This is pretty fast work.
The reason I wrote this because I cant believe Paul Kosar is running unopposed! I thought he was one of the worst!!!! Even his family hates him.
As this year's primaries (view results by state) draw to a close, we count 36 U.S. House races where only one of the two major parties will be on the ballot. 24 of these are held by Republicans, 12 by Democrats.
17 incumbents have no opponent. In 13 other districts, opposition is from a 3rd party or independent candidate. Finally, in six California districts, Democrats won both positions in the top-two primary.
Looking back to similar races across the last two cycles, this year's total of 36 is in the middle. In 2018, there were 42 such races; that number declined to 27 in 2020.
There are 17 incumbents - 14 Republicans and three Democrats - that have the ballot all to themselves. Their only opposition would be via write-in, where allowed.
In 2020, this number was 11, split more evenly with six Republicans and five Democrats.
District Incumbent District Incumbent
AZ-08 Debbie Lesko PA-15 Glenn Thompson
AZ-09 Paul Gosar SC-03 Jeff Duncan
FL-05 John Rutherford SC-04 William Timmons
IL-07 Danny Davis TX-06 Jake Ellzey
LA-04 Mike Johnson TX-11 August Pfluger
MA-04 Jake Auchincloss TX-25 Roger Williams
NY-13 Adriano Espaillat TX-31 John Carter
PA-13 John Joyce, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg John Joyce WI-06 Glenn Grothman
PA-14 Guy Reschenthaler
No Major Party Opposition
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