On more than a dozen attempts, South Carolinian presidential candidates have withdrawn before their party’s convention, failed to win their party’s nomination, or fallen short in the Electoral College vote.
Nominees from the nation’s largest third party set records in 10 states last cycle for the largest support ever recorded in a U.S. Senate election.
A look back at some of the reports that made headlines from Smart Politics in 2014.
At least four third party, independent, or write-in gubernatorial candidates have won 10+ percent of the vote in every midterm election since the 1986 cycle – a trend likely to continue this November.
Four Republicans have already set state records for low water marks by a sitting GOP U.S. Senator in a primary election – after just eight contests
The two-term incumbent sets a new low water mark in primary voter support for a Republican U.S. Senator from South Carolina.
No U.S. Senator in South Carolina history has inspired so many primary challengers as the two-term Republican incumbent this cycle.
Michael Grimm. Mark Sanford. Duncan Hunter. Paul Ryan. The 113th Congress is full of U.S. Representatives with television program namesakes.
The partisan hold of nearly one-third of U.S. Senate seats have flipped in special elections over the last 100 years.
Hunting moose…hunting ducks…cleaning a shotgun…a half-dozen members of Congress learned too late about the importance of firearms safety.