Updated as of 11/23/2022 at 9:19 am ET
The results of the 2022 midterm elections are still coming in, long after Americans across the country cast their votes. There are still some important races still to be determined, but The Root has highlighted some important races to keep an eye on.
Maryland Gubernatorial Race
Democratic candidate Wes Moore beat Republican candidate Dan Cox to be Maryland’s next governor. Moore will be the first Black governor in Maryland’s history and the third Black elected governor in U.S. history.
Georgia Gubernational Race
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp won his re-election bid for a second term as Georgia’s governor in a 2018 rematch against Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams.
Florida Senate Race
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio secured his third term in the Senate, defeating Democratic nominee Rep. Val Demings.
Pennsylvania Senate Race
Democrat John Fetterman defeated Republican nominee, Dr. Mehmet Oz, for the Pennsylvania Senate seat late last night.
North Carolina Senate Race
Republican Rep. Ted Budd won the North Carolina Senate race defeating Democrat Cheri Beasley, the first Black woman to be the state’s Supreme Court chief justice.
Florida 10th Congressional District Race
Democratic candidate Maxwell Frost won the House seat for Florida’s 10th Congressional district against Republican Calvin Wimbish. Frost will be the first Democratic member of Gen Z, and the first Afro-Cubano, to head to Congress.
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Race
Austin Davis won Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor race and will be the first African American to ever hold that position in the state.
New York Attorney General Race
New York Attorney General Letitia James won her re-election bid defeating Republican challenger Michael Henry in the general election.
Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Race
Democratic candidate Summer Lee is the projected winner of Pennsylvania’s Congressional District 12 race defeating Republican Mike Doyle. Lee will be the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania
Kentucky Senate Race
Republican incumbent Rand Paul is projected to win his third term as Kentucky Senator defeating Democratic challenger Charles Booker.
Wisconsin Senate Race
Republican incumbent Ron Johnson defeated Democratic nominee Mandela Barnes in a very close election race for a Wisconsin Senate seat.
California Secretary of State Race
Democrat Shirley Weber became California’s first elected Black secretary of state after beating Republican challenger Robert Bernosky.
Maryland Attorney General Race
Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown became the first Black attorney general in Maryland history when he defeated Republican Michael Peroutka.
Georgia Senate Race
Neither Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) nor his Republican opponent Herschel Walker was able to hit the 50% threshold needed to win the Georgia Senate seat. They will head to a runoff election that will take place on Dec. 6th.
Massachusetts Attorney General Race
Andrea J. Campbell became the first Black woman to be elected as Massachusetts Attorney General when she defeated Republican Jay McMahon.
Los Angeles Mayoral Race
Rep. Karen Bass became the first female mayor in Los Angeles’s history when she defeated businessman Rick Caruso.
Connecticut State Treasurer Race
Democrat Erick Russell defeated Republican Harry Arora to become Connecticut state Treasurer. With that win, Russell is the first Black LGBTQ candidate elected to statewide office.
Michigan 10th Congressional District Race
John James will be the first Black Republican to represent Michigan after he defeated Democrat and former prosecutor Carl Marlinga for the 10th Congressional District House seat.
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed state Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court. Bolden will be the first Black woman to serve on the state’s high court.
Texas State House Races
The Texas legislature will have three Black LGBTQ+ representatives within the House. Jolanda Jones, who will be representing Houston, became the state’s first openly gay and Black state legislator when she won a special election in June. Christian “Manuel” Hayes and Venton Jones became the first two openly gay Black men elected to the Texas legislature during the midterms. They will be representing Beaumont and Dallas.
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