Women have been nominated to the U.S. House by major parties during Idaho in 12 of the last 14 election cycles; Cristina McNeil is the 17th to be nominated in state history.
With seven Republican candidates on the ballot Tuesday, only 1936’s Democratic primary with eight candidates served up a bigger field.
Six women under 40 are currently seeking major party gubernatorial nominations this year.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
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.