DemDaily: Campaign and Calendar Countdown!

October 2, 2018

For our followers - a quick review for your reference in the final stretch!

2018 Campaign Stats

Good News on Gains
Since Donald Trump was elected, Democrats have flipped:
*  43 State Legislative seats
*  One Governor's seat by electing Phil Murphy (New Jersey/2017)
*  One US House seat by electing Conor Lamb (Pennsylvania/2018 Special)
*  One US Senate seat by electing Doug Jones (Alabama/2018 Special)

US House
*  There are 25 Congressional Districts that Hillary Clinton won that are currently held by Republicans
*  There are 119 Republican-held Districts that are more competitive than the CD Conor Lamb won in March
*  Democrats need to flip 23 seats to win back the House in November
*  Republicans are defending 42 open or vacant seats, a record since 1930
Related: DemDaily: House Races & Ratings: The List 9/6/18

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US Senate
There are 35 Senate seats up for election in 2018:
*  24 Democratic, 9 Republican, 2 IndependentUS Senate

There are 36 Governors' races up in 2018:
*  Republicans are defending 26 seats
*  Democrats are defending 9 seats
Related: DemDaily: Who Governs? 10/1/18

State Legislature
There are 87 State Senate & State House Chambers up in 2018:
Democrats are 17 seats away from flipping 8 Chambers:
*  1 seat away in Colorado, Maine, Minnesota and New York state Senates
*  2 seats away in the Wisconsin State Senate
*  3 seats away in Arizona and New Hampshire state Senates
*  5 seats away from flipping the Florida state Senate
Related: DemDaily: Staking The States 9/26/18

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Calendar Countdown

Trump's Tenure: 620 Days
Midterm Elections: 35 Days
Presidential Campaign Season Begins: 36 Days
Iowa Caucus: 489 Days
New Hampshire Primary: 497 Days
Super Tuesday (AL, CA, MA, NC, OK, TN, TX, VT, VA): 518 Days
Democratic National Convention: 651 Days
Republican National Convention: 658 Days
2020 Election Day: 764 Days
Trump Term Ends: 841 Days

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Sources: DNC, NCSL, Bannon Research, Ballotpedia

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