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Northwestern faculty available to discuss the 2022 midterm elections

The 2022 midterm elections promise to be closely contested, with polls showing tight races in many states. Historically, the president’s party has often lost seats in the House of Representatives during midterms, but several factors are making this election cycle unusual, including high inflation and the Supreme Court’s decision last June to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Northwestern University political scientists, economists, legal scholars and other faculty are available to discuss the key issues, from the economy and reproductive rights to immigration and foreign policy. Below, faculty offer thoughts about some of the factors shaping midterm races in 2022. Contact information is provided for each faculty member; journalists can also reach out with inquiries to

Inflation and the economy

Abortion rights

Democrats’ record and campaign strategy

Latino/a voter behavior

Immigration reform and “stunts” by Republican governors

Polarization and voter behavior

Gubernatorial races

Russia’s war against Ukraine and rising energy costs