6

Average number of incumbent state representatives defeated in primary elections since 2002. Another two incumbent representatives, on average, are forced into runoffs.

More than half of the 24 Republicans defeated in primaries since 2002 have fallen in the last two election cycles (8 in 2012, 6 in 2014). Almost all of the Democrats defeated in the  primary election lost in 2010 or earlier. Only two incumbent Democrats have lost primary races since 2012 (Both in 2014).

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