It has been 96 years since the last time a major party did not field a candidate in eight or more U.S. Senate races.
The Idaho GOP didn’t give us Labrador vs. Otter in 2014, so Smart Politics takes a look back at some eyebrow raising surname matchups in gubernatorial electoral history.
Only four of 30 incumbent governors from the Gem State have lost their nomination bids in state history, with just two in the last 100+ years.
Only four incumbent Idaho U.S. Representatives in state history have failed to win their party’s nomination and just 1 of 82 since 1918.
Indiana has placed Democratic and Republican candidates on the ballot in a nation-best 180 consecutive U.S. House races, with New Hampshire, Minnesota, Idaho, and Montana all tallying 100 or more.
Which two states have held seven special elections since 1913? Which two states have yet to hold one? And which Senator was elected via special election three times?
Idaho has not hosted a special election to the House in its 122 years since statehood; Delaware last held one during the McKinley administration with Utah and New Hampshire during the Hoover years.
Kansas, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming claim seven of the Top 10 spots on the list.
Herbert Hoover was president the last time Democrats won a Senate race in Kansas; Nixon was in his second year in office when Democrats last won Wyoming and Utah.
Democrats and Republicans in New Hampshire, Indiana, Minnesota, and Idaho have fielded candidates in each of the last 100+ U.S. House races in their respective states.