Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Kansas State Legislature

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November 1, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

Kansas's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
40 31 (77.5%) 125 83 (66.4%)

TOPEKA: Kansas: There are 126 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in Kansas, where polling places are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time.[1] Kansas is divided between the Central and Mountain Time Zones.

The State Senate is currently under Republican control, 32 to 8. 4 incumbents, all Republican, are retiring from the Senate this year. The 125-seat house is 92-33 in favor of the Republicans. Of the 33 retiring incumbents, 30 are Republican. While neither house is in dnger of changing hands, several moderate Republican incumbents have lost primaries to more conservative challengers in both chambers.

Of the 165 incumbents up for election in 2012, 128 (77.5%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 86 of 126 (68.2%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:



Iowa State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election'
     Democratic Party 26 26
     Republican Party 24 23
     Vacancy 1
Total 50 50

Iowa House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 40 47
     Republican Party 59 53
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 100 100


See also