Democrats have never nominated a westerner for their presidential or VP slots across the 42 cycles since the first western state voted in a presidential election.
At this point in the 2008 cycle, nearly twice as many Democrats had officially launched their White House campaigns.
Iowa U.S. Representatives have won each of their last 196 renomination bids since the 1950 cycle.
Just six governors hail from a different party than their state’s U.S. Senate delegation; 34 governors are from the same party.
Despite Democrats controlling the nation’s lower legislative chamber by more than 35 seats, Republicans currently have a partisan advantage in 26 U.S. House state delegations.
Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
After more than five-dozen failed attempts to flip a seat, Democrats won the most competitive election for the office in South Carolina in more than 125 years.
The 41st president lived to be the oldest in U.S. history and almost cracked the Top 10 in years lived following his first appearance on a national ticket.
Fourteen states will be represented by a single party on Capitol Hill – seven Democratic and seven Republican; one party controls all but one seat in 13 other states.
The Scott vs Nelson contest broke a 30-year record for the most competitive election for the office in state history.