2018 Election Calendar and Results

The 2018 midterm elections, featuring hundreds of congressional, state and local primaries, will culminate with the Nov. 6 general election to decide whether Democrats can gain control of Congress or if Republicans will keep their hold on the legislative branch.

Dozens of congressional races are considered competitive in the general election by organizations* that publish race ratings. An average of these ratings is listed for each competitive House race.

18 lean/likely Democratic
21 are tossup races
53 lean/likely Republican

Upcoming Elections



June 19

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District of Columbia primaries





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Arkansas primaries runoff

June 26
New York Democrats are energized to run in Republican-held districts.



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New York primaries


Senate: Kirsten Gillibrand is up for re-election.

House:
5 out of 27 races are competitive in the general election.

Eight Democrats have combined to raise nearly $4 million in the Democratic primary to challenge Representative John Faso, a Republican, in New York’s 19th Congressional District, which covers much of the Hudson River Valley.



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Maryland primaries


Senate: Benjamin L. Cardin is up for re-election.

Chelsea Manning, a former Army private convicted of disclosing classified information, has filed to run in the Democratic primary against Mr. Cardin, who won handily in 2012.



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Utah primaries


Senate: The Senate race is open. (Senator Orrin G. Hatch is not seeking re-election.)

House:
1 out of 4 races is competitive in the general election.

Mitt Romney, a former Republican presidential candidate and a critic of Mr. Trump, is expected to cruise to victory in the primary and general elections.



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Colorado primaries


House:
1 out of 7 races is competitive in the general election.



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Oklahoma primaries




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Mississippi primaries runoff




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South Carolina primaries runoff



June 30

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Texas special House election


Texas is holding a special election in the 27th District to fill the former seat of Blake Farenthold, a Republican who resigned after using taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment case with his former communications director. A crowded field of nine candidates means that a September runoff is likely.


July 17

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Alabama primaries runoff




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North Carolina primaries runoff



July 24

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Georgia primaries runoff



Aug. 2

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Tennessee primaries


Senate: The Senate race is open. (Senator Bob Corker is not seeking re-election.)

With Mr. Corker out, Democrats are hoping that Phil Bredesen, a former two-term governor, can pull off an Alabama-style upset in November against the winner of the Republican primary.


Aug. 7

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Michigan primaries


Senate: Debbie Stabenow is up for re-election.

House:
5 out of 14 races are competitive in the general election.

A crowded field has emerged in the race to replace Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican. In the Detroit area’s 13th District, voters will decide who fills the seat left open by John Conyers Jr., a Democrat, who resigned amid sexual harassment accusations.



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Missouri primaries


Senate: Claire McCaskill is up for re-election.

House:
1 out of 8 races is competitive in the general election.

Ms. McCaskill, a two-term Democrat, is seen as vulnerable in a state Mr. Trump won by 18 percentage points in 2016.



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Ohio special House general election


The winners of the May 8 primary for the 12th District will face off to fill the seat left open by Representative Pat Tiberi, who announced plans last year to retire from a reliably Republican district.



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Kansas primaries


House:
2 out of 4 races are competitive in the general election.



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Washington primaries


Senate: Maria Cantwell is up for re-election.

House:
2 out of 10 races are competitive in the general election.


Aug. 11

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Hawaii primaries


Senate: Mazie K. Hirono is up for re-election.
Aug. 14
Democratic senators are up for re-election.



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Minnesota primaries


Senate: Tina Smith is running to continue serving the rest of Senator Al Franken’s term.
Senate: Amy Klobuchar is up for re-election.

House:
5 out of 8 races are competitive in the general election.

Ms. Smith, a Democrat, took office in January as a temporary replacement after Mr. Franken resigned amid sexual misconduct accusations. She has said she will run for the final two years of the term; Republicans see an opening to pick off the seat.



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Wisconsin primaries


Senate: Tammy Baldwin is up for re-election.

House:
2 out of 8 races are competitive in the general election.

Speaker Paul D. Ryan's mid-April announcement that he will not seek re-election for the First District signaled the peril that the Republican majority in the House faces in the midterm elections. He leaves behind a field of spirited challenges from the left and the right.



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Connecticut primaries


Senate: Christopher S. Murphy is up for re-election.

House:
1 out of 5 races is competitive in the general election.



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Vermont primaries


Senate: Bernie Sanders is up for re-election.



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South Dakota primaries runoff



Aug. 21

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Alaska primaries




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Wyoming primaries


Senate: John Barrasso is up for re-election.
Aug. 28
Two states hold critical primaries for the Senate and House.



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Arizona primaries


Senate: The Senate race is open. (Senator Jeff Flake is not seeking re-election.)

House:
4 out of 9 races are competitive in the general election.

