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.
From Watkins Abbitt to John Zwach, Dingell has worked alongside nearly 2,500 different elected men and women over the last 21,000 days in the nation’s lower legislative chamber.
West Virginia and Oregon have the oldest multi-member delegations to the House with Kansas and Arkansas the youngest.
Gubernatorial incumbents from Michigan are victorious more than three-fourths of the time in general election bids with Republican incumbents at more than 80%.