Only a dozen U.S. Senators have been seated in the chamber for the first time at the age of 75+ years: nine were appointed, two were elected by state legislatures, and one won a special election.
The administration reverses course and now views a suspect’s race as “too general” of a descriptive characteristic to be useful to provide to its community; gender descriptions, however, will remain.
Only two defeated U.S. Senators have come back to win an election to the chamber since the mid-1950s.
Abraham Lincoln was the last president to attempt and never win a majority of the vote in a statewide race prior to winning the White House.
Three-dozen states are currently in the midst of their longest Democratic or Republican presidential winning streaks.
Meet the only two states that have backed both Republican and Democratic presidential nominees in at least 10 consecutive cycles since statehood (though in different eras).
The nation has had four living ex-presidents for the last six-plus years for just the second time in history; the current gap of eight-plus years in presidential deaths is the ninth longest on record.
Forty percent of the longest-serving governors in U.S. history left office far short of a storybook ending.
States have split their ballot only 29 percent of the time in presidential and U.S. Senate elections over the last century; 6% in NC, 11% in WI and 16% in IL (key 2016 battlegrounds).
Collin Peterson remarked last month that he is leaning to run for reelection to Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District in 2016. If he does and is victorious, he will creep even closer to the top of the list of the longest-serving…