Congressional candidate filing period passes in five states

The filing deadline to run for Congress has passed in Alaska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Hawaii, and Minnesota. The filing deadline was on June 1, 2020, for Alaska, Kansas, and Wisconsin. For Hawaii and Minnesota, the filing deadline was June 2.

Prospective candidates filed for the following congressional offices:

• U.S. Senate (1 seat)
• U.S. House (1 seat)

• U.S. Senate (1 seat)
• U.S. House (4 seats)

• U.S. House (8 seats)

• U.S. House (2 seats)

• U.S. Senate (1 seat)
• U.S. House (8 seats)

Wisconsin and Minnesota’s primaries are scheduled for August 11. Alaska’s primary is scheduled for August 18; Kansas’ on August 4; and Hawaii’s on August 8. The general election in each state is scheduled for November 3.

Alaska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Hawaii, and Minnesota’s statewide filing deadlines are respectively the 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, and 45th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on June 11 in Connecticut.

Democrats hold a 233-197 majority in the House, with one Libertarian member and four vacancies. All 435 seats are up for election in 2020. A majority in the chamber requires 218 seats.

In the Senate, there are 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats. In 2020, 33 seats are up for election, and a majority requires 51 seats.

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