2018 Elections

Democrats are fielding 45 percent more state House candidates this year than four years ago.

Officials with the party said the increase in Democratic candidates might have been inspired by Doug Jones’ victory in his race for the U.S. Senate in December. The party has signed up 116 candidates who want to run for 75 House seats, compared with 80 candidates in 2014. The party has seen increases in other races as well, though most of them are not as drastic.