Democrats in four states have never won three-fifths of the gubernatorial vote in electoral history – that could change in two states in 2018.
Independent Joe Trillo could make Rhode Island the first state in 75+ years to have non-major party gubernatorial candidates win 20+ percent in three consecutive cycles.
There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.
Only three presidential candidates have attempted a third major party bid after two failed attempts in the modern primary era.
By contrast, one state’s voters have given each of its last 11 elected governors at least two terms in office dating back to the mid-1920s.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
Record partisan winning streaks in races for governor can be extended, broken, or tied in 15 states holding elections in 2018.
Reichert is one of just two current members of the chamber to win elections by single digits in the first four election cycles of his congressional career.
Jerry Brown is poised to end up #3 on the all-time list of statehood gubernatorial service.
The race to fill Xavier Becerra’s seat has five more candidates on the ballot than the previous high in California set during 2006’s 50th CD contest.