2007 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index
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.
- Louisiana Senate and Louisiana House
- Mississippi Senate and Mississippi House
- New Jersey Senate and New Jersey House
- Virginia Senate and Virginia House
Using our 3-factor "Competitiveness Index", we've contrasted three states that held elections.
Note: Louisiana was excluded from this study due to stark differences from the other states in regards to how legislators are elected.
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- Main article: Open seats in the 2007 state legislative elections
The states as ranked based on have the fewest open seats are: New Jersey, Mississippi, and Virginia.
The states as ranked based on having the most primary challengers are: Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia.
The states as ranked based on fewest no opposition general elections are: New Jersey, Mississippi, and Virginia.