The early bird doesn’t always get the worm, but it rarely pays to be the last to arrive to the presidential party – only one such candidate has claimed the nomination since 1972.
Democrats have never nominated a westerner for their presidential or vice-presidential slots.
The current field of announced and likely candidates has amassed 107 winning campaigns against 22 losses; six candidates are batting 1.000.
Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence announced his reelection bid on Thursday. Since the state constitution was amended to allow governors to serve two consecutive four-year terms in 1972, all five of Pence’s predecessors were victorious in their reelection campaigns: Republican…
If nominated by his party in 2016, Hill would notch the second longest gap between major party nominations to the nation’s upper legislative chamber at 26 years.
Only two Hawkeye State governors have won election to the nation’s lower legislative chamber with the last doing so in the late 19th Century.
It has been 100 years since the last elected governor from the Beehive State lost a renomination bid.
Ohio’s vote for the winning presidential candidate has deviated from the national vote an average of 2.2 points since 1900, just 1.3 points since 1964, and 1.2 points since 1980.
Pataki is the first sitting or former New York governor to run for president in nearly 50 years after Empire State governors ran in 15 of 17 cycles from 1904 to 1968.
No other presidential candidate can match Perry’s 14 years and one month in office as governor; Pataki and Huckabee also make the Top 10 for White House hopefuls.