There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.
Six women under 40 are currently seeking major party gubernatorial nominations this year.
By contrast, one state’s voters have given each of its last 11 elected governors at least two terms in office dating back to the mid-1920s.
The Sunshine State is one of only three in which the Republican Party has failed to win consecutive races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
No member of the U.S. House has quit their office from Alaska and Utah; no U.S. Senator has resigned from Arizona and Hawaii.
Up to 11 women could run for reelection to the chamber in two years; the chamber’s all-time record is just six.
Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.
Montana has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Western state; Hawaii has done so the least.