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.
Only three former governors coming off failed reelection bids have gone on to win a U.S. Senate seat during the last 70+ years.
Liz Cheney would be just the second U.S. Representative from Wyoming to be preceded in Congress by a family member.
Not only are Democrats losing gubernatorial elections at a rate not seen in 100+ years, but the party’s nominees are losing badly.
Montana has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Western state; Hawaii has done so the least.
If nominated by his party in 2016, Hill would notch the second longest gap between major party nominations to the nation’s upper legislative chamber at 26 years.
Three-dozen states are currently in the midst of their longest Democratic or Republican presidential winning streaks.
Ten states have voted against the party of the sitting president in every gubernatorial election since at least 1994 led by Wyoming and Tennessee; just two states have voted for the president’s party during that span.
More than 135 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first SOTU speech in 2010, but none from 16 states.
A look back at some of the reports that made headlines from Smart Politics in 2014.