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.
Republican gubernatorial nominees in one state have failed to win a majority of the vote in more than 50 years.
Since 1900, less than half of plurality-winning governors who were eligible for another term were reelected to their seat in the next cycle.
Only 12 U.S. Senate elections have involved two major party female nominees in U.S. history and just two of these without a female incumbent.
Nine of Maine’s last 11 open U.S. House seats have been decided by single digits over the last 50 years.
Indiana has placed Democratic and Republican candidates on the ballot in a nation-best 180 consecutive U.S. House races, with New Hampshire, Minnesota, Idaho, and Montana all tallying 100 or more.
Only 1 in 3 ex- or sitting Maine U.S. Representatives to land on the gubernatorial general election ballot have been victorious.
A look back at the 115 “Smiths” to serve in the House as newly-minted U.S. Representative Jason Smith of Missouri adds his name to the roster.