More than 135 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first SOTU speech in 2010, but none from 16 states.
Over the last century, states have been twice as likely to be represented by a single political party in the U.S. Senate than have a split delegation; only Delaware, Iowa, and Illinois have been divided more than half the time.
It has been 96 years since the last time a major party did not field a candidate in eight or more U.S. Senate races.
Six states have yet to elect a woman to the U.S. House of Representatives, but one is poised to be crossed off that list in 2014.
Idaho has not hosted a special election to the House in its 122 years since statehood; Delaware last held one during the McKinley administration with Utah and New Hampshire during the Hoover years.
Democratic nominees have won 144 U.S. House contests in a row in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and Rhode Island.
Obama set the all-time Democratic presidential statewide victory margin marks in Delaware and Vermont (and D.C.) four years ago.
Talk about bellwethers: Ohio’s vote for the winning presidential candidate has deviated from the national vote an average of just 2.2 points since 1900 and only 1.3 points since 1964.
Prior to Romney, no presumptive GOP nominee has failed to win 60 percent of the vote playing out the primary string after his last major challenger exited the race.
U.S. Representatives from western states serve an average of 2.9 years longer than those from northeastern states throughout history.