Pennsylvania has more than one race to watch in 2022, according to this national ratings outlet.
In addition to the race to succeed Sen. Pat Toomey in the Senate, the analysts at Inside Elections currently list Pennsylvania’s 2022 Governor’s under the “battleground” category. There are eleven races listed under that category – six currently held by Democrats and five currently held by Republicans.
The states that fall under the “Democratic battleground” category alongside Pennsylvania are Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin. The five states that fall under the “Republican battleground” category are Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and New Hampshire.
Pennsylvania is one of three states under the “battleground” category which will be an open race for Governor in 2022. The other two gubernatorial races in this category that will be open seats in 2022 are Arizona and Maryland.
Inside Elections isn’t the only national ratings outlet to place Pennsylvania’s Governor’s race in a category that indicates that the seat is up for grabs in 2022.
The Cook Political Report lists Pennsylvania’s Governor’s race as one of three states that are considered to be Toss Ups in 2022.
Inside Elections final 2018 ratings listed the Governor’s race between Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and GOP state Sen. Scott Wagner as “Likely Democratic.” In 2014, Inside Elections final ratings placed the race between Gov. Tom Corbett (R) and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf as “Democrat Favored.”
See Inside Elections full 2022 Governor ratings here.