Category: 2024 elections

  • Decade low number of incumbents in contested state legislative primaries in North Carolina

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    Nineteen North Carolina state legislative incumbents face primary challenges, representing 13% of all incumbents running for re-election. This is a decade low number and percentage of contested incumbents in North Carolina.  Of the 19 incumbents in contested primaries, eight are Democrats and 11 are Republicans. North Carolina has 43 contested state legislative primaries this year,…

  • Six candidates are running in the Republican primary for North Carolina Auditor

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    Six candidates are running in the Republican primary for North Carolina Auditor on March 5, 2024. Three lead in fundraising: Dave Boliek (R), Charles Dingee (R), and Jeff Tarte (R). Boliek is an attorney and member of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. Boliek says his experience managing the university’s investments and…

  • Brad Briner, A.J. Daoud, and Rachel Johnson are running in the Republican primary for North Carolina Treasurer

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    Brad Briner (R), A.J. Daoud (R), and Rachel Johnson (R) are running in the Republican primary for North Carolina Treasurer on March 5, 2024. Incumbent Dale Folwell (R) is running for governor, leaving the office open. Briner is a former asset manager. Briner says he will improve a state pension system he says has “substantially…

  • Second-highest number of incumbents in contested state legislative primaries in Kentucky since 2014

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    Twenty-six Kentucky state legislative incumbents face primary challenges this year, representing 26% of all incumbents running for re-election. This is the second-highest number and percentage of contested incumbents since 2014.  Of the 26 incumbents in contested primaries, six are Democrats and 20 are Republicans. Kentucky has 44 contested state legislative primaries this year, a 23%…

  • Decade-high number of incumbents in contested state legislative primaries in Texas

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    Fifty-eight Texas state legislative incumbents face primary challenges, representing 40% of all those running for re-election. This is the highest number and percentage of contested incumbents since 2014.  Of the 58 incumbents in contested primaries, 13 are Democrats and 45 are Republicans. Texas has 93 contested state legislative primaries this year, a 3% decrease from…

  • Second-highest number of contested state legislative primaries in California since 2014

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    California has 58 contested state legislative primaries this year. This is the second-highest number and percentage of contested primaries since 2014.  All 58 contested primaries are top-two primaries where the top-two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election. This number is down from 60 in 2022. Twenty-seven incumbents face primary challenges, representing…

  • Contested state legislative primaries in Arkansas down by 61%

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    Arkansas has 24 contested state legislative primaries this year, a 61% decrease from 2022. Of the 24 contested primaries, there are 10 for Democrats and 14 for Republicans. For Democrats, this is the same as in 2022, and a decade high. For Republicans, the number is down 73% from 52 in 2022. Ten incumbents face…

  • John B. McCuskey (R) and Mike Stuart (R) are running in the Republican primary for West Virginia Attorney General

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    John B. McCuskey (R) and Mike Stuart (R) are running in the Republican primary for West Virginia Attorney General on May 14, 2024. Incumbent Patrick Morrisey (R) is running for governor, leaving the office open. Both McCuskey and Stuart are running on their record in elected office. Both candidates say they will prioritize suing the…

  • Trump maintains lead in PredictIt’s 2024 general presidential election market

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    As of Feb. 27, 2024, PredictIt’s 2024 presidential general election market shows former President Donald Trump (R) leading at $0.46, followed by President Joe Biden (D) at $0.40, and California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) at $0.11. Trump has held the lead in this market since February 9. No other candidate has more than a $0.10…

  • Six candidates are running in the Republican primary for North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District on March 5, 2024

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    Six candidates are running in the Republican primary for North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District on March 5, 2024. Four lead in endorsements and local media attention: Christian Castelli (R), Bo Hines (R), Addison McDowell (R), and Mark Walker (R). Castelli is a businessman and veteran of the U.S. Army. Castelli says he is running because…