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.
Reichert is one of just two current members of the chamber to win elections by single digits in the first four election cycles of his congressional career.
Minnesota’s elections for governor have been decided by single digits in five consecutive cycles – the longest streak in state history.
The 2018 field has more than 50 years of service in elected state office – third most in party history.
Near-miss 2016 candidates are not going quietly into the political night in the Gopher State.
Just three of the party’s 23 primaries for governor since the merger 73 years ago have been decided by single digits.
There have been more than five-dozen losing Gopher State gubernatorial hopefuls who ran again for the office; only five have been successful.
Could Minnesota make history in 2020? Don’t count on it.