Tag: state legislative incumbents

  • Lower number of retiring Nevada state legislative incumbents than in prior years

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    There are 52 state legislative seats up for election in Nevada in 2024. Across those, 12 incumbents (nine Democrats and three Republicans) did not file to run for re-election. That is below the average number of retirements per election cycle since Ballotpedia began tracking this data in 2010 (15.9). In 2022, 19 incumbents (seven Democrats…

  • 2.7% of state legislative incumbents who filed for re-election have lost in primaries

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    Thirty state legislative incumbents—seven Democrats and 23 Republicans—have lost to primary challengers so far this year. Across the 10 states that have held primaries, 2.7% of incumbents running for re-election have lost, a decline from the 2022 election cycle that aligns more closely with 2020. These totals include data from the Nebraska State Senate and both legislative chambers…

  • 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…

  • Three states — Idaho, Illinois, and Pennsylvania — have fewest number of state legislative incumbents retiring since 2010

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    So far, in 2024, Ballotpedia has processed candidate filing information for congressional offices in 23 states. We also have data for 27 state legislative chambers across 14 states. We’ve looked at 2,614 total races so far — about 44% of the ~6,000 races we anticipate covering in 2024. Looking at retirements across the state legislatures,…

  • Fewer Iowa legislators retiring this year than 2022

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    There are 125 state legislative seats up for election this year in Iowa. Sixteen incumbents (three in the Senate and 13 in the House) did not file to run for re-election. From 2010 to 2022, the average number of retirements per cycle was 22. In 2022, 40 incumbents (11 in the Senate and 29 in…

  • One Indiana state senator is retiring this year, while eight state representatives did not file for re-election

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    There are 125 state legislative seats up for election this year in Indiana. Nine of those seats will be left open by incumbents who did not file to run for re-election. From 2010 to 2024, the average number of retirements per election cycle was 13. The highest number of incumbents who did not run for…

  • 2.8% of state legislative incumbents who filed for re-election have lost in primaries

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    So far this year, 19 state legislative incumbents — three Democrats and 16 Republicans — have lost to primary challengers. Across the six states that have held primaries, 2.8% of incumbents running for re-election have lost, which is less than at this point in 2022 (3.7%). The totals below include data from elections in both…

  • 2.6% of state legislative incumbents who filed for re-election have lost in primaries

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    So far this year, 12 state legislative incumbents — one Democrat and 11 Republicans — have lost to primary challengers. Across the four states that have held primaries, 2.6% of incumbents running for re-election have lost, which is less than at this point in 2022 (3.6%). These totals include data from elections in both legislative…

  • State legislative primaries were most competitive in 2022 out of past four election cycles

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    Primaries for state legislative incumbents in states with trifectas have become more competitive since 2016. A trifecta happens when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. In 2016, the percentage of state legislative incumbents facing a primary challenger was 20.6%. In 2018, it was 21.9%, and in…