Democrats and Republicans in 18 states have now set or tied their longest gubernatorial winning streak in party history.
The impressive Democratic electoral winning streak in Minnesota is not even the fifth biggest for the party across the country.
The nine candidates on the 2018 primary ballot breaks a record that stood for more than half a century.
Six women under 40 are currently seeking major party gubernatorial nominations this year.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
Record partisan winning streaks in races for governor can be extended, broken, or tied in 15 states holding elections in 2018.
Did Phil Crane or Pete du Pont hold the previous mark for the earliest presidential campaign launch in the modern primary era?
Maryland’s last close Senate election took place during Nixon’s first midterm with four other states also not hosting a competitive contest since the 1970s.
Only 1 of 49 U.S. Representatives are seeking to flip gubernatorial seats in states carried by their party’s presidential nominee last year.
An average of seven senators have retired from the chamber each cycle during the past quarter-century; no incumbent up for reelection next year has yet closed the door on a 2018 bid.