Democrats in four states have never won three-fifths of the gubernatorial vote in electoral history – that could change in two states in 2018.
Independent Joe Trillo could make Rhode Island the first state in 75+ years to have non-major party gubernatorial candidates win 20+ percent in three consecutive cycles.
The nine candidates on the 2018 primary ballot breaks a record that stood for more than half a century.
Illinois governors have failed to win a majority of the vote in more than half of their reelection bids.
DFL voters have rejected the party-backed pick for governor during three of the last four open seat cycles.
Over the last half-century, governors seeking a fourth consecutive victory at the ballot box have been successful in 12 out of 16 attempts.
Noem is the fourth woman to land on the GOP primary ballot for governor in the Mount Rushmore State.
It has been nearly 160 years since the last time an elected Show-Me State governor exited office as quickly as Greitens.
Despite a seemingly Democratic-friendly cycle, Republicans may add to gubernatorial majority in the region.
Only two Democratic gubernatorial nominees who faced primary challengers over the last 120 years garnered a larger percentage of the vote than Abrams.