Research Reports

Minnesota Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: Minnesota's high turnout helped earned our 2008 democracy index's top ranking, but almost half of its US House seats are represented by "untouchable" incumbents.

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Missouri Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: Although Missouri Democrats won a majority of the US House vote in 2008, Republicans won a majority of seats.

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Maryland Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: 4 US House incumbents in Maryland were "untouchable" in 2008 -- Republicans won just 12.5% of seats with 30.5% of votes.

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Massachusetts Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: Since 2000, Democrats have won all 50 US House races in Massachusetts by landslide.

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Kentucky Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: Only 36% of eligible voters in Kentucky elected anyone to the US House in 2008.

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Louisiana Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008 US House races in Louisiana, 93% of Democratic votes were wasted, electing only 1 of 7seats.

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Maine Profile

Posted on August 24, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008, Maine Republicans won 39.2% of the vote in US House races, but no seat.

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Kansas Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: In 2008, 80% of Republican voters in Kansas elected a US House candidate compared to 43% of Democratic voters.

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Indiana Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: For the first time since 1994, no woman won an Indiana US House seat in 2008.

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Iowa Profile

Posted on August 21, 2009

Fact in focus: Iowa is the biggest of three states that have never elected a women or racial minority to the US House

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