Newhouse faces wide field in District 4 congressional race as Aug. 2 primary looms

From tariffs on agricultural exports to rising costs of food, gas and other goods and services, the state of the country's economy is on the mind of many Americans this summer and ahead of the 2022 election.

Consumer prices over the last year jumped 8.6% as of May, the highest inflation figure in four decades and faster than April's year-over-year increase of 8.3%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.