Nice and easy in Pennsylvania

Ballot Access News reports that only 49 percent of state House seats in Pennsylvania are being contested by both the Democratic and Republican primaries — even though the Democrats control the 203-member chamber by a single vote.

Still, Pennsylvania is unlikely to beat Massachusetts, which was second only to South Carolina in 2006 in terms of clearing the driftwood off its ballots. Only 26 percent of the Bay State’s House seats had both Democratic and Republican candidates that year. The deadline for filing nomination papers this year is April 29, so we’ll know in a little more than two months whether we can expect another election year without too much political squabbling.