WASHINGTON -- The coming elections are likely to produce a large new crop of state legislators as well as freshman members of Congress, according to the National Council of State Legislatures, which is predicting a state turnover as high as 35%.

The state legislatures are guaranteed a 20% turnover, or 1,500 new members, because of retiring incumbents, the council said, Eighty-six of those incumbents are running for the U.S. House of Representatives, which could have as many as 130 new members next year out of 435, experts project.

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