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.
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.