Author: Mackenzie Murphy

  • 71 candidates filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    Seventy-one people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, 42 more than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Twenty-nine of those candidates were Democratic, while 36 were Republican. Five are minor-party candidates, and one is running in a nonpartisan race. Forty-two candidates are running…

  • 29 candidates filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    Twenty-nine people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, 93 fewer than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Nine of those candidates were Democratic, while 18 were Republican. Two filed as independents. Sixteen candidates are running for Congress, 12 for state legislatures, and one…

  • 122 candidates filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    One hundred and twenty-two people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, 74 more than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Sixty of those candidates were Democratic, while 52 were Republican. Ten are minor-party candidates or running without affiliation. Eighty-eight candidates are running for…

  • 48 candidates filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    Forty-eight people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, one more than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Twenty-one of those candidates were Democrats, while 25 were Republicans. One is a minor-party candidate, and one candidate is running in a nonpartisan race. Thirty-three of…

  • 47 candidates filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    Forty-seven people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, 27 fewer than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Nineteen of those candidates were Democratic, while 26 were Republican. Two are minor or third-party candidates. Thirty-two candidates are running for Congress, 13 for state legislatures,…

  • 44 candidates filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    Forty-four people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, seven fewer than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Twenty-one of those candidates were Democratic, while 22 were Republican. One is a minor-party candidate. Twenty-two candidates are running for Congress, 15 for state legislatures, one…

  • 51 candidates filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    Fifty-one people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, three fewer than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Twenty-two of those candidates were Democratic, while 26 were Republican. Three are minor party or third-party candidates. Twenty candidates are running for Congress, 26 for state…

  • 54 candidates filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    Fifty-four (54) people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, 16 fewer than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Twenty-six (26) of those candidates were Democratic, while 21 were Republican. Seven are minor-party or nonpartisan candidates. Twenty-nine (29) candidates are running for Congress, 17…

  • 54.86% of state legislatures are Republican, 44.29% Democratic

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    At the end of August 2023, 54.86% of all state legislatures in the United States are Republican while 44.29% are Democratic. There are 7,386 state legislative seats in the country. Republicans control 57 chambers, while Democrats hold 40. Two chambers (Alaska House and Alaska Senate) were organized under multipartisan, power-sharing coalitions. Democrats hold 851 state…

  • State legislative party switches in 2023 are already above average

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    Ten of the total 173 party switches tracked by Ballotpedia since 1994 have occurred in 2023. On average, roughly five party switches have occurred every year since Ballotpedia has been tracking data, putting 2023 ahead of the average. Legislators who have switched parties in 2023 include: Senate Republicans who switched to Democrats Samuel Thompson (New…