Less than 1 in 10 third party or independent candidates for governor in Illinois history have won five percent of the vote.
No elected governor from either party in the Prairie State has survived a narrower primary victory since the first such contest in 1908.
The 12-state region will see its collective delegation decrease in size for the 10th consecutive decade, although at its lowest rate in a half-century.
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.
Republican governors of the Prairie State have lost only one of 13 renomination bids in the direct primary era – and none in 90 years.
Only one sitting or former state attorney general has been elected to the U.S. Senate in Illinois history – and none in nearly 200 years.
Did Phil Crane or Pete du Pont hold the previous mark for the earliest presidential campaign launch in the modern primary era?
Only 1 of 49 U.S. Representatives are seeking to flip gubernatorial seats in states carried by their party’s presidential nominee last year.
Nearly five-dozen U.S. House races in 2016 involve the same two major party candidates from 2014 including one matchup in Missouri with nominees squaring off for the sixth consecutive cycle.
Since 1972, 12 of the 27 Republican U.S. Senators to lose during presidential election cycles did so while the GOP White House nominee carried their state.