Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports here on the ramifications of who filed to run for the General Assembly — and who didn’t.
Incumbent members of the General Assembly appear to be the major winners of that weak candidate turnout.
Twelve Senate incumbents appear to have won re-election because they have no primary opponents and no candidates filed from an opposing party. Another 24 Senate incumbents have no primary opposition and will advance to the Nov. 6 general election.
Forty-three House incumbents will win re-election automatically, barring write-in opponents or unaffiliated candidates who petition to be on the ballot, because they had no opposition from their own party, and no candidates filing to run in the other party’s primaries. Another 48 will have no primary opponents.