Author: Mercedes Yanora

  • Busy election month continues with Georgia primaries on May 21

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    Welcome to the Wednesday, May 15, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Busy election month continues with Georgia primaries on May 21  Continuing our preview of May’s busy primary season, today we look at Georgia, which is holding primaries for congressional, state legislative, and local offices…

  • Colorado becomes third state to vote on removing same-sex marriage ban from state constitution in November

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    Welcome to the Friday, May 10, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Colorado becomes third state to vote on removing same-sex marriage ban from state constitution in November    Colorado voters will decide in November whether to remove a state constitutional provision that says “only a union…

  • 2.5% of state legislative incumbents who ran for re-election have lost in primaries

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    So far this year, 25 state legislative incumbents — eight Democrats and 17 Republicans — have lost to primary challengers. Click here to read our previous report.  Across the eight states that have held primaries, 2.5% of incumbents running for re-election have lost, which is less than at this point in 2022 (4.1%). Republican incumbents…

  • Five days until Nebraska’s primary

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    Welcome to the Thursday, May 9, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Five days until Nebraska’s primary  Continuing our preview of May’s busy primary season, today we look at Nebraska, which is holding primaries for congressional, state legislative, state executive, and local offices on Tuesday, May…

  • 71% of the more than 4,500 local elections Ballotpedia covered in April were uncontested

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    Welcome to the Friday, May 3, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: 71% of the more than 4,500 local elections Ballotpedia covered in April were uncontested As part of Ballotpedia’s growing coverage of the nation’s local elections (with a goal of eventually covering all of them),…

  • All candidates for Kentucky House of Representatives District 76 Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    All three candidates running in the May 21, 2024, Democratic primary election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 76 — Joshua Buckman (D), Anne Donworth (D), and James Palumbo (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Here are the candidates’…

  • All candidates for U.S. Senate Indiana Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the May 7, 2024, Democratic primary election for U.S. Senate Indiana — Marc Carmichael (D) and Valerie McCray (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Here are the candidates’ responses to the question:…

  • All candidates for U.S. House Indiana District 9 Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the May 7, 2024, Democratic primary election for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District — D. Liam Dorris (D) and Timothy Peck (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Here are the candidates’ responses to…

  • Preemption plays out with marijuana in Texas – our latest episode of On the Ballot

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    Welcome to the Thursday, May 2, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Preemption plays out with marijuana in Texas – our latest episode of On the Ballot  In today’s episode of On the Ballot, Ballotpedia’s weekly podcast, we take a look at the May 4 vote…

  • Three states — Idaho, Illinois, and Pennsylvania — have fewest number of state legislative incumbents retiring since 2010

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    So far, in 2024, Ballotpedia has processed candidate filing information for congressional offices in 23 states. We also have data for 27 state legislative chambers across 14 states. We’ve looked at 2,614 total races so far — about 44% of the ~6,000 races we anticipate covering in 2024. Looking at retirements across the state legislatures,…