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Elections to the United States Senate will be held on November 8, 2022, with 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested in regular elections, the winners of which will serve six-year terms in the United States Congress from January 3, 2023, to January 3, 2029. Senators are divided into three groups, or classes, whose terms are staggered so that a different class is elected every two years. Class 3 senators were last elected in 2016, and will be up for election again in 2022.

2022 United States Senate elections

← 2020 November 8, 2022 2024 →

Class 3 (34 of the 100) seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority

2022 US Senate map.svg
Seats up for election:
     Democratic incumbent
     Republican incumbent      Retiring Republican
     No election      Undetermined incumbent

Partisan compositionEdit

All 34 Class 3 senators are up for election in 2022; Class 3 currently consists of 12 Democrats and 22 Republicans. If vacancies occur in Class 1 or Class 2 Senate seats, the state might require a special election to take place during the 118th Congress, possibly concurrently with the other 2022 Senate elections.

Parties Total
Democratic Republican Independent Unknown
Before these elections TBD TBD TBD 2 100
Not up TBD TBD TBD 0 66
Class 1 (20182024) 21 10 2 0 33
Class 2 (20202026) TBD TBD TBD 0 33
Up 12 20 0 2 34
Class 3 (2016→2022) 12 20 0 2 34
Special: Class 1 & 2 0 0 0 0 0
General election
Incumbent retiring TBD TBD 0 TBD
Incumbent running TBD TBD 0 TBD

Change in compositionEdit

Each block represents one of the one hundred seats in the U.S. Senate. "D#" is a Democratic senator, "I#" is an Independent senator, and "R#" is a Republican senator. They are arranged so that the parties are separated and a majority is clear by crossing the middle.

Before the electionsEdit

Each block indicates an incumbent senator's actions going into the election.

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22
Undeclared
Calif.
D23
Undeclared
Colo.
D24
Undeclared
Conn.
D25
Undeclared
Hawaii
D26
Undeclared
Ill.
D27
Undeclared
Md.
D28
Undeclared
Nev.
D29
Undeclared
N.H.
D30
Undeclared
N.Y.
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
I2 I1 D33
Undeclared
Wash.
D32
Undeclared
Vt.
D31
Undeclared
Ore.
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020

Undeclared
Ariz.
Majority →
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
TBD
in 2020
R31
Retiring
Wisc.
R21
Undeclared
La.
R22
Undeclared
Mo.
R23
Undeclared
N.Dak.
R24
Undeclared
Ohio
R25
Undeclared
Okla.
R26
Undeclared
Pa.
R27
Undeclared
S.C.
R28
Undeclared
S.Dak.
R29
Undeclared
Utah
R30
Retiring
N.C.
R20
Undeclared
Ky.
R19
Undeclared
Kans.
R18
Undeclared
Iowa
R17
Undeclared
Ind.
R16
Undeclared
Idaho
R15
Undeclared
Ga.
R14
Undeclared
Fla.
R13
Undeclared
Ala.
R12
Running
Ark.
R11
Running
Alaska
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

After the electionsEdit

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 I1 I2 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020
TBD TBD TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Majority →
TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD TBD
TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020 TBD in 2020
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Key:
D# Democratic
R# Republican
I# Independent, caucusing with Democrats

Potentially competitive racesEdit

Potentially competitive Republican-held seats up for election in 2022 include Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Georgia, as well as the stretch-states of Kentucky, South Carolina, Kansas, Louisiana, Alaska and Indiana. Democratic-held seats in Colorado, Nevada and New Hampshire[1] could also be competitive.

