In the direct election era, parties in the midst of nine-election winning streaks have gone on to win a 10th consecutive contest in 42 of 47 attempts.Full Story
Over the last 75+ years, April has hosted more special elections than any month outside of November; only six of the previous 44 specials flipped control of the seat.
Less than 1 in 10 third party or independent candidates for governor in Illinois history have won five percent of the vote.
Prior to this current streak, the state had not endured more than three consecutive cycles with an open seat during the primary era.
The 54 speakers in U.S. history have come from less than two-dozen states, with speakers from five states collectively accounting for more than half the time in office.