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.
Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
Democrats and Republicans in 18 states have now set or tied their longest gubernatorial winning streak in party history.
Fourteen states will be represented by a single party on Capitol Hill – seven Democratic and seven Republican; one party controls all but one seat in 13 other states.
Four states have had Democratic and Republican nominees on the ballot for 100+ straight elections; four states also own streaks dating back to the 1800s.
Of the nearly 200 appointments made to the U.S. Senate since the ratification of the 17th Amendment, just five had previously served in the legislative body.
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.
Nine state delegations currently have junior senators who are older than its senior senator.
Women have been nominated to the U.S. House by major parties during Idaho in 12 of the last 14 election cycles; Cristina McNeil is the 17th to be nominated in state history.
With seven Republican candidates on the ballot Tuesday, only 1936’s Democratic primary with eight candidates served up a bigger field.