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  • A look at contested state legislative primaries in Louisiana

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    Louisiana has 79 contested state legislative primaries this year, a 14% decrease from 2019. Louisiana holds top-two primaries, where all candidates compete in the same primary, and a candidate can win the election outright by receiving more than 50% of the vote. If no candidate does, the top-two vote recipients from the primary advance to…

  • 3.7% of state legislative incumbents who filed for re-election have lost in primaries

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    So far this year, seven state legislative incumbents—five Democrats and two Republicans—have lost to primary challengers. As of June 21, there were two incumbents in uncalled races. Across the two states that have held primaries, 3.7% of incumbents running for re-election have lost, slightly fewer than in 2021 (3.9%). These totals include data from both legislative…

  • Kentucky to hold statewide primary on May 16

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    The statewide primary election for Kentucky is on May 16, 2023. The filing deadline to run passed on Jan. 6. Candidates are running in elections for the following offices:  Governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor of public accounts, and commissioner of agriculture Kentucky State Senate District 28 (special) The Democratic and Republican…

  • Amendment to require direct partisan primary elections will be decided by Arizona voters in 2024

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    Voters in Arizona will decide on a constitutional amendment to require that direct partisan primaries be conducted in a way that allows political parties to nominate a candidate or candidates (in multi-seat districts) for the general election. The amendment wouldn’t change the current process but could preempt top-four primaries, as seen in Alaska, or other…

  • New Hampshire State Senate passes amendment to keep first-in-the-nation presidential primary

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    The New Hampshire State Senate voted 23-0 on March 30 to approve a constitutional amendment providing that the New Hampshire primary will be the first in the presidential election. The amendment would add the following language to the New Hampshire Constitution: The secretary of state shall ensure that the presidential primary election be held seven…

  • Habush Sinykin and Knodl advance from Wisconsin State Senate District 8 special primary

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    A special primary election was held for Wisconsin State Senate District 8 on Feb. 21, 2023. Representative Jodi Habush Sinykin ran uncontested in the Democratic primary, while Rep. Janel Brandtjen, Rep. Daniel Knodl, and Van Mobley competed in the Republican primary. Knodl advanced to the general election after receiving 57.4% of the vote to Brandtjen’s…

  • Candidates advance from Wisconsin statewide primary

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    The statewide primary election for Wisconsin was held on Feb. 21, 2023. Candidates competed to advance to the general election scheduled for April 4, 2023. Candidates ran in elections for the following offices:  Wisconsin Supreme Court Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly advanced from the nonpartisan primary…

  • Candidates advance from Madison, Wisconsin primary

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    The primary election in Madison, Wisconsin, was on Feb. 21, 2023. Candidates competed to advance to the general election scheduled for April 4. The filing deadline to run was on Jan. 3. Candidates ran for Madison Common Council Districts 1-20. The primaries for districts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18,…

  • DNC votes to approve new early presidential primary calendar, uncertainties remain

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    The Democratic National Committee approved a new set of early presidential primary states on February 4. The plan sets South Carolina as the first primary state on February 3, 2024, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada on February 6, Georgia on February 13, and Michigan on February 27. In 2020, the early primary states were…

  • President Joe Biden (D) holds narrow lead in PredictIt’s 2024 presidential market

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    As of January 3, 2023, PredictIt’s 2024 presidential market shows incumbent Joe Biden (D) holding a narrow lead at $0.33, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) at $0.32, and former President Donald Trump (R) at $0.16. No other candidate has more than a $0.10 share price.  Trump is the only candidate of this group…