John Perdue of West Virginia joins a half-dozen other officeholders who are currently surrounded by state executive officials from the opposing political party.
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.
After the 2016 election, 10 states could have a Republican governor and two Democratic U.S. Senators; only one state currently has the reverse.
More than 160 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first State of the Union speech in 2010, but none from 12 states.
Democrats have won just eight of 51 pick-up opportunities in gubernatorial races since 2009; the GOP has capitalized in 19 of 46.
It has been 110 years since a sitting or former U.S. Senator from Louisiana won – or even ran for – the top office in Louisiana politics.
Only two of 12 Republican candidates in 2012 were actively campaigning at the time of their home state’s contest.
Not only did the 2012 map record the lowest ever rate of states flipping from the previous cycle, but the country is also currently in the midst of its lowest rate of change across the last three-, four-, five-, six-, seven-, eight-, and nine-cycle periods.
More than 135 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first SOTU speech in 2010, but none from 16 states.
Despite losses by Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan this cycle, female U.S. Senators have been reelected to the chamber at nearly the same rate (84 percent) as males (87 percent) over the last quarter-century.