As the qualifying period for the 2022 midterm elections ends, a record-breaking 310 Democrats have qualified to run for office up and down the ballot – shattering numbers in 2018, the last non-presidential election year. Democratic candidates have qualified to run in every statewide seat, every federal seat, and 71% of state legislative districts. More seats in Congress, the State House, and State Senate are contested in this election cycle than in 2018.
“With a record-breaking number of contested seats and number of candidates qualifying to run for office this year, it’s clear that Georgia Democrats’ momentum has never been stronger” said Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “We’ve always believed no seat is too blue or too red to count out. As we look ahead to the primary and general elections, Georgia Democrats are going to continue shattering records, flipping seats, and defying expectations.”
“When I became Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia in 2019, we made it a priority to ensure Democrats were competitive in more seats all across Georgia – and this year’s qualifying numbers are a testament to those efforts,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “It’s exciting to see an unprecedented number of strong, diverse Democratic candidates stepping up to run for office in every corner of the state, up and down the ticket. Democrats’ historic victories in 2020 and 2021 were just the beginning – we are ready to turn Georgia blue for good in 2022.”
2022 qualifying numbers compared to 2018: