November 28, 2022

The Doolittle Community Center polling station is seen before polls close in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the midterm elections, November 8, 2022.

The Doolittle Community Center polling station is seen before polls close in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the midterm elections, November 8, 2022.

The results of the 2022 midterm elections come as Americans across the country cast their ballots. There are still a few important races to be determined, but The root highlighted some important races to watch.

Maryland Governors Race

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore addresses supporters after defeating Republican candidate Dan Cox on November 08, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Moore would become Moore and go down in history as the state's first black governor.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore addresses supporters after defeating Republican candidate Dan Cox on November 08, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Moore would become Moore and go down in history as the state’s first black governor.

Democratic candidate Wes Moore has defeated Republican candidate Dan Cox to be Maryland’s next governor. Moore will be the first black governor in Maryland history and the third elected black governor in United States history.

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Georgia Governor’s Race

Alongside Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams

Alongside Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams

Republican Governor Brian Kemp won his re-election bid for a second term as governor of Georgia in a 2018 rematch against Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams.

Florida Senate race

Alongside Val Demmings and Marco Rubio

Alongside Val Demmings and Marco Rubio

Republican Senator Marco Rubio secured his third term in the Senate, defeating Democratic Representative Val Demings.

Pennsylvania Senate race

side by side of John Fetterman and Dr. Mehmet Oz

side by side of John Fetterman and Dr. Mehmet Oz

Democrat John Fetterman defeated Republican nominee Dr Mehmet Oz for the Pennsylvania Senate seat last night.

North Carolina Senate race

side by side of Tedd Budd and Cheri Beasley

side by side of Tedd Budd and Cheri Beasley

Republican Rep. Ted Budd won the North Carolina Senate race by beating Democrat Cheri Beasley, the first black woman to serve as chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

Florida 10th Congressional District Race

Maxwell Frost, Democratic candidate for Florida's 10th congressional district, takes part in the Pride Parade in Orlando, Florida on October 15, 2022. - Running in a Florida constituency usually won by his party, his way to the House of Representatives seems all mapped out during the midterm elections in November

Maxwell Frost, Democratic candidate for Florida’s 10th congressional district, takes part in the Pride Parade in Orlando, Florida on October 15, 2022. – Running in a Florida constituency usually won by his party, his way to the House of Representatives seems all mapped out during the midterm elections in November

Democratic candidate Maxwell Frost won the House seat for Florida’s 10th congressional district from Republican Calvin Wimbish. Frost will be the first Gen Z Democrat and the first African-Cuban to run for Congress.

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor’s Race

OAKS, PA – NOVEMBER 08: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lt. Austin Davis arrives to deliver a victory speech with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro to supporters at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on November 8, 2022 in Oaks, Pennsylvania .  Shapiro defeated Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano.

OAKS, PA – NOVEMBER 08: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lt. Austin Davis arrives to deliver a victory speech with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro to supporters at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on November 8, 2022 in Oaks, Pennsylvania . Shapiro defeated Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano.

Austin Davis won the race for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and will be the first African American to hold that office in the state.

New York Attorney General’s Race

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: New York Attorney General Letitia James makes an appearance after being the predicted winner of her re-election campaign on November 8, 2022 in New York City.  In her bid for re-election, Governor Hochul takes on Republican challenger Lee Zeldin.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08: New York Attorney General Letitia James makes an appearance after being the predicted winner of her re-election campaign on November 8, 2022 in New York City. In her bid for re-election, Governor Hochul takes on Republican challenger Lee Zeldin.

New York Attorney General Letitia James won her re-election bid by defeating Republican challenger Michael Henry in the general election.

Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Race

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 17: Pennsylvania Democratic congressional candidate State Rep. Summer Lee speaks to the press outside her polling place at the Paulson Recreation Center after casting her vote with Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey , May 17, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 17: Pennsylvania Democratic congressional candidate State Rep. Summer Lee speaks to the press outside her polling place at the Paulson Recreation Center after casting her vote with Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey , May 17, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Democratic candidate Summer Lee is the predicted winner of Pennsylvania’s Congressional District 12 race by beating Republican Mike Doyle. Lee will be the first black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania.

Kentucky Senate Race

side by side of Rand Paul and Charles Booker

side by side of Rand Paul and Charles Booker

Republican incumbent Rand Paul is expected to win his third term as senator from Kentucky by defeating Democratic challenger Charles Booker.

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