May was manna from heaven for elections junkies, with some truly exciting primary and special elections to watch. June is shaping up to be a pretty respectable sequel. We've identified as many noteworthy races as we can think of in the following chart, but if there's anything we're missing, please let us know in the comments!
Elections junkies like us had to suffer through an entire month without a single exciting primary or special election to dissect. (I blame Kay Bailey Hutchison for that one.) But that's just the will of the calendar. As it turns out, our patience will be rewarded, as May is going to be filled to the brim with a number of extremely exciting contests -- primaries of all kinds and special elections alike. We've identified as many noteworthy races as we can think of in the following chart, but if there's anything we're missing, please let us know in the comments!
Needless to say, May is going to be a busy, busy month.
Click here (and bookmark) this incredibly valuable tool. It's the Swing State Project's sortable calendar of filing deadlines, primary dates, and, where applicable, runoff dates in all fifty states. Very useful - try it! (We'll also permalink it in the right-hand sidebar under "SSP Resources.")
I also wanted to take this opportunity to ask: which states have party conventions instead of or in addition to primaries, and how do they each work? I know, for instance, that Minnesota, Connecticut and Utah all have conventions, but their effects on ballot access differ somewhat from one another. Convention experts, please enlighten us.