​​Election Day is Here! Vote!

November 5, 2022

All seats in the U.S. House of Representative are up for election Nov. 8. The current composition of the House is 220 Democrats and 212 Republicans, with three vacancies. Of the 435 races, only 35 are considered competitive, which means the remaining 400 seats are expected to stay in the hands of the political party that currently hold it. 

Historically, the party opposite of the President picks up between 25–30 seats in the House during the mid-term election in the President’s first term. If this trend holds true, Republicans will regain the majority in the House in the next Congress. A big part of the results for the elections will be newly drawn congressional districts from the Census, as well as the large number of open seats from retirements, representatives that lost their primary or who are running for different office (38 Democrats and 28 Republicans will not be back — or 15% of the House!). 

The current composition of the U.S. Senate is 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, with the tie-breaking vote belonging to Vice President Kamala Harris. Of the 35 seats up for election in the Senate, only five races are viewed as competitive: Arizona (Democrat held), Georgia (Democrat held), Nevada (Democrat held), Pennsylvania (Republican held but now open) and Wisconsin (Republican held). In the Senate, only six Republicans and one Democrat are retiring. 

RADPAC®, the American College of Radiology Association® political action committee, has been an active player since this election cycle began in 2021. In the primary elections, RADPAC supported 84 races (48 Democrat and 36 Republican). In the general election races, RADPAC has supported 75 races (36 Democrat and 39 Republican). RADPAC takes a variety of factors into consideration when deciding which members of Congress to support, including, but not limited to: support of pro-radiology legislation; serving on a congressional committee with jurisdiction over healthcare issues; member of leadership in one’s party; professional background in healthcare prior to coming to Congress; and close relationships with local radiologists. 

For this election cycle, RADPAC has contributed more than $1.1 million to the re-election campaigns of members of Congress and congressional candidates, including $894,079 this year alone. RADPAC will watch the election results closely to score its impact on the races it supported. 

On Election Day, after you vote, we ask that you make a contribution to RADPAC​. Your contribution will help rebuild RADPAC funds so that we can maintain our standing as a powerful force in the new Congress!