Six states will be at the center of the political universe this November: The five President Joe Biden flipped in 2020: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — plus Nevada.
These states all have multiple critical races that will determine control of the Senate, the House and state governments. What happens in these states will impact issues like abortion rights, economic policy, education and the climate crisis — not just within their borders, but across the country.
Here’s the “too long; didn’t read” on what you need to know about the biggest states — and key races — ahead of the midterms.
CNN’s Election Center uses race ratings by Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House and governor.