Only one ex- or sitting Maine U.S. Senator has ever been elected as governor of the Pine Tree State, and none in 160 years.
The 2018 field has more than 50 years of service in elected state office – third most in party history.
Only three times in Badger State history have two sitting statewide officials squared off in a race for governor.
Only 1 of 49 U.S. Representatives are seeking to flip gubernatorial seats in states carried by their party’s presidential nominee last year.
New Mexico Republicans have attempted to win a third consecutive gubernatorial election five times since statehood; all have failed (all with GOP presidents in office).
Just three of the party’s 23 primaries for governor since the merger 73 years ago have been decided by single digits.
The party of the sitting president has won 43 percent of gubernatorial races since the McKinley administration.
Women running for governor in New Jersey have won their party’s nomination each of the last four times they have appeared on the primary ballot since 1993.
More than twice as many Republican primary races for governor have been decided by single digits as Democratic nomination contests.
Jerry Brown is poised to end up #3 on the all-time list of statehood gubernatorial service.