Only two of 12 Republican candidates in 2012 were actively campaigning at the time of their home state’s contest.
It has been 75 years since the last – and only – Republican U.S. Senator did not face a Democratic opponent in back-to-back elections.
16 U.S. Senators serve states in which their party holds a minority of U.S. House seats – 15 are Democrats.
As Smart Politics previously reported, more than 170 losing major party U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era have come back to claim their…
The last major party nominee to lose all three offices in the Sunshine State was little-known Republican John Cheney in 1920.
Two Midwestern states have been in accord on their presidential vote choice 96 percent of the time while another pair has voted in concert during just 41 percent of such elections.
The 2016 field is one of the largest in state party history and is poised to provide one of the closest nomination battles since primary elections began in Missouri in 1912.
Iowa and Ohio have voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Midwestern state; Missouri and Minnesota have done so the least.
Governor Scott Walker’s entrance into the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination brings the tally of major party Wisconsin politicians who ran for the…
Not only did the 2012 map record the lowest ever rate of states flipping from the previous cycle, but the country is also currently in the midst of its lowest rate of change across the last three-, four-, five-, six-, seven-, eight-, and nine-cycle periods.