Contrary to what he said during his DNC speech Tuesday, the former Arkansas governor did not even rank in the Top 10 youngest ex-governors when he lost his 1980 election bid.
After the 2016 election, 10 states could have a Republican governor and two Democratic U.S. Senators; only one state currently has the reverse.
Just three states have elected at least one Republican to the House of Representatives in every cycle since the founding of the party in 1854; eight other states have streaks dating back to the 19th Century.
Since 1976, GOP nominees have been victorious at a greater rate in states they lost during the primary season than in those they won.
Trump breaks a 96-year old party record by winning the Wolverine State with less than 37 percent of the vote.
2016 will be the third consecutive cycle in which Detroit Democrats have sought to unseat the long-serving U.S. Representative.
Only two of 12 Republican candidates in 2012 were actively campaigning at the time of their home state’s contest.
Two Midwestern states have been in accord on their presidential vote choice 96 percent of the time while another pair has voted in concert during just 41 percent of such elections.
Iowa and Ohio have voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Midwestern state; Missouri and Minnesota have done so the least.
Chris Gibson announced his retirement more than two months ago, has hundreds of thousands of dollars in his campaign coffers, but his campaign website still asks for donations.