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Major races remaining on major calendars for 2022

Over the next four weeks, the remaining seven states will complete their primaries, finalizing the status of the Senate, House, and Governor heading into the fall. (Louisiana, which employs a majority voting system in which all candidates, regardless of party, participate in the same ballot for her November is the only exception.)

Here, the most Here's an overview of the important primaries. About 80 days until the general election.

Aug 23

All eyes will be on Florida next Tuesday. Florida is a former battleground state that has leaned in the Republican direction over the past decade. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has already set his sights on the 2024 presidential race and must first win re-election this fall. His Democratic opponents are Rep. Charlie Christ and Rep. Nikki Freed of the Florida Agriculture Commission. Democrats are also expected to formally nominate Rep. Val Demings in a race against Republican Senator Marco Rubio.

Democratic intraparty tensions will be evident in New York, where the redistricting process has left some members of Congress vulnerable. Longtime lawmakers Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler will face off against each other in the state's newly drawn 12th District. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, chairman of the Democratic House campaign division, is a progressive challenger backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 17th District, which on the old map was represented by Rep. Mondale Jones. facing. Jones is now running for the new 10th District instead, but faces tough competition from big fields including Dan Goldman, who was one of the House impeachment attorneys at Donald Trump's first impeachment hearing.

Ruby-red Oklahoma also has its primary runoff ballot today. Most notably, Jim Inhof, who is out of office in January, will choose the Republican candidate for a by-election for his Senator. Rep. Mark Wayne Marin and former State House Speaker T.W. Shannon will be big favorites in his November.

Sept. 6

In Massachusetts, the Tuesday after Labor Day is all to yourself. With one of the nation's most popular governors, Republican Governor Charlie Baker, declining to run for re-election, Democrats are confident they can win back seats in a deep blue state.

State Attorney General Maura Healy has a clear path to the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, but Republicans are at odds between former state Rep. Jeff Deal and businessman Chris Doughty. making a decision.

September 13

The final piece of the Senate puzzle will be decided on the final first day of the year in New Hampshire. Retired Army Brig. General Don Bolduc, State Senate Speaker Chuck Morse, former Londonderry Town Manager Kevin Smith and cryptocurrency investor Bruce Fenton are among Republicans trying to stand up to Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan. is. Last month, CNN ranked Hassan's seat as his sixth most likely to overthrow party rule in November.

After declining to run for Senate, Republican Chris his Governor Sununu is running for re-election instead. State Senator Tom Sherman is expected to win the Democratic nomination.

Delaware and Rhode Island also hold primaries on this day.

Points: Within a month, the full playing field for the midterm elections is in sight, and the sprint into November really picks up the pace.