The 2012 election cycle will mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s landmark effort to open up the once very tightly-controlled party nomination process.
Democrat Anthony Weiner’s (NY-09) resignation on Thursday comes 220 years, 10 months, and three days since the first congressman resigned from the nation’s lower legislative chamber.
FEC documents show 156 individuals from more than 35 states have filed to run for the presidency in 2012; more than 1/3 have run for president before.
Mitt Romney landed the most jabs at Obama among the seven candidates; Herman Cain and Ron Paul, meanwhile, pulled the most punches.
In Monday evening’s Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, 100 references were made by the seven candidates to “America,” the “United States” or the “Constitution.”
Romney spoke for 11 minutes and 21 seconds with five other candidates clocking in at less than 9 minutes and 40 seconds; Pawlenty came in second with 10:51.
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.
During and after the Civil War, when the Wisconsin Supreme Court consisted of three members, justices earned a salary ($2,500) twice of that as the governor of the Badger State ($1,250).
Republican William Stafford and Socialist Victor Berger squared off against each other 10 times in Wisconsin 5th CD U.S. House elections between 1902 and 1928.
Obama has issued just one veto every 435 days; the presidential average since 1881 is once every 20 days.