Georgia House Incumbents Are Really Good At Keeping Their Seats

Jul 31, 2017

The Georgia House of Representatives had more uncontested seats in the last election cycle than any legislative chamber in the nation. Nearly all incumbents retained their seats. Only 31 of the 180 House seats featured candidates from both parties—leaving 83 percent of all seats uncontested. Andra Gillespie weighs in on why incumbents rule in Georgia. She’s a Political Science Professor at Emory University. And we also speak with Greg Bluestein, Political Reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.