Election News

2023 General Election: Overview and Live Results

Top Elections

This page covers the marquee races for Election Day, 2023 on Tuesday, November 7. Use the links below for full coverage.

Top Races Virginia Senate Virginia House Mayoral Elections
Kentucky Mississippi New Jersey Special Elections


It's an off-year but there are a number of elections drawing significant attention.

Voters in Kentucky and Mississippi will determine whether their respective governors get another four-year term. The two states are heavily Republican but the races are competitive.

Republican Reps. Ken Buck and Kay Granger Will Not Run in 2024

Two Republicans have joined the list of those retiring from the U.S. House at the end of this term. Both districts are in conservative areas, and should remain with the GOP in next year's elections.

The list of departures is now at 21, including 14 Democrats and seven Republicans.

Ken Buck - Colorado District 4

Oregon Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer Not Running in 2024

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon's longest-tenured U.S. House member, will not seek reelection in 2024.

Blumenauer joined the House in 1996, winning a special election in Oregon's 3rd congressional district. He has been reelected 14 times, never with less than 65% of the vote. Blumenauer succeeded fellow Democrat Ron Wyden who had resigned after winning the special election for a vacant U.S. Senate seat. Wyden remains in office to this day.

Mike Pence Exits 2024 Presidential Race

Former Vice President Mike Pence concluded a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas Saturday with the announcement that he was ending his presidential campaign.

Per Politico, Pence said “The Bible tells us that there’s a time for every purpose under heaven. Traveling across the country over the past six months, I came here to say it’s become clear to me that it’s not my time. So after much prayer and deliberation, I have decided to suspend my campaign for president effective today."

Averaging 3.8% in recent polls, Pence saw between 3% and 6% support in most of the national Republican polls conducted in recent months. While that qualified him to appear in both GOP debates held thus far, his campaign was not gaining traction and was struggling with financial problems. His polling numbers in Iowa, where he had focused his campaign's efforts, had been even weaker than the national numbers.

Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes will not run for reelection in 2024

Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection next year. In his statement, Sarbanes said he will complete the current term - his 9th - with an eye toward other forms of public service once he leaves Congress.

Sarbanes represents Maryland's 3rd congressional district. It includes much of the southern and western suburbs of Baltimore and extends to Annapolis. The district is safely Democratic; Sarbanes won his final term in 2022 by a 60% to 40% margin.

October 24 Elections: Three Legislative Special Primaries

Three legislative special primaries are the final contests before Election Day on November 7. 

Alabama State House Districts 16 and 55 (Runoffs)

Republicans dominate the Alabama State House, holding 75 seats, to just 27 for Democrats. There are three vacancies. Members serve four-year terms; the next regular elections are in 2026. 

California Sen. Laphonza Butler Will Not Run in 2024

The newest member of the U.S. Senate, Democrat Laphonza Butler of California, said Thursday that she will not run for a full term in 2024. Butler was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month, following the death of longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

A crowded field will compete in the state's all-party primary on March 5. The three Democratic frontrunners, who have been in the race for months, are U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-12), Katie Porter (CA-47), and Adam Schiff (CA-30).  Republicans gained a prominent name last week, when former major league baseball player Steve Garvey announced he would run.

The top two finishers in the primary - regardless of party - will advance to the November general election.

Note that because of the timing of Butler's appointment, California law requires a special election to complete Feinstein's term. The dates will be the same: March 5 for the primary, November 5 for the general, but it will be a separate election on the ballot. The winner of that special election will serve for the last few weeks of the 118th congress.

Arizona Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko not Running for Reelection

Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona said Tuesday that she will not seek reelection in 2024.  

Lesko joined the House in 2018, winning a special election to fill the vacancy created when Trent Franks (R) resigned. She won reelection that year and in 2020, and was unopposed in 2022. 

Arizona's 8th congressional district includes northern portions of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Republican Gain: Jeff Landry Elected Governor of Louisiana

State Attorney General Jeff Landry was elected governor of Louisiana on Saturday. Landry secured a majority of the vote in the primary, avoiding a general election runoff. 

He will succeed Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who was ineligible to run for a third consecutive term due to term limit laws.

While Landry was favored to be the state's next governor, he had to overcome some daunting math to do it in the first round. There were 14 other candidates, including seven Republicans, on the ballot. 

Gubernatorial Election Headlines Louisiana Majority Vote Primary: Overview & Live Results

Louisiana holds its majority vote primary Saturday. This hybrid system is unique, although some other states use a similar approach for special elections. All candidates for a seat appear together on a single ballot. If one gets a majority of the vote, they are elected. Otherwise, the top two advance to a general election runoff.

The runoff elections, as needed, will take place on Saturday, November 18.

Polls close at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.