2022 United States Senate elections

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2022 United States Senate elections

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35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Chuck Schumer Mitch McConnell
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat New York Kentucky
Seats before 48[a][b] 50
Seats after 49 49
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Seats up 14 21[c]
Races won 15 20

  Third party
Party Independent
Seats before 2[a]
Seats won 0
Seats after 2
Seat change Steady
Seats up 0

Results of the elections:
     Democratic gain
     Democratic hold      Republican hold
     No election
Rectangular inset (Oklahoma): both seats up for election

Majority Leader before election

Chuck Schumer

Elected Majority Leader

Chuck Schumer

The 2022 United States Senate elections were held on November 8, 2022. Thirty-five of one hundred seats in the United States Senate were contested in regular elections. The winners of these elections will do six-year terms from January 3, 2023 to January 3, 2029. Senators are divided into three groups, or classes. Class 3 Senators were last elected in 2016. Another set of Class 3 Senators were elected in 2022. 5 Republicans and 1 Democrat decided to retire before the elections.

After the elections, 51 members of the Senate will vote with the Democratic Party. 49 members of the Senate will vote with the Republican Party. This makes the Democrats the majority party. The Democratic Party gained one Senate seat, in Pennsylvania.[1]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The two independent senators, Bernie Sanders and Angus King, have caucused with the Democratic Party since joining the Senate.
  2. Democrats are in control of the Senate since Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris has the ability to break ties.
  3. Five Republican senators and one Democratic senator retired in 2022. One Republican senator resigned before his term ended.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gibson, Brittany; Allison, Natalie (December 6, 2022). "2022 Georgia election results: Warnock beats Walker in Georgia, padding Dems' Senate edge". POLITICO.