Beshear is the first governor of Kentucky to win without a majority in more than 100 years.
It didn’t show up on the scoreboard, but Democrats made inroads in GOP strongholds last year.
The party could be swept at the polls in statewide races for the first time since Reconstruction.
Four of the five first-place Louisiana primary gubernatorial election winners whose party’s collective primary vote did not reach 50 percent still went on to win the general election.
The GOP is trying to win back-to-back races in the Bluegrass State for the first time in 120 years – more than doubling the next longest drought in the nation.
Utah is one of three states never to elect a sitting or former U.S. Representative to the office of governor.
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.
Of the eight sitting governors to seek their party’s nomination since the early 1900s, Bevin’s 13.4-point win was the closest.
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.