The Republicans vying to fill Mr. Flake’s pivotal seat include Representative Martha McSally as well as multiple candidates with strong ties to Mr. Trump: Kelli Ward, a former state senator, and Joe Arpaio, a polarizing former sheriff.



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Florida primaries


Senate: Bill Nelson is up for re-election.

House:
7 out of 27 races are competitive in the general election.

In a state with potentially fiery races for senator and governor, a few contests stand out. The Democratic primary in the 27th District could be one of the costliest in the country. The competitive 26th District will test whether a moderate Republican in the Trump era can hold on to a largely Hispanic area.



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Oklahoma primaries runoff



Sept. 4

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Massachusetts primaries


Senate: Elizabeth Warren is up for re-election.


Sept. 6

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Delaware primaries


Senate: Thomas R. Carper is up for re-election.


Sept. 11

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New York primaries for state and local offices


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New Hampshire primaries


House:
1 out of 2 races is competitive in the general election.


Sept. 12

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Rhode Island primaries


Senate: Sheldon Whitehouse is up for re-election.
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Nov. 6
The general election will decide who controls the Senate and House.

In the Senate midterm elections, Democrats hope to win at least two new seats to regain control of the chamber, but their margin for error is slim. A majority of the seats up for election in 2018 are currently held by Democrats. Get a full preview here.

26 Democratic incumbents
STATE
INCUMBENT
RATING
Fla.
Bill Nelson Nelson, FL
Tossup
Ind.
Joe Donnelly Donnelly, IN
Tossup
Mo.
Claire McCaskill McCaskill, MO
Tossup
N.D.
Heidi Heitkamp Heitkamp, ND
Tossup
W.Va.
Joe Manchin III Manchin III, WV
Tossup
Mont.
Jon Tester Tester, MT
Lean D
Ohio
Sherrod Brown Brown, OH
Lean D
Wis.
Tammy Baldwin Baldwin, WI
Lean D
Mich.
Debbie Stabenow Stabenow, MI
Likely D
Minn.
Tina Smith Smith, MN
Likely D
N.J.
Robert Menendez Menendez, NJ
Likely D
Pa.
Bob Casey Casey, PA
Likely D
Calif.
Dianne Feinstein Feinstein, CA
Solid D
Conn.
Christopher S. Murphy Murphy, CT
Solid D
Del.
Thomas R. Carper Carper, DE
Solid D
Hawaii
Mazie K. Hirono Hirono, HI
Solid D
Mass.
Elizabeth Warren Warren, MA
Solid D
Md.
Benjamin L. Cardin Cardin, MD
Solid D
Maine
Angus King King, ME
Solid D
Minn.
Amy Klobuchar Klobuchar, MN
Solid D
N.M.
Martin Heinrich Heinrich, NM
Solid D
N.Y.
Kirsten Gillibrand Gillibrand, NY
Solid D
R.I.
Sheldon Whitehouse Whitehouse, RI
Solid D
Va.
Tim Kaine Kaine, VA
Solid D
Vt.
Bernie Sanders Sanders, VT
Solid D
Wash.
Maria Cantwell Cantwell, WA
Solid D
9 Republican incumbents
STATE
INCUMBENT
RATING
Ariz.
Open (Jeff Flake) Open, AZ
Tossup
Nev.
Dean Heller Heller, NV
Tossup
Tenn.
Open (Bob Corker) Open, TN
Lean R
Miss.
Cindy Hyde-Smith Hyde-Smith, MS
Likely R
Tex.
Ted Cruz Cruz, TX
Likely R
Miss.
Roger Wicker Wicker, MS
Solid R
Neb.
Deb Fischer Fischer, NE
Solid R
Utah
Open (Orrin G. Hatch) Open, UT
Solid R
Wyo.
John Barrasso Barrasso, WY
Solid R

