Only one third party or independent Utah U.S. House candidate has won 10+ percent of the vote in 80+ years in a race with both major party nominees on the ballot.Full Story
Only one ex- or sitting Maine U.S. Senator has ever been elected as governor of the Pine Tree State, and none in 160 years.
Only five out of 60 Republican appointed senators seeking to keep their seat over the last 100+ years lost their party’s nomination in the next election.
John Perdue of West Virginia joins a half-dozen other officeholders who are currently surrounded by state executive officials from the opposing political party.
The 2018 field has more than 50 years of service in elected state office – third most in party history.