Number of Republican candidates for state representative whose vote percentage was exceeded by Donald Trump in the 2016 general election.
There were 53 state House seats contested by a Republican and a Democrat in 2016. In 49 of those races, the Republican state representative candidate outperformed the Republican presidential nominee. On average, the Republican legislative candidate received 3.8% more of the vote than Trump, measured head-to-head against the Democratic candidate. Republican legislative candidates averaged 2,902 more votes than Trump.
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