The US Midterms Are Happening Now. Here Are the Key Primaries to Watch

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(Bloomberg) -- Here are the key dates ahead in the 2022 midterm elections, as Democrats try to hold onto and even expand razor-thin majorities in the US House and Senate and Republicans weigh the influence of former President Donald Trump.

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Aug. 16 — Wyoming, Alaska

  • Alaska — The single House race in Alaska, to replace the late Don Young, features a possible comeback for 2008 vice presidential nominee and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who is hoping the political brand she pioneered will return her to office. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is facing an intraparty challenge by Kelly Tshibaka, who was endorsed by Trump because of Murkowski's vote to convict him in his second impeachment trial. They are both likely to face off again in November after the nonpartisan primary, where the top four finishers of any party advance to the general election.

Aug. 23 — Florida, New York

Sept. 6 — Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor and is favored to succeed retiring Republican Governor Charlie Baker.

Sept. 13 — Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island

Nov. 8

(Updates with focus shifting to next race.)

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