2022 Midterm Elections

The 2022 midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. All 435 U.S. House seats and 34 of the 100 Senate seats are on the ballot.

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President D.Trump participates in the first presidential campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Sept. 29, 2020.

Trump taken to task by pro-life groups for blaming midterm losses on abortion issue

Jan 3, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Former president Donald Trump blamed Republican losses in the November midterm elections on candidates who opposed abortion for any reason. Read more


Arkansas’ narrow defeat of religious freedom proposal has a backstory

Nov 14, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

As of Friday, 50.43% of voters rejected Issue 3, the Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment. Read more


Weed on the ballot: two states legalize recreational marijuana while three reject it

Nov 9, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Voters in Maryland and Missouri said yes to ballot measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use, while voters in Arkansas and... Read more

The Arizona state capitol building.

Democrats poised to take three state legislatures from GOP; could affect abortion bans

Nov 9, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

As the results of Tuesday’s election trickle in, Democrats are threatening to take control of several state legislatures that had... Read more

Participants in a demonstration against Proposition 1 outside the California capitol in Sacramento, Oct. 6, 2022.

Abortion in 2022 midterms: How did the states vote?

Nov 9, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Ballot initiatives to protect and expand abortion passed across the nation on Election Day. Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech after defeating Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during his election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on Nov. 8, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. DeSantis was the projected winner by a double-digit lead.

2022 Midterms: Which party came out on top? Stay tuned!

The American people spoke on Election Day, but it’s not clear yet what they were trying to say. Read more

Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Georgia, (left) speaks at a campaign event on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2022. 
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker (right) speaks to supporters in Kennesaw, Georgia, Nov. 7, 2022. The two squared off in a tight race Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. If neither candidate receives 50% plus one vote needed, they will head to a runoff in December.

Georgia Senate race: Walker and Warnock may be headed for December runoff

Nov 8, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The hard-fought Georgia Senate race between Republican Herschel Walker and the incumbent Democrat, Sen. Raphael Warnock, now appears to be... Read more


Proposition 1: California votes for abortion in midterms 2022

Nov 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

As of 1 a.m. EST Wednesday, the New York Times reported 31% of votes counted, with 68.8% voting yes to... Read more

Democrat U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman arrives to cast his ballot at New Hope Baptist Church in Braddock, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 8, 2022.

Democrat Fetterman declared winner in race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov 8, 2022

By Edie Heipel

In the days leading up to Election Day, the two candidates were neck-and-neck in polls following growing alarm over Fetterman's... Read more

J.D. Vance gestures as he speaks during the Ohio Republican Party election night watch party reception in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 8, 2022. Vance, the best-selling "Hillbilly Elegy" author, won a contentious race for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat on Nov. 8, 2022, networks projected.

Republican Vance declared winner in close U.S. Senate race in Ohio

Nov 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Republican J.D. Vance, a Catholic convert, will assume public office for the first time in January after defeating Rep. Tim... Read more


Vermont votes to enshrine abortion in constitution, news outlet projects

Nov 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A Vermont news outlet said pro-abortion Proposal 5 will pass by a wide margin. Read more

A roll of I Voted stickers.

Election Day 2022: Here’s what we know about Catholic voters

Nov 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Catholics are heading to the polls Tuesday along with the rest of the electorate to decide who will fill all... Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appoints judges to Miami's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, March 27, 2019.

DeSantis criticized for running ‘God made a fighter ad’ 

Nov 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Critics mocked the ad for being the “gospel of the Ron DeSantis re-election campaign.” Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone to hold ‘Rosary for Peace’ on Election Day

Nov 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

“As Americans participate in the electoral process and with political violence on the rise, we will pray for peace in... Read more

Democrat Senate nominee from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan speaks at a townhall-style debate hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum of Fox News at The Fives on Nov. 1, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Ryan will face Republican nominee J.D. Vance in the general election on Nov. 8.

Democrat Tim Ryan calls for some abortion limits as Ohio Senate race tightens

Nov 3, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Ryan said Monday that he supported some restrictions on late-term abortions despite having voted consistently in favor of abortion, including... Read more

Pro-abortion protestors outside the Supreme Court after the historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Midterm elections 2022: How will these states vote on abortion?

Nov 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In three states proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion, surveys show strong support for pro-abortion referendums. Read more


U.S. bishops offer pro-family policy recommendations ahead of midterms

Oct 31, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The USCCB has offered more than a dozen policy recommendations related to the health and well-being of women, children, and... Read more

Ohio U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (left) and Republican J.D. Vance

Ohio senate race: What Catholics should know about J.D. Vance, Tim Ryan

Oct 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Katie Yoder

Voters in Ohio will decide between two candidates — both Catholic — running for U.S. Senate this November.  Read more

Georgia U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Raphael Warnock (left) and Republican Herschel Walker

Catholics in Georgia stick with Walker despite abortion allegations 

Oct 26, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A solid majority of Catholic voters in the state back the Republican candidate, according to a new EWTN poll.   Read more

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada), who is a strong supporter of legalized abortion, speaks in a campaign ad with a statue of Jesus and a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the background.

Hispanic voters loom large in pivotal 2022 midterm races

Oct 24, 2022

By Edie Heipel

One of the closely watched storylines of the Nov. 8 U.S. midterm elections is whether the Republican Party can continue... Read more