Jerry Brown is poised to end up #3 on the all-time list of statehood gubernatorial service.
There have been more than five-dozen losing Gopher State gubernatorial hopefuls who ran again for the office; only five have been successful.
Only one sitting or ex-secretary of state has won the governorship in Ohio history.
Bentley’s tenure lasted just 10 days shy of Guy Hunt who was removed from office 24 years prior.
Governors seeking their third consecutive four-year term have won nine elections in a row since 1994 and 20 of 24 dating back to 1970.
Only one of 210 non-major party candidates for governor have won 10 percent of the vote in state history with just two others receiving five percent.
Each of the 30 men to serve as governor of the Gem State previously held public office or a party leadership position.
No sitting or ex-DFL U.S.House member has ever won their party’s gubernatorial nomination – or even competed in the primary.
No major party gubernatorial candidate from the Gopher State has even been nominated for the office at 70+ years old.
The partisan gap between the number of seats Democrats and Republicans will defend in 2018’s U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races is at its largest in more than half a century.