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State legislatures compared by extent of electoral competitiveness in 2010

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2010 Competitiveness Overview
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Primary competition (state comparison)
Incumbents with no primary challenge in 2010
Incumbents with no challenges at all in 2010
Incumbents defeatedVictorious challengers
Major party challengers (state comparison)
List of candidates with no competition
Open seats (state comparisons)
Impact of term limits on # of open seats
Long-serving senatorsLong-serving reps
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Chart Comparing 2011 ResultsComparisons Between Years
Party differences
Competitiveness Index
2010 State Legislative Elections
Competitiveness Studies from Other Years

This chart captures the ranking that a state legislature received on all three factors in this Election Competitiveness Index.

  • The first column, "Primary Contests", ranks states against each other based on the % of incumbents who had a primary challenger.
  • The second column, "Major Party Competition", ranks states against each other based on the % of major party candidates on the November 2 ballot with a major party challenger.
  • The third column, "Open Seats", contrasts states based on the % of incumbents who ran for re-election in 2010.
  • The fourth column is an arithmetical average of the state's scores on the all three factors.
State legislature Primary contests Major party competition Open seats Overall rank
Alabama 9 21
Alaska 23 34

See also