Per capita itemized donations to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign are led by the same five locales in each of his White House bids.
Nine of the 10 announced GOP candidates hail from red or purple states.
New York junior Senator jumps from #17 to #5 for cash on hand among 2012 U.S. Senate incumbents last quarter.
Most “safe” incumbents lagging behind the pack in cash on hand through 2010
Alaska, Massachusetts, and Michigan boast the longest average length of service; Democrats average 5+ years more experience than Republicans
Only 3 percent of 230 Democratic U.S. House incumbents on the ballot increased their margin of victory in 2010 compared to 2008; Nancy Pelosi had the second largest increase
Third party gubernatorial candidates rivaling 1994 for their best showing since the Great Depression
Democrats currently hold 43 of the 50 least competitive seats in the nation; John Lewis (GA-05), Kendrick Meek (FL-17), and Richard Neal (MA-02) have not faced a challenger since new district lines were drawn in 2002
Wyoming, New Hampshire and Iowa lead the nation for the most competitive U.S. House races since 2002; Massachusetts, Alabama, Arkansas, and New York the least competitive
Only West Virginia and Hawaii have gone more years without electing a Republican to a U.S. Senate seat