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2022 Midterm Elections results in California: who won the Senate, House and Governor races?

The Golden State has voted and Democrats are dominating, with Newsom and Padilla’s races already being called in their favor.

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Polls in California are closed, and Alex Padilla (D) and Gavin Newsom (D) have been declared the winners in their respective senate and gubernatorial races.

There are also 52 House seats up for grabs, and some of the races could be interesting. Also, California voters will find six different ballot initiatives, some of them regarding issues like the right to abortion and contraception following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

We will be updating this article as more results are released. Follow all the latest news from the midterms with Election Day 2022: Live


In a predominately blue state, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) was the heavy favorite in the polls and has already been projected to win the not-so-close race. The Republican challenger was state Senator Brian Dahle who hoped for a huge surprise tonight that did not come.

Newsom has been rumored to make a possible run for president in 2024 but has repeatedly said he will serve his full, four-year term if re-elected.

CandidateVote CastVotes Share
Gavin Newsom (D)3,150,57057.6%
Brian Dahle (R)2,322,93142.4%


Alex Padilla (D) served a shorter term than usual after being appointed to Kamala Harris’ seat last year and is seeking re-election. His rival was Republican Mark Meuser, who Padilla beat shortly after polls closed.

CandidateVotes CastVotes Share
Mark Meuser (R)2,227,84841.0%
Alex Padilla (D)3,207,92859.0%


California is divided into 52 congressional districts, each of which will elect its representatives for the 118th Congress. As is typical in the Golden State, Democrats are expected to win the majority of House seats.

Total SeatsDemocratsRepublicans
52Races won: 26
Leading in: 16
Races won: 4
Leading in: 6

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