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.
The rate of gubernatorial candidates elected without the support of a majority of voters is at its highest level since the 1910s.
The eight tightest gubernatorial races in the country all involve incumbents and the 2014 cycle could yield the most gubernatorial races decided by less than a point since at least 1900.
No popularly elected governor has ever been victorious with less than 40 percent of the vote in back-to-back elections.
Indiana has now placed candidates from both major parties on the ballot in a nation-best 189 consecutive U.S. House races, with New Hampshire, Minnesota, Idaho, and Montana also north of 100 in a row.
At least four third party, independent, or write-in gubernatorial candidates have won 10+ percent of the vote in every midterm election since the 1986 cycle – a trend likely to continue this November.