Kasich, Cruz, and Carson received the most votes as former White House hopefuls; 10 GOPers won more votes as ex-candidates than when they were still in the race.
Presumptive GOP nominees have averaged more than 75 percent of the primary vote after their main challengers have exited the race.
Five states (plus two yet to vote) will keep their perfect records intact for backing the eventual Republican nominee in the modern primary era; two states lost their bellwether status this cycle.
Not only are Democrats losing gubernatorial elections at a rate not seen in 100+ years, but the party’s nominees are losing badly.
Just one gubernatorial first lady has ever been elected to the U.S. House
Only two of 12 Republican candidates in 2012 were actively campaigning at the time of their home state’s contest.
Several older members of the nation’s lower legislative chamber aren’t convinced they need a functioning campaign website, and it’s hard to argue with a group that just got elected by an average of 61 points.
If nominated by his party in 2016, Hill would notch the second longest gap between major party nominations to the nation’s upper legislative chamber at 26 years.
North Carolina has hosted the most competitive races for the U.S. Senate over the last quarter-century with Colorado, New Jersey, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota close behind.
Only two U.S. Senate elections featured a pair of major party nominees who were collectively younger than Florida’s two young Congressmen.