Three U.S. House races could be bellwethers for the 2022 midterm elections. What happens in these congressional districts in New York, Virginia and Texas could be a sign for what Americans will see across the country as results roll in.
In New York’s 17th Congressional District, the chairman of the House Democrats’ campaign arm is in a close race. Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has had a tough campaign against Republican Mike Lawler in a district that contains only 30% of Maloney’s previous constituents. If the campaign chief for congressional Democrats loses here, it could be rough night for the rest of his party.
Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger is in a nail-biter in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. The race between the moderate Spanberger and her Republican challenger, Yesli Vega, was considered a toss-up in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
And in Texas’ 28th Congressional District, Democrat Henry Cuellar is in a tight race for a seat he has held for 18 years. Republican Cassy Garcia may be able to flip this seat to the GOP by beating the pro-life Cuellar.