Nevada assembly incumbents dominate ballot
By Melissa Garcia
In the Nevada State Assembly, a state with term limits, incumbents factor heavily on the ballot in this fall's election, according to a Ballotpedia analysis.
According to the data, states with term limits have a much higher rate of turnover than non-term limited states. Nationwide, 18 percent of seats are considered open -- where there is no incumbent running for re-election. But in states with term limits, that number jumps to 48.51 percent. In states without term limits, only 13.78 percent of seats are open.
In Nevada, there are 42 seats up for election. Incumbents are running for re-election in 23 of those seats. Of the 23 seats where an incumbent is running, only 4 of them face primary and general election challenge (1 Democrats and 3 Republicans). Eighteen incumbents (12 Democrats and 6 Republicans) are not seeking re-election due to term limits.
The Democrats have the majority in the Assembly right now (see below).
|Party||As of February 2015|
According to Louis Jacobson, a political analyst with Governing magazine, the Nevada Senate is ranked likely Democrat.
Across the country, only 21.44% of all incumbents are facing a challenge in the primary.
Nationwide, more Democrat incumbents are not running for re-election than Republicans. Additionally, more Democrats are facing primary opposition.
|Category||Democrats in Nevada||Republicans in Nevada||Democrats nationwide||Republicans nationwide|
|Incumbent seats open||12||7||TBD||TBD|
|Incumbents facing primary||1||3||TBD||TBD|
|Incumbents running unopposed in primary and general||0||0||TBD||TBD|