The nation has had four living ex-presidents for the last six-plus years for just the second time in history; the current gap of eight-plus years in presidential deaths is the ninth longest on record.
Forty percent of the longest-serving governors in U.S. history left office far short of a storybook ending.
States have split their ballot only 29 percent of the time in presidential and U.S. Senate elections over the last century; 6% in NC, 11% in WI and 16% in IL (key 2016 battlegrounds).
Collin Peterson remarked last month that he is leaning to run for reelection to Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District in 2016. If he does and is victorious, he will creep even closer to the top of the list of the longest-serving…
No Wisconsin presidential candidate has won more than two primaries or more than 41 delegates at a major party’s national convention.
No Oregon governor has ever exited office before the end of his term under a cloud of scandal.
In 2016, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin may become just the sixth former governor in the last 100 years who then won a U.S. Senate seat only to return to his gubernatorial post.
On more than a dozen attempts, South Carolinian presidential candidates have withdrawn before their party’s convention, failed to win their party’s nomination, or fallen short in the Electoral College vote.
The GOP spent millions against Peterson last cycle to slice his victory margin to one-third of its 2012 mark for his closest shave since 1994, but the Blue Dog Democrat suggests all that money spent against him backfired.
Ten states have voted against the party of the sitting president in every gubernatorial election since at least 1994 led by Wyoming and Tennessee; just two states have voted for the president’s party during that span.