In 2020, Ballotpedia tracked 344 officers in Congress and state legislatures who ran for a distinct workplace than the one to which they have been elected. Of these 344 officers, 162 (47%) gained election to a brand new place.
Fourteen members of the U.S. Home and eight members of the U.S. Senate sought election to a distinct workplace. 4 members of the Home and all eight members of the Senate ran for the Democratic nomination for President of the USA, dropping to Joe Biden (D). 5 members of the Home gained election to completely different workplaces, one misplaced within the basic election, and three have been defeated of their occasion’s main. One withdrew earlier than the first.
The 14 Home members who sought election to a distinct workplace included seven Democrats and 7 Republicans.
In comparison with 2018, fewer members of the U.S. Home sought a distinct workplace in 2020. In 2018, Ballotpedia tracked 21 members of the Home who sought election to statewide workplaces, together with 10 Democrats and 11 Republicans. Forty-three p.c gained the overall election.
On the state degree, 322 state legislators from 44 states ran for different elected workplace, with 49% profitable their elections. Fifty-four p.c of state representatives and 32% of state senators have been profitable of their bids for different elected workplace. Of the 322 state legislators, 162 have been Republicans and 158 have been Democrats. Two ran as independents.
Of the 244 state representatives who ran for a distinct workplace, a majority (59%) sought a state senate seat. Seventy-eight state senators ran for a distinct workplace, with probably the most sought-after (35%) being a seat within the U.S. Home.
In comparison with 2018, 150 fewer state legislators ran for an additional workplace in 2020. In 2018, 472 ran for a brand new place, with 46% efficiently doing so.
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