Election Day 2021: Congressional Special Elections
By 270toWin Staff
November 1, 2021, 5:16 PM ET
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Congressional Special Elections
There are three open seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, which Democrats currently control with a 220-212 edge over Republicans. Two of the vacancies will be filled Tuesday, and a primary will decide the nominees for the final one. Winners will serve through the remainder of the current Congress.
All 435 House seats will be up for a regular two-year term next November. As a result of redistricting, most of these 2022 races will be contested along different district lines.
Ohio District 11
This Cleveland-Akron area district was vacated by Democrat Marcia Fudge in March, after she was confirmed as HUD Secretary.
This is a safely Democratic seat; all of the competitive action for this race took place in the August primary. That contest was a battle between the centrist and progressive wings of the party. The establishment candidate, Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown prevailed by 50%-45% over Nina Turner.
The Republican nominee is Laverne Gore, who was also the party's nominee in 2020. She lost to Fudge by an 80% to 20% margin.
Polls close at 7:30 PM ET.
Ohio District 15
In May, Republican Steve Stivers resigned from this Columbus area district to head the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Stivers had been reelected by a 27% margin last November, running well ahead of Donald Trump's 14% margin here.
Despite that deficit, Trump's endorsed candidate, lobbyist and political newcomer Mike Carey, easily won the GOP nomination in August. The Democratic nominee is State Rep. Allison Russo.
While Carey is favored, this is the more competitive of the two Ohio races. An Emerson College/NBC 4 poll conducted earlier this month showed Carey leading by 50% to 39%. However, Russo has kept pace in fundraising and outside support.
Polls close at 7:30 PM ET.
Florida District 20 (Primaries)
Long-time Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings died in April. Playing the partisan in this deep blue district, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis delayed the special election until January 11, 2022. Tuesday's primaries will select the nominees for that election.
11 Democrats are looking to succeed Hastings; the list features a number of state legislators and Broward County commissioners. There is no frontrunner.
Two candidates are on the GOP ballot, including Greg Musselwhite, who was the party's 2020 nominee. He lost to Hastings by a 79% to 21% margin.
Polls close at 7:00 PM ET.