23% of Missouri’s 2022 legislative races have uncontested Republican incumbents

In 2022, 41 Republican incumbents are running without opposition for the Missouri General Assembly, which represents 23% of the state’s legislative races. Forty of these incumbents are in the House of Representatives and one is in the state Senate.

Thirty-nine Republican incumbents in the state House and six incuments in the Senate have at least one challenger. A total of 38 districts in both chambers do not have an incumbent running.

Fifty-seven legislative races have more than one Republican candidate. Forty-five of these contested elections are in the House are and 12 are in the Senate.

All 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives are up for election and the even-numbered districts in the state Senate are up for election—91% of all legislative seats. One hundred and thirty five—or 83% of House districts have Republican candidates as do all 17 Senate districts.

Missouri is one of 23 Republican state government trifectas in the U.S. The Republican Party controls the office of governor and both chambers of the General Assembly. There is a 24-10 Republican majority in the Senate and a 108-49 majority in the House.

The candidate filing deadline for this year’s elections in Missouri was on March 29. Missouri is one of 46 states holding legislativeelections in 2022. The Republican primary for all districts in the Missouri General Assembly is on Aug. 2.

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