Four pairs of Democrats now have to defeat a candidate from their own state en route their party’s nomination.
With the addition of Gillibrand, the 2020 field ties 1972 and 2016 for the most sitting U.S. Senators running for president in the modern primary era.
Democrats now hold the largest percentage of Golden State U.S. House seats since the Election of 1882.
Democrats have never nominated a westerner for their presidential or VP slots across the 42 cycles since the first western state voted in a presidential election.
Only three other governors have made more than one appointment to the chamber during the last 64 years.
Winning candidates in four states – two Democrats and two Republicans – received the largest support recorded by their party in a race for governor since statehood.
Democrats and Republicans in 18 states have now set or tied their longest gubernatorial winning streak in party history.
Newsom notches the third best showing among all non-incumbent candidates for governor since statehood and fifth best overall.
Democrats in four states have never won three-fifths of the gubernatorial vote in electoral history – that could change in two states in 2018.
Independent Joe Trillo could make Rhode Island the first state in 75+ years to have non-major party gubernatorial candidates win 20+ percent in three consecutive cycles.