In the House midterm elections, Democrats need to flip 24 seats to capture the 218 seats necessary for control of the chamber. There are 182 solidly Democratic seats and 161 solidly Republican seats. The competitive races below are listed by state and district number. Get a full preview here.
18 races lean Dem.
Arizona 1AZ-01
Arizona 2AZ-02
Arizona 9AZ-09
California 7CA-07
California 49CA-49
Connecticut 5CT-05
Florida 7FL-07
Florida 27FL-27
Minnesota 7MN-07
New Hampshire 1NH-01
New Jersey 2NJ-02
New Jersey 5NJ-05
New Jersey 11NJ-11
Nevada 3NV-03
Nevada 4NV-04
Pennsylvania 6PA-06
Pennsylvania 7PA-07
Pennsylvania 8PA-08
21 races are tossups
California 10CA-10
California 25CA-25
California 39CA-39
California 48CA-48
Colorado 6CO-06
Florida 26FL-26
Iowa 1IA-01
Illinois 12IL-12
Michigan 11MI-11
Minnesota 1MN-01
Minnesota 2MN-02
Minnesota 3MN-03
Minnesota 8MN-08
New Jersey 7NJ-07
New York 19NY-19
New York 22NY-22
Pennsylvania 1PA-01
Pennsylvania 17PA-17
Texas 23TX-23
Virginia 10VA-10
Washington 8WA-08
53 races lean Rep.
Arkansas 2AR-02
Arizona 6AZ-06
California 4CA-04
California 21CA-21
California 45CA-45
Florida 15FL-15
Florida 16FL-16
Florida 18FL-18
Florida 25FL-25
Georgia 6GA-06
Georgia 7GA-07
Iowa 3IA-03
Illinois 6IL-06
Illinois 13IL-13
Illinois 14IL-14
Indiana 2IN-02
Kansas 2KS-02
Kansas 3KS-03
Kentucky 6KY-06
Maine 2ME-02
Michigan 1MI-01
Michigan 6MI-06
Michigan 7MI-07
Michigan 8MI-08
Missouri 2MO-02
Montana at-largeMT-00
North Carolina 2NC-02
North Carolina 8NC-08
North Carolina 9NC-09
North Carolina 13NC-13
Nebraska 2NE-02
New Jersey 3NJ-03
New Mexico 2NM-02
New York 1NY-01
New York 11NY-11
New York 24NY-24
Ohio 1OH-01
Ohio 10OH-10
Ohio 12OH-12
Ohio 14OH-14
Ohio 15OH-15
Pennsylvania 10PA-10
Texas 7TX-07
Texas 21TX-21
Texas 32TX-32
Utah 4UT-04
Virginia 2VA-02
Virginia 5VA-05
Virginia 7VA-07
Washington 5WA-05
Wisconsin 1WI-01
Wisconsin 6WI-06
West Virginia 3WV-03
In addition to congressional elections, there are also 36 governor’s races on the ballot in 2018. With the next redistricting process set for after the 2020 election, winning gubernatorial and state legislative control will be crucial for both parties.


Nov. 6

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Louisiana primaries



Dec. 4

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Georgia runoff election for state and local offices


A runoff election for federal offices is set for Jan. 8, 2019.


Dec. 8

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Louisiana general election

Past Elections



Feb. 27

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Arizona special House primaries


The Republican Debbie Lesko and the Democrat Hiral Tipirneni advanced to the general election, which will be on April 24. The seat, considered safely Republican, was vacated when Representative Trent Franks resigned over sexual misconduct accusations.



March 6

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Texas primaries


Senate: Ted Cruz is up for re-election.

House:
4 out of 36 races are competitive in the general election.

Texas Democrats surged to the polls, demonstrating a wave of Trump-inspired energy, but also revealing internal divisions at the outset of a midterm campaign that looks otherwise promising to the party. Read more about the state's primaries.



March 13

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Pennsylvania special House general election


Conor Lamb, a Democrat and former Marine, scored a razor-thin but extraordinary upset in a special House election in southwestern Pennsylvania after a few thousand absentee ballots cemented a Democratic victory in the heart of President Trump’s Rust Belt base. The State Supreme Court recently issued a new map with redrawn boundaries, though, so Mr. Lamb ran in a different district in May.



March 20

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Illinois primaries


House:
4 out of 18 races are competitive in the general election.

Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican first-term incumbent, and J.B. Pritzker, a Democratic billionaire heir and businessman, emerged from the gubernatorial primaries, while the incumbent in a closely watched Democratic congressional primary overcame a progressive challenge. The governor’s race promises to be be fiercely fought and dominated by big money, with each candidate controlling tremendous sums of personal wealth.



April 24

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Arizona special House general election


Debbie Lesko, a Republican former state senator, fended off an unusually strong Democratic challenge to win the Phoenix-area seat in the Eight District. Her victory demonstrates the resilience of the Republican base, but also shows how eager liberals are to compete in even reliably conservative districts. Read more.

May 8
Three vulnerable Democratic senators run for re-election.



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Indiana primaries


Senate: Joe Donnelly is up for re-election.

House:
1 out of 9 races is competitive in the general election.

Mr. Donnelly, who is believed to be one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate, will face Mike Braun, a business executive who won the bruising Republican primary, in a showdown in November.




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North Carolina primaries


House:
4 out of 13 races are competitive in the general election.

Mark Harris, a Baptist minister who opposes same-sex marriage, defeated Representative Robert Pittenger in a Republican primary, making Mr. Pittenger the first incumbent from either party to lose a seat in Congress because of a primary challenger this year.




