The 54 speakers in U.S. history have come from less than two-dozen states, with speakers from five states collectively accounting for more than half the time in office.
Democrats are riding a 25-seat winning streak in Connecticut – the third best run for the party across the country over the last half-century.
There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.
A Hatch retirement could give Romney the longest stretch between losing and winning U.S. Senate campaigns among major party nominees in the chamber’s history.
Only one statehood governor in U.S. history has subsequently served in the U.S. Senate from another state.
Only 1 of 49 U.S. Representatives are seeking to flip gubernatorial seats in states carried by their party’s presidential nominee last year.
Up to 11 women could run for reelection to the chamber in two years; the chamber’s all-time record is just six.
Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.
At 101 in a row, the Bay State already owns by far the largest Democratic winning streak to the chamber among Northeastern, Midwestern, and Western states and passed Virginia for #10 on the all-time list last cycle.
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.