(Trivial) midterm election statistics

41 – states whose Congressional filing deadlines have passed (the last filing deadline is Delaware’s, on July 30)

26 – states who have held primaries so far (the last Congressional primary is Hawaii’s, on September 18)

52 – Congressional retirements so far (23 Democrats, 29 Republicans – the recent record was set in 1992, with 70 retirements)

5 – Congressional incumbents who have been defeated in their own primaries (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans- the recent record was set in 1992, with 15 retirements)

764 – years of seniority lost from Congressional retirements and/or defeats

John is a political consultant and blogger with JMC Enterprises with expertise in poll sample development and analysis, development of targeted voter files for phone canvassing or mail outs, campaign strategy and demographic consulting, among other things. See his site at WinWithJMC.com for more information



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