Democrats have never nominated a westerner for their presidential or VP slots across the 42 cycles since the first western state voted in a presidential election.
Only three other governors have made more than one appointment to the chamber during the last 64 years.
Winning candidates in four states – two Democrats and two Republicans – received the largest support recorded by their party in a race for governor since statehood.
Democrats and Republicans in 18 states have now set or tied their longest gubernatorial winning streak in party history.
Newsom notches the third best showing among all non-incumbent candidates for governor since statehood and fifth best overall.
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.