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The known knowns of the 2022 midterm election

Political Theater, Episode 270

Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during the Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus event at Shanghai Plaza in Las Vegas on  October 22, the first day of early voting in Nevada. In the background are Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolack and Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. The results of the House Democrats' races and Cortez Masto's Senate campaign might presage what kind of nationwide results we can expect in the 2022 midterm elections.
Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during the Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus event at Shanghai Plaza in Las Vegas on October 22, the first day of early voting in Nevada. In the background are Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolack and Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. The results of the House Democrats' races and Cortez Masto's Senate campaign might presage what kind of nationwide results we can expect in the 2022 midterm elections. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

As we prepare for Election Day, what are the things we know that we know about the 2022 midterm election? As the late Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld once said, there are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. Let’s apply that to this campaign season with Nathan L. Gonzales, Roll Call’s election analyst and the publisher of Inside Elections.

Show Notes:

Midterms’ final stretch marked by fights in unexpected places

At the Races: Are we there yet?

GOP candidates focus on border security amid high migration

Biden on full push ahead of the midterms, but not to all the top battlegrounds

Presidential approval, election mandates and the midterm dynamic

Will it be a GOP wave? Watch Oregon, Nevada and New York

Will election map show red in Rhode Island’s open House seat?

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