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Measure for measure: Drama of 2022 midterms starts to conclude

Political Theater, Episode 271

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces she is stepping down from her leadership position on the House floor of the Capitol on Nov. 17, 2022.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces she is stepping down from her leadership position on the House floor of the Capitol on Nov. 17, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Things we know about the 2022 midterms: There will be a House Republican majority and a Senate Democratic majority, elections went pretty smoothly and incumbents for the most part held on. Things we don’t know: How big those majorities will be, what governing will look like in the coming 118th Congress and what lessons public officials will take away from an anomalous campaign. Roll Call Elections Analyst Nathan L. Gonzales joins the podcast. 

Show Notes:

  • How New York became friendly turf for Trump-aligned candidates
  • GOP had big opportunity, but voters balked at sweeping change
  • Midterm takeaways: Unusual elections end on unexpected turf
  • Pelosi opts to step down as Democratic leader
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