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u.s. house elections
281 (65%) won general by landslide of >20 pts 74 (17%) won by 10-20 pts 80 (18%) were competitive, within 10 pts 398 incumbents sought reelection 4 lost primary elections 54 lost general elections
Source: A forthcoming study by the Center for Voting and Democracy (www.fairvote.org)
Ballotpedia s 2010 State Legislative Elections Competitiveness Rankings www.ballotpedia.org
7,384 state legislative seats in 50 states 83% (6,125 seats) up for election In 4,985, the incumbent sought reelection* 77.3% (3,852) had no primary challenger 32.7% ballots had one major party candidate
*State legislative term limits in 14 states is the main reason this number is not higher.