Which two states have held seven special elections since 1913? Which two states have yet to hold one? And which Senator was elected via special election three times?
Democrats have stumbled to their third worst record in the country in Rhode Island but have won 31 of 40 races in Kentucky, Georgia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. House races in Utah history involved rematches but only three such challengers were successful – all by Republicans during GOP wave cycles.
Idaho has not hosted a special election to the House in its 122 years since statehood; Delaware last held one during the McKinley administration with Utah and New Hampshire during the Hoover years.
Kansas, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming claim seven of the Top 10 spots on the list.
Herbert Hoover was president the last time Democrats won a Senate race in Kansas; Nixon was in his second year in office when Democrats last won Wyoming and Utah.
The Romney-Obama contest ranked among the Top 5 most competitive races ever in three states (AK, FL, NC) and the Top 5 least competitive in six (HI, MD, OK, UT, WV, WY).
Utah, Connecticut, and Texas lead the way in large donor per capita contributions to Republican presidential candidates with Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Indiana at the bottom.
Per capita itemized donations to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign are led by the same five locales in each of his White House bids.
Politically schizophrenic Gopher State’s 23-year dry spell without a DFL gubernatorial victory trails only GOP strongholds of South Dakota and Utah for longest in the U.S.