Can the Vermont U.S. Senator eclipse George Edmunds and Howard Dean as the strongest ever Green Mountain State presidential hopeful?
Jack Conway is poised to post the best showing by a Kentucky Democratic candidate in a contested gubernatorial primary in state history
Only four of the party’s two-dozen gubernatorial races have been decided by single digits with only two first-place finishers receiving less than 50 percent of the vote.
A 2016 run would make McCollum just the second Floridian to attempt a third U.S. Senate campaign after two failed attempts; McCollum would also become the oldest newly elected Senator in state history.
Never before have two Granite State U.S. House candidates squared off in four general elections – let alone four in a row.
While there has never been a U.S. Senate rematch election in the Badger State, seven defeated major party nominees have run again; all failed and only three made it back to the general election ballot.
Nine states (each with primaries) have an unblemished record in voting for the eventual Republican nominee since 1976 – and not all host contests on the back end of the calendar.
Only a handful of Floridians have run for president since statehood 170 years ago – few made even the slightest footprint.
Sitting or former U.S. Senators from 31 states ran for president more than 60 times from 1972 to 2012 with only one winning the White House; more than a half-dozen are gearing up to run in 2016.
If reelected, McCain will pass Barry Goldwater in Senate service, but would need to win a seventh term in 2022 and serve until November 5, 2028 to pass Carl Hayden.