Contested & Uncontested Races

State Legislative Races: Contested vs. Uncontested

State Legislative Races: Contested vs. Uncontested, State Rankings

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Legislative Seats
% of All Seats
Total State Legislative Seats
7,382
100%

Total 2008 State Legislative Races

5,831
79%
Total Contested State Legislative Races in 2008*
3,862
    52%**

*Of those contested, 1,583 (21%) are races with only one major party candidate vs. one or more minor party candidates.

** Percentage reflects 52% of all legislative seats. The percentage of contested races in relation to all state legislative seats up for election is 66%.

 

Number of Senate Seats
Number of House Seats

 

State

 

Up for Election

Contested in General Election

 

Up for Election

Contested in General Election
Term Limited State?
0
0
0
0
No
10
6
40
30
No
30
22
60
54
Yes
18
2
100
25
Yes
20
20
80
73
Yes
19
17
65
57
Yes
36
29
151
105
No
10
6
41
22
No
21
11
120
55
Yes
56
18
180
38
No
12
7
51
27
No
35
19
70
43
No
39
19
118
59
No
25
17
100
73
No
25
20
100
83
No
34
34
125
77
No
19
12
100
31
No
0
0
0
0
Yes
35
35
151
133
Yes
0
0
0
0
No
40
6
160
40
No
0
0
110
104
Yes
2
2
134
134
No
0
0
0
0
No
17
14
163
96
Yes
25
18
100
86
Yes
26
21
Unicameral
Yes
10
8
42
42
Yes
24
24
400
371
No
0
0
0
0
No
42
12
70
31
No
62
50
150
98
No
50
31
120
71
No
23
22
46
46
No
16
14
99
81
Yes
24
11
101
58
Yes
16
8
60
41
No
25
19
203
98
No
38
23
75
45
No
46
20
124
38
No
35
34
70
69
Yes
16
12
99
45
No
15
12
150
109
No
14
13
75
74
No
30
25
150
109
No
0
0
0
0
No
26
19
98
79
No
17
13
100
73
No
16
9
99
74
No
16
5
60
26
No
Total
1,121
739
4,710
3,123
 

 

 
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