent Madison Cawthorn faces seven challengers in his bid for renomination. His strongest opponent is State Sen. Chuck Edwards. The size of the field could save Cawthorn, as a first place finish that clears 30% will avoid a runoff. 

Idaho District 2 (Republican)

Much like Gov. Brad Little, 12-term incumbent Michael Simpson is facing an intraparty challenge from the right. Attorney Bryan Smith, who challenged Simpson in 2014, is back for another try. Smith says that Simpson "has become a fossil and a relic to his constituents", while noting the state has "turned farther to the right" while Simpson has "veered to the left." 

Oregon District 5 (Democratic)

Seven-term incumbent Kurt Schrader faces a strong challenge from the left in Jamie McLeod-Skinner, an attorney. In a break from usual protocol, McLeod-Skinner has been endorsed by the Democratic parties in many of the counties that comprise this redrawn district. 

Unlike NC-11 and ID-02, this district is expected to have a competitive general election as well.

Live Results: May 17 Legislative Special Elections

There are a handful of legislative special elections on Tuesday. Those in Oregon and Pennsylvania coincide with the statewide primary, while South Carolina's is standalone. That state's primary is June 14.

Pennsylvania State Senate District 5

Republicans hold a 28-20 edge over Democrats in the Pennsylvania State Senate. There is one independent. Members serve staggered four-year terms; half the seats are up for election in November. Nominees are being chosen in Tuesday's statewide primaries using redistricted boundaries.

District 5 is located in Philadelphia. Democrat John Sabatina Jr. was elected as a judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas last November and vacated the seat upon assuming that office. Sabatina was unopposed for reelection in 2020. He defeated his GOP opponent by 67% to 32% in 2016.

The nominees are Democrat Jimmy Dillon and Republican Sam Oropeza. Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

South Carolina State House District 97

Republicans hold 79 of 124 seats in the South Carolina State House. Democrats control 43. There are two vacancies. The next regularly scheduled elections will be in November. These will be contested using redistricted boundaries.

District 97 is located northwest of Charleston. Republican Mandy Kimmons resigned in December to focus on her legal practice. Kimmons was first elected in 2018, when she flipped the district, defeating incumbent Democrat Patsy Knight by 54% to 46%. Her margin of victory widened to 62%-38% in 2020.

The nominees are Republican Robby Robbins and Democrat ReZsaun Lewis. Polls close at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

A special election for the District 18 vacancy will take place next Tuesday. Not much suspense there: Republican Alan Morgan is the only candidate on the ballot.

Oregon State Senate District 18 (Primary)

Democrats hold an 18-11 margin over Democrats in the Oregon State Senate. Members serve staggered four-year terms; half the seats are up for election in November. For those November elections, nominees are being chosen in Tuesday's statewide primaries using redistricted boundaries.

Senate District 18 extends southwestward from Portland. Long-time incumbent Ginny Burdick resigned last November to accept an appointment from Gov. Kate Brown (D). Democrat Akasha Lawrence-Spence was appointed to the position and will serve until a winner is determined in the November 8 special general election.

Alisa Blum and State Rep. WInsvey Campos are competing for the Democratic nomination. Kimberly Rice faces no opposition for the Republican nomination. Polls close at 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

Live Results: Mayoral Primaries in Charlotte, Greensboro, Lexington, and Louisville

With five statewide primaries Tuesday, municipal elections won't receive top billing. That said, voters in four of the nation's 100 most populous cities1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2020 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area. will select nominees for mayor. 

Kentucky

Polls close at 6:00 PM Eastern Time.

Louisville

Louisville is the 29th largest city in the United States, with a population of 633,000.  The mayor is Democrat Greg Fischer. He is ineligible to run due to term limits.

Fischer won his third term in 2018 by a 61% to 37% margin over his Republican opponent. The city has not had a Republican mayor since the late 1960s.

Eight Democrats and four Republicans are competing for their respective party's nomination. The winners will meet in the November 8 general election.

Lexington

Lexington is the 57th largest city in the United States, with a population of 323,000.  The mayor is Linda Gorton. She is seeking a second term after being elected with 63% of the vote in 2018.

Unlike in Louisville, mayoral elections here are nonpartisan. In addition to Gorton, there are three other candidates on the ballot. The top two finishers will advance to the November 8 general election.

North Carolina

These two elections were postponed from 2021 due to redistricting delays.  They coincide with Tuesday's statewide primary. Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.

Charlotte

Charlotte is the 16th largest city in the United States, with a population of 875,000. The mayor is Democrat Vi Lyles, who is seeking her third two-year term. In 2019, Lyles won reelection with 77% of the vote.

