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A Quick Overview of Election Outcomes in ABMA States

Yesterday’s election day was exciting to say the least. Lots of races at all levels without incumbents, rematches of prior elections such as the gubernatorial race in Georgia, and first term governors, like Kathy Hochul in New York, trying to defend their actions to win reelection. All of this with the added fun of new electoral maps for the House of Representatives and state legislative seats.

Below is a brief overview* of what happened in ABMA states including gubernatorial and U.S. Senate and House races. There are still too many House and Senate races across the country that are too close to call or still have a lot of votes to be reported to declare which party will control either chamber.

Be on the lookout later this week for an analysis of what the election outcomes mean for ABMA in 2023.


  • Governor: Kay Ivey (R) won reelection with 67.4% of the vote over Democrat Yolanda Flowers.
  • U.S. Senate: Katie Britt (R) won over Will Boyd (D) with 66.8% of the vote.
  • U.S. House: In all seven districts, all incumbents are projected to win their seats handedly, with 1-6 being won by the Republican and District seven being won by the Democrat.


  • Governor: Lemont (D) won reelection over challenger Bob Stefanowski (R) with 55.3% of the vote.
  • U.S. Senate: Richard Blumenthal (D) won reelection with 56.7% of the vote over challenger Republican Lenora Levy.
  • U.S. House: Districts 1-4 have been called for the Democrat incumbents, but district five between incumbent Democrat Representative Hayes and challenger Logan (R) has a current difference of only half a percent, so it is too close to call at this point and will likely end in a recount.


  • Governor: Brian Kemp (R) won reelection over Democrat challenger Stacey Abrams with 53.4% of the vote.
  • U.S. Senate: Incumbent Raphael Warnock (D) is currently defeating Herschel Walker (R) by less than 1%. There could likely be a recount in this race given how close it is or even lead to a runoff election.
  • U.S. House: All five district incumbents have been reelected, three Democrats and two Republicans.


  • U.S. Senate: Incumbent John Kennedy (R) won reelection over two Democrat challengers, Gary Chambers and Luke Mixon with 61.6% of the vote.
  • U.S. House: There was no change in representation in Washington. Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 were won handedly by the Republican incumbent; Representative Carter (D) who represents the second district also won reelection.


  • Governor: Governor Janet Mills (D) has been declared the winner over former Governor Paul LePage (R) with 55.7% with about 81% of the votes counted.
  • U.S. House: Incumbent Chellie Pingree (D) won reelection in the first district; Incumbent Jared Golden (D) is currently ahead of Republican challenger Bruce Poliquin.


  • Governor: Democrat Wes Moore has defeated Republican Dan Cox with 59.8% of the vote.
  • U.S. Senate: Chris Van Hollen (D) is declared the winner over Republican challenger Chris Chaffee with 60.8% but only 68% of the votes counted. The margin between the candidates is quite large, so it is unlikely anything will change in the coming hours.


  • Governor: Democrat Maura Healey won against Geoff Diehl (R) with 63.2% of the vote.
  • U.S. House: All five Democratic incumbents won reelection to their seats.


  • U.S. House: All four incumbents, three Republicans and one Democrat, have all been declared winners. The race in District 2 with Democrat Representative Thompson only has 77% reporting, but with a margin of 19 points, it will likely not change.

New Hampshire

  • Governor: Governor Chris Sununu (R) won election to his fourth 2-year term with 56.9% of the vote over challenger Tom Sherman. Even though only 81% of the votes are in, the margin between the two seems hard to close.
  • U.S. Senate: Maggie Hassan (D) has likely won reelection over Republican challenger Don Bolduc. However, only about 80% of the votes are in, so this could change.
  • U.S. House: Both Democrat incumbents won reelection.

New Jersey

  • U.S. House: All five incumbents, three Democrats and two Republicans, have been declared the winners by healthy margins.

New York

  • Governor: Governor Kathy Hochul (D) defeated challenger Lee Zeldin (R) by a little over 5%, the first single digit margin of victory for a Democrat in the gubernatorial race since Eliot Spitzer was elected in 2006.
  • U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Chuck Schumer was elected to a 5th term over Republican challenger Joe Pinion.
  • U.S. House: Many districts still have quite a few votes to report, but as of right now there are a few notable races, and if things don’t change much, the Republicans will have 11 of New Yorks’ 26 seats, which would be a pick-up of three seats.
    • District 17: Lawler (R) is currently 1.2% up over incumbent Maloney (D) with more than 95% reporting.
    • District 18: Incumbent Representative Ryan (D) is up over challenger Schmitt (R) by less than 1%.
    • District 19: Republican Monilaro is currently up by 2% over Democrat Riley. This was one of the new seats without an incumbent created by redistricting that has been heavily watched this year.


  • Governor: Incumbent Kevin Stitt (R) defeated Democrat challenger Joy Hofneister with 55.5%.
  • U.S. Senate: Incumbent Republican James Lankford won over Democrat Madison Horn with 64.3% of the vote, and Markwayne Mullin (R) defeated Kendra Horn (D) along with a Libertarian and an Independent candidate in the special election with 61.8%.
  • U.S. House: Incumbent Republicans in districts 1, 3, 4, and 5 all won reelection, and Republican Brecheen defeated Andrews (D) in district 2.


  • Governor: Democrat Josh Shapiro defeated Republican Doug Mastriano with 55.6% of the vote.
  • U.S. Senate: John Fetterman (D) is winning with 50.3% of the vote over Mehmet Oz (R) with 94% reporting. The race is close, but it seems unlikely the results will change.
  • U.S. House: Of the 17 districts, four are currently not called, but the remaining were all won by the incumbents, eight Republicans and five Democrats.
    • District 7 has incumbent Wild (D) up by 1.6%
    • District 8 has incumbent Cartwright (D) up by 2%
    • District 12 has Lee up by 11%
    • District 17 has Deluzio (D) up by 5%

Rhode Island

  • Governor: Democrat Governor Dan McKee defeated Republican challenger Ashley Kalus with 58%.
  • U.S. House: Both seats were won by the Democrats.


  • Governor: Governor Phil Scott easily won reelection over Democrat challenger Brenda Siegel with 71.3% of the vote.
  • U.S. Senate: Peter Welch (D) won over Republican Gerald Malloy with 68.6% of the vote.
  • U.S. House: Becca Balint (D) has defeated Republican Liam Madden with 62.8% of the vote and becomes the first woman from Vermont to service in Congress.

*This article was written early on 11.9.22 when about 90 to 95% of votes were in for most races; if there was less, it was noted above. With the finished counting, final percentages might be slightly different than those listed above.