Just six governors hail from a different party than their state’s U.S. Senate delegation; 34 governors are from the same party.
Democrats have won just four of 135 elections to statewide office in the Deep South since Barack Obama became president.
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.
Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin each had unusually close races for governor this cycle.
Newsom notches the third best showing among all non-incumbent candidates for governor since statehood and fifth best overall.
There were no blowouts, but Democrats managed to run the table for just the fifth time in 75 cycles since statehood, and the third time since the early 1890s .
The winning margins between the two parties in races for governor and U.S. Senate in 2018 may be the largest with a split ticket outcome in state history.
Over the last 60+ years, Alaska is the only state in the nation where governors have lost more bids for another term than they have won.