If Pennsylvania Democrats win the governor’s mansion without netting two U.S. House seats, the party will set a record for shortest gubernatorial coattails in congressional races in state history.
More than half of ex-governors have been victorious in general election bids to return to their old seats since 1945.
Wisconsin has elected the same U.S. House delegation in back-to-back cycles just 12 times since statehood in 1848 but is likely to do so next November.
A new study suggests Seifert’s three years out of government should not decrease his chances of winning the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
Nearly 20 percent of the Democratic caucus in office today was first elected via special election compared to just 1 in 10 Republicans.
Since 1900, less than half of plurality-winning governors who were eligible for another term were reelected to their seat in the next cycle.
During Jeopardy’s Teacher’s Tournament, three educators could not name the capital city from where Tim Pawlenty governed for eight years.
If elected in 2014, the former U.S. Senator would lay claim to both the youngest and oldest candidate ever elected to the chamber from South Dakota.
It has been more than 10 years since a veteran was elected to serve in the U.S. House from the Badger State – the longest period in state history
Minnesota has elected at least one candidate with military service to the U.S. House since 1910.