Three states have no living former members of the upper legislative chamber while six states have just one.
At least one first-term incumbent has been defeated in 49 of the 53 election cycles during the direct election era.
Of the eight sitting governors to seek their party’s nomination since the early 1900s, Bevin’s 13.4-point win was the closest.
Many primary challengers with less of a political resume than Weld have reached double-digits against sitting presidents over the last five decades.
Just six of the 43 states with stand-alone offices of lieutenant governor have yet to see a former or sitting lieutenant governor become governor at the ballot box.
The 2020 cycle could mark the first time a pair of Wyoming U.S. Senate hopefuls had previous service in the nation’s lower legislative chamber.
Iowa freshmen U.S. Representatives have won their last 22 reelection bids since 1968.
Major parties in nine states have not nominated a woman to the U.S. Senate this century.
It is expected that term-limited Montana Governor Steve Bullock will announce his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination later this month. That will give Montana…
A record 23 women were nominated by major parties to the U.S. Senate in 2018, although it may be a challenge to see that number…