At 2,330 words, Ann Romney’s speech Tuesday evening was the longest of the 10 prepared remarks delivered by wives of presidential nominees in DNC and RNC history (longest in written form – putting aside delivery/laughter/applause etc.). That eclipses Laura Bush’s…
Only one other national convention speech by a presidential nominee’s wife in history has incorporated as many family unit buzzwords as Ann Romney Tuesday evening (Hillary Clinton, 1996).
A third consecutive poll finds Mitt Romney within single digits of the president in the Nutmeg State.
After November, Democrats in the five-state Upper Midwest region could control less than half of the 10 U.S. Senate seats for only the 4th time in 50 Years.
National political conventions have been frequently held in states in which the sitting governor does not attend (though usually a governor from the opposing party).
With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney’s presidential ticket is now just the third in U.S. history in which the last name of a major party’s presidential and vice-presidential nominees begins with the same letter….
The last eight vice-presidential nominees from the Midwest have carried their home state dating back to 1944 .
Only three previous individuals – all Democrats – have won the vice-presidency and were reelected to their seat on Capitol Hill on Election Day.
The last time the margin between first and third place was less than nine points in a Minnesota U.S. House primary race was 1942
Rick Nolan’s plurality victory in the Minnesota’s 8th CD DFL U.S. House primary on Tuesday brings him one step closer to a return to Congress after a 32-year absence. If he wins his general election matchup against one-term incumbent GOP…