Since 1964, voters have returned their incumbent representative to Washington 93 percent of the time.
In recent years, however, the advantage typically belonged to the outsider candidate, the person vowing to drain the swamp from the state capital to Washington, D.C. But the tables appear to be turning again. Added to the many life-altering changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic this year is a renewed desire for security and stability.
In other words, the power of incumbency is back.