2022 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. senator

Pat Toomey
Republican



The 2022 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania will be held on November 8, 2022, concurrently with elections for all other Class 3 U.S. Senators, elections for the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as a gubernatorial election, to select a member of the United States Senate to represent the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The election is expected to be competitive and important to determine whether Democrats or Republicans will control the Senate in 2023. This is attributed to the seat being an open Republican-held one located in a state that President Joe Biden won in the 2020 presidential election.[1] Pennsylvania is seen by many Democrats as the best possible pickup of all the Class 3 seats.[2]

On October 5, 2020, incumbent two-term Republican Senator Pat Toomey announced that he would not run for re-election to a third term and currently plans "to go back to the private sector" at the conclusion of his term.[3][4] Previously, he had openly said he was considering running for the governorship instead of running for re-election to the Senate.[5]

Republican primary

Campaign

Incumbent Senator Pat Toomey announced that he would not run for re-election, stating that he wished to return to the private sector.[6] By October 2021, businessman Jeff Bartos, who had posted strong fund-raising totals, and veteran Sean Parnell, who had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, emerged as the race's two front-runners.[7] Parnell's campaign was rocked in November 2021, after Parnell's ex-wife, Laurie Snell, testified in court that Parnell strangled and spit on her, abused their children, and told her to "go get an abortion".[8] Even prior to these allegations, doubts had arisen among Republicans regarding Parnell's ability to fundraise, and it became widely assumed that Parnell would suspend his campaign if he did not win custody of his children.[9] On November 22, 2021, Snell was given custody of the children and Parnell subsequently announced that he was suspending his campaign.[10] On November 30, with Parnell out of the race, Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor and television personality, announced his candidacy.[11] Oz's campaign entered an immediate controversy over whether Oz himself was a resident of Pennsylvania, as he had lived in Cliffside Park, New Jersey for most of his life and had only registered to vote in Pennsylvania in October 2020.[11][12] The January 2022 entrance of David McCormick prompted attacks for his past detraction of Trump and criticism of "America First" economic policies from Oz allies.[13]

Candidates

Declared

Candidate Experience Home town Ref.
Kathy Barnette Republican nominee for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district in 2020 Huntingdon Valley [14][15]
George Bochetto Pennsylvania State Boxing Commissioner (1995–2002) Philadelphia [16][17]

Jeff Bartos

Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 Lower Merion [18]
Sean Gale Republican candidate for the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners in 2019 Plymouth Meeting [19][20]

David McCormick

U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs (2007–2009)

CEO of Bridgewater Associates (2020–2022)

Pittsburgh [21]

Mehmet Oz

Member of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (2018–present)

Host of The Dr. Oz Show (2009–2022)

Bryn Athyn [22]

Carla Sands

U.S. Ambassador to Denmark (2017–2021) Harrisburg [23][24][25]

Everett Stern

Candidate for United States Senate in 2016

Candidate for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district in 2014

CEO of Tactical Rabbit, Inc

West Chester [26]

Withdrew

Publicly expressed interest

Potential

Declined

Endorsements

Kathy Barnette
Executive Branch officials
U.S. Representatives
State legislators
Individuals
  • Tomi Lahren, conservative political commentator and former television host[14]
Jeff Bartos
State Executives
U.S. Representatives
State legislators
Individuals
Robert Jeffries
Individuals
David McCormick
Executive Branch officials
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Party officials
Individuals
Organizations
Mehmet Oz
Executive Branch officials
State Executives
U.S. Representatives
Local officials
Party officials
Individuals
Carla Sands
Executive Branch officials
U.S. Ambassadors
U.S. Representatives
Sean Parnell (withdrawn)
Executive Branch officials
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Individuals
Craig Snyder (withdrawn)
Executive Branch officials
U.S. Representatives

Polling

Graphical summary
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Kathy
Barnette
Jeff
Bartos
Sean
Gale
Mehmet
Oz
Sean
Parnell
Carla
Sands
Everett
Stern
Other Undecided
The Trafalgar Group (R) December 13–16, 2021 1,062 (LV) ± 3.0% 8% 3% 1% 19% 7% 11% 51%
Echelon Insights (R) December 1–3, 2021 200 (LV) ± 6.9% 7% 4% 4% 11% 5% 0% 6%[b] 63%
November 22, 2021 Parnell withdraws from the race
Civiqs (D) October 31 – November 5, 2021 799 (LV) ± 3.5% 7% 6% 2% 31% 8% 54%
Franklin & Marshall College October 18–24, 2021 184 (RV) ± 8.8% 3% 2% 0% 11% 2% 3% 78%
OnMessage Inc. (R)[A] October 11–14, 2021 500 (LV) ± 4.4% 7% 27% 4% 5% 57%
Franklin & Marshall College August 9–15, 2021 154 (RV) ± 10.9% 6% 4% 3% 14% 1% 7% 66%

