Three of the six successful independent U.S. Senate candidates in the direct election era only faced one major party opponent on the general election ballot.
Connecticut has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Northeastern state since 1828; Maryland and Vermont have done so the least.
The 11 Northeastern states could tie the nation’s all-time regional mark for the most consecutive cycles backing a political party’s presidential nominee.
New Hampshire has both the largest (179 in a row) and longest (since 1856) streaks of fielding U.S. House nominees from both major parties; Minnesota, Idaho, and Montana also have streaks north of 100.
No governor from the Pine Tree State has ever resigned due to controversy.
If the nation’s six most competitive seats flip in 2016, the upper legislative chamber will tie its mark for the lowest number of states with split delegations in the direct election era.
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.
Since 1900, more than two-dozen ex- or sitting governors have won elections to the House of Representatives, although only four over the last 50+ years.
Not since Maine’s James Blaine has the House of Representatives elected a Speaker as young as Wisconsin’s Ryan.
More than 135 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first SOTU speech in 2010, but none from 16 states.