More than a dozen states have never popularly elected a GOP Senator while voting for a Democratic presidential nominee in the same cycle; will any break with tradition in 2012?
The Wolverine State has produced more than a dozen presidential candidacies; two resulted in party nominations, but none have been elected to the White House.
Collective contributions to 21 GOP House Committee chairs up 93 percent in Q1 2011 from same period in 2009
Alaska, Massachusetts, and Michigan boast the longest average length of service; Democrats average 5+ years more experience than Republicans
Democratic Congressman from Michigan not immune from GOP surges during the Republican waves of 1966, 1994, and 2010
With an average of more than one candidate per district, it has been over 75 years since this many independent and third party U.S. House candidates appeared on midterm general election ballots
Third party gubernatorial candidates rivaling 1994 for their best showing since the Great Depression
Nine-term Democrat has won by more than 32 points in each of the last four election cycles
Despite 30 percent of its caucus elected since 2006, Democrats have served almost 1 more year per member on average than Republicans
Smart Politics will continue to monitor and update the official Republican primary results tonight in Michigan. These percentages are based on raw vote numbers provided by reported precincts, not a scientific random sample. 7:10 p.m. Early indications are from exit…