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Surge in Democratic midterm candidates, by the numbers

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

Here's the number of candidates who had filed with the FEC by Dec. 31 to run for Congress (House and Senate), via WashPost's Paul Kane.

  • 2017: 1,218 Democrats ... 807 Republicans
  • 2009: 881 Republicans ... 591 Democrats
  • 2001: 392 Republicans ... 368 Democrats