No appointed US Senator has ever won a primary runoff and only two incumbents who placed second in the initial primary have done so.
Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.
For the first time in party history, Democrats have lost multiple states by increasingly larger margins in five consecutive presidential elections.
The nation’s third largest political party notched by far its most successful election cycle in races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
GOP U.S. Senators continue to win renomination, but many state party records are falling each cycle for the worst ever showings by a Republican incumbent.
Contrary to what he said during his DNC speech Tuesday, the former Arkansas governor did not even rank in the Top 10 youngest ex-governors when he lost his 1980 election bid.
Kentucky became the sixth state where O’Malley has eclipsed one percent of the primary vote – all located in the South.
The unusually competitive and crowded GOP field is lowering the bar to victory in many states.
If Brian Fitzpatrick wins his brother Mike’s 8th CD seat in Pennsylvania this fall he will join a fairly short list of U.S. Representatives who directly followed a brother in serving their congressional district.
More than 160 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first State of the Union speech in 2010, but none from 12 states.