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Using our [[A "Competitiveness Index" for capturing competitiveness in state legislative elections|3-factor "Competitiveness Index"]], we've contrasted the four states that held elections.
 
Using our [[A "Competitiveness Index" for capturing competitiveness in state legislative elections|3-factor "Competitiveness Index"]], we've contrasted the four states that held elections.
==Open seats==
 
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:: ''Main article: [[Open seats in the 2007 state legislative elections]]''
 
  
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==Overall comparisons==
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| [[Mississippi State Legislature|Mississippi]]
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| [[New Jersey State Legislature|New Jersey]]
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| [[Virginia State Legislature|Virginia]]
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==Open seats==
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:: ''Main article: [[Open seats in the 2007 state legislative elections]]''
  
 
==Primary challenges==
 
==Primary challenges==

Revision as of 09:26, 31 May 2011

By Geoff Pallay, Kevin Diana and Andrew Maloney

578 of the country's 7,384 state legislative seats were up for election in the November 6, 2007 elections.

The following states held elections.

This article is an overview of our analysis of the degree of competitiveness in 2007's state legislative elections. The analysis utilized this 3-factor "Competitiveness Index" .

Using our 3-factor "Competitiveness Index", we've contrasted the four states that held elections.

Overall comparisons

State legislature Primary contests Major party competition Open seats Overall rank
Mississippi 1 1 3 2
New Jersey 2 2 1 1
Virginia 3 3 2 3

Open seats

Main article: Open seats in the 2007 state legislative elections

Primary challenges

Main article: Incumbents with no primary challenger in the 2007 state legislative elections

Least competitive state



Most competitive state


No opposition

Main article: Major party candidates with no major party challengers in the November 2007 state legislative elections

Least competitive state


Most competitive state