Lyles has three challengers for the Democratic nomination. There are two Republicans in that party's primary. Winners will meet in the July 26 general election.

Greensboro

Greensboro is the 70th largest city in the United States, with a population of 299,000. The mayor is Nancy Vaughan. She was first elected in 2013.

Unlike in Charlotte, mayoral elections here are nonpartisan. In addition to Vaughan, there are three other candidates on the ballot. The top two finishers will advance to the July 26 general election.

Locate and View your New Congressional District

Census-driven redistricting means most Americans will cast a ballot in a redrawn congressional district beginning with their state's 2022 primary. While some districts are seeing little geographic shift, others are significantly changed. Some states have also changed the numbering scheme, meaning even relatively unaffected districts might have a new district number.

Today, we're introducing a new feature that lets you view the congressional district - before and after redistricting - for any U.S. street address. 

Find Your District >>

When you first land on the page, you'll see a new vs. old comparison for the location of a randomly chosen state capitol building. Ohio is displayed in the sample image below.

This feature is not available for states that have not completed redistricting or where the data necessary to make it work properly is not yet available. As of this writing, that list includes five states:  Florida, Kansas, Missouri, New Hampshire, and New York. It is also not particularly relevant in the six states with a single at-large district.

 

New York GOP Rep. Tom Reed Resigns from Congress

Republican Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) resigned from Congress Tuesday. Reed had previously announced he would not seek reelection; he is departing early to join a lobbying firm.

There are now 221 Democrats and 208 Republicans in the House, along with six vacancies. For a visual look, select the 'Current House' option on the 2022 Interactive Map.

Vacancy Update

District Party* Primary General Notes
AK-AL R June 11 August 16 Don Young died in April. About 50 candidates will be on the all-party primary ballot. The top four will advance to the general, which will be conducted using ranked choice voting.
CA-22 R April 5 June 7 Connie Conway (R, 35% of the vote) and Lourin Hubbard (D, 19%) advanced from the all-party primary.
MN-1 R May 24 August 9 Jim Hagedorn died in February. Each party will conduct its own primary.
NE-1 R   June 28 Jeff Fortenberry resigned in March. The parties directly nominated Mike Flood (R) and Patty Brooks (D)
NY-23 R   TBA Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) will call a special election. Based on requirements in state law, expect it to be in late July or early August. The parties will directly nominate candidates.
TX-34 D   June 14 Filemon Vela resigned in March. Two Democrats and two Republicans are on the all-party ballot. If no candidate gets a majority, a runoff will be held at a later date.

* Party of prior incumbent

There will soon be a 7th vacancy. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently appointed Democrat Anthony Delgado (NY-19) to be lieutenant governor. He will succeed Brian Benjamin, who resigned in April. Expect a special election in August, possibly coinciding with the state's rescheduled August 23 congressional primaries.

Overview and Live Results: Nebraska and West Virginia Primaries

Nebraska and West Virginia hold their primaries Tuesday.  On this page, we summarize and include live results for some of the more closely followed races. Use the links immediately below to see all results.

All Nebraska Results >> All West Virginia Results >>


There's also an election for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Live Results>>

Nebraska

There are primaries for Governor as well as U.S. House. Those will be conducted using redistricted boundaries. Nebraska is the only state that has a unicameral (single chamber) Legislature. 24 of 49 seats are up for election this year.

Polls close at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. For those voting Tuesday, you can look up your polling place here.

Nebraska Top 3

Overview and live results for three of Tuesday's most anticipated primaries. 

Governor (Republican)

Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts is completing his second term; he is ineligible to run due to term limits. A large field of nine candidates is seeking to succeed him. In this deep red state, the primary winner will be a heavy general election favorite.

While there are nine on the ballot, this is really a three-way race between businessman Charles Herbster, State Sen. Brett Lindstrom, and University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen. Herbster is largely self-funding his campaign, while Pillen has raised the most from external donors.

Herbster has been endorsed by Donald Trump, while Pillen is backed by the current governor and his allies. Lindstrom, a generation younger than his two main opponents, has built support among moderates and Democrats, some of whom have switched their registration recently in order to have a say in who the state's next governor will be.

In the only recent poll not conducted for one of the campaigns, the three candidates each received between 24% and 28%, within the survey's margin of error. 

 

U.S. House District 1 (Republican)

This safe GOP district is currently vacant, as former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry resigned at the end of March after being convicted on three felony charges. State Sen. Mike Flood is expected to win.

Fortenberry remains on the ballot, however, as his departure came too late for it to be removed. The state party was concerned enough about this to put out a statement reminding people not to vote for him.

Assuming he prevails, Flood's likely November opponent is State Sen. Patty Brooks. Either way, these two will first face off in a June 28 special election to complete Fortenberry's term. 

