Politics & Policy

2022 Midterms: Who Will Control Congress?

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Pollsters anticipate November’s midterm election will be especially favorable for the Republican Party. But are the prospects for Democratic candidates as dim as many experts predict? What are the most important factors that will influence the outcome, and what are some of the most important races to watch? What’s the likelihood that control of the Senate and House will change, and what exactly is at stake in the next election?

Moderated by USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future (CPF) Director Bob Shrum, this discussion features Stephanie Cutter, co-founder and managing partner at Precision Strategies and deputy campaign manager for former President Barack Obama, and Jessica Millan Patterson, chair of the California Republican Party.

Who Will Benefit

– Those wondering which political party is most likely to lose seats during the 2022 midterms
– Voters looking to find out which midterm races are the most high stakes
– Those questioning how issues such as abortion and inflation will impact voters’ decisions

About Our Featured Faculty

Robert “Bob” Shrum is the director of the USC Center for the Political Future and the Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. A legendary political strategist, he was described as “the most sought-after consultant in the Democratic Party,” by The Atlantic Monthly. He was the strategist in over 25 winning U.S. Senate campaigns, eight successful campaigns for governor, successful campaigns for mayors in major American cities, and numerous campaigns for Congress and other statewide offices. His numerous clients included Edward Kennedy, Joe Biden, John Glenn, and Barbara Mikulski, David Dinkins and Tom Bradley — and John Kerry and Al Gore in their presidential races. Overseas his clients included Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, the British Labour Party, the Prime Minister of Ireland, and the Presidents of Colombia and Bolivia.