2022 United States Senate elections (We Won This Election)

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2022 United States Senate elections

← 2020 November 8, 2022 2024 →

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 since January 3, 2017 January 3, 2007
Leader's seat New York Kentucky
Seats before 46 52
Seats after 53 44
Seat change Increase7 Decrease8
Popular vote 51,315,969 40,841,717
Percentage 53.0% 42.2%
Swing Increase 9.2% Decrease 9.3%
Seats up 10 24
Races won 12 22

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Seats before 2
Seats after 3
Seat change Increase1
Popular vote 626,763
Percentage 0.6%
Swing Decrease 0.9%
Seats up 0
Races won 0

Results of the elections:
     Democratic hold
     Republican hold      Republican gain
     No election

Majority Leader before election

Mitch McConnell
Republican

Elected Majority Leader

Chuck Schumer
Democratic

The 2022 United States Senate elections were held on November 8, 2022, concurrently with other midterm elections at the federal, state and local levels. Regularly scheduled elections were held for 34 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate, the winners of which will serve six-year terms beginning with the 118th United States Congress. Two special elections were held to complete unexpired terms. While pundits predicted a narrow majority for either party, though most favoring the Democrats, the Democrats outperformed expectations, increasing from 46 seats to 53 seats, and the Republicans lost eight seats, seven to the Democrats and one independent. All three Senate independents (Angus King, Bernie Sanders, and newly elected Evan McMullin) are part of the Democratic caucus, raising Schumer's majority to 56 seats.

This marked the first time since 2014 that the Democrats controlled the Senate, and the most net-flips since 2008. With the Democrats increasing their majority in the House substantially, this marked the first time that the both houses of Congress were Democratic under Trump's presidency, as well as the first time since 2010 when Democrats last held both houses simultaneously. This was also the third consecutive time in which the Senate changed parties during a president's sixth year in office, succeeding 2014 and 2006 in that distinction.

The loss of the Republican majority ended Mitch McConnell's eight-year stint as Senate Majority Leader, making him the second longest serving majority leader in American history.