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.
Doug Jones’ victory last month brings the total of senators elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote to 14 – tied for the most in 95+ years.
10 losing Republican gubernatorial nominees or primary candidates have appeared on the ballot for the office a second time – with just one becoming governor.
Just seven states have had an average victory margin of less than 10 points over the last three decades with North Carolina leading the pack.
Heller is the only Republican among the 15 U.S. Senators who serve states in which their party holds a minority of U.S. House seats; a dozen (including Heller) are up for reelection in 2018.
You can win over some of the people some of the time, but Murkowski has not won over a majority of Alaskan voters any of the time.
The nation’s third largest political party notched by far its most successful election cycle in races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
The five-candidate field was the largest across the 78 Democratic and Republican primaries conducted for the office in the state since 1912.
If the nation’s six most competitive seats flip in 2016, the upper legislative chamber will tie its mark for the lowest number of states with split delegations in the direct election era.
Montana has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Western state; Hawaii has done so the least.