A look back at which political institutions were covered the most at Smart Politics in 2013.
A Pressler victory in 2014 would give him the record for the longest gap in U.S. Senate service in the direct election era.
Appointed U.S. Senators who subsequently run for their seat have been elected only a shade above 50 percent of the time.
Iowans will send their least experienced delegation to the 114th Congress since the 1970s and fourth least experienced since the end of World War II.
Only one Democrat has won 40 percent of the vote in 25 Yellowhammer State 1st CD races since 1966.
Six states have yet to elect a woman to the U.S. House of Representatives, but one is poised to be crossed off that list in 2014.
Only 4 of 31 Texas U.S. Senate candidacies by sitting or ex-U.S. Representatives have been successful in the direct election era.
The victory by Massachusetts Democrat Katherine Clark in Tuesday’s 5th Congressional District special election marked the 32nd time a U.S. House seat was won by a woman in the Bay State. Since the first woman was elected to the chamber…
Bay State Republicans have lost 92 contests in a row and picked off just 2 of 294 Democratic-held Massachusetts U.S. House seats since 1944.
If Oregon’s Democratic governor is reelected in 2014 and serves out the entirety of his fourth term, he will trail only Iowa’s Terry Branstad in all-time gubernatorial service since 1789.