Incumbents with no primary challenger in the 2010 state legislative elections

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By Geoff Pallay and Leslie Graves

The state that is least competitive as defined by the % of its seats where the incumbent did not have a primary challenger in 2010 is defined as #46, while the state that is most competitive as defined by the % of its seats where the incumbent did have a primary challenger is defined as #1; that is, 1 = "most competitive", 46 = "least competitive".

State Senate at stake Incumbents w/o primary House at stake Incumbents w/o primary  % w/o primary Rank
Alabama 35 22 105 64 71.7% 9
Alaska 10 9 40 28 82.2% 23
Arizona 30 10 60 15 50% 5
Arkansas 17 3 100 57 93.75% 41
California 20 10 80 46 90.32% 37
Colorado 19 12 65 51 98.44% 45
Connecticut 36 32 151 132 97.62% 44
Delaware 11 9 41 33 89.36% 35
Florida 23 8 120 70 80.41% 19
Georgia 56 34 180 123 79.29% 16
Hawaii 13 6 51 28 59.65% 6
Idaho 35 21 70 49 72.92% 10
Illinois 21 17 118 89 82.81% 25
Indiana 25 19 100 77 83.48% 26
Iowa 25 21 100 79 92.59% 39
Kansas NA NA 125 92 80% 18
Kentucky 19 11 100 80 81.25% 21
Maine 10 ? 40 ?  %
Maryland 35 ? 105 ?  %
Massachusetts 10 ? 40 ?  %
Michigan 35 ? 105 ?  %
Minnesota 10 ? 40 ?  %
Missouri 35 ? 105 ?  %
Montana 10 ? 40 ?  %
Nebraska 35 ? NA NA  %
Nevada 10 ? 40 ?  %
New Hampshire 35 ? 105 ?  %
New Mexico 10 ? 40 ?  %
New York 35 ? 105 ?  %
North Carolina 10 ? 40 ?  %
North Dakota 35 ? 105 ?  %
Ohio 10 ? 40 ?  %
Oklahoma 35 ? 105 ?  %
Oregon 10 ? 40 ?  %
Pennsylvania 35 ? 105 ?  %
Rhode Island 10 ? 40 ?  %
South Carolina 35 ? 105 ?  %
South Dakota 10 ? 40 ?  %
Tennessee 35 ? 105 ?  %
Texas 10 ? 40 ?  %
Utah 35 ? 105 ?  %
Vermont 10 ? 40 ?  %
Washington 35 ? 105 ?  %
West Virginia 10 ? 40 ?  %
Wisconsin 35 ? 105 ?  %
Wyoming 10 ? 40 ?  %
Totals: xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx%

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