The Gopher State has seen its presidential primary laws repealed three times over the last century; Minnesota Republicans have held five presidential primaries with four for the Democrats.
Donald Trump may seem unstoppable, but there have been multiple White House hopefuls who carried three of the first four state primaries or caucuses and did not end up as their party’s nominee.
Minnesota was one of nine states to back a losing Republican presidential candidate in a primary or caucus over the last two cycles.
Florida, Wisconsin, and North Carolina are three of 18 states never to split their ticket by voting for a Democratic presidential nominee and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in the same cycle.
Highly controversial but often forgotten presidential candidate David Duke won 7.1 percent of the vote in the 1992 South Carolina Republican primary in third place…
Even if all Republican candidates take back their pledge to abide by the party’s endorsement and head to the primary, the seven GOPers hoping to win John Klein’s seat would be shy of the party’s high water mark.
Eight U.S. Senators went against the majority of their party during the controversial 1987 Robert Bork confirmation vote; seven of their seats have since flipped for good in subsequent elections.
Only once before has there been a larger difference in age between the top two Republican presidential frontrunners than Trump and Cruz (24 years).
The former California CEO still fell short of notching the most successful presidential campaign by a Republican woman in party history.
The New York businessman laps the field in the first ever New Hampshire primary with five candidates in double-digits.