Each of the 30 men to serve as governor of the Gem State previously held public office or a party leadership position.
No sitting or ex-DFL U.S.House member has ever won their party’s gubernatorial nomination – or even competed in the primary.
Only one DFL U.S. Representative in party history has faced more primary opponents than Minnesota’s 5th CD U.S. Representative.
It has been 145 years and 30 contests since the last time a party picked up a Georgia U.S. House seat in a special election.
The next benchmark for administrative longevity in the White House is James Garfield who Trump would reach in August.
No major party gubernatorial candidate from the Gopher State has even been nominated for the office at 70+ years old.
More than 30 percent of the three-dozen men and women to serve in the U.S. House from the Mount Rushmore State did so for only one term.
The partisan gap between the number of seats Democrats and Republicans will defend in 2018’s U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races is at its largest in more than half a century.
The Alabama duo served alongside one another for the 27th longest stretch in the chamber’s history.
For the first time, the collective tenures of living ex-presidents has eclipsed 30 years.