USA happenings: Nov. 8 midterm elections

The 2022 Midterms resulted in historic results all across the country on Nov. 8. Here are some of the most notable outcomes

Senator-elect John Fetterman (D-PA)

The former lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and mayor of the town of Braddock, Fetterman defeated Republican nominee Mehmet “Dr. Oz” Oz with 59 percent of the vote, flipping the seat from red to blue for the first time since 1962. This was a key race for Democrats, as Fetterman’s victory made their path to maintaining control of the Senate that much easier.

Governor-elect Josh Shapiro (D-PA)

Having previously served as Pennsylvania attorney general, Shapiro defeated Republican nominee Doug Mastriano with 54 percent of the vote. Like the Pennsylvania Senate race, this was considered a very important race for both parties, as having party control of one of the most important swing states when it comes to the presidential election was crucial for both parties, especially considering Mastriano attended the Jan. 6 Insurrection and is an open election denier.

Governor-elect Maura Healey (D-MA)

Healey previously served as Massachusetts attorney general and was elected in a landslide with 62 percent of the vote, defeating Republican nominee Geoff Diehl. When she is sworn in, Healey will officially become the first female governor of Massachusetts and will join Oregon governor Tina Kotek in being the first two openly lesbian U.S. governors.

Congressman-elect Maxwell Frost (FL-10) Born in 1997, Frost has become the first member of Generation Z (born between 2001 and 2020) elected to Congress, representing Florida’s 10th congressional district. Frost easily defeated Republican Calvin Wimbish due to the district being heavily tilted in the Democrat’s favor. Frost had been the national organizing director for “March for Our Lives,” a student-led demonstration supporting gun control.

Congressman-elect Seth Magaziner (RI-02)

The election for Rhode Island’s second congressional district gained national attention, with many Republicans seeing former Cranston mayor Allan Fung as a chance to flip what would typically be a very Democratic district. Nevertheless, the former treasurer of Rhode Island defeated Fung by a narrow 3.6 percent margin.