Tag: 2024 primary coverage

  • Eight Arizona U.S. House primaries are contested this year—the fewest since 2014

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Arizona was April 1, 2024. Thirty-eight candidates are running for Arizona’s nine U.S. House districts, including 16 Democrats and 22 Republicans. That’s 4.22 candidates per district. There were 4.33 candidates per district in 2022, 4.22 candidates per district in 2020, and 4.11 in 2018. Here…

  • Thirteen Republican primary runoffs took place for Texas House of Representatives on May 28

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    Thirteen Republican primary runoffs for the Texas House of Representatives took place on May 28, 2024. Eight primary runoffs had an incumbent on the ballot, and the incumbent lost in six of those runoffs. There were 59 contested Republican primaries on March 5, 2024, 46 of which had an incumbent on the ballot. Nine incumbent…

  • Contested primaries in Colorado legislative elections reaches decade high

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    There are 83 legislative seats up for election this year in Colorado’s legislature—18 in the Senate and 65 in the House. There are 25 total contested primaries in 2024 (11 Democratic and 14 Republican) out of a possible 166. This rate of 15.1% is the highest since Ballotpedia began tracking this figure in 2010.  The…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Trump leads PredictIt’s 2024 presidential general election market

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    As of Feb. 20, 2024, PredictIt’s 2024 presidential general election market shows former President Donald Trump (R) leading at $0.45, followed by President Joe Biden (D) at $0.42, 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…

  • Three U.S. House incumbents in Ohio are facing primary challengers this year—a decade-low

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Ohio was Dec. 20, 2023.  Seventy candidates are running for Ohio’s 15 U.S. House districts, including 28 Democrats and 42 Republicans. That’s 4.7 candidates per district, the most since 2018. In 2022, the first election after the number of Congressional districts in Ohio decreased from…

  • Ten candidates are running in the top-two primary for California’s 47th Congressional District

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    Ten candidates are running in the top-two primary for California’s 47th Congressional District on March 5, 2024. Three candidates lead in noteworthy endorsements, fundraising, and media attention: Scott Baugh (R), Dave Min (D), and Joanna Weiss (D).  Incumbent Katie Porter (D) is running for the U.S. Senate. Porter was re-elected in 2022 after defeating Baugh…

  • Seven candidates file to appear on Arizona’s Democratic presidential primary ballot

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    The filing deadline for the Arizona Democratic presidential primary passed on Dec. 11, 2023. Seven candidates filed to appear on the March 19, 2024, ballot. In order to file, candidates had to either prove they had qualified for two other state primary ballots or submit a petition containing 500 signatures.  The following candidates filed: Biden,…

  • Six candidates file to appear on Maine’s Republican presidential primary ballot

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    The filing deadline for the Maine Republican presidential primary passed on Dec. 1, 2023. Six candidates qualified to appear on the March 5, 2024, ballot. In order to qualify, candidates had to submit a petition with 2,000 signatures.  The following candidates qualified: Binkley, Burgum, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, DeSantis, Haley, Ramaswamy, David Stuckenberg,…