The Senate primaries that will shape the race

2022 midterm elections: The Senate primaries that will shape the race

A number of competitive Senate primaries this spring and summer could shape the dynamics of the 2022 midterm elections, when Republicans and Democrats will vie for control of the split chamber.

WASHINGTON – A series of consequential primary races this spring and summer will shape the Senate field before the November midterm general elections, with control of the chamber and the fate of President Joe Biden’s political agenda at stake. 

Thirty-four Senate seats are up for election in November. The Senate is currently evenly split with 50 Democratic Caucus members and 50 Republican members, with Vice President Kamala Harris’ ability to cast tie-breaking votes giving Democrats the majority. A gain or loss of even one seat could tip control of the chamber firmly in one party’s favor, giving each race added importance.

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