Sep 28

2022 Elections: Sizing up the Midterms

Richard Murray

Parties that hold the presidency and congressional majorities have lost seats nine times out of ten in midterm elections since the two-party system emerged in the mid-nineteenth century. Little about the current electoral climate (high inflation, weak presidential approval numbers, etc.) suggest 2022 will be any different. But, there are fewer competitive congressional districts after the 2022 redistricting, which likely limits the number of seats House Republicans can win even in a favorable climate. Plus, the GOP must defend 22 senate seats versus just 12 for the Democrats and there is a real risk that some Republican senate nominees will be too extreme to take advantage of the favorable environment. Throw in the brutal Russia/Ukraine War and the ultimate wild card of American politics (aka, Donald John Trump) and we have an interesting and unpredictable fall election shaping up. This eight-week class will analyze the national landscape and key races across the country with extra attention to the Lone Star State. Here in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott remains a favorite for reelection against a spirited challenger in Beto O’Rourke, but the 28 year statewide winning streak for GOP nominees is in some danger in other down-ballot races. After the votes are counted, we will dissect the numbers and what they portend for the 2024 presidential cycle which will be fully underway as our class wraps up.

This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.

Eight Week Course Schedule | Wednesdays
Sep 28 | 10:00 AM
Oct 05 | 10:00 AM
Oct 12 | 10:00 AM
Oct 19 | 10:00 AM
Oct 26 | 10:00 AM
Nov 02 | 10:00 AM
Nov 09 | 10:00 AM
Nov 16 | 10:00 AM


Semester

$240.00

Class Tuition

38 in stock

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.