Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.
GOP U.S. Senators continue to win renomination, but many state party records are falling each cycle for the worst ever showings by a Republican incumbent.
Kansas U.S. Representatives have lost just 1 of 103 primaries since 1964 and only 10 of 289 since primaries began in 1908.
Contrary to what he said during his DNC speech Tuesday, the former Arkansas governor did not even rank in the Top 10 youngest ex-governors when he lost his 1980 election bid.
Since 1972, all seven sitting U.S. Senators who ran for reelection in the cycle of their failed presidential bid won another term – each by double digits.
Unlike their GOP counterparts, Democrats have few states that have consistently backed the party’s eventual nominee over the last 40+ years.
It has been 142 years since the last time an independent U.S. House candidate from Kansas won 10 percent of the vote.
No popularly elected U.S. Senator from Kansas has ever lost a renomination bid.
Just three states have elected at least one Republican to the House of Representatives in every cycle since the founding of the party in 1854; eight other states have streaks dating back to the 19th Century.
More than 160 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first State of the Union speech in 2010, but none from 12 states.