Only nine states have had a longer stretch since the last time an incumbent lost a bid for another term.
No ex-Minnesota U.S. Representative has ever come back to win a U.S. Senate election in the direct election era.
Just four out of 53 Democratic candidates since 1996 were sitting statewide officeholders in states last won by the GOP presidential nominee As one of…
Gianforte is just the second sitting U.S. Representative from Montana to seek the governorship in state history.
The Minneapolis politician lived to become the fourth oldest former U.S. Representative in state history and the seventh to reach the age of 90.
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.