Just a dozen counties in the Hawkeye State have backed every winner of the party’s caucus since 1980.
Just two of the 25 Democratic gubernatorial nominees in Montana over the last century did not face a primary opponent as well as five of 50 major party nominees.
Four current members of the U.S. Senate hold seats once occupied by two former presidents; three future presidents once served alongside each other in the chamber.
Nine of the last dozen predecessors of Auditor Rebecca Otto attempted a gubernatorial run with only three claiming victory in 12 attempts.
If Brian Fitzpatrick wins his brother Mike’s 8th CD seat in Pennsylvania this fall he will join a fairly short list of U.S. Representatives who directly followed a brother in serving their congressional district.
If Vilsack leaves his post this year, Obama will become the first president since Ulysses Grant to serve two full terms without a single original cabinet appointee to last all eight years.
Since 1972, only six of 35 losing New Hampshire primary candidates who received 10+ percent of the vote dropped out of the race within the next two weeks.
A full seven day gap between Iowa and New Hampshire has occurred in seven of the 12 presidential cycles since 1972.
Twenty-one states never received a shout-out from Barack Obama across his seven official State of the Union addresses.
More than 160 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first State of the Union speech in 2010, but none from 12 states.