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.
Just six governors hail from a different party than their state’s U.S. Senate delegation; 34 governors are from the same party.
Democrats have won just four of 135 elections to statewide office in the Deep South since Barack Obama became president.
Nine state delegations currently have junior senators who are older than its senior senator.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
John Perdue of West Virginia joins a half-dozen other officeholders who are currently surrounded by state executive officials from the opposing political party.
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.
After the 2016 election, 10 states could have a Republican governor and two Democratic U.S. Senators; only one state currently has the reverse.
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.
Democrats have won just eight of 51 pick-up opportunities in gubernatorial races since 2009; the GOP has capitalized in 19 of 46.