U.S. House District 2 (Democratic)

This Omaha-area district is the state's only competitive congressional district. In 2020, it was one of just 16 crossover districts nationally. That year, GOP Rep. Don Bacon won reelection by 5% at the same time that Joe Biden won the district by about 6% over Donald Trump. Redistricting did not alter the district in a significant way. Bacon is expected to be renominated.

On the Democratic side, State Sen. Tony Vargas and mental health practitioner Alisha Shelton, who sought the party's 2020 U.S. Senate nomination, are on the ballot.

West Virginia

There are U.S. House primaries, using redistricted boundaries that are directly responsible for the one interesting primary here. Half of the 34 State Senate seats and the entire State House are also on the ballot this year.

Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time, For those voting Tuesday, you can look up your polling place here.

U.S. House District 2 (Republican)

This election will result in the first primary-ousted incumbent of 2022. With the state losing a seat in redistricting, Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney are fighting for the nomination in the redrawn 2nd district.  Approximately 2/3 of the population of the new WV-2 comes from the existing WV-1 (McKinley's district), with the remainder from the existing WV-2, which Mooney represents. McKinley is serving his 6th term, while Mooney is in his 4th.

Despite the constituent and seniority advantage for McKinley, it is Mooney who appears to have the edge heading into Tuesday. In an independent poll released last Friday, Mooney led by 48% to 33%.

Mooney has been endorsed by Donald Trump, particularly valuable in a state where the former president won 69% of the vote in 2020. McKinley has the backing of Gov. Jim Justice (R) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D).

Newark, New Jersey Mayor

Newark is the 62nd largest city in the United States,1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2020 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area. with a population of just over 311,000.  The mayor is Ras Baraka, who is seeking a third term. He was reelected with 77% of the vote in 2018.

Baraka's only challenger in this officially nonpartisan (NPA in the results table) election is Sheila Montague, a teacher. Montague has run several times, without success, for a seat on the Newark Public Schools Board of Education.

Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

Upcoming

  • May 17
    • Idaho Primary
    • Kentucky Primary
    • North Carolina Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, on July 26
    • Oregon Primary
    • Pennsylvania Primary
    • Charlotte and Greensboro, NC Mayoral Primaries
    • Lexington and Louisville, KY Mayoral Primaries
    • Oregon State Senate Senate District 18 Special Primary
    • Pennsylvania State House District 5 Special Election
    • South Carolina State House District 97 Special Election
  • May 24
    • Alabama Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, on July 26
    • Arkansas Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, on June 21
    • Georgia Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, on June 21
    • Texas Primary Runoffs
    • Minnesota Congressional District 1 Special Primary
    • New York State Assembly District 58 Special Election
    • South Carolina State House District 18 Special Election

Live Results: Two Saturday Elections in Texas

We're following two elections in Texas Saturday. Polls in both close at 7:00 PM Central Time (8:00 PM Eastern). Overview and live results below.

Lubbock Mayor

Lubbock is the 86th largest city in the United States,1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2020 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area. with a population of just over 257,000.  The mayor is Dan Pope, who is not seeking reelection. 

Pope won his third term - in a 2020 election delayed several months by the pandemic - by a 56% to 44% margin over Stephen Sanders. This year's election returns to the traditional date of the first Saturday in May.

Sanders is back on the ballot; he is joined by four others in this nonpartisan (NPA in the results table) election. If no candidate gets a majority, the top two finishers will meet in a  May 24 runoff.

Texas State House District 147 (Special Election)

There are 85 Republicans and 64 Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives. Saturday's election will fill the lone vacancy. Term length is two years, with the next regular elections in November. Those will be contested using redistricted boundaries

District 147 is located in Houston. Democrat Garnet Coleman resigned in February, after 30 years in office. 

Two Democrats are on the special election ballot. They are Jolanda Jones and Danielle Bess. The winner will complete Coleman's term.

As it turns out, these same two candidates also finished 1-2 in the state's March 1 primary for the regular November election. Jones was well ahead in the seven person field, receiving 42% of the vote. Bess received 20%. Since no candidate received a majority, these two will face off again in a May 24 runoff election.  

