Only two former U.S. Representatives have been popularly elected to the U.S. Senate in Connecticut; neither won their first Senate race.
Connecticut has never voted for a Republican U.S. Senator and a Democratic presidential nominee in the same cycle
Six seats up for election in 2012 rank in the top 10 for the most frequent change in party control since the introduction of popular vote elections, including Sherrod Brown’s (OH), Claire McCaskill’s (MO), and Joe Lieberman’s (CT)
Only 3 percent of 230 Democratic U.S. House incumbents on the ballot increased their margin of victory in 2010 compared to 2008; Nancy Pelosi had the second largest increase
250 ex-governors are still living in the United States; New Jersey has five times more living former governors (10) than Connecticut and Wyoming (2)
Only one other state has elected plurality-winning governors into office four times in a row since World War II (Alaska); Minnesota has not done so in 114 years
5:30 p.m. Last polls close in Connecticut at 7:00 p.m. CST. The Democrats will allocate 48 of its 60 convention delegates from the primary today: 31 are allocated based on the vote in each of the state’s five Congressional districts,…
Lost in the headlines of the Democratic Senate’s failed attempt last weekend to bust a GOP filibuster to force a floor debate and resolution vote on President George W. Bush’s surge in American forces in Iraq is that one…