Tag: 2024 election coverage

  • 92 candidates filed for congressional and statewide offices last week

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    Ninety-two people declared candidacies for congressional or statewide offices in the past week, 67 fewer than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Thirty-five of those candidates were Democratic, while 57 were Republican. Fifty-three candidates are running for Congress, 38 for state legislatures, and one for governorship. Since the…

  • There are no open U.S. House seats in Illinois for the first time in a decade

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Illinois was Dec. 4, 2023.  Forty-four candidates are running for Illinois’ 17 U.S. House districts, including 23 Democrats and 21 Republicans. That’s 2.59 candidates per district. In 2022, the first election after the number of Congressional districts in Illinois decreased from 18 to 17, 5.59…

  • Five candidates are running in the Democratic primary in Illinois’ 7th Congressional District

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    Five candidates are running in the Democratic primary for Illinois 7th Congressional District on March 19, 2024. Three lead in endorsements: incumbent Danny K. Davis (D), Kina Collins (D) and Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D). Davis was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. Since 2000, Davis has won at least 80% of the…

  • Fifty-one members of Congress have announced they will not seek re-election in 2024 — more than at this point in previous cycles

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    Fifty-one members of Congress have announced they will not seek re-election in 2024 — more than at this point in previous cycles. Since Jan. 9, seven U.S. House members announced they will not seek re-election in 2024. This count includes one Democrat and six Republicans.  Including the announcements above, 51 members of Congress — seven…

  • 92 candidates filed for congressional and statewide offices last week

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    Ninety-two people declared candidacies for congressional or statewide offices in the past week, 12 more than last week. All of these candidates declared before their state’s official filing deadline. Thirty-seven of those candidates were Democratic, while 49 were Republican. Six are minor-party candidates or running in nonpartisan races. Thirty-six candidates are running for Congress, 52…

  • Fifteen candidates are running in the top-two primary in California’s 30th Congressional District

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    Fifteen candidates are running in the top-two primary for California’s 30th Congressional District on March 5, 2024. Four candidates lead in noteworthy endorsements, fundraising, and local media attention: Mike Feuer (D), Laura Friedman (D), Nick Melvoin (D), and Anthony Portantino, Jr. (D). Incumbent Adam Schiff (D) is running for U.S. Senate rather than seeking re-election,…

  • Thirty-six candidates are running for Alabama’s seven U.S. House districts—a decade-high

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Alabama was Nov. 10, 2023.  Thirty-six candidates are running for Alabama’s seven U.S. House districts, including 15 Democrats and 21 Republicans. That’s 5.14 candidates per district, more than in the previous three election cycles. There were 3.14 candidates per district in 2022, 3.57 candidates per…

  • Only one contested U.S. House primary in Arkansas in 2024

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Arkansas was Nov. 14, 2023.  Nine candidates filed to run for Arkansas’ four U.S. House districts—four Democrats and five Republicans. That’s 2.25 candidates per district, fewer than the three candidates per district in 2022, but more than the 1.75 candidates in 2020. In 2018, 3.25…

  • Eleven candidates are running in the top-two primary in California’s 20th Congressional District

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    Eleven candidates are running in the top-two primary for California’s 20th Congressional District on March 5, 2024. Three candidates lead in media attention: Mike Boudreaux (R), Vince Fong (R), and David Giglio (R). The primary is taking place after former Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R) resignation in December 2023. McCarthy resigned in the wake of an…

  • Three candidates running in the Republican primary for governor of North Carolina

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    Dale Folwell, Bill Graham, and Mark Robinson are running in the Republican primary for governor of North Carolina on March 5, 2024. The general election is on Nov. 5, 2024. Incumbent Roy Cooper (D) is term-limited. The National Review’s Audrey Feinberg wrote, “North Carolina’s gubernatorial race is shaping up to be one of the most expensive and…