The November midterm elections are drawing closer, with Democrats expected to suffer big losses. The incumbent party typically loses seats during midterm elections but President Biden’s low approval ratings suggest that the Democrats may face a significant backlash. The passing in the Senate of the Inflation Reduction Act could offer a glimmer of hope for the Dems.
But before we can look too closely at the likely outcomes of the midterm elections, the states must conduct their primary races to determine who is on the ballot come November. The next batch of midterm primaries comes on Tuesday, 9 August, with four states holding elections that day.