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48 Congressional Districts Have No GOP Candidate

48 Congressional Districts Have No GOP Candidate
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Monday, 12 March 2018 05:05 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Forty-eight (48) of the nation’s 435 congressional districts do not have a Republican candidate. On the other side of the partisan divide, nine districts lack a Democratic candidate.

RasmussenNOGOPChartGraph03122018.pngThese districts lack a challenger partly because they have been designed to elect representatives from a particular political party. Rob Richie, executive director of FairVote, has spent years stating the uncomfortable truth that "American voters don’t select their Representatives, the Representatives select the voters."[1]

While just 57 districts lack a pair of major party candidates, the lack of competition is the norm. An earlier Number of the Day noted that only 10 percent of all House races are considered competitive in 2018.

Footnotes:

  1. ScottRasmussen.com, "Time to Change the Election Game," February 22, 2018

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While just 57 districts lack a pair of major party candidates, the lack of competition is the norm. An earlier Number of the Day noted that only 10 percent of all U.S. House races are considered competitive in 2018.
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