Over the next few weeks, we'll be providing our inaugural race-by-race look at every statewide race on the ballot in 2022, alternating between Senate and Governors. These snapshots provide an overview of where things currently stand and what could develop over the coming months leading to the primary and general elections.

Today we start at the beginning of the alphabet. It's a handful of races that features competitive GOP primaries, including one in Arizona that could be pivotal in one of Republicans' top targeted races. We also look at very different primaries against Republican incumbents in Alaska and Arkansas, a primary battle in Alabama, plus California's appointed senator stands to be elected to a full term.


One of former President Trump's first endorsements went to Rep. Mo Brooks not long after veteran GOP Sen. Richard Shelby announced he was retiring. Brooks had run before in the 2017 special election primary but didn't make it to the runoff (which of course Judge Roy Moore won and then went on to lose to Democrat Doug Jones). One of

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