The State House and Senate will look very different next year. A number of new faces will be there and there is the potential for a huge change. Here are the numbers I gathered by scanning the list of candidates who qualified to run last week.
27 incumbents (15%) are not running again, and 62 (34%) face a challenge, either in the primary or the general election.
13 incumbents (23%) are not running again, and 20 (36%) face a challenge, either in the primary or the general election.
I make no comment on the chance of victory these challengers have, but surely some will win. Nevertheless, we’re going to be seeing a lot of new faces next year. Choose wisely voters.