While most new U.S. Representatives have lain low during their first month in office, a half-dozen freshmen have received more than half the media coverage of their entire class.
Only the 1972 Democratic runoff between former Senator Ralph Yarborough and Barefoot Sanders had a smaller drop in turnout of the 11 such U.S. Senate runoffs conducted since 1950
The nine week gap between the primary and runoff elections is the longest for any U.S. Senate run-off in Texas history.
GOP governors land the Top 10 spots for the most broadcast reports mentioning their names since January, led by Rick Perry, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, and Rick Scott.
Tea Party candidates cut into Republican incumbents’ victory margins by levels not seen in at least a generation.
Nearly 40 percent of Lone Star State Democratic primaries for U.S. Senate have gone to a runoff since 1916 with the second place candidate winning in more than half of the runoff elections.
U.S. Representatives from western states serve an average of 2.9 years longer than those from northeastern states throughout history.
Governor Perry has mentioned Texas 83 times in his five GOP presidential debates – more than four times the number any other candidate has referred to any other state.
Less than two years ago, Bachmann was Paul’s opening act and applauded his prospective 2012 candidacy; on Monday the two U.S. Representatives share the New Hampshire stage as equals.
Barton has enjoyed a 39-point average margin of victory since 1984