Challengers who defeated incumbents in 2011's state legislative elections

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For the incumbents who were defeated by these challengers, see: Incumbents defeated in 2011's state legislative elections.

Challengers who won primaries

8 state legislative challengers defeated incumbents in primaries in the 2011 state legislative elections. This includes:

  • 4 challengers to incumbent state representatives (2 Democrats and 2 Republicans)
  • 4 challengers to incumbent state senators (0 Democrats and 4 Republicans)
  • 2 Democratic challengers to incumbent Democrats (2 state representatives and 0 state senators)
  • 6 Republican challengers to incumbent Republicans (2 state representatives and 4 state senators)

State houses

See also: State house elections, 2011

In 2011, state house elections were held in 4 states, with 407 state house seats at stake. A total of 4 challengers defeated an incumbent state representative, two Democrats and two Republicans.

There was no primary challenger in 262 of the 407 state house districts in play in 2011, leaving 145 districts with a primary. The 4 challengers who toppled an incumbent represent 2% of all incumbent-challenger primary contests in 2011, and 1% of all state house seats at stake in the year.

All four of the victorious challengers were from Mississippi.

Democratic

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Republican

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State senates

See also: State senate elections, 2011

In 2011, state senate elections are being held in 4 states, with 171 state senate seats at stake. A total of 4 challengers defeated an incumbent state senator, all of whom were Republicans.

There was no primary challenger in 116 of the 171 state senate districts in play in 2011, leaving 55 districts with a primary. The 4 challengers who toppled an incumbent represent 2% of all incumbent-challenger primary contests in 2011, and 7.3% of all state senate seats at stake in the year.

All four of the victorious challengers were from Mississippi.

Democratic

No Democratic challengers defeated an incumbent in Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia.

Republican

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Challengers who won in November

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