Wisconsin saw its streak backing the eventual Democratic presidential nominee in every primary since 1972 end when voters backed Bernie Sanders in 2016.
Democratic nominees have won the White House in every cycle since the formation of the Republican Party in which they carried at least half of the region’s states.
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?