Independent Joe Trillo could make Rhode Island the first state in 75+ years to have non-major party gubernatorial candidates win 20+ percent in three consecutive cycles.
DFL voters have rejected the party-backed pick for governor during three of the last four open seat cycles.
A sweep of the state’s U.S. Senate seats and constitutional offices will give the party the largest partisan winning streak in Minnesota in a century.
Two former gubernatorial nominees are poised to square off in a primary for just the second time in Minnesota history.
They will…if they hold all statewide offices, pick up the state house, and win a sixth congressional seat.
No sitting or ex-attorney general has ever subsequently won the governorship in Minnesota – despite numerous attempts.
The top two constitutional offices in the Gopher State have been occupied by members of different political parties for 3,759 days since statehood (10+ years).
More than two-dozen former governors have been reelected back to their old seat over the last half-century.
If Lori Swanson does not run for a fourth term next year, Minnesota will have only one constitutional officer seek reelection for just the third time in over a century.
Record partisan winning streaks in races for governor can be extended, broken, or tied in 15 states holding elections in 2018.