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1,884 Candidates Running for Congress in 2018

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:54 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The election is still a year away, but 1,884 candidates have filed or publicly announced plans to run for a congressional seat in 2018. That total includes 1,675 seeking election to the U.S. House and 209 seeking election to the Senate.

There are 1,079 Democratic candidates, 662 Republican candidates, and 143 third-party or independent candidates. Collectively, they are seeking 435 House seats and 33 positions in the Senate.

The House elections feature 23 Republican seats potentially at risk in districts won by Hillary Clinton: AZ-02, CA-10, CA-21, CA-25, CA-39, CA-45, CA-48, CA-49, CO-06, FL-26, FL-27, IL-06, KS-03, MN-03, NJ-07, NY-24, PA-06, PA-07, TX-07, TX-23, TX-32, VA-10, and WA-08.

On the other side of the coin, there are 12 Democratic House seats from districts that President Donald Trump won in 2016: AZ-01, IA-02, IL-17, MN-01-07, MN-08, NH-01, NJ-05, NV-03, NY-18, PA-17, and WI-03.

As for the Senate, only one Republican senator (Nevada’s Dean Heller) is running for re-election in a state won by Hillary Clinton.

There are 10 Democratic incumbents seeking re-election to the Senate from states won by Donald Trump: Jon Tester (Montana), Claire McCaskill (Missouri), Bill Nelson (Florida), Joe Manchin (West Virginia), Debbie Stabenow (Michigan), Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Bob Casey, Jr. (Pennsylvania), Joe Donnelly (Indiana), and Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin).

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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There are 1,079 Democratic candidates, 662 Republican candidates, and 143 third-party or independent candidates. Collectively, they are seeking 435 U.S. House seats and 33 positions in the U.S. Senate.
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