Democratic gubernatorial winning streaks against the GOP have set or matched record highs in New Hampshire, Oregon, Washington, and California.
The rate of gubernatorial candidates elected without the support of a majority of voters is at its highest level since the 1910s.
Less than a dozen governors in U.S. history have been elected to four four-year terms – all since 1970.
Only five of the 20 presidents to serve since 1900 have seen their party win a majority of gubernatorial elections during their administrations, and only one since JFK.
Michael Grimm. Mark Sanford. Duncan Hunter. Paul Ryan. The 113th Congress is full of U.S. Representatives with television program namesakes.
If Oregon’s Democratic governor is reelected in 2014 and serves out the entirety of his fourth term, he will trail only Iowa’s Terry Branstad in all-time gubernatorial service since 1789.
Since 1900, less than half of plurality-winning governors who were eligible for another term were reelected to their seat in the next cycle.
On the heels of the state’s most competitive race for governor in more than a half-century, there is little buzz so far about Oregon’s 2014 contest.
Nearly 40 percent of plurality vote winners of U.S. Senate contests have lost their seat in the next election; three are on the ballot in 2014 (Begich, Franken, Merkley).
The longtime friend of Abraham Lincoln died at the Battle of Balls Bluff with the rank of major general in 1861 while also serving in the U.S. Senate from Oregon.