Illinois governors have failed to win a majority of the vote in more than half of their reelection bids.
Less than 1 in 10 third party or independent candidates for governor in Illinois history have won five percent of the vote.
No elected governor from either party in the Prairie State has survived a narrower primary victory since the first such contest in 1908.
The 12-state region will see its collective delegation decrease in size for the 10th consecutive decade, although at its lowest rate in a half-century.
By contrast, one state’s voters have given each of its last 11 elected governors at least two terms in office dating back to the mid-1920s.
Republican governors of the Prairie State have lost only one of 13 renomination bids in the direct primary era – and none in 90 years.
Only one sitting or former state attorney general has been elected to the U.S. Senate in Illinois history – and none in nearly 200 years.
Did Phil Crane or Pete du Pont hold the previous mark for the earliest presidential campaign launch in the modern primary era?
Only 1 of 49 U.S. Representatives are seeking to flip gubernatorial seats in states carried by their party’s presidential nominee last year.
Nearly five-dozen U.S. House races in 2016 involve the same two major party candidates from 2014 including one matchup in Missouri with nominees squaring off for the sixth consecutive cycle.