The 44th president quoted or referred to the South African leader an average of once every 88 days in office before his death.
Minnesotans have elected a Democratic governor with a Democrat in the White House in just four of 28 cycles since statehood – with none in their second term.
Only two of 13 GOP 2016 primary polls conducted since April have included the Texas governor’s name.
With a successful challenge of Jeanne Shaheen in 2014, Smith would tie Dan Coats’ modern mark for the longest gap in U.S. Senate service in the direct election era.
Minnesotans have never flipped a U.S. Senate seat in back-to-back-to-back elections.