State legislatures compared by extent of electoral competitiveness in 2010
|2010 Competitiveness Overview|
| Primary competition (state comparison) |
| Incumbents with no primary challenge in 2010 |
Incumbents with no challenges at all in 2010
Incumbents defeated • Victorious 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 senators • Long-serving reps
|Chart Comparing 2011 Results • Comparisons Between Years |
• Party differences
|2010 State Legislative Elections|
|Competitiveness Studies from Other Years|
|2007 • 2009 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014|
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.
Note on ranking system: In each case, 1 represents the most electorally competitive environment, and 46 represents the least electorally competitive environment.
|State legislature||Primary contests||Major party competition||Open seats||Overall rank|
- State legislative elections, 2010
- Impact of term limits on state legislative elections in 2010
- Ballotpedia:Competitiveness analysis and partisan impact
- Major party candidates with no major party challengers in the November 2010 state legislative elections
- Open seats in the 2010 state legislative elections