Race summaryEdit

State
(linked to
summaries below)
Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history Last race
Alabama Richard Shelby Republican 1986
1992
1998
2004
2010
2016
64.0% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Alaska Lisa Murkowski Republican 2002 (Appointed)
2004
2010
2016
44.4% R Incumbent running.
Arizona TBD TBD 2020 (Special) TBD Incumbent to be determined in the 2020 special election.
  • None yet.
Arkansas John Boozman Republican 2010
2016
59.8% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
California Kamala Harris Democratic 2016 61.6% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Colorado Michael Bennet Democratic 2009 (Appointed)
2010
2016
50.0% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Connecticut Richard Blumenthal Democratic 2010
2016
63.2% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Florida Marco Rubio Republican 2010
2016
52.0% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Georgia TBD TBD 2020 (Special) TBD Incumbent to be determined in the 2020 special election.
  • None yet.
Hawaii Brian Schatz Democratic 2012 (Appointed)
2014 (Special)
2016
73.6% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Idaho Mike Crapo Republican 1998
2004
2010
2016
66.1% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Illinois Tammy Duckworth Democratic 2016 54.9% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Indiana Todd Young Republican 2016 52.1% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Iowa Chuck Grassley Republican 1980
1986
1992
1998
2004
2010
2016
60.1% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Kansas Jerry Moran Republican 2010
2016
62.2% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Kentucky Rand Paul Republican 2010
2016
57.3% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Louisiana John Neely Kennedy Republican 2016 60.6% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Maryland Chris Van Hollen Democratic 2016 60.9% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Missouri Roy Blunt Republican 2010
2016
49.2% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto Democratic 2016 47.1% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
New Hampshire Maggie Hassan Democratic 2016 48.0% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
New York Chuck Schumer Democratic 1998
2004
2010
2016
70.6% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
North Carolina Richard Burr Republican 2004
2010
2016
51.1% R Incumbent retiring.[4]
  • None yet.
North Dakota John Hoeven Republican 2010
2016
78.5% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Ohio Rob Portman Republican 2010
2016
58.0% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Oklahoma James Lankford Republican 2014 (Special)
2016
67.7% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Oregon Ron Wyden Democratic 1996 (Special)
1998
2004
2010
2016
56.6% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Pennsylvania Pat Toomey Republican 2010
2016
48.8% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
South Carolina Tim Scott Republican 2013 (Appointed)
2014 (Special)
2016
60.6% R Incumbent running.
South Dakota John Thune Republican 2004
2010
2016
71.8% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Utah Mike Lee Republican 2010
2016
68.2% R Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Vermont Patrick Leahy Democratic 1974
1980
1986
1992
1998
2004
2010
2016
61.3% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Washington Patty Murray Democratic 1992
1998
2004
2010
2016
59.0% D Incumbent's intent unknown.
  • None yet.
Wisconsin Ron Johnson Republican 2010
2016
50.2% R Incumbent retiring.[6]
  • None yet.

AlabamaEdit

Six-term Republican incumbent Richard Shelby was re-elected in 2016. He will be 88 on the day of the 2022 election.

AlaskaEdit

Three-term Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski was re-elected in 2016. She will be 65 on the day of the 2022 election. Former governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and Fox News host Laura Ingraham are considering primary challenges to Murkowski.[7]

ArizonaEdit

The incumbent for the 2022 election will be determined by a 2020 special election. Six-term senator and Republican presidential nominee in 2008 John McCain was re-elected in 2016. However, McCain died on August 25, 2018, and was immediately replaced by Jon Kyl, who resigned at the end of 2018. Kyl was succeeded by Martha McSally, who will hold the seat for two years. A 2020 special election will determine who will hold the seat for the final two years. The winner of this special election will be the incumbent for the 2022 election and will likely run for a full term.

ArkansasEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent John Boozman was re-elected in 2016. He will be 71 on the day of the 2022 election.

CaliforniaEdit

One-term Democratic incumbent Kamala Harris was elected in 2016. She will be 58 on the day of the 2022 election.

John-Michael Williams is an activist and businessman running to challenge Senator Harris.

Published author Erin Cruz announced she would challenge Senator Harris in 2022.

ColoradoEdit

Two-term Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet was re-elected in 2016. He will be 57 on the day of the 2022 election.

ConnecticutEdit

Two-term Democratic incumbent Richard Blumenthal was re-elected in 2016. He will be 76 on the day of the 2022 election.

FloridaEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent Marco Rubio was re-elected in 2016. He will be 51 on the day of the 2022 election.

GeorgiaEdit

Three-term Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson was re-elected in 2016. He will be 77 on the day of the 2022 election. However, Isakson, citing his ongoing health problems, announced on August 28, 2019 that he would resign from the Senate at the end of 2019. Under Georgia law, Isakson's seat will be filled by Governor Brian Kemp on an interim basis until a special election is held in 2020.[8]

HawaiiEdit

One-term Democratic incumbent Brian Schatz was appointed to the Senate in 2012 following the death of incumbent Daniel Inouye. He won a special election to finish Inouye's term in 2014 and won his first full term in 2016. He will be 50 on the day of the 2022 election.

IdahoEdit

Four-term Republican incumbent Mike Crapo was re-elected in 2016. He will be 71 on the day of the 2022 election.

IllinoisEdit

One-term Democratic incumbent Tammy Duckworth won election in 2016. She will be 54 on the day of the 2022 election.

IndianaEdit

One-term Republican incumbent Todd Young was elected in 2016. He will be 50 on the day of the 2022 election.

IowaEdit

Seven-term Republican incumbent Chuck Grassley was re-elected in 2016. He will be 89 on the day of the 2022 election.

KansasEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent Jerry Moran was re-elected in 2016. He will be 68 on the day of the 2022 election.

KentuckyEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent Rand Paul was re-elected in 2016. He will be 59 on the day of the 2022 election.

LouisianaEdit

One-term Republican incumbent John Neely Kennedy was first elected in 2016. He will be 71 on the day of the 2022 election.

MarylandEdit

One-term Democratic incumbent Chris Van Hollen was first elected in 2016. He will be 63 on the day of the 2022 election.

MissouriEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent Roy Blunt was re-elected in 2016. He will be 72 on the day of the 2022 election.

NevadaEdit

One-term Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto was first elected in 2016. She will be 58 on the day of the 2022 election.

New HampshireEdit

One-term Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan was first elected in 2016. She will be 64 on the day of the 2022 election.

New YorkEdit

Four-term Democratic incumbent Chuck Schumer was re-elected in 2016. He will be 71 on the day of the 2022 election. Majority Report host Sam Seder has expressed interest in challenging Schumer in the Democratic primary.[3]

North CarolinaEdit

Three-term Republican incumbent Richard Burr was re-elected in 2016. Burr has pledged to retire in 2022.[9] Former governor Pat McCrory is a potential Republican candidate.[10]

North DakotaEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent John Hoeven was re-elected in 2016. He will be 65 on the day of the 2022 election.

OhioEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent Rob Portman was re-elected in 2016. He will be 66 on the day of the 2022 election.

OklahomaEdit

One-term Senator James Lankford won the 2014 special election to serve the remainder of former senator Tom Coburn's term, and Lankford won election to his first full term in 2016. He will be 54 on the day of the 2022 election.

OregonEdit

Four-term Democratic incumbent Ron Wyden was re-elected in 2016. He will be 73 on the day of the 2022 election.

PennsylvaniaEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent Pat Toomey was re-elected in 2016. He will be 60 on the day of the 2022 election.

South CarolinaEdit

One-term Republican incumbent Tim Scott was appointed in 2013, and won election to his first full term in 2016. He will be 57 on the day of the 2022 election.

South DakotaEdit

Three-term Republican incumbent John Thune was re-elected in 2016. He will be 61 on the day of the 2022 election.

UtahEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent Mike Lee was re-elected in 2016. He will be 51 on the day of the 2022 election.

VermontEdit

Eight-term Democratic incumbent Patrick Leahy was re-elected in 2016. He will be 82 on the day of the 2022 election.

WashingtonEdit

Five-term Democratic incumbent Patty Murray was re-elected in 2016. She will be 72 on the day of the 2022 election.

WisconsinEdit

Two-term Republican incumbent Ron Johnson was re-elected in 2016. Johnson had pledged to retire in 2022.[11] In 2019 he said he did not know if he would in fact seek a third term or not and would not rule anything out.[12] He will be 67 on the day of the 2022 election.

Kenosha County sheriff David Beth (R) has expressed an interest in running for the Senate.[13] Former Governor Scott Walker will not run.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kondik, Kyle (October 5, 2017). "The Republican Senate Edge". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "FEC Form 2: Statement of Candidacy" (PDF). FEC. May 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder. HISTORIC: Sam Seder Announces 2020 Campaign. Retrieved January 26, 2019 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ Colin Campbell (July 20, 2016). "US Sen. Richard Burr says 2016 will be his last run for elected office". The Charlotte Observer.
  5. ^ Rachel Frazin (August 9, 2019). "GOP Sen. Tim Scott says if he runs in 2022 it will be his last race". The Hill – via MSN.
  6. ^ Carney, Jordain (October 10, 2016). "Ron Johnson pledges to retire after serving one more Senate term". The Hill.
  7. ^ Joel Shannon (October 5, 2018). "'I can see 2022 from my house': Palin taunts Murkowski ahead of Kavanaugh vote". USA Today.
  8. ^ Carney, Jordain (August 28, 2019). "GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year". The Hill. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  9. ^ Campbell, Colin (July 20, 2016). "US Sen. Richard Burr says 2016 will be his last run for elected office". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  10. ^ Morrill, Jim (January 2, 2019). "Pat McCrory rules out 9th District run – but he's considering two other campaigns". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Carney, Jordain (October 10, 2016). "Ron Johnson pledges to retire after serving one more Senate term". The Hill. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "Sen. Ron Johnson not ruling out 2022 run for governor". Green Bay, Wisconsin: WBAY-TV. Associated Press. May 18, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  13. ^ Schenek, Dan (March 17, 2017). "Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says he may run for Ron Johnson's U.S. Senate seat in 5 years". Radio 620 WTMJ. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  14. ^ Kelly Meyerhofer (July 18, 2019). "Scott Walker takes new job, says he won't run for office in 2022". Wisconsin State Journal.