An interactive index analyzes the competitiveness of federal and state legislative races in all 50 states. The tool allows journalists, policymakers, and citizens to analyze the competitiveness of races from a variety of perspectives, such as voter demographics and campaign fundraising. The index, which was created by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, finds that very few legislative races in the nation are truly competitive. The Institute, a recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, houses the nation’s only free, nonpartisan, verifiable archive of campaign contributions for all 50 states.
Strengthening American Democracy
Conducting a time-limited exploration of ways to strengthen democracy in the U.S., given our perception that the political system has failed to adequately address major issues confronting the nation – from climate change to health care, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education.