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Candidates with no primary or general election challengers in the 2014 state legislative elections
|2014 Competitiveness Overview|
| Primary competition (state comparison) |
| Incumbents defeated • Victorious challengers •|
|Major party challengers (state comparison)|
|Candidates with no challenges at all in 2014|
|Open seats (state comparisons)|
| Impact of term limits on # of open seats |
Long-serving senators • Long-serving reps
|Chart Comparing 2014 Results|
|Chart Comparing 2014 Results • Comparisons Between Years|
|Competitiveness Index • Absolute Index|
| 2014 State Legislative Elections|
State legislative incumbent turnover in 2014
|Competitiveness Studies from Other Years|
|2007 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013|
There were 6,057 state legislative districts with a seat up for election on November 6, 2014, in 46 states. We took a look at each of the 46 states to see how many state legislative candidates faced no major party primary or general election challenger. These candidates effectively won election at the time of their candidate filing.
Our main findings:
- 1,797 candidates faced no opposition in both the primary and general election. This included:
- The incumbent chose to run for re-election in 5,049 (83.4%) of the 6,057 seats up for election.
- Of those 5,049 incumbents, a total of 1,724 (34.1%) advanced through the 2014 elections without opposition.
States compared by incumbents with no opposition
- State legislative elections, 2014
- Impact of term limits on state legislative elections in 2014
- State legislatures compared by extent of electoral competitiveness in 2014
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