At least one other Midwestern state has voted a Democrat into office each of the 15 times Minnesotans have elected a Democratic governor since statehood.
Sebelius could become the first woman to serve as governor, U.S. Senator, and cabinet head, and just the ninth individual to do so during the last 100+ years.
Two states – Rhode Island and Nevada – have elected U.S. Senators into the majority party of the subsequent Congress 75+ percent of the time over the last 100 years; Virginia has done so in each of the last six elections.
It has only happened one time in the last 90+ years, but the political climate just might allow the GOP to claim all nine Midwestern governorships on the ballot this November.
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.
West Virginia and Oregon have the oldest multi-member delegations to the House with Kansas and Arkansas the youngest.
It has been 48 years since a major party presidential nominee failed to appear on the ballot in every state.
The Sunflower State records the biggest increase in GOP primary or caucus voter participation in the nation compared to the 2008 cycle.
John McCain has failed in yet another caucus state – this time the Midwestern state of Kansas. Mitt Romney had dominated the caucuses before dropping out of the race on Thursday, winning them all (Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, North…