Election News

Live Results: December 5 Legislative Special Elections

The 2023 election calendar is winding down. The remaining race with the most interest is this Saturday's Houston mayoral runoff. Aside from that, there are a number of legislative special elections December 5 and 12.

This Tuesday, we're following State House special general elections in Florida and Minnesota. In New Hampshire, there are party primaries for two vacancies.

Florida State House District 118

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum Suspends Presidential Campaign

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday that he is ending his bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

George Santos Expelled from House of Representatives

The House of Representatives voted Friday to remove New York Republican George Santos from office. The vote was 311-114 in favor of expulsion. Eight members did not vote, while two voted 'present'.

Two-thirds of the House - 290 members - was needed for the resolution to pass, a hurdle that was cleared fairly easily. Republicans were nearly split, while all but two Democrats voted in favor.

Click the graphic below to see how each member voted.

Celeste Maloy Sworn In; U.S. House Back at Full Strength

Rep. Celeste Maloy (UT-02) is the newest member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She was sworn in by Speaker Mike Johnson late Tuesday.

Maloy won a November 21 special election to fill the vacancy created when fellow Republican Chris Stewart resigned in September.

The House is now back at full strength, comprised of 222 Republicans and 213 Democrats. This is the same partisan composition as after the 2022 midterm elections.

California Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo to Retire Next Year

Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16), one of the most senior members of the U.S. House, said Tuesday that she will not run for reelection in 2024. First elected in 1992, she will complete her 16th term next year.

Eshoo won her final term in 2022 by a 16% margin over fellow Democrat Rishi Kumar. District 16, located in the Bay Area, was one of six U.S. House districts that year where only Democrats advanced from California's top-two primary. 

Overview and Live Results: Utah 2nd Congressional District Special Election

Voters in Utah's 2nd Congressional District will select a new U.S. Representative on Tuesday. The winner will complete the term of Republican Chris Stewart, who resigned in September.

Stewart's chief legal counsel, Celeste Maloy won a competitive three-way primary in early September. State Sen. Kathleen Riebe was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Maloy and Riebe participated in a late October debate.

California Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas Not Seeking Reelection

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) will not run for a 7th term in 2024, he told The Los Angeles Times. His retirement opens up a safely blue seat in the San Fernando Valley, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Cárdenas won his final term in 2022 by a 17% margin over fellow Democrat Angélica Dueñas. District 29 was one of six U.S. House districts that year where only Democrats advanced from California's top-two primary.

Overview and Live Results: Election Day in Louisiana

Last month, Louisiana held its majority vote primary. Elections that day were decided where one candidate got a majority of the vote. This included the governor's race, where Republican Jeff Landry got 52% support. He will take office in early January.

In those cases where no candidate won outright, the top two finishers meet in Saturday's general election.

Polls close at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

Live Results: Minnesota State House Special Primary Election

On Thursday there is a special primary in the Minnesota House of Representatives. That chamber is narrowly divided; Democrats hold 69 seats, Republicans 64. There is one vacancy. Members serve two year terms, the next regular elections are in 2024.

Each district is has a number followed by A or B. The A and B districts do not overlap, but taken together, they match the boundary of the State Senate district with the same number.

Minnesota State House District 52B

Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee to Retire, Opening up a Battleground District

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-08) announced he will not run for reelection in 2024. 

Kildee was first elected in 2012, serving five terms as representative of Michigan's 5th district. In 2022, after redistricting, he ran in the new 8th district. He won his final term by about 10% over Republican Paul Junge.

District 8 is northwest of the Detroit area, including the cities of Flint and Saginaw.

Despite Kildee's fairly sizeable margin in 2022, this is a highly competitive district. The Wikipedia article for the district points out that "according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, after 2022 redistricting Michigan's 8th is the median district in the country, with 217 districts rated more Democratic and 217 districts rated more Republican."