Even victorious Democratic nominees have a few rotten eggs on their electoral scorecards, with 10 failing to win even 30 percent of the vote across nearly three-dozen states.
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.
One-quarter of all Bay State U.S. Senators were preceded by a family member in Congress; Joe Kennedy III would become the 14th.
After the 2016 election, 10 states could have a Republican governor and two Democratic U.S. Senators; only one state currently has the reverse.
Only five out of nearly 200 U.S. Senate vacancies since 1913 were caused by a voluntary resignation that resulted in a change in partisan control of the seat.
Four current members of the U.S. Senate hold seats once occupied by two former presidents; three future presidents once served alongside each other in the chamber.
Only two U.S. Senate elections featured a pair of major party nominees who were collectively younger than Florida’s two young Congressmen.
Only two previous governors have had an NFL franchise from their state win the Super Bowl inside of their first month in office; another governor presided over four Super Bowl championships during his administration.
The rate of gubernatorial candidates elected without the support of a majority of voters is at its highest level since the 1910s.
Over the last 50 years, just five pairs of incumbent governors and U.S. Senators from different political parties in the same state have been defeated.