The last time a Republican incumbent won a lower percentage of the vote in a Gopher State U.S. House primary was 1962 (Herman Carl Andersen).
The former governor’s 3.1-point win over Eric Hovde is the sixth closest in party history out of 37 contests.
At 23 years, the 2012 Republican presidential ticket is tied for the seventh largest age differential in U.S. history out of the nearly 125 pairings who have received Electoral College votes.
Only one fellow presidential candidate has won the GOP VP nomination out of the last 15 cycles dating back to 1952.
Including GOPers Jim Talent (2002) and Roy Blunt (2010), just 5 Missouri U.S. House members have been elected to the Senate since 1914; nearly three times as many have failed.
U.S. Representative Todd Akin’s 6.0-point victory over John Brunner in Tuesday’s Republican U.S. Senate race in Missouri was the third narrowest GOP primary victory for the office in state history and the lowest percentage for a winning candidate in more…
States carried by John McCain in 2008 host the fast food chain at a rate of nearly three times as many stores per resident as those won by Barack Obama.
Only three of the 35 Republican primaries for the U.S. Senate have been decided by less than 10 points in state history with the average margin of victory at more than 50 points.
An analysis of major media outlets’ election projection maps finds few can agree on a definitive list of toss-up states in the 2012 presidential race.
What is the preferred nomenclature in the broadcast media when discussing those key states that are up for grabs in the 2012 presidential election?