More than 30 percent of the three-dozen men and women to serve in the U.S. House from the Mount Rushmore State did so for only one term.
No sitting member of the U.S. House from South Dakota has ever appeared on a gubernatorial primary or general election ballot; just two ex-U.S. Representatives ever ran for the office.
Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.
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.
Two states usually forgotten at the end of the primary calendar were treated to their most competitive Democratic primaries in state history.
Presumptive GOP nominees have averaged more than 75 percent of the primary vote after their main challengers have exited the race.
More than 160 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first State of the Union speech in 2010, but none from 12 states.
Democrats are losing elections across the Mount Rushmore State at a pace not seen since the Eisenhower administration.
Not only are Democrats losing gubernatorial elections at a rate not seen in 100+ years, but the party’s nominees are losing badly.
Since 1900, more than two-dozen ex- or sitting governors have won elections to the House of Representatives, although only four over the last 50+ years.