Thirty-three people declared candidacies for federal or state offices in the past week, seven fewer than the 40 that declared the week before. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline.
Eighteen of the 33 candidates are Democrats, while 14 are Republicans. One is a minor party candidate.
Twenty-seven candidates are running for Congress, three for state legislatures, two filed for governorships, and one filed for a lower state executive office.
Since the beginning of this year, Ballotpedia has identified 575 declared candidates for federal and statewide offices. At this time in 2021, Ballotpedia had identified 882 declared candidates for 2022, 2023, and 2024 races.
An official candidate is someone who registers with a federal or state campaign finance agency before the candidate filing deadline or appears on candidate lists released by government election agencies. A declared candidate is someone who has not completed the steps to become an official candidate but who might have done one or more of the following:
- Appeared in candidate forums or debates
- Published a campaign website
- Published campaign social media pages
- Advertised online, on television, or through print
- Issued press releases
- Interviewed with media publications
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