More than two-dozen former governors have been reelected back to their old seat over the last half-century.Full Story
Only two major party candidates from Washington have lost general election bids for governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House since statehood.
If Lori Swanson does not run for a fourth term next year, Minnesota will have only one constitutional officer seek reelection for just the third time in over a century.
No state has held more special elections to the chamber since the year the U.S. entered WW II, and only four states have held them at a higher rate.
Republican governors of the Prairie State have lost only one of 13 renomination bids in the direct primary era – and none in 90 years.