Incumbent female U.S. Senators have won 91 percent of their reelection contests against female challengers.Full Story
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.
While two-thirds of the 44 Minnesotans entering the U.S. House since the DFL merger in 1944 previously served in the state legislature, 30 percent had never been elected to public office.
Over the last 100 years only two non-major party gubernatorial candidates in the state have received one percent of the vote – and one was a former governor.