It has been 75 years since the last – and only – Republican U.S. Senator did not face a Democratic opponent in back-to-back elections.
Two Midwestern states have been in accord on their presidential vote choice 96 percent of the time while another pair has voted in concert during just 41 percent of such elections.
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.
All eyes were on the state’s U.S. Senate race in 2014, but Dennis Daugaard quietly orchestrated the biggest gubernatorial victory in the state’s 125-year history.
At 82 percent this decade, the GOP is enjoying its highest winning percentage in gubernatorial elections in the region since the 1920s.
Rounds stretches the truth about the electoral history of the Mount Rushmore State in an interview with Bloomberg News.
A study of 2014 U.S. Senate race ratings finds the odds of a pick-up in Iowa’s race between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst are closer to 50-50 than any other contest in the country.
Up to five female major party nominees will be on the ballot this November attempting to win their first gubernatorial election.