In 2016, Jimmy Panetta could join six current members of the Golden State U.S. House delegation who were preceded in Congress by a family member.
Two pairs of floor leaders have come from the same state Congressional delegation, but never the House Speaker and Minority Leader.
The 19 speakers elected since the turn of the 20th Century averaged nearly 24 years of service in the chamber before their first day as speaker – nearly three times that of McCarthy.
Montana has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Western state; Hawaii has done so the least.
Only two of 12 Republican candidates in 2012 were actively campaigning at the time of their home state’s contest.
Several older members of the nation’s lower legislative chamber aren’t convinced they need a functioning campaign website, and it’s hard to argue with a group that just got elected by an average of 61 points.
Chris Gibson announced his retirement more than two months ago, has hundreds of thousands of dollars in his campaign coffers, but his campaign website still asks for donations.
The Texan lands in the Top 10 for all-time service among statehood governors and #4 for consecutive service.
Only three of the Top 10 and nine of the Top 50 vote-getters of all time are currently serving in the chamber.
The Iowa duo ends up with the bronze medal for serving alongside each other in the chamber for 30 years.