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Chart of the Week|January 23, 2014
The chart below plots the current assortment of open U.S. House seats according to the Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index scores for their respective districts. The relative distribution and quantity of these seats, and the degree of their partisan lean, suggest that while Republicans may have almost twice as many incumbents not running in 2014 as Democrats will, it is still Democrats--in large part due to retirements in conservative districts, such as UT-04 (Matheson) and NC-07 (McIntyre)--that are facing a higher degree of exposure to party turnover in the open seat category.



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