Category: 2024 elections

  • 62 people filed for federal and statewide offices last week

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    Sixty-two people declared candidacies for federal or statewide offices in the past week, 42 fewer than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Forty-three of those candidates are Democratic, while 17 are Republican. Two are minor-party candidates. Ten candidates are running for Congress, 51 for state legislatures, and one…

  • Six candidates are running for Idaho’s two U.S. House districts—the fewest this decade

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Idaho was March 15, 2024. Six candidates are running for Idaho’s two U.S. House districts, including two Democrats and four Republicans. That’s three candidates per district, more than in the previous three election cycles. There were 4.5 candidates per district in 2022, 5.0 candidates per…

  • Seven U.S. House primaries are contested in Pennsylvania this year—a decade-low

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Pennsylvania was Feb. 13, 2024. Forty-five candidates are running for Pennsylvania’s 17 U.S. House districts, including 25 Democrats and 20 Republicans. That’s 2.65 candidates per district, less than in the previous three election cycles. There were 2.82 candidates per district in 2022, 2.83 candidates per…

  • Kelly Daughtry (R) and Brad Knott (R) are running in the Republican primary runoff in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District

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    Kelly Daughtry (R) and Brad Knott (R) are running in the Republican primary runoff in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District on May 14, 2024. Daughtry and Knott were the top two finishers in the March 5 primary with 27.4% and 18.7% of the vote, respectively. Incumbent Wiley Nickel (D) did not seek re-election, leaving the…

  • Voters in Florida, Maryland, and New York to decide on abortion ballot measures in Nov., with potential measures in 11 other states

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    In Nov., voters in three states—Florida, Maryland, and New York—will decide on ballot measures related to abortion. Florida is the most recent state to join that list. While signatures were verified on Jan. 5, 2024, the state Supreme Court needed to review the initiative. On April 1, the court ruled that the initiative met the…

  • Nine candidates are running in the Democratic primary for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District

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    Nine candidates are running in the Democratic primary for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District on May 21, 2024. Three lead in media attention, endorsements, and fundraising: Maxine Dexter (D), Susheela Jayapal (D), and Eddy Morales (D). This is the first open race in the district since 1996. Incumbent Earl Blumenauer is retiring from public office. As of March 26, 2024, The Cook Political Report with Amy…

  • Six candidates are running in the Democratic primary election for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District

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    Six candidates are running in the Democratic primary election for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District on April 23, 2024: John Broadhurst, Rick Coplen, Shamaine Daniels, Blake Lynch, Mike O’Brien, and Janelle Stelson. The winner will face incumbent Scott Perry (R) in the November general election. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Suzan DelBene said Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional…

  • Sixteen candidates are running in the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District

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    Sixteen candidates are running in the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District on May 14, 2024. Three lead in endorsements, polling, and fundraising: Tekesha Martinez (D), April McClain-Delaney (D), and Joe Vogel (D). Incumbent Rep. David Trone (D) is running for U.S. Senate, leaving the district open. Martinez is the mayor of Hagerstown, Maryland,…

  • Joe Biden narrowly leads PredictIt’s 2024 presidential general election market

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    As of April 2, 2024, PredictIt’s 2024 presidential general election market shows President Joe Biden (D) at $0.48 and former President Donald Trump (R) at $0.46. Biden has held the lead in this market since March 31, 2024. No other candidate has more than a $0.10 share price. The share price, which rises and falls…

  • 77% of last March’s elections were uncontested

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    Throughout March, Ballotpedia covered 6,984 elections in 26 states, 77% of which were uncontested. That’s up from February when 46% of the 318 covered were uncontested. Ballotpedia defines an uncontested election as one where the number of candidates running is less than or equal to the number of seats up for election. This analysis does…