Upcoming Special Elections – January 23, 2017

I created the following chart detailing the 16 upcoming state legislative special elections taking place over the next few months:

From a partisan standpoint, the most significant of these elections will be:

  • the two elections in the Connecticut State Senate (if that body remains deadlocked, the Democrat Lieutenant Governor can break ties)
  • the tie-breaking contest in the Delaware State Senate (which has yet to be scheduled).

With all of the news coverage about the large number of participants in Saturday’s Womens’ Marches across the country, many are wondering whether such citizen activism will translate into voter engagement.  In some districts, particularly in the Northeast, we will begin to learn the answer to that question very soon.

Mississippi HD #89 & #106 Special Election Runoff Results – Nov. 30, 2016

Here are the election results from yesterday’s two State House runoff elections in southern Mississippi, as reported by the Associated Press on the Jackson Clarion-Ledger‘s website:

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Local & Special Elections – November 9, 2016

About last night….

The incredible 2016 election campaign gave way to an even more unbelievable election night, what with Donald Trump’s unprecedented victory, combined with another cycle of massive Republican gains in gubernatorial and state legislative races while suffering only minimal seat losses in Senate and Congressional contests.  Obviously, what was even more amazing was the fact that these outcomes were so different from what most polls and political analysts had expected.

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Oklahoma Primary Runoffs – August 23, 2016 (updated w/ results)

Oklahoma held runoff elections in their party primaries on Tuesday, and I’ve added the unofficial results to my historical chart of such contests.  That listing now details the last 56 Congressional, statewide, and state legislative primary runoffs in the state over the previous 5 cycles, from 2008 through 2016.  A link to a .pdf version of this chart appears at the bottom of this post.

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Mississippi HD #29 Special Election – Results

There was a special election on Tuesday in Mississippi’s State House District #29 in the Mississippi Delta region.  The seat became vacant when Linda Coleman (D), who had served as the State Representative in the area for 25 years, was appointed to a Circuit Court judgeship earlier in 2016.

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Special Election Results – Pennsylvania State Senate District #9

Republican State Representative Tom Killion easily defeated non-profit executive Marty Molloy (D) in the Special Election in Pennsylvania State Senate District #9 on Tuesday.  Killion carried both counties in the district by a nearly equal margin, 57%-43%.

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Runoff and Special Election Results from March 22, 2016

Arkansas

The Republican primary runoff in State House District #88 that was extensively analyzed here wound up being somewhat less close than I expected.  This was not a special election – this race was for the GOP nomination for this seat in the November general election after Arkansas’ full primary three weeks ago.

Unofficial results from Washington County, Arkansas are summarized below:

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South Carolina State Senate District #4 – GOP Primary

There is a Republican primary on Tuesday for the special election in South Carolina Senate District #4.  This district includes parts of three counties in the western part of the state.  The seat is open due to the passing of Republican Billy O’Dell in January, who served as State Senator in this area for 28 years.

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Michigan State House special elections – March 8th

  • With the presidential primaries, turnout will be very high for 3 State House specials in Michigan today. Current make-up is 61 R, 44 D (4 vacant).
  • In HD #75, Rep. Dillon (D) was elected state Party chair. In HD #80 & 82, GOP Reps. Gamrat & Courser left office due to a sex scandal.
  • I expect Dems will hold HD #75 – it’s a 75% Obama district. HD #80 & #82 should stay Republican since GOP primary turnout will be high.