More Fun with Filings: the BlueNC Index

You know what's more fun than Harper's Index? Not much. Not this post, certainly. But even though it will lack some of the poetry of the original, this homage still contains some interesting data. Without further ado, let me present:

THE
BLUENC INDEX




The North Carolina House
of Representatives:

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style="font-family: Georgia, Garamond, serif;">Percent of districts that will
hold primaries: 26.7

Number of Democratic
primaries: 12


Number of Republican
primaries: 22


Number of Democrats
challenging Democratic incumbents: 7

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Number of Republicans
challenging Republican incumbents: 15

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Number of races in
which the primary winner will be unopposed in the general election: 13

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Percent of those races
in which the winner will be a Democrat: 38

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Number of races in
which the Republican primary winner will face a Democrat who did not
have a primary challenge: 12

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Number of those races
in which the Democrat is the incumbent: 3

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Number in which a
Republican candidate is the incumbent: 6

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Number of races in
which the Democratic primary winner will face a Republican who did not
have a primary challenge: 5

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Number of those races
in which the Republican is the incumbent: 2

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Number in which a
Democratic candidate is the incumbent: 2

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Number of NC House
races in which a Republican candidate shares a name with a character
from Futurama: 1




Number of NC House
members running unopposed: 50

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Percentage of those
who are Democrats: 52



The North
Carolina Senate:

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style="font-family: Georgia, Garamond, serif;"> style="font-family: Georgia, Garamond, serif;">Percent of districts that will
hold primaries: 30

Number of Democratic
primaries: 6


Number of Republican
primaries: 11


Number of Democrats
challenging Democratic incumbents: 4

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Number of Republicans
challenging Republican incumbents: 4

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Number of races in
which the primary winner will be unopposed in the general election: 6

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Percent of those races
in which the winner will be a Democrat: 67

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Number of races in
which the Republican primary winner will face a Democrat who did not
have a primary challenge: 7

Number of those races
in which the Democrat is the incumbent: 5

Number in which a
Republican candidate is the incumbent: 2

Number of races in
which the Democratic primary winner will face a Republican who did not
have a primary challenge: 0

Number of NC Senate
members running unopposed: 16

Percentage of those
who are Democrats: 44

The source is here. So, what does it all mean? I leave that to you. Maybe you'll find something else lurking in the data.

Comments

Man, you are one serious data nerd.

But the big question is this: Who's the Repuglican candy-date from Futurama?

I'll Give You a Hint:

His name is not "Nibbler."