At 82 percent this decade, the GOP is enjoying its highest winning percentage in gubernatorial elections in the region since the 1920s.
While only seven of Michigan’s 271 U.S. Representatives in history had family members who previously served in Congress, three are currently serving in the chamber with another poised to take office in 2015.
Open seat races in Michigan and Iowa have led the way with the highest percentage of undecided voters in 2014 polling among the 16 states with key U.S. Senate contests.
Media election forecasters can only agree on one slot of the Top 12 U.S. Senate seats most likely to change control after the November elections.
At least one other Midwestern state has voted a Democrat into office each of the 15 times Minnesotans have elected a Democratic governor since statehood.
In one out of every three cycles for the past century the Wolverine State has split its vote for governor and U.S. Senator.
It has only happened one time in the last 90+ years, but the political climate just might allow the GOP to claim all nine Midwestern governorships on the ballot this November.
Dingell could become the first non-widowed woman to immediately take over a spouse’s seat in Congress.
The Michigan Congressman has served with 2,448 U.S. Representatives to date including 24 named ‘Smith’ and 86 percent of all women elected to the chamber in U.S. history.
In 2012, Michigan tied a state record by electing the lowest rate of U.S. Representatives by a major party whilst simultaneously casting its electoral votes for that party’s presidential nominee across the 45 presidential election cycles since statehood.