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.
At least one member of Maine’s delegation to the U.S. House was born in the Pine Tree State since 1821 including 94 percent of those elected since 1877.
Four members of the U.S. House died on Independence Day while in office; North Carolina and Pennsylvania delegations have had the most pass on the 4th of July.
Second place gubernatorial candidates have had 21 rematch opportunities in Maine history, but none since 1930; only five have won with the last coming in 1852.