Candidate filing period for congressional races to end in Michigan and Florida

The statewide filing deadlines to run for congressional offices in Michigan and Florida are approaching. Michigan’s deadline is on April 21, and Florida’s deadline is on April 26.

Prospective candidates in Michigan may file for the following congressional offices:
• U.S. Senate: The Class II Senate seat currently held by Gary Peters (D) is up for election.
• U.S House: All 14 of Michigan’s U.S. House seats are up for election.

Prospective candidates in Florida may file for the following congressional offices:
• U.S. House: All 27 of the state’s U.S. House seats are up for election.
• No U.S. Senate seat is up for election in 2020.

Michigan’s primary is scheduled for August 4, and Florida’s primary is scheduled for August 18. The general elections in both states are scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Michigan’s filing deadline is the 35th and Florida’s deadline is the 36th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is in Massachusetts on May 5, which is the deadline for candidates to file with local election officials.

Additional reading:
United States Senate election in Michigan, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2020




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