Democratic primary

Campaign

The first two major Democratic candidates to announce were Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania John Fetterman and state representative Malcolm Kenyatta.[70] Both Fetterman and Kenyatta were considered to be staunchly progressive Democrats, but the two men were felt to appeal to different demographics.[70] By July 2021, Fetterman was considered the frontrunner in the Democratic primary, as a result of his high name recognition and strong fundraising.[71] U.S. Representative Conor Lamb, a moderate, center-left Democrat, entered the race on August 6, 2021.[72]

As the campaign progressed, Lamb and Fetterman became the two most prominent candidates, with Kenyatta and Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh also receiving media attention. Fetterman had maintained his frontrunner status as of December, and the other three contenders were viewed as mainly competing with each other in order to claim the anti-Fetterman mantle.[73]

Candidates

Declared

Democratic candidates[c]

Withdrew

Potential

Declined

Endorsements

Val Arkoosh
John Fetterman
Malcolm Kenyatta
Conor Lamb
State Legislators
Local officials
Labor unions
Organizations
Declined to endorse
Statewide officials

Polling

Graphical summary
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Val
Arkoosh
John
Fetterman
Malcolm
Kenyatta
Conor
Lamb
Sharif
Street
Other Undecided
GQR Research (D)[B] December 14–16, 2021 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 6% 44% 20% 15% 2% 12%
GBAO (D)[C] November 16–23, 2021 800 (LV) ± 3.5% 5% 42% 15% 16% 21%
Civiqs (D) October 31 – November 5, 2021 929 (LV) ± 3.2% 2% 52% 5% 12% 2% 6% 21%
Franklin & Marshall College October 18–24, 2021 208 (RV) ± 8.2% 4% 34% 5% 12% 5% 3% 37%
Franklin & Marshall College August 9–15, 2021 175 (RV) ± 10.2% 6% 33% 5% 12% 0% 3% 42%
Data for Progress (D)[C] May 7–14, 2021 302 (LV) ± 6.0% 5% 40% 9% 21% 2% 8%[d] 14%

Libertarian convention

Candidates

Declared

Libertarian candidates

Withdrew

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[128] Tossup November 19, 2021
Inside Elections[129] Tilt R January 7, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[130] Tossup November 3, 2021
RCP[131] Tossup January 10, 2022

Polling

Jeff Bartos vs. John Fetterman
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Jeff
Bartos (R)
John
Fetterman (D)
Undecided
Garin-Hart-Yang (D)[D] May 10–19, 2021 450 (LV) ± 4.7% 36% 45% 19%
Data for Progress (D)[C] May 7–14, 2021 310 (LV) ± 5.6% 38% 48% 14%
Jeff Bartos vs. Conor Lamb
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Jeff
Bartos (R)
Conor
Lamb (D)
Undecided
Data for Progress (D)[C] May 7–14, 2021 341 (LV) ± 5.3% 42% 43% 15%
Mehmet Oz vs. John Fetterman
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Mehmet
Oz (R)
John
Fetterman (D)
Undecided
Data for Progress (D)[C] December 3–5, 2021 581 (LV) ± 4.0% 42% 44% 13%
Hypothetical polling
Sean Parnell vs. John Fetterman
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Sean
Parnell (R)
John
Fetterman (D)
Undecided
Garin-Hart-Yang (D)[D] May 10–19, 2021 450 (LV) ± 4.7% 42% 42% 16%
Data for Progress (D)[C] May 7–14, 2021 310 (LV) ± 5.6% 40% 48% 12%
Sean Parnell vs. Conor Lamb
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Sean
Parnell (R)
Conor
Lamb (D)
Undecided
Data for Progress (D)[C] May 7–14, 2021 341 (LV) ± 5.3% 44% 42% 14%

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  2. ^ Jeffries with 2%; Xu with 1%
  3. ^ The images in this gallery are in the public domain or are otherwise free to use. This gallery should not be construed as a list of major or noteworthy candidates. If a candidate is not included in this gallery, it is only because there are no high-quality, copyright-free photographs of them available on the Internet.
  4. ^ Houlahan with 8%
Partisan clients
  1. ^ Poll sponsored by Parnell's campaign
  2. ^ Poll sponsored by Kenyatta's campaign
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Poll sponsored by Fetterman's campaign
  4. ^ a b Poll sponsored by Collective PAC

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