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Ohio primaries


Senate: Sherrod Brown is up for re-election.

House:
5 out of 16 races are competitive in the general election.

The race to succeed Gov. John Kasich will be a bruising national fight because the nominees — Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Republican, and Richard Cordray, a consumer advocate and a Democrat — are ideological opposites.




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West Virginia primaries


Senate: Joe Manchin III is up for re-election.

House:
1 out of 3 races is competitive in the general election.

Mr. Manchin, a Democrat in a red state that Mr. Trump won handily, will face Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a Republican, in the general election. Mr. Morrisey defeated Don Blankenship, a former coal mining executive who spent a year in prison for his role in a fatal mining explosion, and Representative Evan Jenkins in the primary.



May 15

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Pennsylvania primaries


Senate: Bob Casey is up for re-election.

House:
6 out of 18 races are competitive in the general election.

The first test of Pennsylvania’s redrawn congressional districts resulted in primary victories for several female Democratic candidates. The new map is more favorable to Democrats than even the Democrats expected, and the party could well pick up four or more seats here in November.




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Nebraska primaries


Senate: Deb Fischer is up for re-election.

House:
1 out of 3 races is competitive in the general election.




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Oregon primaries




May 22

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Georgia primaries


House:
2 out of 14 races are competitive in the general election.

Stacey Abrams, a Democratic former State House leader, became Georgia’s first black nominee for governor, a prize that has eluded earlier generations of African-American candidates in the state. Her candidacy will test just how much the state’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting. Read more here.




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Arkansas primaries


House:
1 out of 4 races is competitive in the general election.




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Kentucky primaries


House:
1 out of 6 races is competitive in the general election.




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Texas primaries runoff


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June 5
Democrats look to swing seats in California and New Jersey.



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California primaries


Senate: Dianne Feinstein is up for re-election.

House:
9 out of 53 races are competitive in the general election.

Gavin Newsom, the Democratic lieutenant governor, and John Cox, a Republican businessman, emerged from a crowded field in the governor’s race in California to advance to the general election, according to The Associated Press, as did Ms. Feinstein, a Democrat, in the Senate race. In key House districts they hope to capture in November, Democrats seemed poised to avoid being shut out, as of Wednesday midday, of the general election under the state’s so-called “top-two” primary system. Read more about the primary night in California.




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Mississippi primaries


Senate: Roger Wicker is up for re-election.

Senator Thad Cochran’s decision to retire set off a game of musical chairs. Instead of Senator Roger Wicker having to defending his seat from a major rival in a Republican primary in June, the state’s big battle is expected in November, when there there will be a special election to finish Mr. Cochran’s term. Chris McDaniel, a state senator who almost unseated Mr. Cochran in 2014 and had previously decided to challenge Mr. Wicker, will run in a growing field for Mr. Cochran’s seat instead. Mr. Wicker won his primary handily in this deeply red state.




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New Jersey primaries


Senate: Robert Menendez is up for re-election.

House:
5 out of 12 races are competitive in the general election.

A former Navy pilot, a veteran White House national security adviser and a conservative pro-gun state senator won Democratic nominations, according to The Associated Press, to represent battleground congressional districts in New Jersey, officially earning their spot on the front lines in a state that could determine control of the House. Read more in our analysis.




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New Mexico primaries


Senate: Martin Heinrich is up for re-election.

House:
1 out of 3 races is competitive in the general election.

Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, who prevailed in the Democratic primary for governor, will face Steve Pearce, a Republican congressman, in the general election, according to The Associated Press. If Ms. Lujan Grisham were elected, she would be the first Latina Democratic governor in the United States, replacing Gov. Susana Martinez, a term-limited Republican who is also Latina. Read more here.




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Iowa primaries


House:
2 out of 4 races are competitive in the general election.




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Montana primaries


Senate: Jon Tester is up for re-election.

House:
1 race is competitive in the general election.




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South Dakota primaries




June 12

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Nevada primaries


Senate: Dean Heller is up for re-election.

House:
2 out of 4 races are competitive in the general election.

Mr. Heller no longer faces a primary fight against Danny Tarkanian, a Nevada businessman who had fiercely criticized Mr. Heller, after Mr. Trump persuaded Mr. Tarkanian to drop out of the race. In the Fourth District, Representative Ruben Kihuen, a Democrat, said he would not seek re-election after sexual misconduct accusations surfaced.




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Maine primaries


Senate: Angus King is up for re-election.

House:
1 out of 2 races is competitive in the general election.




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North Dakota primaries


Senate: Heidi Heitkamp is up for re-election.




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Virginia primaries


Senate: Tim Kaine is up for re-election.

House:
4 out of 11 races are competitive in the general election.

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