02 February 2010

Election 2010: The Unopposed

Nearly 440 West Virginians have become candidates for state-level and other offices handled by the secretary of state, including more than 30 whose mailed-in filings arrived after Saturday's midnight deadline.

But while the filings will continue to trickle in, The Associated Press finds that " the outcome has already been largely decided for more than a third of the legislative seats up this year."

AP explains that "14 House and two Senate candidates face no challengers in the May primary or November general election. Another 30 seats will stay with the party that now holds them, for a lack of general election opponents."

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