Upcoming

  • May 10
    • Nebraska Primary
    • West Virginia Primary
    • Newark, NJ Mayoral Election
  • May 17
    • Idaho Primary
    • Kentucky Primary
    • North Carolina Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, on July 26
    • Oregon Primary
    • Pennsylvania Primary
    • Charlotte and Greensboro, NC Mayoral Primaries
    • Lexington and Louisville, KY Mayoral Primaries
    • Oregon State Senate Senate District 18 Special Primary
    • Pennsylvania State House District 5 Special Election
    • South Carolina State House District 97 Special Election
  • May 24
    • Alabama Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, on July 26
    • Arkansas Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, on June 21
    • Georgia Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, on June 21
    • Texas Primary Runoffs
    • Minnesota Congressional District 1 Special Primary
    • New York State Assembly District 58 Special Election
    • South Carolina State House District 18 Special Election

Overview and Live Results: Ohio and Indiana Primaries


For those interested, five State House vacancies will be filled via special election on Tuesday. Four are in Michigan, one in Georgia. Overview and Live Results >>


After a two-month lull, the 2022 primary calendar picks back up Tuesday with statewide primaries in Ohio and Indiana. On this page, we summarize and include live results for some of the more closely followed races. Use the links immediately below to see all results.

All Ohio Results >> All Indiana Results >>

 

Ohio

We're following statewide primaries for U.S. Senate and Governor. There are also U.S. House primaries that will be conducted using redistricted boundaries. New maps are not yet available for the Legislature, as the State Supreme Court has invalidated four different redistricting plans. Primaries for those offices will be held at a later date.

Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. For those voting Tuesday, you can look up your polling place here.

Ohio Top 5

Overview and live results for five of Tuesday's most anticipated primaries. 

U.S. Senate (Republican)

Tuesday's marquee election has become the most expensive campaign in Ohio history. The ballot includes five prominent names, all looking to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Rob Portman. The winner will start out as the general election favorite against Rep. Tim Ryan, the expected Democratic nominee. The consensus rating is 'Likely Republican'.

Numbers in parentheses reflect the final Real Clear Politics average.

  • Author J.D. Vance (26%) won the endorsement of Donald Trump in mid-April. This has propelled him to a small lead in most recent polling.
  • Former State Treasurer Josh Mandel (22.5%) has attempted to mirror Trump throughout the campaign, both in style and substance. The gambit came up a bit short when the endorsement went to Vance. 
  • State Sen. Matt Dolan (21.5%), who was polling largely in single digits as recently as six weeks ago, appears to be peaking at the right time. Dolan has occupied the more establishment lane, declining to 'kiss the ring' of the former president.
  • Businessman Mike Gibbons (15%) caught Mandel for the polling lead earlier in the year; the two had a heated exchange at a March 18 debate. His support has softened somewhat in recent weeks.
  • Jane Timken (7%), former chair of the Ohio GOP, has gained little traction in the race, despite being endorsed by Portman.

Governor (Republican)

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine is seeking a second term. A mainstream conservative, he is being primaried from the right by former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and Joe Blystone, a farmer. With the two challengers splitting Donald Trump supporters, the governor is likely to be renominated.

Governor (Democratic)

Two former mayors, John Cranley of Cincinnati and Nan Whaley of Dayton, are waging a closely-contested race for the nomination. The campaign has turned a bit more negative in its closing weeks. The winner will have a steep uphill battle to unseat Gov. DeWine, assuming he is the nominee.

U.S. House District 11 (Democratic)

This is a rematch of the Democratic primary in a 2021 special election, with the two candidates coming from different wings of the party. Shontel Brown won 50% to 45% over the more progressive Nina Turner. She then easily prevailed in the general election in this deep blue district.

U.S. House District 9 (Republican)

First elected in 1982, Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is the longest-serving woman in U.S House history. One thing she has never faced is a competitive general election. That may change in 2022, as her district was shifted 20 points to the right in redistricting.

Although there's no polling of the GOP primary, three candidates have raised significant amounts. Moderate State Sen. Theresa Gavarone is probably the strongest general election candidate; a victory by State Rep. Craig Riedel or Air Force veteran J.R. Majewski might improve Kaptur's odds of winning a 21st term. 

Indiana

Statewide, there are uncontested primaries for U.S. Senate. Republican Sen. Todd Young will be renominated for a second term. He will meet Democratic Hammond mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. in November.

There are also U.S. House primaries, using boundaries that changed very little in redistricting. Half of the 50 seat State Senate and the entire State House are also on the ballot this year.

Polls close at 6:00 PM Local Time, which equates to 7:00 PM Eastern for those parts of the state that observe Central Time. For those voting Tuesday, you can look up your polling place here.

Indiana Top 2

Not a lot to see in terms of competitive primaries, but here are two to keep an eye on.

U.S. House District 1 (Republican)

This district in the northwest corner of the state is the only one that might be somewhat competitive in November. Democratic Rep. Frank Mrvan is seeking a 2nd term. Seven Republicans are on the primary ballot; the frontrunners are Jennifer Ruth-Green and Blair Milo.

U.S. House District 9 (Republican)

Nine candidates are vying to succeed retiring Rep. Trey Hollingsworth in this safe GOP district.