(Trivial) midterm election statistics

41 – states whose Congressional filing deadlines have passed (the last filing deadline¬†is Delaware’s, on July 30)

26¬†– states who have held primaries so far (the last Congressional¬†primary is Hawaii’s, on September 18)

52 – Congressional retirements so far (23 Democrats, 29 Republicans – the recent record was set in 1992, with 70 retirements)

5 – Congressional incumbents who have been defeated in their own primaries (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans- the recent record was set in 1992, with 15 retirements)

764 – years of seniority lost from Congressional retirements and/or defeats