38% of incumbents in Legislature running unopposed

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There will be plenty of nervous candidates on Election Day, but not for 74 incumbents.

Third-eight percent of the incumbents in the Legislature, or 74 of the 191 running for re-election, are running unopposed. It’s up from 28 percent two years ago, Citizens Union said in a report today.

Citizens Union, a good-government group, is supporting a proposition on the ballot that would create a new panel to draw legislative district lines every 10 years.

Other good-government groups are opposing the proposition, saying it would not create an independent panel on redistricting — which is currently controlled by legislative leaders.

CU White Paper – 2014 Elections Results are In – October 28 2014.pdf by jspector

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