Just a reminder that the 2020 candidate lists are still not yet official. While we await the final certifications of the Republican and Democratic Parties, we are also awaiting the Libertarian and Green candidate rosters and the list of independents who have filed their declarations of intent.
More Democratic legislators are facing primary challengers than Republican legislators for the first time since 2004. Unofficially, 29 Democratic incumbents have primary opponents compared to nine incumbent Republicans.
Fewer House Republicans are facing primary opposition that at any time since at least 2000. From 2012 to 2018, an average of 26 House Republicans had a primary opponent. So far this year, just nine House Republicans face a contested primary.
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