Record partisan winning streaks in races for governor can be extended, broken, or tied in 15 states holding elections in 2018.
Maryland’s last close Senate election took place during Nixon’s first midterm with four other states also not hosting a competitive contest since the 1970s.
Jerry Brown is poised to end up #3 on the all-time list of statehood gubernatorial service.
Each of the 30 men to serve as governor of the Gem State previously held public office or a party leadership position.
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.
With no candidate polling outside of the low 30s, Utah’s winner could break a 104-year old record for the lowest percentage of the vote to carry a state.
Even victorious Democratic nominees have a few rotten eggs on their electoral scorecards, with 10 failing to win even 30 percent of the vote across nearly three-dozen states.
New Hampshire has both the largest (179 in a row) and longest (since 1856) streaks of fielding U.S. House nominees from both major parties; Minnesota, Idaho, and Montana also have streaks north of 100.
Contrary to what he said during his DNC speech Tuesday, the former Arkansas governor did not even rank in the Top 10 youngest ex-governors when he lost his 1980 election bid.
The most closely decided Republican presidential primary in the Gem State prior to 2016 was 40 points.