Not since Maine’s James Blaine has the House of Representatives elected a Speaker as young as Wisconsin’s (disinterested) Ryan.Full Story
Rod Blum or David Young could become the first freshman Iowa U.S. House member to be unseated by a Democrat since 1890.
Incumbent female U.S. Senators have won 91 percent of their reelection contests against female challengers.
Two pairs of floor leaders have come from the same state Congressional delegation, but never the House Speaker and Minority Leader.
It has been 183 years since the last time a House Speaker and president pro tempore from the same state were in the presidential line of succession.