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By the numbers: State legislative qualifying

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June

The dust settled from today's filing deadline for legislative candidates. Here's how it breaks down by the numbers.

In the state Senate, 21 seats were up for grabs.
-Seven open races with no incumbent (Senate districts 9, 23, 24, 29, 31, 35, 37)
-Nine incumbents face challengers
-Five incumbents won re-election when no opponent filed to run
-One won election without a challenge (Republican Garret Richter in Senate District 37)

In the state House, 120 seats were up for grabs.
-32 open races with no incumbent
-54 incumbents face challengers
-31 incumbents won re-election when no opponent filed to run
-Two won election without a challenge (Republican Tom Grady in House District 76 and Democrat Mark Pafford in House District 88)

--John Frank, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:28am]

    

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