The Race for the Midterms in the House and Senate
The campaigning for Tuesday’s midterm elections has been going on since spring. If you tuned it out months ago, here’s a quick summary of what’s at stake:
1. What’s a midterm election?
A national election to select members of Congress, held around the halfway point of a president’s term. This year’s midterms will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4. Voters will choose all 435 members of the House (plus the District’s one non-voting delegate), and 33 members of the Senate.
Also on Tuesday, elections for governor will be held in 36 states, including close contests in Maryland and Florida, and District voters will choose a mayor.