Iowa and Ohio have voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Midwestern state; Missouri and Minnesota have done so the least.
Three-dozen states are currently in the midst of their longest Democratic or Republican presidential winning streaks.
More than 135 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first SOTU speech in 2010, but none from 16 states.
At 82 percent this decade, the GOP is enjoying its highest winning percentage in gubernatorial elections in the region since the 1920s.
Residents in some North Dakota towns have less than half as many hours to cast their ballots as those in New York State.
Six states have yet to elect a woman to the U.S. House of Representatives, but one is poised to be crossed off that list in 2014.
Which two states have held seven special elections since 1913? Which two states have yet to hold one? And which Senator was elected via special election three times?
North Dakota’s Rick Berg and Montana’s Denny Rehberg were the latest Republican victims of a rich history of split-ticket voting in their respective states.
The three states have not been represented by two Republicans in the U.S. Senate for a combined 244 years and counting.
After November, Democrats in the five-state Upper Midwest region could control less than half of the 10 U.S. Senate seats for only the 4th time in 50 Years.