One chart that shows how Democrats are now more eager than ever to run for office

It’s too early to tell if Democrats can flip the House in 2018. But hundreds of candidates are already lining up.

When Michael Malbin started crunching Federal Elections Committee data this summer to see how the 2018 midterms were shaping up, the sheer number of Democratic challengers blew him away.

Back in June, there were already 209 Democratic candidates entering House races who had raised at least $5,000, compared to just 28 Republican candidates. When Malbin, the executive director of...


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