Only two independent candidates have ever won more than 1 percent of the vote across 73 Wisconsin gubernatorial elections since 1848; both of these candidates were former Republican officeholders.
Michigan Republican Congressman Thaddeus McCotter’s filing error, which left him hundreds of valid signatures shy to appear on the Wolverine State’s U.S. House primary ballot in August, may spell the end of the five-term congressman’s tenure in D.C. If McCotter…
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.
The Badger State has voted for the same party in presidential and U.S. Senate races in 14 of 16 cycles over the last century.
Romney has carried just three out of 43 states this cycle with 70+ percent of the vote, compared to an average of more than 15 states by previous presumptive GOP nominees.
The last time Florida Republicans held both Senate seats was 1875; WI (1957), ND (1960), and NE (1976) could also see an end to a decades-long Democratic presence in its state delegations.
The last time the labor force participation rate was this low in the Gopher State was July 1983.
Governors in the Badger State have kept their job in 34 of 46 contests since statehood, or 74 percent of the time.
The last election cycle saw five ex-governors attempt to win back their old jobs, with success stories in California (Jerry Brown), Iowa (Terry Branstad), and Oregon (John Kitzhaber). But in 1904, the State of Wisconsin saw three governors on the…