Thirteen gubernatorial battleground elections to take place in 2022
Thirty-six states will hold elections for governor in 2022. Of those, Ballotpedia has identified 13 as general election battlegrounds: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
These battleground races were selected using the following criteria:
the results of the 2020 presidential election in each state,
whether the incumbent is seeking re-election,
whether the governor’s office changed partisan control the last time it was up for election, and
how the Cook Political Report, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, and Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzales rated the race.