It’s been 50 years since the last time incumbents from the Gopher State U.S. House delegation were defeated in three consecutive cycles.
The third option in Virginia’s top of the ballot race next week will likely rank among the Top 3 performances by a Libertarian gubernatorial nominee in party history.
Western states dominate the top of the list, with Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, and Wyoming all in the Top 10.
11 percent of Florida’s U.S. Representatives in history had family members who previously served in Congress.
More than half of the six-term U.S. Senators over the last century did not run for a seventh term, were defeated at the ballot box, or died in office.
89 percent of the 80 two-term Arkansas U.S. Representatives since statehood ran for a third term or higher office that cycle.
It has been nearly 130 years since the last Mississippi U.S. Representative returned to the chamber after losing a seat at the ballot box.
Reports of Bill Young’s death on Thursday were premature; 72 of the state’s 132 U.S. House members in history are still alive.
Incumbent female governors have won 83 percent of the time, while female challengers have won just six percent of gubernatorial general election contests.
What do Republican Susan Collins of Maine and Democrats Dianne Feinstein of California, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have in common? All five women ran failed gubernatorial general election campaigns prior…