UNITED STATES—Thirty-four of the one hundred U.S. Senate seats are up for election including 14 Democratic and 20 Republican seats during the General Election on November 8, 2022.

In addition, there are 435 seats in the U.S. Congress that will all be up for re-election. The deadline to announce a bid to run for the U.S. Congress or the U.S. Senate is approaching.

One individual posted a countdown until the 2022 election.


Eleven states have open Senate seats in states that have governors from the opposing party. Five open Senate seats are available with Republican Governors. There are six open Senate seats with Democrat Governors.

According to Eric Ostermeier, a political expert from the University of Minnesota, the 117th Congress has the fewest number of states with split Senate delegations in history.

Ballotpedia reports that Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are states with split Senate delegation. All of the bids have not yet been submitted. Canyon News reached out to the Federal Election Commission for more information on deadlines but did not hear back before print.

On Monday, March 22, Brian Harrison of Texas, the former Chief of Staff of Health and Human Services in the Trump administration announced his bid for Congress in an election scheduled to take place in May to fill the seat of the late Republican Representative Ron Wright who died of complications of COVID-19 on February 7.


Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) announced his bid to fill the Senate seat of Senator Richard Shelby on March 22, citing his work on the border crisis during the Trump administration. Senator Shelby has served since 1987 and announced his plans to retire on February 8.

“President Trump can vouch, I don’t cut and run.  I stand strong when the going gets tough.  That is why I have been twice endorsed by President Trump for election.  I fought with President Trump for the Make America Great Again agenda, and for the wall on our southern border. No other candidate for the United States Senate can say that,” Brooks stated.

Republicans Rob Portman of Ohio and Roy Blunt of Missouri are all retiring from public office. On February 24, a proponent of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), announced her bid to run for re-election. On her website, Cortez-Masto touted that she “voted to convict” President Donald J. Trump in the second impeachment attempt. She recently appeared in a photo op with Vice President Kamala Harris on March 8.

Democratic Representative Filemόn Vela of Texas announced on March 22 he will not be seeking re-election and Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona announced her retirement after serving for two decades.

“Every two years for the past 18 years, there has been an election in Arizona with my name on the ballot. Serving Arizonans has been my absolute honor and joy, but after much consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election,” Kirkpatrick said.