: Watch these races tonight for early clues about the midterm elections, analysts say

by | Nov 8, 2022 | Stock Market

There could be signs relatively early on Tuesday night that reveal which way the 2022 midterm elections are going, according to analysts at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. “While most results will not come in until late Tuesday, there are enough competitive contests in the Eastern and Central time zones that help give us a pretty good sense of whether this is a red wave or more of a red ripple type of election,” the Cook analysts wrote in a note.

In the fight for control of the U.S. Senate, Cook analysts recommend keeping an eye on the races in North Carolina and Ohio, noting that polls close in those battleground states at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. North Carolina’s Senate contest features Democrat Cheri Beasley against Republican Ted Budd, while Ohio’s has Democrat Tim Ryan running against Republican J.D. Vance. “The Republican candidate is slightly favored to win in both states. If Democrat Cheri Beasley (NC) or Tim Ryan (OH) are declared the winner, that suggests that not only will Democrats hold their tenuous Senate majority but will likely expand it,” the Cook team said. The Senate is currently evenly divided, with the chamber’s two independents caucusing with Democrats and Vice P …

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